DISCOVERING JAZZ VOCAL STYLE with Sandy Cressman
California Jazz Conservatory, 2087 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704
From Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan to Mark Murphy, Kurt Elling, Gretchen Parlato and beyond, the various styles of jazz singing cover a lot of territory. This class explores several versions of the same jazz standard as sung by a range of masterful singers, both classic and contemporary. We will explore, sing, and absorb the musical and stylistic devices employed by these great artists, and then each student will have a chance to sing the tune with piano accompaniment. Students gain new ideas to help develop their own unique style of jazz singing. Repertoire will be provided in the class.