Directing a band and creating introductions and endings are some of the most difficult skills for a vocalist to master. In this class, you’ll learn how to employ the common language used in jazz settings in a variety of intros and endings (vamps, turnarounds, and rubato techniques). Students will develop the skills necessary to direct and lead a band including finding and communicating tempos for ballads, Latin and swing songs. A pianist will accompany the group for the first part of the quarter and the class will be joined by a full band as the term progresses. Students will prepare several songs of varying styles in the class. Open to all levels.
Wednesdays, 4:45 – 6:15 pm
9/20 – 11/29 (10 weeks) no class 11/22
Laurie Antonioli • $450
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.