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Nancy Kelly Vocal Jazz Jam Master Class
Saturday, October 21st, 2017
This very popular master class and performance opportunity is just around the corner. No matter if you are just starting out or a seasoned performer there is always so much to learn and enjoy. The Nancy Kelly Vocal Jazz Jam gives singers a chance to receive professional one-on-one coaching , tune up their performance credentials and resume, and perform with a live band in public performance. Here’s how it works: On Saturday, Nancy Kelly, internationally known jazz vocalist, will work with participants in a friendly, supportive master-class environment, with professional piano accompaniment. Participants are coached on all elements of song delivery, such as posture, tone, key placement, deportment, and interaction with the audience. School-age participants are usually recommended by their vocal/choral director but the event is open to anyone, including college-age or adults. Vocalists are encouraged to prepare songs from the “Great American Songbook”. For students, the New York State School Music Association (nyssma.org) has a recommended list of songs. On Sunday, participants are invited to return to perform for friends and family and the public in an elegant “Stars of Tomorrow Cabaret” accompanied by the CNY Jazz Trio. The cabaret includes bar service and finger foods, an