Thursdays 6:30 - 8 pm 1/12 - 3/16 (10 weeks)
If you love to sing harmony, join our Vocal Jazz Ensemble! In this group, we will explore healthy vocal technique, proper microphone technique, how to blend while singing harmonies, and how to convey an emotional message as an ensemble. This class includes arrangements hand-tailored to the ability and interests of those who join the group, choosing from genres such as classic swing, bebop, contemporary jazz, and jazz arrangements of pop songs. Selections are picked from the repertoire of The Manhattan Transfer, The Hi-Lo’s, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, and other renowned vocal arrangers. Rehearsal tools will be available (including sound files with individual parts) and students will learn both a cappella and accompanied tunes for a final performance!
Male and female singers of all ages are welcome. Harmony singing experience is necessary, as this style is jazz harmony and most of the group does not sing the melody. Prior experience singing jazz is not required, but certainly welcome!
Applicants must be approved by Angie Doctor before registering. Contact Angie Doctor for details and approval.
This class meets IN-PERSON at the California Jazz Conservatory.
About Angie Doctor
Studied at Foothill College and Gonzaga University (B.A. Music Performance) with Phil Mattson (Foothill and Gonzaga), Terry Summa (Foothill), Tim Smith (Gonzaga). Founding member of the Grammy-nominated PM Singers with Phil Mattson. Performing and recording artist, studio singer, Vocal Jazz adjudicator and clinician, jazz and pop solo coach. Director of the Jazz Vocal Ensemble at the CJC for vocal majors. Performed with Bobby McFerrin, Don Shelton, The Hi-Lo’s, Barbara Morrison, The Manhattans, Heatwave, Deneice Williams, Barbara Lewis, GQ, Gene Chandler, Eddie Holman, Barbara Mason, Billy Paul. Founding member and lead singer for Clockwork, and the Girl in The Bobs.