THE WORKSHOP: “Trust your ears”
Phrasing like a jazz musician (includes improvisation for the faint of heart :) and “Jazz Singer feedback” Clinic.
FROM GRETA: Dear singers, let’s work on your jazz chops! Whether you’re interested in how to scat like a pro, or MORE LIKELY, interested in being able to simply stylize a tune with a bit of melodic or rhythmic variation, I have a unique approach that I want to share with you! In this clinic at Cathy’s studio, I will spend the first 30 minutes working with you all as a group using my own special, fool-proof method get you more comfortable with general improvisation…which will get you more comfortable discovering new phrasing ideas for simply singing your songs. After that we will be joined by the fantastic pianist Tamir Hendelman and I want to hear YOU sing a song of your choosing. Let me give you my feedback, critique and constructive suggestions on any subject YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT!
About Greta: In the Pacific Northwest, where she built her career, Greta Matassa wins wide acclaim; 7 times, the readers of Earshot, the Seattle jazz magazine, have voted her the jazz vocalist of the Year.
She was inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame in 2014. Jim Wilke, the Seattle jazz maven and host of the syndicated "Jazz After Hours" radio program, praises her versatility. “ he has a fearlessness in approaching material,” Wilke says, "that makes her like an instrumentalist in a jam session.”
The warm, exciting, great singer and teacher from Seattle, GRETA MATASSA, will come to Los Angeles on Saturday November 23rd, for a vocal workshop during the day, and a very special concert at night!