Local vocalists and instrumentalists of all ages have a rare chance to enhance their skills craft learn from a world-class vocalist and talented multi-instrumentalist: Carmen Lundy, the headline performer at the 2013 Isthmus Jazz Festival. But you must sign up this week.
Ms. Lundy teams with Madison’s Leotha and Tamera Stanley for her “All-Star Jazz & Gospel Festival Choir Workshop” for vocalists with some performance experience. Using Ms. Lundy’s arrangement of her composition “Better Days,” participants will learn to craft a jazz vocal sound by refining color, shape, groove, and mood. They will also learn techniques of gospel singing using one of Mr. Stanley’s compositions. Rehearsal is on June 13th (6:30-9:00 PM), with the workshop on June 20th (6:30-9:30 PM), and a culminating performance at the Festival on June 21st at 6:00 PM.
The second program, “Madison Forward Jazz Workshop and Showcase” on the afternoon of June 21st, adapts the Kennedy Center’s “Betty Carter Jazz Ahead” program for which Ms. Lundy serves as a clinician. In the first segment, each soloist, duo or trio will perform a Lundy composition using their own approach and arrangement and receives feedback from Ms. Lundy and her pianist, Anthony Wonsey. In the second segment, under guidance by Ms. Lundy and Mr. Wonsey, participants will work in various combinations, experimenting with style, mood, sound, arrangement ideas, color, and wherever else the spirit takes them.
Registration deadlines are this Thursday, 6/6/13, for the vocal workshop and Friday, 6/7/13, for “Madison Forward Jazz.” For registration information and applications, visit http://www.madisonmusiccollective.org or contact Laurie Lang, (608) 833-2200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both programs are a production of Madison Music Collective, with support from Dane Arts, the John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation, Janus Galleries, Ward-Brodt Music, MGE Foundation, and dozens of other friends and members of the Collective.