Saturday, February 19, 2021 – jazz arranging “Too Marvelous For Words” with Diane Nalini, Sarah Maisel & Craig Chee
In this FREE live stream workshop, Diane Nalini and Sarah Maisel will teach you different approaches to arranging the jazz standard “Too Marvelous For Words.” Then we’ll wrap things up with a mini concert using the wonderful platform Syncspace.Live. WORKSHOP MATERIALS are now available at the link above.
Saturday, November 6, 2021 – Etta James’s hit “At Last”
In this FREE live stream workshop, Diane Nalini takes you step-by-step through her voice & ukulele arrangement of the timeless Etta James hit, “At Last.” First we learn the chords to the original recording, and then she teaches various jazz chord substitutions that can be used to add variety. WORKSHOP MATERIALS are now available for purchase in two versions: a basic package with chord charts and jazz substitutions, and a comprehensive package which adds a series of in-depth guided listening exercises, bonus charts in a second key, as well as six backing tracks to play along with.
July 26, 2020 – “Caravan”
This FREE live stream workshop called “Jazz Booster: From Page to Performance” can be replayed at the link below. Diane Nalini walks you through the step-by-step process of arranging the jazz standard “Caravan” from scratch for voice and ukulele. We focus heavily on getting into the groove when comping on uke, with a guest lesson by jazz bassist and bandleader Adrian Cho. We also welcome special guests, ukulele virtuosos Sarah Maisel and Craig Chee to share their tips for memorizing and performing songs. Finally, Diane and Adrian wrap up with a live jazz concert and jazz jam/singalong. Charts & lyrics provided in the workshop booklet. Click on the individual video chapters to skip to specific sections.
WORKSHOP PACKAGE with booklet and backing tracks, can be purchased HERE for $6.50 CAD (~$5 USD).
SATURDAY JAZZ LIVESTREAM CONCERT SERIES
Every Saturday for 12 weeks during the COVID lockdown from April to June, my husband, bassist Adrian Cho, and I did a live stream jazz concert on my personal YouTube channel called “Saturday Jazz.” Many weeks we also featured a special guest musician for a ‘virtual collaboration’. We’ve taken a break in July and August, but in the meantime, you can re-watch any of the concerts there. And you can skip ahead to each song if you want by clicking on the playlist in the description.