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“Jazz Ain’t Nothin’ But Soul” • Class Performance

Wednesday • December 14, 2022   |   8:00 pm

Free – $20.00
While this event is open to the public, you must pre-register in order to gain access in person. No walk-ups will be allowed at Longy for performances.

The definition of a “jazz singer” has profoundly expanded since the days of the Great American Song book commanding the bulk of the repertoire. Style, genre, and repertoire have synthesized with or blurred the lines between broad swaths of various traditions. There is now space for just as much global folk, R&B, rock, classical, and other current style influences as there is for jazz vocal traditions in the creative choices of contemporary singers. Improvisation approaches too, having been built upon the scat singing roots of jazz, have expanded in a myriad of ways for singers. This course explores the many facets of the modern “jazz singer,” including diversifying repertoire, new ways to explore vocal improvisation, creative arrangement approaches, and style synthesis.



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Wednesday • December 14, 2022
8:00 pm
Free – $20.00
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Thanks to our partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and their “Card to Culture” program, Longy School of Music of Bard College can offer free tickets to many of our diverse and innovative performance offerings. See the full list of participating “Card to Culture” organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.