Course Description

Great Jazz Vocalists

Instructor: John Banger
Dates: Thursdays, Feb 2-Mar 16
Time: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom  


This course addresses two questions – “What is the role of the jazz vocalist?” and “What makes a great jazz vocalist?” Whether it’s telling a story in song, creating an atmosphere, embellishing and improvising on a tune, or using phrasing to elevate an ordinary song into a work of art, the vocalist is key to the success of a jazz performance. So come celebrate our musical heritage as we listen to jazz and popular songs performed by some of the world’s great vocalists and learn why the vocalist plays such an important role in helping us understand and appreciate the music, regardless of the style.
Maximum online registrants: 500


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