Sunday, July 26, 2020 – Free live stream workshop
Jazz Booster: From Page to Performance
1 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time
Join us for a FREE live stream workshop called “Jazz Booster: From Page to Performance”. We’ll be live on the Ukulele For Jazz Singers YouTube channel.
Although we’ll be using the ukulele as our comping instrument, anyone interested in the step-by-step process of arranging a jazz standard from scratch for voice and instrument is welcome.
1 PM – 2:30 PM: I will teach you my approach to the song “Caravan” by the great Duke Ellington. It’s a hypnotic, propelling song that shifts between latin and swing grooves. We’ll learn to choose chord voicings that complement our voice. Then we’ll focus heavily on getting into the groove when comping on uke, with a guest lesson by jazz bassist and bandleader Adrian Cho. We’ll also start improvising vocally over this tune.
2:30 PM – 3 PM: We welcome special guests, ukulele virtuosos Sarah Maisel and Craig Chee! They’ll share their tips for memorizing and performing songs, and we’ll use the live chat for Q&A.
3 PM – 3:30 PM: Adrian and I will wrap up with a live jazz concert and jazz jam/singalong. Charts & lyrics provided in the workshop booklet.
WORKSHOP PACKAGE: with booklet and backing tracks, can be purchased HERE for a small donation of $6.50 CAD (~$5 USD).
WATCH SATURDAY JAZZ CONCERTS
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.