Jazz Vocals Class at the Bloom School of Jazz
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Learn to sing and scat with authority and direction. The Jazz Vocals course takes singers through a unique experience of deep imagination and expression.
A professional pianist accompanies the class throughout its duration, and a bassist and drummer are added for the last day. Through recording, playback, and assessment, by the students and the instructor, a new awareness and standard of performance is created.
The course culminates with a final concert where each singer performs two pieces with a professional rhythm section at a Chicago music venue.
This Vocal Class includes:
- Rehearsing and performing with a professional rhythm section
- Improvising scat solos
- Increasing your awareness and execution of dynamics, rhythmic variety, expression, and phrasing
- Learning how to tell your own musical story
- Recording at legendary studio, Chicago Recording Company
- Performing two songs at an afternoon concert at renowned Chicago music venue, Andy's Jazz Club
Instructor Spider Saloff
Learn from seasoned professional and award-winning vocalist Spider Saloff. She was recently awarded the 2017 Bistro Award for Ongoing Jazz Artistry at an award ceremony in New York City. A New York cabaret artist who has made Chicago her home since 1994, Spider Saloff is recognized for her masterful musical technique and her ability to illuminate the meaning of every song.
Enrollment is now open. Please register by September 15, 2017.
Fall Vocal Class 2017 Schedule
Class 1: September 30th, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Class 2: October 7th, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Class 3: October 14th, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Class 4: October 28th, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Class 5 (recording at Chicago Recording Company): November 4th
Class 6 (listen-back and trio rehearsal): November 11th, 12:00 noon - 4:00pm
Performance (Andy’s Jazz Club): November 18th
Times: Saturdays 2:00pm-4:00pm, for Fall 2017.
Alternative days and times are available for private lessons. To receive information about upcoming classes, sign up on the mailing list.
Location: 226 S. Wabash, 7th Floor, Near CTA in Chicago's Loop
(7 classes) (including performance day)