I have compiled the most important jazz vocabulary for you and explain how to use it in practice.
This will make you comfortable with jazz terminology and give you confidence.
Do you know this? You practice with playbacks and there’s no real intro and the song just stops at some point.
And yet the beginning and the ending are especially important when you present a song.
Check out our video, we’ll introduce you to several ways to get your song off to a great start.
Are you looking for competent vocal coaches who inspire and motivate you?
High-class musicians who will accompany you, with good vibes and patience?
You’d like to learn in a pleasant atmosphere in small groups?
Then come and join our courses! You’re going to meet excellent professionals with lots of experience and empathy. They will encourage, challenge and inspire you. And all that with heart and soul and fun.
This will take your singing, interpretation and performance to a whole new level.
And you will meet people who not only share your passion, but also your jitters and insecurities. They’ll support you and celebrate your progress. This makes every workshop an unforgetable experience.
My name is Andrea Vernier and my heart has belonged to jazz singing for over 30 years.
I worked as a physical therapist for many years, but never lost sight of my dream: my own jazz singing school .
I have worked with top-notch vocal teachers, had experience in countless workshops, and have hosted a great many myself since 2015. If you want to improve your expression in jazz, I know what you need.
I have experienced how people grow when they master challenges. The happiness they then experience has a very special magic. This realization has been so impressive for me that I would like to make it possible for many more people.
These photos were taken in 2010, on an evening that was a very special one for me: Me on stage at the Berlin jazz club “Kunstfabrik Schlot” at the release concert of my first CD!
...thing I've done for a long time! Competent vocal coaches and an accomplished band always supporting the singers, backed by the very best sound technology, the icing on the cake. In addition, enjoyable new contacts with like-minded people, who are united by the love of jazz music.
I learned a lot about singing technique, timing, intonation, playing with a band, microphone technique and, and, and ... I will draw on this for a long time ... 🙂
Having my boundaries opened
and my fears of failure overcome was one of the best experiences of my life!!!!
One thing is clear, I couldn't have done it without you wonderful people. This one week changed my life in many ways. Thank you, we'll be together again, no question.
Still my cells, my soul, my heart resonate. For the whole package I am grateful to you from the bottom of my heart - I never dreamed of such complete enjoyment - certainly not as a beginner. Thanks to the two great instructors, thanks to the wonderful band who supported me so lovingly and last but not least Marcus, the brilliant sound engineer!
I will be back 🙂
How should I describe THIS?
Even after a week at home I can't find the right words for what you have given me with the workshop. The delicious food, the wonderful classes, the spontaneous understanding and acceptance, the music-making with the great band every night, the balmy nights, so many stars and the people who prepared it all for us with so much dedication. See you next year, my dears!
Inspiration - pure and intense!
A week for the soul, so deep, inspiring and intense with loving care on all levels has exceeded all my expectations. To get to know the most diverse interesting people, to open my senses, to feel music in the finest nerve endings, and that for a week ... it was really indescribable. Andrea and Chris, this has been really special here, thank you so much for everything - I am still floating ... Very best regards to all
Others may need a vacation, therapy, singing lessons, a break from fast food, and have to decide - I'll book a week of "Hellazz" and I'll get all odf these for the price of one. Yeah! (Actually, the costs should be covered by health insurance, since jazz in Hellazz is equally balm for the voice, body and soul).
I'll stay with it, more of this soon please!
As an enthusiastic choir singer, I became more and more interested in solo singing as well; singing jazz was my dream.
But just as great was my fear of embarrassment.....
The basic course helped me progress and was great fun. Great professional and didactically very good vocal coach, best sound system, perfect organization, nice fellow singers and nice atmosphere.
In the end I could hardly believe what I could do with my voice, my song was solid and fit me, the whole thing was "Almost like being in love".
Do you feel like sun, sea and an exciting, creative journey with your voice? Our workshops in southern Pelion – one of the most pristine and green regions of Greece – perfectly combine passion and vacation.
You will discover different facets of vocal jazz and receive the starter kit with the important basics to help you dive into the world of jazz singing.
Swinging phrasing is an art and needs a lot of practice. In this class you will learn to really feel the swing in your body.
In the world of South American rhythms – soft latin voices sound dreamy with the lightness of a summer wind. How can you bring this lightness and melancholy into your voice?
In a master class, all participants listen as the instructor coaches one student at a time. He or she will help you use the appropriate stylistic devices for your interpretation and to find, or improve, your own style.
Here we go! A one… a two…
It is important that you become more and more confident on stage and in communicating with your instrumentalists. In doing so, you continue to develop your interpretation of your song.
Explore and expand your improvisational skills in a hands-on way. You’ll get a glimpse of how you do that in the different song forms and styles in jazz.
Amy Winehouse or Jamie Cullum have shown us how it’s done: they have set old jazz standards to music in a pop-like way or on the other hand made pop songs jazzy. You will learn how to set goals and realize them. And which skills you need to do so.
Greatly helpful to work on songs. You’ll be able to explore different styles, tempos, and keys. You’ll gain confidence in chord progression and keeping the form of the song. Learn how to use all the possibilities of this app in our course.
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Danke, dass du mir deine E-Mail Anschrift schenkst. Dafür bekommst du das Jazz-Glossar und ab und zu Neuigkeiten zu Sing-Jazz, die dich interessieren könnten. Du kannst dich jederzeit durch einen Abmeldelink aus der Liste wieder austragen.
Keine Sorge, falls du dich auch für das Video eintragen möchtest. Du bekommst meine Infos nicht doppelt.