Vocal Workshop with Diane Witherspoon
Sunday February 9, 2014
Noon to 3pm
The Jazz School
2087 Addison St,Berkeley, CA, 94704
Day of Workshop: $65
Whether you work in your hometown or in faraway places,
a singer must have a diverse repertoire, know how to put
together a show, know what to wear and how to create a
personal book of songs that will “translate” no matter what
country they’re in. Understanding the audience, using proper
microphone technique and leading the band are also key components
of being well prepared.
Students will hear a brief lecture and then
will have the opportunity to sing with an accompanist,
for critique and input from Diane Witherspoon. Please
ensure the song is memorized and bring three copies of the sheet music.
Based in Las Vegas, singer Diane Witherspoon has recorded
extensively since 1988. She has performed throughout the world
with jazz greats including Cedar Walton, Bobby Hutcherson, Eddie
Henderson, Kirk Lightsey, Frank Morgan, Eric Alexander, Red Holloway,
John Clayton, Calvin Keys, John Heard, Roy McCurdy and many others.
YouTube clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRuX8YSbo9k
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