Work on numerous aspects of jazz performance from interpretation and phrasing to improvisation and working with an accompanist. Each week the instructor will bring in a variety of exercises and repertoire for the class to work on in a group setting. Students will also have time to bring in one song per class to perform. The instructor and accompanist will help students find the right key and create on-the-spot arrangements in preparation for the student concert at the end of the term.
Thursdays 6:30 – 8 pm
1/11 – 3/15 (10 weeks)
Frankye Kelly • $450
Frankye Kelly (voice)
Vocalist, lyricist, composer, national and international performing artist and educator. Artist-inresidence with multiple school districts in the greater Bay Area. Led jazz seminars and workshops in Europe, China, Japan, Mexico and Thailand.
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”
Stephanie Crawford (voice)
BFA Wayne State University. Subsequent studies with bebop pianist Barry Harris in New York City. She became Professor of Vocal Jazz at the C.I.M. (Centre d’Information Musical and at the I.A.C.P. (Institut d’Art, Cultur et Perception) in Paris where she resided for many years. In 1992 she won the Django D’Or Best Vocal Jazz Award for her recording A Time for Love, and in 2009 the East Bay Express Best Singer of the Year award. stephaniecrawfordjazz.com