This class covers numerous aspects of jazz performance from interpretation and phrasing to improvisation and working with an accompanist. We’ll explore jazz songs performed with R&B styling and ornaments, and R&B songs inflected with a jazz approach. Students should bring one song (from any genre) per class to perform, for a total of four songs over the 4-week class. Going beyond category is the future of the contemporary jazz singer! Prerequisites: none! Open to all.
Tuesdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm
7/10 – 31 (4 weeks)
Kalil Wilson • $240
Kalil Wilson (voice)
Degree in Vocal Performance and Ethnomusicology from UCLA. Has performed with Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Kenny Burrell, the Buena Vista Social Club, Esperanza Spaulding, Renée Fleming, the L.A. Opera, L.A. Philharmonic, and the Oakland East Bay Symphony. Debut CD: “Easy To Love”.