Summer Jazz Set for Vocalists – August (all ages)

Summer Jazz Set for Vocalists August 2022   


The Summer Jazz Set for vocalists at the Nashville Jazz Workshop is an immersive, hands-on jazz vocal experience led by some of Nashville’s top jazz educators and singers. This three day program is for all jazz vocalists, beginners to professionals, taught in the small group style that the Nashville Jazz Workshop was founded on.  

Singers will learn literature, phrasing, improvisation, vocal health techniques, musicianship, performance techniques, listening skills, rhythmic interpretation, and on Sunday everyone will perform in the Jazz Cave, one of DownBeat Magazine’s top 150 jazz venues in the world.  

  • August 12-14, 2022 10am-4:30pm every day, and evening events. Final participant concert Aug. 14th at 4pm. (See below for detailed schedule)
  • Tuition is $600. Includes three days of classes, lunch each day, music charts and instrumental practice audio tracks for 30 jazz standards, Friday night vocal jam, 1 ticket to the Singing For NJW performance on Saturday (Nashville Jazz Workshop faculty and special guests performing), and the Sunday afternoon participant concert.

In order to give our singers plenty of attention in classes and on stage, registration is limited to 18 people on a first come basis. 

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Daily Schedule

Friday, August 12

Check-in, Welcome and Introductions
Vocal Health and Warm Ups 
Vocal Literature Session
Lunch and Listening
Class rotation: Vocal Phrasing and Lyric content, Get in the Pocket, Vocal Improvisation
7:00 pm: Evening Vocal Jam at the Jazz Cave, NJW. Each student can bring a tune!

Saturday, August 13

Jazz Listening: Experiencing Old and New Voices
Playing with Vocal Sounds 
Small Group Vocal Literature Work
Lunch and Listening
Class rotation: Performance and Stage Presence, Vocal Improvisation, Stylistic ideas for Songs and Arrangements
Break for dinner – everyone on their own
7:30 pm: Singin’ for NJW Concert (A fundraiser featuring NJW’s vocal faculty and special guests)

Sunday, August 14

Soul Song Work and Meditation for Singers 
Putting it all together: final performance work
Individual coaching sessions 
Lunch and Listening
Get in the Pocket 
Dress rehearsal
Green Room break
4:00 – 6:00 pm: The Participant Concert at the Jazz Cave, NJW.

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