This performance class focuses on adapting instrumental modern jazz repertoire to a vocal setting. Instructor Andrea Claburn will share music (with lyrics) of modern jazz innovators pianist Thelonious Monk, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, guitarist Pat Metheny and others. Original compositions are also encouraged. Explore vocal improvisation, deepen musicianship and develop bandleading skills. An end-of-quarter performance is included. Prerequisites: some experience singing jazz.
Thursdays 8:15 – 9:45 pm
9/21 – 11/30 (10 weeks) no class 11/23
Andrea Claburn • $450
Andrea Claburn (voice)
B.Mus (Jazz Studies) California Jazz Conservatory; BA (High Honors, Humanities) University of California at Berkeley. Producer/arranger, composer for debut album Nightshade (release 1/17). 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.