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Jazz Trilogy: Songs of Gregory Porter, Jamison Ross, and Esperanza Spalding – Jazzschool-Online 9 Week Class

April 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursdays 2:30 – 4:00 pm 4/8 – 6/3 (9 weeks)
Please Note: All Listed Classes and Workshops are Pacific Time. This course will be conducted live via video conferencing. A computer or other device with a webcam and microphone and a reliable internet connection is required. Log-in information will be sent to students before the first class meeting!

The future of jazz singing is happening right here, right now! Gregory Porter, Jamison Ross, and Esperanza Spalding are leading the way in the genre’s fresh new wave of creators through song. We’ll use accompaniment tracks to learn songs by these 3 masters. You’ll sing them in your keys and you’ll also learn vocal basics, key selection, melodic phrasing, improvisation, harmonizing, and preparation for a final in-class, virtual performance. If centerstage as a soloist isn’t your thing, you can develop your background singing chops. Cool grooves and more. It’s only the beginning!

Instructor: Clif Payne

Evershift recording artist, international concert vocalist, and vocal coach, Clif studied jazz with legendary educator David Baker at Indiana University and Speech Level Singing vocal technique with Chip Hand and Rober Burnley in LA.  Recording projects include a collaboration with former Kurt Elling music director Laurence Hobgood. His debut solo album—“Welcome To My World”–was released In 2016. Discovered by Bobby McFerrin, Clif has performed or recorded with Freda Payne, Bobby McFerrin, Bill Champlain, Lenny Williams, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Norman Connors, Harvey Mason and has opened in concert for Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, and Dionne Warwick. Clif has shared the stage with Dianne Reeves, The Commodores, Lionel Richie, Lakeside, and Shelia E. clifpayne.org


April 8
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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