Canta Brasil

Sun. 10:30 am–Noon 4/7 – 6/2 Performance Date: 6/5 (10 weeks)

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Canta Brasil
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Vocal Performance, Brazilian
Day Sun
Instructor Sandy Cressman
Status inperson event

Add beautiful new material to your repertoire by learning classic Brazilian songs from the genres of samba, bossa nova, and choro. Learn a new song from each genre and examine its historical and regional roots. Study each song’s unique rhythmic feel and phrasing while exploring percussion instruments and patterns. We will sing songs in both Portuguese and English. The term ends with a student performance. Open to all! 

Please note: This class culminates in a performance in the final week of the term (week 10). All Jazzschool student performances are free and open to the public! Please confirm your availability for the performance date (the week 10 class meeting date) before finalizing your registration in this class.

This class meets IN-PERSON at the California Jazz Conservatory.


About Sandy Cressman  

Educated at UC Berkeley and San Jose State University; international performing and recording artist and clinician. Artist-in-Residence or lecturer at Jazz Education Network Conference, Cornish Institute of the Arts, San Francisco State University, CSU Long Beach, KUG University (Graz Austria), ASMM (Paris), Voice Conference Munich, JazzCamp West, Stanford Jazz Camp and California Brazil Summer Camp. Bandleader of critically acclaimed Homenagem Brasileira Quintet. Cressman has performed and recorded with Jovino Santos Neto, Marcos Silva, Weber Iago, Antonio Adolfo, and SpokFrevo.  Featured artist with Ray Obiedo’s Mistura Fina and Jai Uttal’s Pagan Love Orchestra. Cressman is an in-demand studio vocalist for Latin and world jazz styles, most recently featured on Jazzanova with Akira Tana, Branford Marsalis and Arturo Sandoval. She is also heard on a wide variety of commercials and soundtracks.