Advanced Vocal Literature: Transcription and Vocalese

Vocalese is the setting of lyrics to established jazz orchestral instrumentals. Jon Hendricks, Eddie Jefferson and King Pleasure played important roles in the history of vocal jazz to implement this style. Students will learn famous vocalese solos and instrumental solos by artists such as John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderly, Miles Davis and Stan Getz.

Prerequisites: Vocal Improv 1 and 2.

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