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Intermediate Jazz Singing

andrea claburn


This class covers a range of jazz vocal essentials including lyric interpretation, style, rhythm, and feel. Students explore improvisation and harmony in depth while also learning to create their own arrangements. The instructor will suggest repertoire and help students find interesting songs that are best suited for their voice and ability. There will be a student performance at the end of the term. Open to students who have taken the “Beginning Jazz Singing” class or have approval from the Chair or the instructor.

Section I: Mondays 6:30 – 8 pm
4/9 – 6/11 (9 weeks) no class 5/28
Cecilia Engelhart • $430

Section II: Thursdays 4:45 – 6:15 pm
4/12 – 6/7 (9 weeks)
Andrea Claburn • $430


A phone consultation is required for placement in this class. Please contact the registration office at 510.845.5373 for further assistance.

Cecilia Engelhart (voice)

Education: San Francisco Conservatory, Mannes College of Music. Has performed/recorded with a wide range of artists including: RubenBlades, Theo Bleckmann, Willie Colon, Santi Debriano, Paquito D’Rivera, Rinde Eckert, Tania Libertad, Meredith Monk, Oscar Castro Neves, Mario Rivera, Michael Spiro, Keith Terry, Tamba Trio, Wayne Wallace etc. As composer and arranger with “Tanaora”, “Free Dive” and “Trio 3”. Classical performance includes SF Symphony Chorus,“Conjunto Nuevo Mundo” early music ensemble.

Andrea Claburn (voice)

B.Mus (Jazz Studies) California Jazz Conservatory; BA (High Honors, Humanities) University of California at Berkeley. Producer/arranger, composer for album Nightshade (released January, 2017). Co-bandleader, Andrea Claburn/Jua Howard Group. Awarded the CA Jazz Conservatory’s Mark Murphy Vocal Jazz Scholarship (2010). Classically trained in piano and violin. Extensive experience as an instructor of vocal technique, performance, improvisation, and musicianship. Studied with Suzanne Pittson, Sandy Cressman, Laurie Antonioli, Raz Kennedy. andreaclaburn.com


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