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Bossa Nova for Jazz Singers

cecilia engelhart


This fascinating course explores the roots of Brazilian bossa nova and samba. Instructor teaches singers the signature rhythmic grooves of Brazilian music as a foundation for the interpretation of standard and not-so-standard bossa novas. Vocal phrasing and Portuguese pronunciation are also covered (in addition to a few carefully chosen English translations). A pianist or guitarist accompanies the class each week, and the course concludes with an end-of-quarter performance.

Thursday 6:30 – 8 pm
7/6 – 8/17 (6 weeks) no class 7/27
Cecilia Engelhart • $300


Cecilia Engelhart (voice)
Education: San Francisco Conservatory, Mannes College of Music. Has performed/recorded with a wide range of artists including: RubenBlades, Theo Bleckmann, Willie Colon, Santi Debriano, Paquito D’Rivera, Rinde Eckert, Tania Libertad, Meredith Monk, Oscar Castro Neves, Mario Rivera, Michael Spiro, Keith Terry, Tamba Trio, Wayne Wallace etc. As composer and arranger with “Tanaora”, “Free Dive” and “Trio 3”. Classical performance includes SF Symphony Chorus,“Conjunto Nuevo Mundo” early music ensemble.


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