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Bossa Nova for Jazz Singers

cecilia engelhart


A fascinating course exploring the roots of Brazilian bossa nova and samba. Instructor Cecilia Engelhart teaches singers the signature rhythmic grooves of Brazilian music as a foundation for the interpretation of standard and not-so-standard bossa novas. Vocal phrasing and Portuguese pronunciation are covered (in addition to a few carefully chosen English translations). Live piano or guitar accompaniment is provided each week and the course concludes with a performance.

Thursday 6:30 – 8 pm
9/21 – 11/30 (10 weeks) no class 11/23
Cecilia Engelhart • $450


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.


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