Workshops

JAY CLAYTON
Vocal Jazz Workshop

A PRACTICE Approach to Vocal Improvisation In and Out

“IN”
New ways to approach improvising over chord changes.
Sample tunes: Blues, Autumn Leaves, There Will Never Be Another You
It Could Happen to You

“OUT”
Exploring and developing your personal soloing vocabulary through free improv, exercises, and working with Jay’s original free compositions as well as the Vocal Summit repertoire.

Vocal innovator Jay Clayton shares her practice techniques and approach to free improvisation as well as fresh ideas for improvising over chord changes. Jay is one of the pioneering teachers of improvised vocal music, she served as the director of the vocal department at Cornish College of the Arts for 20 years and is currently based in New York and is on the jazz faculty at Peabody Institute in Baltimore. This workshop includes group exercises as well as opportunities to perform individually. Come ready to sing!