Vocal Workshop with Nicolas Bearde

Sunday, May 19, Noon - 3 pm

Vocal Workshop with Nicolas Bearde
Age Adult
Event Type Workshop
Department Vocal Performance
Day Sun
Instructor Nicolas Bearde
Status inperson event

Renowned jazz recording artist Nicolas Bearde will help vocalists develop repertoire and performance techniques focusing on jazz, pop, and blues music styles.

Learn to understand, interpret, and perform these popular music genres with soul and creativity.

Nicolas will also cover presentation, stage presence, and understanding the professional working environment.

Participants should bring two songs, with charts, for study – one ballad and one up-tempo number in their chosen genre for performance and evaluation.

An accompanist will be provided.


About Nicolas Bearde

Nicolas Bearde, a GRAMMY®-nominated jazz vocalist, is celebrated for his remarkable depth, range, and technique. Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Bearde’s love for jazz and R&B classics was nurtured by his mother’s passion for music. His journey took him to Japan during his military service, where he performed extensively on the R&B circuit. Later, he made his home in the San Francisco Bay Area, honing his jazz chops and developing an intimate approach to performing. Bearde’s buttery baritone and imaginative interpretations have won acclaim from critics and jazz audiences worldwide. He has shared the stage with luminaries like Louis Hayes, Jonathan Batiste, and Wynton Marsalis. His 2016 release, “INVITATION,” sizzles with selections from the classic jazz songbook, featuring arrangements by Grammy-winner Nat Adderley Jr. and guest appearances by sax legend Vincent Herring. Whether performing his originals, time-tested standards, or blues, Bearde’s soulful, swinging, and improvisational style captivates audiences.