Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $105 (Friends of JazzWorks or full-time students); $135 otherwise
Have You ever Wanted to Learn to Sing Jazz?
Whether you are new to vocal jazz, or want to take your music to new heights of expression and musicality, JazzWorks is hosting a workshop series that is designed to help you achieve your goals. This comprehensive, hands-on series of workshops will be led by jazz vocalist Sharada Banman, who holds a Masters degree in music, is an educator in the vocal program at Vanier College in Montreal, and is a regular faculty member at JazzWorks.
In addition to touching on the fundamental and essential parts of jazz development, under Sharada’s professional coaching participants will work with accomplished accompanists in song presentation and performance.
The first day-long workshop in the series is Learning a New Tune in Your Personal Style. In the morning, participants will learn how to build a repertoire of tunes suited to them, how to create a binder with lead sheets in their key, critical listening and ear training exercises. A traditional masterclass will follow in the afternoon. Participants will sing in front of the group with accompanist Mark Ferguson on piano. Sharada will provide feedback on individual performances and make suggestions on how to improve the songs.
Bluesfest School of Music & Art
450 Churchill Avenue (Westboro)