Vocal Jazz Ensemble

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Vocal Jazz Ensemble

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Overview & Registration



If you love to sing harmony, join our Vocal Jazz Ensemble! In this course, we will explore healthy vocal technique, proper microphone technique, how to blend while singing harmonies, and how to convey an emotional message as a group. This class includes arrangements hand-tailored to the ability and interests of those who join the group, and explores classic swing, bebop, contemporary jazz, and jazz arrangements of pop songs. Selections are picked from the repertoire of The Manhattan Transfer, The Hi-Lo’s, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, and other renowned vocal arrangers. Rehearsal tools will be available (including sound files with individual parts) and students will learn both a cappella and accompanied tunes for a final performance! Male and female singers of all ages are welcome. Some vocal experience is necessary, either in choirs or solo voice. Prior experience singing jazz is not required, but certainly welcome!

Mondays 6:30 – 8 pm
9/17 – 11/26 (10 weeks) no class 11/19
Performance date: Monday 12/3

Danielle Wertz • $415


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Danielle Wertz (voice)

B.M. in Studio Music and Jazz Vocal Performance, University of Miami’s Frost School of Music. Student of Dr. Kate Reid, John Hart, Craig Carothers and Dann Zinn. Former Jazz Vocal Director for youth jazz education program, Virginia Music Adventures. Clinician at Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Sonoma State University. 2015 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition Semi- Finalist, 2017 Ella Fitzgerald Competition unner-up, Inaugural Washington Women in Jazz Young Artist Competition Winner. Performed or recorded with Shelly Berg, Jamie Oehlers, Tal Cohen, Cyrille Aimee, Bruce Hornsby and Gretchen Parlato. daniellewertz.com

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