Jazz Vocal Workshop with Michelle Walker and Whitney Marchelle:
This is a Jazz Vocal Workshop for intermediate to advanced singers who would like to improve their vocal skills with a true professional. Participants will have the opportunity to work with a jazz rhythm section every other week—learning how to direct, interact, and groove with an instrumental ensemble! The workshop is co-lead by Michelle Walker and Whitney Marchelle, both extraordinary performers and experts in their field. Because of their touring schedule they will trade places on a regular basis which gives the students an extra advantage of being exposed to two points of perspectives.
Based in New York City, Michelle Walker is a versatile singer blessed with a beautifully distinctive voice. Her arrangements of straight-ahead standards and contemporary pop tunes blend genres effortlessly and with a fresh level of originality that is solidifying her own distinctive sound. Dave Nathan at AllAboutJazz.com says, “Walker demonstrates an extraordinary degree of musicality.” Walker is a charismatic singer who uses an artful blend of blues, bebop, swing and soul that provides a musical playground for her and her band. In her phrasing, Walker reveals her appreciation for her mentor and jazz vocal legend Mark Murphy. Yet, it is in her creative live performances where you hear the influences of one of her favorite singers, Betty Carter. As one of the most revered rising singers on the jazz & blues scene, she is an extraordinary performer that is wowing audiences around the world with a “…. breathtaking voice that leaves listeners hanging on the edge of their seats with every note….” Jazz.RU.
Young Gifted Black Award Recipient recording artist Whitney Marchelle Jackson is an international performing, recording, songwriting, and educational artist who also plays piano & guitar. Whitney Marchelle will make you laugh,cry and take you on a musical journey. She has been described as; Zelig of Jazz, Jazz Jedi Knight, Obi Wan and The Force, Amazing, at times unpredictable approach, soulful burnt scorched vocal sound. Fearlessly scats ! Knows the pocket! Prolific R & B and Jazz artist.
Whitney received the YGB Millinieum Awards in New York Feb 24th, 2016 for Jazz & BLues Artist . Eddie Durham Jazz & Blues Recepient Award. 2015 performed the Star Spangled Banner at the World Cup Polo Event (Bethpage). Danny Glover Awards United Nations 2016. Pine Grill Festival. Lewiston Jazz Festival August 2016 with Sabu Adeyola.Xerox Rochester Jazz Festival With Educators Big Band, Iowa Jazz in July Fest.,Abbey Lincoln tribute St Peters Church (piano/vocal), Harlem Arts Festival 2016,Women In Jazz Festival – Eastman (killbourne hall).Opened For Bill Withers & Kiss. Opened for James Brown Cesars Palace . Spike Lee Produced Commercial State Farm Insurance- Blue Chip Potatoe Chips. Performs Internationally Singapore, Dubia,Japan Paris. and Nationally USA. Several Presidential Events, Lady Got Chops Festival, Abbysissnian Jazz Vespers Ulysses Owens Curiator),Nashville Network,Norman Conners, Jeff Liberman’s Amazing Nina Simone documentary(guitar/vocal) film premire.
Intermediate and Advanced level
Thursday 8pm (1 hour)
See calendar for dates
Fee: $115 per 4 sessions, click here for to learn more about trimester and yearly enrollment for additional savings!
Faculty: Michelle Walker and Whitney Marchelle
Location: New York Jazz Workshop
265 West 37th Street
on the 10th floor, Suite #1004
New York, NY 10018
(On the corner of 37th St and 8th Ave)
Discounts and Special Scholarship Opportunities for Students 26 and Younger
For students regularly enrolled in multiple workshops, we offer a 25% discount on each workshop after the first. If you are a student between 17 and 26 years old, you could qualify to a 30% discount on any of our workshops. Please contact us for more information.