a program of Living Jazz  livingjazz.org

Vocal IntensiveVocal Intensive

With Greta Matassa

The Vocal Intensive is an opportunity for 10 advanced singers to work with a professional jazz artist in a highly concentrated setting. You'll be working on concept, finding your individuality, the mechanics of singing and communicating with a trio and much much more! This ½ day Intensive includes a professional rhythm section with a focus on individual singing. You must commit to the full ½ day Intensive. No partial attendance.

Vocalists may rejoin our regular classes in the afternoon.

Master Class with Greta Matassa
10:15-12:30: Class joined by professional piano, bass & drums

About the Audition

Because of the high volume of applicants, you will be singing just ½ chorus of a song of your choice. Please bring a chart (lead sheet) in your key for the audition. You will be accompanied by a pianist.

What we will be listening for:

Singing in tune, good "time", memorized lyrics, phrasing, concept & style, confidence, and what you bring to your music. You do NOT have to be able to read music to be in the Intensive.

Note: For those who are not accepted into the Vocal Intensive, our Vocal Intensive teacher will be teaching an afternoon class as well.

Please plan your schedule accordingly.

About Greta Matassa

"Matassa's performance was a marvel of virtuosity." —Los Angeles Times

Greta Matassa is one of the most talented singers working in jazz today. She has been voted "Northwest Vocalist of the Year" by Earshot Jazz seven times in 15 years! Greta has been a mainstay on Seattle's Jazz stages for many years and with her recent successful dates at New York's Dizzy's Club at Lincoln Center, tours of Russia, Singapore and Hawaii and Japan, Greta's sound is now reaching new audiences.

Greta has released seven CD's on the respected jazz label Origin Records and a DVD live concert with guitarist Mimi Fox. Her latest CD I Wanna be Loved Resonance Records was critically acclaimed. Greta is also a respected teacher.  She has been on faculty at Jazz Camp West, Drayton Harbor Jazz Festival and The Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival. She has a thriving private teaching practice and is releasing an instuctional e-book in 2014 and new CD is coming in 2015.



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