The best jazz singers are master musicians AND storytellers. This course focuses on developing skill as vocalists, artists and song interpreters. Topics include choosing the right song; using various grooves, tempos and arrangements; learning and memorizing the melody and lyrics; phrasing; improvisation; communicating with an accompanist; and stage presence. In a supportive and challenging environment, students work on these skills and create arrangements for songs, culminating in an end-of-quarter performance. Weeks 2 and 3 include a professional accompanist, while the last two classes and performance include a full trio. Prerequisites: consent of instructor — telephone consultation required. Call 510-845-5373 for more information.
Sundays Noon – 3 pm
2/19 – 3/19 (5 weeks)
Maye Cavallaro • $445
Consent of instructor — telephone consultation required. Call 510-845-5373 for more information.
Maye Cavallaro (voice)
Advanced degree in Education, UC Santa Barbara; B.A. in English Lit, UC Santa Barbara. Fellow NY Cabaret Symposium; faculty, Blue Bear School of Music; private coaching, 25 years; producer, 8 recordings; bandleader, recording artist; awarded Best of the Year in Jazz by the San Francisco Chronicle; visiting clinician, St. John’s U.; graphic artist, web designer.