This class will explore various genres of Brazilian songs, including samba, bossa nova, choro, baião and frevo. We will learn a song from each genre and its historical and regional roots. We will study the unique rhythmic feels and phrasing of each genre, incorporating some simple percussion instruments while preparing songs for the end-of-quarter student performance.
Tuesdays 6:30 – 8 pm
1/8 – 3/12 (10 weeks)
Performance date: Tuesday 3/21
Sandy Cressman • $415
Sandy Cressman (voice)
Educated at UC Berkeley and San Jose State University; international performing and recording artist and clinician. Artist-in-Residence or lecturer at Jazz Education Network Conference, Cornish Institute of the Arts, San Francisco State University, CSU Long Beach, KUG University (Graz Austria), ASMM (Paris), Voice Conference Munich, JazzCamp West, Stanford Jazz Camp and California Brazil Summer Camp. Bandleader of critically acclaimed Homenagem Brasileira Quintet. Cressman has performed and recorded with Jovino Santos Neto, Marcos Silva, Weber Iago, Antonio Adolfo, and SpokFrevo. Featured artist with Ray Obiedo’s Mistura Fina and Jai Uttal’s Pagan Love Orchestra. Cressman is an in-demand studio vocalist for Latin and world jazz styles, most recently featured on Jazzanova with Akira Tana, Branford Marsalis and Arturo Sandoval. She is also heard on a wide variety of commercials and soundtracks. cressmanmusic.com
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