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Greta Matassa Jazz Singer Clinic

One of the most acclaimed jazz vocalists in the Seattle area, Greta Matassa has been honored as Earshot Magazine’s Northwest Vocalist of the Year for seven years. Known for her perfect pitch and her encyclopedic knowledge of songs, she is an electrifying performer, gliding effortlessly from Frank Sinatra to Billie Holiday. She is joined by Darin Clendenin (piano), Clipper Anderson (bass), and Mark Ivester (drums).

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 7:30 pm
Vashon Allied Arts
Greta Matassa is offering a 3- hour Clinic. Bring in a jazz standard, sing it for her and let her offer useful critique and hands on practical methods for improvement!

What’s covered?
Stylizing, Phrasing, Improvisation skills – Keep your repertoire fresh and inventive!
Find new ways of treating melody
Play with rhythmic phrasing – Learn to sing your songs in refreshingly new ways!
Rhythmic – learn to liberate the lyrics – Learn the importance of using a metronome!
Harmonic – sing over chords and hear potential new melodies
Interpretation resulting in a more beautiful freedom of phrasing!
Dynamic and Attack Demonstration – Create interest and that “indefinable something”
Make audiences really sit up and listen!
Scat- examples of scat will be covered upon request
Performance anxiety – stage fright, preparation and how to communicate with musicians.
Greta Matassa Jazz Singer Clinic
Saturday, October 17, 2015, 1:00-4:00 pm
Vashon Allied Arts
Tickets: $50 (limit 9 singers)