DeMiero Jazz Fest 2023 – Lori Lynn Meader – Nia
Part 1 of our series on Body, Breath, and Sound. Join Lori Lynn Meader as she guides us through the Body element of performing.
Combining dance, martial arts and mindfulness, Nia invites your body, mind and soul to come out and play. Discover, explore, unleash, and enhance your potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging your senses and listening to your body. Each workout leaves you feeling physically energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced.
Nia cardio-workouts combine simple moves to get you feeling great – body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Nia is non-impact, intended to be practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Classic Nia is considered “the form” of Nia.
Where there is form, there is freedom. Nia FreeDance is just that, “the freedom” of Nia. Let go, move and see what happens! Both form and freedom are necessary to the creative and transformational process. Together, they balance the flow of energy and provide the opportunity to discover the sacred fullness of your entire being.
FreeDance asks you to listen to your body and soul and move from a place that will surprise you each and every time. There is no right or wrong here. Be spontaneous, creative, radical and adventurous. Expand beyond your comfort zone. Without following the teacher, you are invited into your own experience. Just you, the music and your movement, create magic you never imagined possible.
About Lori Lynn Meader:
Lori Lynn Meader is a psychotherapist in private practice in NYC (currently on Zoom as well) working with individuals, couples and groups. Specializations include (but are not limited to) anxiety, depression, grief, loss, trauma, and eating disorders. Other areas of focus: career transitions, questions of gender/sexuality, the life of an artist, relationship issues. I began this journey as a psychotherapist over 25 years ago. At that same time, I found and fell in love with Nia. Being a therapist and a Nia teacher, I offer the space for you to learn more about yourself and what might be in the way of you living your best life. Meeting you where you are, honoring your individual path and supporting you in finding more of your authentic YOU-ness is a unique privilege. With a background in voice, dance and theatre, I enjoyed a professional performing career in the U.S. and abroad, spanning more than two decades. Combining my passions, I am able to offer an integrated approach to healing.
As a Nia Black Belt Instructor, I offer weekly (Zoom) Nia classes and monthly FreeDance Experiences. With a deep desire for community, I have cultivated a thriving online community that crosses state lines and oceans. Moving The Body’s Way…Your Body’s Way, offers a natural way to stay fit, and it is what keeps us coming back for more…because it’s FUN! Nia is designed to help you approach everything in life with purpose, self-confidence, vitality and joy. The aim is to make movement more conscious, to release blocked energy, and to help you feel more at home in your body. You are guided by the pleasure principle, “if it feels good, do it.”
I have presented numerous workshops/playshops and have written articles for professional and consumer publications. Co-founder and co-creator of Dwell In Possibilities Retreats for Women, this year we celebrate 10 years of Retreats. In October of 2022, we bring our week-long Retreat to Tuscany. Please contact me if you would like information on this life-changing experience.
DeMiero Jazz Fest 2022: Carmen Bradford – Recording
Conclude The Journey of a Song with Carmen Bradford as she talks about recording.
DeMiero Jazz Fest 2022: Carmen Bradford – Performance
Continue The Journey of a Song with Carmen Bradford as she talks about what goes into a performance.
DeMiero Jazz Fest 2022: Darmon Meader – Improvisation, Part 2
Listen in for Part 2 with Darmon Meader as he continues our Journey of a Song series with Improvisation!
DeMiero Jazz Fest 2022: Darmon Meader – Improvisation, Part 1
Come hang with Darmon Meader as he continues our Journey of a Song series with Improvisation!
DeMiero Jazz Fest 2022: Peter Eldridge – The Art of Reinvention, Part 2
Join Peter Eldridge for Part 2 of The Art of Reinvention, where he will be going over ways to arrange and reinvent a song.
DeMiero Jazz Fest 2022: Peter Eldridge – The Art of Reinvention, Part 1
Join Peter Eldridge for Part 1 of The Art of Reinvention, where he will be talking about ways to arrange and reinvent a song.
DeMiero Jazz Fest 2022: Kim Nazarian – Learning and Rehearsing the Music: Part 2
Sit down with Kim Nazarian and friends for Part 2 as they work through the rehearsal process with the chart “Bli Blip”, a New York Voices arrangement of a Duke Ellington tune.
DeMiero Jazz Fest 2022: Kim Nazarian – Learning and Rehearsing the Music: Part 1
Sit down with Kim Nazarian as she guides us through learning a chart and the rehearsal process using a New York Voices arrangement of Duke Ellington’s “Bli Blip”.
DeMiero Jazz Festival 2022: Matt Falker – Selecting the Right Songs
Join us as vocalist, educator, and composer/arranger Matt Falker walks us through the art of selecting the right songs!
DeMiero Jazz Fest 2021, Virtual Mass Choir, “Just the Two of Us”
DeMiero Jazz Fest 2021
Virtual Mass Choir
“Just the Two of Us”
Composer: Bill Withers
Arranger: Amanda Taylor
DeMiero Jazz Fest 2021, Virtual Mass Choir, “Fly Away Birdie”
DeMiero Jazz Fest 2021
Virtual Mass Choir
“Fly Away Birdie”
Composer: Josh Nelson/Sara Gazarek
Arranger: Matt Falker
GRAMMY Award® nominated jazz vocalist and composer, Johnaye Kendrick, works with USC in our latest “In the Schools” series!
Join GRAMMY Award® nominated jazz vocalist and composer, Johnaye Kendrick as she works with one of our festival participant groups (USC), discussing race in education, music, artistry — as well as a guided mediation, grounding ourselves, and spirituality in music.
Join internationally acclaimed vocalist and local legend, Greta Matassa, as she shares vocal improvisation secrets!
Join internationally acclaimed vocalist and local legend, Greta Matassa, as she shares vocal improvisation secrets, jazz style, feel, and more!
Dr Trineice Robinson-Martin, Ed.D, EdM, MM on Vocal Styles in African American Folk Based Music
Join internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist, and vocal educator (of Princeton University) Dr Trineice Robinson, Ed.D, EdM, MM as she lectures on Vocal Styles in African American Folk Based Music.
Internationally Acclaimed Jazz Vocalist Leonard Patton, on Improv, Style, and the Road to Freedom
Join internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Leonard Patton, as he sheds his perspective on jazz improvisation, his approach to style, and what he calls “the road to freedom”.
GRAMMY Award® winning jazz vocalist and composer, Kurt Elling, joins our Artistic Director, Sara Gazarek, in our latest “Fireside Chat” series!
Join Artistic Director Sara Gazarek as she chats with GRAMMY Award® winning jazz vocalist and composer Kurt Elling in their fireside chat — as they discuss next the jazz genre, spirituality, connection to song, and more!
Amanda Taylor, GRAMMY® nominated arranger/composer, performer, and educator breaks down “Just the Two of Us” for our Virtual Mass Choir Participants
Join GRAMMY® nominated arranger/composer, performer, and educator Amnda Taylor and Artistic Director Sara Gazarek, as they break down Amanda’s arrangement of Bill Withers’ composition “Just the Two of Us” (highly recommended for all who will be performing this in the virtual mass choir performance!)
Matt Falker, arranger/composer, performer, and educator breaks down “Fly Away Birdie” for our Virtual Mass Choir Participants.
Join arranger/composer, performer, and educator Matt Falker, as he breaks down his arrangement of Sara Gazarek and Josh Nelsons arrangement “Fly Away Birdie” (highly recommended for all who will be performing this in the virtual mass choir performance!)
Fireside Chat: Cecile McLorin Salvant, multi-GRAMMY Award® winning jazz vocalist, composer, illustrator, and MacArthur Genius, speaks with our Artistic Director Sara Gazarek!
Join us as our Artistic Director speaks with vocalist/composer/artist extraordinaire, Cecile McLorin Salvant, about “being weird”, wide approaches to vocal improvisation, and more!
Masterclass: Erin Bentlage, GRAMMY® Nominated arrange for säje and Pomplamoose (and vocalist on Jacob Collier and Amber Navran’s latest albums!) breaks down JAZZ THEORY BASICS
Join us as world renowned vocalist, educator, and composer Erin Bentlage speaks about Jazz Theory Basics — in a fun and comprehensive way!
Fireside Chat: Christian Euman, world-renowned drummer for Jacob Collier, Kurt Elling, speaks with our Artistic Director Sara Gazarek
Join us as our Artistic Director speaks with drummer extraordinaire Christian Euman about what he learned from his time with Gold Company, Kurt Elling, and Jacob Collier — as well as the role of a versatile drummer and the rhythm section!
Masterclass: Aimee Nolte, World-renowned Artist, Educator, and Youtube Star talks Scatting Basics
Join us as artist, educator, and Youtube star Aimee Nolte discusses the basics of vocal improvisation, its history, where to begin, and where to go. Let’s take a trip with Aimee, and get our feet wet with this beautiful jazz tradition!
Masterclass: Award-Winning Educator Kirk Marcy Talks Fundamental Vocal Jazz Concepts
Join world-renowned educator and arranger, Kirk Marcy, as he discusses fundamental jazz vocal concepts, and more! Let’s hang with and learn from one of the greats!
Q+A: GRAMMY Nominated Jazz Vocalist/Artistic Director, Sara Gazarek
Join members of Soundstation as they ask our very own Artistic Director questions about music education, her artistic process in the time of covid, and general vocal jazz concepts!