Vocal Literature: The Music of Duke Ellington – Part 2
Study and perform over 24 famous compositions by Duke Ellington, one of the most influential figures in jazz, including tunes like, “Caravan,” “I Got it Bad,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that Swing,” and “Love You Madly.” In this class, you’ll focus on melody, phrasing, lyric content, stylistic considerations, arrangements, performance techniques, and song forms that apply to Ellington’s music. This is Part 2 of a 2-part class. At the end of the 12-week session, you will perform with an instrumental trio.
Suggested Prerequisite: Introduction to Jazz Singing