1st International Jazz Voice Conference
I am so excited to be chosen to perform at the 1st International jazz Voice conference in Helsinki in October.
My lecture concert will tell the story of the Art of Vocalese and my personal discovery of the art form. Vocalese is taking an instrumental solo and putting words to it. Great exponents of the Art are King Pleasure, Jon Hendricks and Kurt Elling to name a few.
Jazz Singing School is a new website I have been working on with my long time Aussie pal Anita Wardell.
We have joined together to build an educational website. It’s for anyone who is interested in singing jazz from beginners to advanced level singers.
Anita and Trudy are currently organising a Xmas Jazz Voice Boot Camp to celebrate the launch of the site, details will be available soon.
A new CD
Early in the year I was in Derek Nash’s Clowns Pocket Studio recording a new CD. It will be my 12th release and features fabulous musicians Andrea Vicari (piano), Martin Hathaway (saxe/flute/clarinet) and Geoff Gascoyne (bass).
The album has more of a chamber-like quality to it, there are six original compositions as well as some interesting takes on other repertoire. Final touches are being made to the album and I hope to have the album out by the end of the year.
Jazz for Juniors at Christmas
Some of you may remember my kids CD, Jazz for Juniors which was released a few years ago. We are currently working on Christmas Jazz for Juniors which features loads of well known Christmas songs and a children’s choir.
1st International Jazz Voice Conference, 17-19th October.
The Old Town Hall
I’ll be performing with Andrea Vicari (piano), Geoff Gascoyne (bass(, Clark Tracey (drums). (£12)
I’ll be performing with Derek Nash (saxes), Richard Busiakewic (piano), Alec Dankworth (bass). (Free)
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