Upcoming Events

Oct19

Accelerated Vocal Technique Skills: Session 1

ONLINE ZOOM through the California Jazz Conservatory (Jazzschool) , ALL TIMES ARE BASED ON PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME !!!, Berkeley, CA

This class focuses on vocal technique and interpretation. The instructor will provide recommendations for improving range, pitch, vocal quality, breath support, articulation, register coordination, and musicianship through targeted exercises and practice suggestions. Each week students will sing a song of their choice in any genre with a track or pre-recorded songs to play in class.

Open to all levels and styles of singing.

$200 for 5 weeks

Nov2

Accelerated Vocal Technique Skills: Session 2 focus on Musicianship

ONLINE ZOOM through the California Jazz Conservatory (Jazzschool) , ALL TIMES ARE BASED ON PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME !!!, Berkeley, CA

This class focuses on musicianship and performance. The instructor will provide recommendations for improving vocal technique and help students develop a deeper understanding of the nuts and bolts of song form, charts, keys, musicianship, and vocal performance through targeted exercises and practice suggestions. Each week students will sing a song of their choice in any genre with a track or pre-recorded songs to play in class.

Open to all levels and styles of singing.

$200 for 5 weeks

Blue and Beyond: The Interpretations of Joni Mitchell – Part 2

ONLINE ZOOM through the California Jazz Conservatory (Jazzschool) , ALL TIMES ARE BASED ON PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME !!!, Berkeley, CA

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic Joni Mitchell masterpiece, Blue, this workshop will delve into the creativity and evolution of Joni Mitchell’s innovative compositions. Considered one of the most important composers of our time, Mitchell has blessed us with her emotionally honest and often prophetic lyrics along with an advanced harmonic sense that found her in the company of iconic musicians like Jaco Pastorius, Charles Mingus, and Pat Metheny.

PART 2 on (11/7): Exploring Joni Mitchell songs recorded by other artists through the years including dedication recordings such as River: The Joni Letters (Herbie Hancock), After Blue (Tierney Sutton), Songs of Shadow, Songs of Light (Laurie Antonioli) and A Tribute to Joni Mitchell (various artists).

Singers attending the workshop who would like to share their interpretations are welcome to submit a single recording of a Joni Mitchell song they feel expresses their unique interpretation for possible inclusion. Contact Ellen Johnson at: https://ellenjohnson.net/contact to submit your selection.

$50 for Part 2 only / $100 for Part 1 & 2

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FEATURED SONGS

"SONNY'S ISLE OF ST. THOMAS AKA ST. THOMAS" from Form & Formless

"ROUND MIDNIGHT" from Form & Formless
"I FEEL THE SAME" from These Days
"NAIMA"

"NOLAN'S NOTORIOUS NOCTURNE" from Form & Formless

"INFINITY IS FOREVER" from Form & Formless
"FIONA FLANAGAN'S FABLE"
"CORKY'S CAPER"
"THREE LONIUS BUNK"

"DUKE ELLINGTON'S SOUND OF LOVE"

"GOOD-BYE PORK PIE HAT"