Sunday, May 7, Noon - 3 pm PT (In-Person Workshop)
Are you an intermediate to advanced-level singer who feels uncertain or anxious when performing on stage? Do you want to learn how to exude confidence and charisma while leading your band and engaging your audience? Look no further than this dynamic vocal performance workshop led by Azure McCall.
In this workshop, singers can perform two songs of their choice (memorized and with lead sheets in the appropriate key) while receiving expert guidance on how to enhance their stage presence and connect with their listeners. Whether you’re a seasoned performer or just starting to build your live performance skills, this workshop is sure to provide valuable tips and techniques to help you shine on stage.
And, for even more growth and learning, we encourage singers to attend both sections!
About Azure McCall
Hawaii’s first lady of jazz is a multi-award-winning vocalist. She is heir to the vocal tradition of Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae and Ella Fitzgerald. Her warmth and sense of humor fuel every interpretation. After releasing her first CD ‘Body and Soul’ she was asked by the great bassist Ray Brown to be his vocalist on tour. Of course, she accepted, beginning an incredible jazz journey – school was in! Soon after, Azure became the first singer to work with Freddie Hubbard’s band. Additional collaborators include Frank Morgan, Tennyson Stephens, Joe Lovano, Geoffrey Keezer, Curtis Lundy, Dizzy Gillespie and many more. In 2008, President Barack Obama asked her to perform at his pre-election party. “That’s why he won,” Azure says (smiling). Azure became the ‘jazz diva’ for Celebrity and Royal Caribbean Cruises. She has traveled to more than 50 countries.