For a practical approach to voice improvisation “In and Out”

New ways to approach the improvisation with harmonic sequences.
Famous tunes from jazz tradition: Blues, Autumn Leaves, There Will Never Be Another You, It Could Happen to You

Exploring and developing your own solo vocabulary, through free improvisations and exercises, working on both Jay Clayton’s original compositions and Vocal Summit repertoire.

Tuesday May 30th, 18:30-20:30 in Via Cimarra, 19b
Cost: €15 for Saint Louis students; € 20 for external students;
Formative credits: 1/2 ECTS

The seminar includes both, group exercises as well as individual performances. Jay Clayton will share her own singing technique and personal approach to free improvisations as well as some innovative ideas for improvising on harmonic sequences.
Jay is a pioneer in teaching the vocal improvisation. For 20 years she has been a director of Vocal department in Cornish College of the Arts and currently works in New York, as a professor at the Jazz faculty in Peabody Institute of Baltimore.

Jay Clayton

Jay Clayton is an internationally known vocalist, composer and educator whose working range extends from jazz to experimental music. With over 40 recordings made through her carrier, she’s been collaborating with famous musicians like Muhal Richard Abrams, Steve Reich, Kirk Nurock, Julian Priester, Jerry Granelli, Jane Ira Bloom, Gary Bartz, Jack Wilkins, George Cables, Fred Hersch, Gary Thomas, the tip tap dancer Brenda Bufalino and singers such as Jeanne Lee, Norma Winstone, Urszula Dudziak and Bobby McFerrin.

She taught and gave workshops all around the world. Her book “Sing your story: A Practical Guide for Learning and Teaching the Art of Jazz Singing,” was published by Advance Music in 2001.