Mondays 6:30 - 8 pm 1/9 - 3/20 (10 weeks) No class 1/16
In-person with real live instrumentalists! This class will help you build confidence in a live performance setting. Bring in all those songs you’ve sung or wanted to sing over the pandemic years but have only been able to take out for a stroll with iRealPro. This class will focus on bandstand essentials for vocalists, including creating a solid chart, communicating with instrumentalists clearly and collaboratively, creating simple arrangements, experimenting with style/feel, and basic approaches to improvisation. Bring your favorite charts or select tunes from the instructor’s list of 200+ professional lead sheets (transposed to any key). Students will be accompanied by a professional pianist during weeks 1 through 6, with a full rhythm section (add bass/drums) joining for weeks 7 through 10. Open to all.
About Andrea Claburn
B.Mus. (Jazz Studies) California Jazz Conservatory; B.A. (High Honors, Humanities) University of California at Berkeley. Producer/Arranger, Composer Nightshade (Lot 49 Labs). Co-bandleader, Andrea Claburn/Jua Howard Group. Artist in Residence, Ruth Asawa School of the Arts. Fully certified in Somatic Voicework, the LoVetri Method (2020). Awarded the CA Jazz Conservatory’s Mark Murphy Vocal Scholarship (2010). Classically trained in piano and violin. Extensive experience as an instructor of vocal technique, performance, improvisation, and musicianship. Private instruction faculty, CJC (2015-present). Studied with Suzanne Pittson, Sandy Cressman, Laurie Antonioli, Raz Kennedy.