Designed for jazz lovers who want to dive deeper into the music, JAZZ.FM91 presents The Singers – the latest Jazz Appreciation course!
SOLD OUT – This four-part course will focus on some of the most influential singers in Jazz taught by JUNO-nominated singer and JAZZ.FM91’s very own Heather Bambrick.
Each two-hour class will feature an in-depth look into the life and work of the genre’s most influential vocalists, exploring their biographies, influences, importance, and continued legacies – all while enjoying and analyzing examples of their works.
Heather Bambrick’s deep knowledge and warm, good-humored discussion style will leave students informed, inspired, and entertained as she leads them through this examination of Jazz singing at its best! Taking place at JAZZ.FM91 in Liberty Village, this four-session, evening course will meet for two hours weekly (Dates: November 1st, 7th, 15th & 28th).
SOLD OUT – November 1st, 2017
Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan
The first class will profile two of the most accomplished singers of the 20th century. Ella Fitzgerald wasn’t known as “the First Lady of Song”, for nothin’! According to Peggy Lee, Ella was (and is still) considered “the standard by which all the rest of us are measured”. Sarah Vaughan was revered for her impeccable vocal technique and impressive musicality. It is firmly held by many that “Sassy” was able to master almost any vocal style, from Jazz to Gospel, even opera and musical theatre.
SOLD OUT – November 7th, 2017
Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington
The second class will examine two vocalists who truly helped create the sound and style of the modern concept of Jazz singing. These ladies bridged musical boundaries of jazz, blues, and even soul to create a whole new way of singing the “Great American Songbook” … all while enduring the tragic lives that informed their artistry.
SOLD OUT – November 15th, 2017
Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett
Here come the boys! Next up, we look at two of the 20th Century’s most enduring male vocalists: Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Domenick Benedetto.
SOLD OUT – November 28th, 2017
Our final class will be an overview of some of the most celebrated contemporary jazz vocalists working today, including Holly Cole, Gregory Porter, Esperanza Spalding, Kurt Elling, and Dianne Reeves.