Class: Next Level Vocal Jazz Performance

California Jazz Conservatory, 2087 Addison St., Berkeley, CA

7/25, 8/1, 8/8 & 8/15 8:15 - 9:45 pm This four-week course is designed for vocalists with some educational and performance experience who want to find a deeper connection to their personal style. We'll explore methods for enhancing and expressing individual style, such as creating unique arrangements and fine-tuning lyric interpretation and approaches to improvisation. In this master class setting, each singer will work individually and will be given specific assignments based on what the instructor hears. Students should bring in music that is "in-progress," songs that present a particular challenge, or tunes that are sparking new ideas. The instructor may also suggest repertoire. A professional accompanist will play for class.