The Art of Paraphrasing Workshop and Concert
Thursday, April 4th, 2019. Location: 120 Diner, 120 Church Street, Toronto
Open to all who are interested in the art of vocal jazz. No experience necessary. Observers welcome! Any needed materials will be supplied.
WORKSHOP: A SIMPLE APPROACH TO THE JAZZ VOCAL ART OF PARAPHRASING 6:00pm-7:00pm
PARAPHRASING IN ACTION 7:00pm-8:00pm Concert: “The Rita di Ghent & Reg Schwager Duo”
Total cost for workshop and concert: $30 Concert only: $10
Registration for workshop is required. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Details: The most important art in jazz singing is the ability to paraphrase (alter the melody and rhythms of a composed jazz standard). Many of the great jazz vocalists attribute their fame to their paraphrasing finesse and not to scat singing. Billie Holiday, Blossom Dearie, Nancy Wilson, Carmen McRae, Connee Boswell never or almost never scatted. Yet, 100% of jazz vocalists paraphrase. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn simple, very practical rules that you can practice to develop your ability to paraphrase and personalize your delivery of jazz standards. I'm so looking forward to seeing you there.
Instructor: Rita di Ghent BFA, MA www.ritadighent.com