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Gospel for Teens performing for the National Black Caucus in 2011

Gospel for Teens performing for the National Black Caucus, Washington D.C. in 2011. Photo credit: Louis Myrie.

July 22, 2008

Love to Sing Jazz

Filed under: News — Deborah Singletary @ 3:21 pm

School for Gospel, Jazz and R&B Arts

Four Week Workshop
Thursdays, October 22, 29, November 5, 12, 2009
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Investment: $120

Get into the swing of Jazz! Learn the nuances of the jazz form and sing in chorus, and perhaps, if you feel like stepping out, as a solo voice. This class is for beginners, but fun for anyone. Instruction includes a brief survey of jazz singers.
The last class is a showcase of what you have learned. You may invite friends to hear you sing. Refreshments served.

Charanee Wade

Jazz Music Master Charenee Wade

Instructor: Charenee Wade’s music background includes a master degree from the Manhattan School of Music and performances at the Jazz Gallery and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. She performs regularly at venues such as The River Room and Londel’s Supper Club in Harlem.

To register call 212-280-1045 www.mamafoundation.org/school.html

The Master Jazz Class

Filed under: News — Deborah Singletary @ 2:55 pm

Series for the Advanced Jazz Singer Saturdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Fine-tune your technique. Emphasis on breathing, diction, voice placement, and interpretation of material you bring to class. A keyboard player and bassist will support your work. In addition to personal attention, you will find the instruction given to others in this small class enlightening and helpful in your own process.

Instructor: Ulysses Slaughter is a premier performer and vocal coach. His most recent performer and vocal coach. His most recent performance credits include the Carnegie Recital Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. If you can sing or think you can, audition for Gospel for Teens scholarship classes and choir!

2008 Audition Dates

Saturday, September 20, 1 – 3 p.m.
Friday, September 26, 4 -7 p.m.
Saturday, September 27, 1 – 3 p.m.
Fall term: October 4 to December 6, 2008

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Tyrone Flowers performing in Sing Harlem Sing! in 2009 at the Dempsey Theater. Photo credit: G. N. Miller.
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