ABC's of JAZZ VOCALIZING with Becky Kilgore! (w/ piano accompaniment by Steve Chirstofferson)

ABC's of JAZZ VOCALIZING with Becky Kilgore! (w/ piano accompaniment by Steve Chirstofferson)

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This is a VERY special 5 week workshop(plus a public performance):

ABCs of JAZZ VOCALIZING with Becky Kilgore and special guest piano accompanist, Steve Christofferson

Finally! What you all of you jazz vocal enthusiasts have been waiting for! Learn Jazz Vocalizing with one of the finest in vocal jazz, Rebecca Kilgore! Also, one of the finest jazz pianists in the NW, Steve Christofferson will be your accompanist!

The dates for this workshop are: Oct. 5, Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 16 and Nov. 23 (2-4PM) with brief intermission. Light snacks and beverages are provided.

Learn from Portland-based jazz vocalist, Becky Kilgore, how to approach vocal jazz performance.

The workshop will serve as a lab to give students the opportunity to perform live in class, a safe and supportive setting.  

We will address:

• How to find songs

• How to find your key

• How to obtain charts for your songs in your keys

• Choosing the appropriate tempo for the song

• Choosing Various Intro and Ending Ideas

• How to count off the song

• Trying out a song with different feels, Latin, swing, jazz waltz, ballad, etc

• How to communicate with instrumentalists you’re working with

• Selecting songs and putting together a set list

This is a hands-on workshop and students are encouraged to pick and bring in songs that they would love to sing in a performance style setting.

At the end of the workshop series, there will be a public performance.

Please Note: If you miss the start date of the term, or can only attend a few sessions, you can pro-rate the 2 hour workshop: $65 drop-in rate per session. Unless the workshop is full, however.

Please email happyvalleyschoolofmusic@gmail.com if planning on attending as a drop-in. However, class size is limited to 10 students for the best intimate learning experience.

The dates for this workshop are: Oct. 5, Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 16 and Nov. 23 (2-4PM) with brief intermission. Light snacks and beverages are provided.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn with others in an intimate setting with Rebecca Kilgore! Also, the chance to have pro accompaniment from one of NW finest Jazz Pianists, Steve Christofferson.


Rebecca Kilgore Bio:

Rebecca Kilgore, renowned for her swinging melodic interpretation of music familiar and obscure from the Great American Songbook, has been delighting listeners not only with her many recordings but her ebullient live performances. Her fans include Terry Gross, Bucky Pizzarelli, Michael Feinstein, Harry Allen, Dave Frishberg, Dan Barrett, and John Sheridan. Tender or hilarious, her singing always honors the song.

She has over 50 recordings to her credit (most thanks to the Arbors Records label) and over 1,000 songs in her repertoire (and counting).  Her most recent recording is with German pianist/arranger Bernd Lhotzky and the group Echoes of Swing, with whom she tours in Germany.  Other recordings include collaborations with Nicki Parrott, Dan Barrett, Dave Frishberg, Harry Allen, John Sheridan, Paolo Alderighi, Eddie Erickson, Hal Smith, Lyle Ritz, John Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, Duke Heitger, Randy Porter, and James Mason.

Originally from Massachusetts, she’s resided in Oregon since 1980 but keeps busy touring the US, Europe, and performing on jazz cruises.

“When Rebecca sings, the sun comes out.”

– Johnny Mandel

Please Note: If you miss the start date of the term, you can pro-rate the 2 hour workshop: $65 drop-in rate per session. Please email happyvalleyschoolofmusic@gmail.com if planning on attending as a drop-in. However, class size is limited to 10 students for the best intimate learning experience.



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