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Week 13 – DeMieroJazzFest: 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.

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Week 12 – DeMieroJazzFest: 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!

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Week 11 – DeMieroJazzFest: 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.

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Week 10 – DeMieroJazzFest: 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”.

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Week 9 – DeMieroJazzFest: 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!

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Week 8 – 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!)

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Week 7 – DeMieroJazzFest: 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!)

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Week 6 – 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!

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Week 5 – 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!

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Week 4 – 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!

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Week 3 – 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!

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Week 2 – 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!

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Week 1 – 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!

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