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The Singer and the Song: Intermediate To Advanced



The best jazz singers are master musicians AND storytellers. This course focuses on developing skill as vocalists, artists and song interpreters. Topics include choosing the right song; using various grooves, tempos and arrangements; learning and memorizing the melody and lyrics; phrasing; improvisation; communicating with an accompanist; and stage presence. In a supportive and challenging environment, students work on these skills and create arrangements for songs, culminating in an end-of-quarter performance. Weeks 2 and 3 include a professional accompanist, while the last two classes and performance include a full trio. Prerequisites: consent of instructor — telephone consultation required. Call 510-845-5373 for more information.

Sundays Noon – 3 pm
2/19 – 3/19 (5 weeks)
Maye Cavallaro • $445


Consent of instructor — telephone consultation required. Call 510-845-5373 for more information.

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Maye Cavallaro (voice)

Advanced degree in Education, UC Santa Barbara; B.A. in English Lit, UC Santa Barbara. Fellow NY Cabaret Symposium; faculty, Blue Bear School of Music; private coaching, 25 years; producer, 8 recordings; bandleader, recording artist; awarded Best of the Year in Jazz by the San Francisco Chronicle; visiting clinician, St. John’s U.; graphic artist, web designer.



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“The CJC provides some of the most in depth study of jazz out there. A core curriculum of not two, but four semesters of jazz ear training and hands on jazz theoryand improvisation, culminating in transcription and analysis of the greatest jazz artists of all time. The teachers are wonderful, organized and communicate concepts in a way that clearly transforms each and every student.”

— Lisa Feldman