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August 17, 2014

UNSUNG GEMS FROM THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK with Maye Cavallaro – Part 3

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Maye Cavallaro SUNDAYS, AUGUST 3, 10 & 17, Noon

The Great American Songbook is a collection of tunes written from 1930 to 1950 and is a vital part of the repertoire of jazz musicians. While many songs by the Gershwins, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin are well known, there are countless other composers and lyricists whose songs are not performed as often. This 3-part workshop focuses on these less frequently performed pieces. Workshop time includes listening to recorded examples by jazz greats to develop ideas for new arrangements. Instructor Maye Cavallaro provides 10 lead sheets for songs including practice-backing tracks. An accompanist joins the group during the third session, for students to perform arrangement ideas.

Sundays, August 3, 10 & 17
Noon – 3pm including lunch break

Please see Part 1 to register

Start: August 17, 2014 12:00 pm
End: August 17, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

August 10, 2014

UNSUNG GEMS FROM THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK with Maye Cavallaro – Part 2

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Maye Cavallaro SUNDAYS, AUGUST 3, 10 & 17, Noon

The Great American Songbook is a collection of tunes written from 1930 to 1950 and is a vital part of the repertoire of jazz musicians. While many songs by the Gershwins, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin are well known, there are countless other composers and lyricists whose songs are not performed as often. This 3-part workshop focuses on these less frequently performed pieces. Workshop time includes listening to recorded examples by jazz greats to develop ideas for new arrangements. Instructor Maye Cavallaro provides 10 lead sheets for songs including practice-backing tracks. An accompanist joins the group during the third session, for students to perform arrangement ideas.

Sundays, August 3, 10 & 17
Noon – 3pm including lunch break

Please see Part 1 to register

Start: August 10, 2014 12:00 pm
End: August 10, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

August 3, 2014

UNSUNG GEMS FROM THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK with Maye Cavallaro – Part 1

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Maye Cavallaro SUNDAYS, AUGUST 3, 10 & 17, Noon

The Great American Songbook is a collection of tunes written from 1930 to 1950 and is a vital part of the repertoire of jazz musicians. While many songs by the Gershwins, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin are well known, there are countless other composers and lyricists whose songs are not performed as often. This 3-part workshop focuses on these less frequently performed pieces. Workshop time includes listening to recorded examples by jazz greats to develop ideas for new arrangements. Instructor Maye Cavallaro provides 10 lead sheets for songs including practice-backing tracks. An accompanist joins the group during the third session, for students to perform arrangement ideas.

 

Start: August 3, 2014 12:00 pm
End: August 3, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

July 27, 2014

THE SINGER’S TOOL BOX with Maye Cavallaro Part 2

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Maye Cavallaro • SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 26 – 27, Noon

Do you love to sing but are mystified as to how to communicate with other musicians? This workshop is for you! Topics covered include: vocal warm-ups; finding your range; choosing the appropriate key; writing a lead sheet; key signatures; basic notation; how to transpose; different grooves and feels; counting out tunes; common song forms and standards; building repertoire; defining your style; music notation software; organizing a gig book; how to prepare for open mics; and many more. No prerequisites, all are welcome!

2 Sundays, Noon – 3pm
July 26, July 27

Please see Part 1 to register

Start: July 27, 2014 12:00 pm
End: July 27, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

THE VOCAL IMMERSION SERIES – THE JAZZ VOCAL ARTIST with Kellye Gray Part 2

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Kellye Gray SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 26-27, 10 AM

In this 2-day immersion workshop with award-winning jazz singer Kellye Gray, mornings are about technique, word-play and games. Afternoons are about artistic development accompanied by a professional jazz pianist. Learn about leadership skills, such as counting in, how to listen, when to lead and when to follow, how to set up an ending and basic improvisation. All these skills combine to create style! See Kellye’s bio at kellyegray.com.

Saturday & Sunday, July 26-27
10am – 4pm including lunch break

Please see Part 1 to register

Start: July 27, 2014 10:00 am
End: July 27, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

July 26, 2014

THE SINGER’S TOOL BOX with Maye Cavallaro Part 1

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Maye Cavallaro • SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 26 – 27, Noon

Do you love to sing but are mystified as to how to communicate with other musicians? This workshop is for you! Topics covered include: vocal warm-ups; finding your range; choosing the appropriate key; writing a lead sheet; key signatures; basic notation; how to transpose; different grooves and feels; counting out tunes; common song forms and standards; building repertoire; defining your style; music notation software; organizing a gig book; how to prepare for open mics; and many more. No prerequisites, all are welcome!

2 Sundays, Noon – 3pm
July 26, July 27

Start: July 26, 2014 12:00 pm
End: July 26, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

THE VOCAL IMMERSION SERIES – THE JAZZ VOCAL ARTIST with Kellye Gray Part 1

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Kellye Gray SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 26-27, 10 AM

In this 2-day immersion workshop with award-winning jazz singer Kellye Gray, mornings are about technique, word-play and games. Afternoons are about artistic development accompanied by a professional jazz pianist. Learn about leadership skills, such as counting in, how to listen, when to lead and when to follow, how to set up an ending and basic improvisation. All these skills combine to create style! See Kellye’s bio at kellyegray.com.

Saturday & Sunday, July 26-27
10am – 4pm including lunch break

Start: July 26, 2014 10:00 am
End: July 26, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

July 20, 2014

THE VOCAL IMMERSION SERIES – SING YOUR STORY with Ellen Robinson Part 2

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Ellen Robinson • SATURDAY & SUNDAY, July 19-20, 10 AM

The songs you choose, the lyrics, the tempo and rhythmic style, how you introduce a song, your attire and they way you use your voice to deliver a song all come together to tell a story. What’s yours? The morning session includes fun exercises and games to explore what kind of a performer you want to be. In the afternoon, each singer performs with an accompanist and receives one-on-one instruction. Please select two songs to work on (one slow and one up-tempo) and bring three copies of the sheet music for each. See Ellen’s bio at ellenrobinson.com.

Saturday & Sunday, July 19-20
10am – 4pm including lunch break

Please see Part 1 to register

Start: July 20, 2014 10:00 am
End: July 20, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

July 19, 2014

THE VOCAL IMMERSION SERIES – SING YOUR STORY with Ellen Robinson Part 1

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Ellen Robinson • SATURDAY & SUNDAY, July 19-20, 10 AM

The songs you choose, the lyrics, the tempo and rhythmic style, how you introduce a song, your attire and they way you use your voice to deliver a song all come together to tell a story. What’s yours? The morning session includes fun exercises and games to explore what kind of a performer you want to be. In the afternoon, each singer performs with an accompanist and receives one-on-one instruction. Please select two songs to work on (one slow and one up-tempo) and bring three copies of the sheet music for each. See Ellen’s bio at ellenrobinson.com.

Saturday & Sunday, July 19-20
10am – 4pm including lunch break

Start: July 19, 2014 10:00 am
End: July 19, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States

July 13, 2014

CHART WRITING FOR VOCALISTS with Stephanie Bruce

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Chart Writing for Vocalists SUNDAYS, JULY 13 & 20, 2 PM

Clear, clean and accurate lead sheets are a must and this workshop shows you how to create professional quality charts using notation software. Students learn how to make lead sheets that get the job done! Finale PrintMusic is an affordable option. Students should purchase and install the software prior to the workshop and bring your laptop. You will also be introduced to the basics of PrintMusic.

Stephanie Bruce has been a singer, pianist, songwriter, arranger, teacher and producer for over 30 years. Her vocal sound has a multidimensional texture, emulating many of the great vocalists in jazz and pop music. Stephanie’s original compositions draw on jazz, the Great American Songbook and contemporary Brazilian music.

Start: July 13, 2014 2:00 pm
End: July 13, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: California Jazz Conservatory
Address:
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, 94704, United States
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