The dialogue between a vocalist and bassist can be an intimate, creative and exciting opportunity to stretch out and create a personal sound. We’ll listen to examples of great duos for inspiration, such as Sheila Jordan and Harvie S., Nancy King and Glen Moore among others. This class provides a chance to dig deeper into the music, listen to and communicate with a bassist. Singers will work on vocal technique, finding the correct keys, stage presence, interpretation and developing a personal style. Students will perform weekly in class and learn the skills needed to communicate and interpret songs in a duo setting. Please bring a couple of tunes to work on. Songs will also be provided. There will be a final performance, open to the public.
Education: SFSU/New College of California, B.A. Humanities/Early Childhood Music Ed.; A.A. Foreign Languages; International performing/recording artist, songwriter/educator. Performs with The Hot Licks and a capella trio, Dangerous Divas. Releases include Strawberry Fields Forever — Songs by the Beatles on Origin/OA2 Records; Feel the Rhythm on Jazz ‘m Up Records (own label). Performed and/or recorded with Dan Hicks, Bob Dorough, Dave Grisman, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall and others. Taught at CJC, Piedmont Piano, College of Marin, Blue Bear School of American Music and other locations. dariajazz.com[/tab]