Practice vocal jazz improvisation starting with the 12 bar blues and moving through a variety of jazz song forms. Warm-up exercises focus on vocal production and healthy singing technique while addressing jazz harmony by incorporating essential scales and chords. Practice “scat singing” while learning jazz tunes, and create solos and “trade fours” through the development of ideas and motifs. Students improvise together and individually in class. Open to all.
Thursdays 8:15 – 9:45pm
1/12 – 3/16 (10 weeks)
Laurie Antonioli • $395
Laurie Antonioli (voice)
Studied at Mt. Hood College and Cal State Long Beach. Student of Joe Henderson, Mark Murphy; Professor, Vocal Jazz Studies, KUG U., Graz, Austria; International performing and recording artist with releases on Nabel Records, Germany; Yamaha Records, Japan, Origin Records, USA and owner of Intrinsic Music Records Co. Clinician, adjudicator, curriculum development for CJC Vocal Program; Co-teaches yearly vocal intensive with Theo Bleckmann. Performed and/or recorded with George Cables, Bobby McFerrin, Richie Beirach, Pony Poindexter, Joe Henderson, Sheila Jordan,Mark Murphy; bandleader of Foreign Affair Band and The American Dreams Band. Released Songs of Shadow, Songs of Light — The music of Joni Mitchell, on Origin Records. Voted “best of” 2014 in Downbeat Magazine.