Presented by the Jazz Institute of Houston
in partnership with
The University of Houston-Downtown
October 9th from 1:00-5:00 pm
Learn to make a song feel like a new and spontaneous expression every single time you sing it and get involved with the musical conversation that the rest of the instrumentalists are having on the band stand. information and knowledge of the jazz vocabulary is essential to eliminate fear so that you can take charge as a band leader.
From 1:00 to 2:30 : A Capella exercises to help free your musical ideas and find a new sense of courage and musical flexibility!
From 2:45 to 5:00 : Apply this new found perspective on the dynamic use of your voice in the performance of jazz standards. Jazz pianist and composer George Oldziey will accompany the vocalists and a sound system and mic will be provided. We will discuss use of the mic, stage presence, reading and understanding your charts, communicating your musical needs to the band and ultimately having a great time singing your tunes making them a fresh and spontaneous adventure every time you sing them!
Bring music for our accompanist to read, (two or 3 charts should be fine) and feel free to record the days session.
Location: The University of Houston, Downtown
1 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
The Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium
3rd floor (Main Street Level) of the Academic Building
To register or for more information, contact Michele White at: email@example.com
Complimentary Parking in the UHD parking garage
Best New Vocalist
- Beth Hoskins
The Buffalo Evening News / Art Voice