Dynamic Singing Class – Phrasing and Style
Elastic Singing class is a 2-hours long weekly workshop for INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED singers, the class is lead by Michelle Walker and includes an accompanist and at times an entire professional band.
Participants will have the opportunity to work with a number of musicians and will learn how to direct an ensemble, interact, and groove. Work in the class will focus on phrasing and style, the singer participating in this class should already have some familiarity with the jazz canon and come prepared with a few songs of their choice. The class is open to singers of all ages.
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.
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JAZZ VOCAL WORKSHOP + Rhythm Section
When: SUNDAYS 1 PM
Fee: $290 for 4 consecutive sessions, plus a one time $45.00 registration fee.
Discounts: 25% off for students under 26
Trimester option: click here for to learn more about trimester and yearly enrollment for additional savings!
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 qualify to a 30% discount on any of our workshops. Please contact us for more information.