Estill for Jazz Singers – Adelaide July 2019

August 24, 2019 -
Start: 10:00 a.m.   End: 17:30 p.m. Location: Dance Studio, Annesley College
Annesley College 28 Rose Terrace Wayville South Australia
Naomi Eyers

AUD $165.00

What does ‘vocal technique’ look like for jazz singers and how is it different from ‘singing the changes’?  What are the sounds we need in jazz and how doe we make them?  How do we make adjustments for the different parts of our range?  How do we change vocal tone and colour – or keep it the same?  Sustain the tone?  Dynamics?  What about vibrato: when do we  add it or remove it,  and how do we control it?  And then there is breath, where does that fit in?

Estill separates singing into 3 different disciplines: Craft – Artistry – Performance Magic. This intelligent approach allows the singer to discover and overcome their technical limitations so that they are free to express their artistry.

In this one day workshop we will explore the sounds and vocal qualities most useful for the jazz singer.  By analysing the vocal qualities and technique of both foundation and contemporary artists, and by using the Estill Voice model, we will discover what is the physical set up required for acoustic outcome – i.e. what do we need to do to make the sounds that we wish to make regardless of our starting point.

The day’s program will include:

  • What the Estill Voice Model is and how can it help you
  • What do Nancy, Carmen, Sarah, Ella, Kurt, Mark, Mel, Chet, Bobby, Gretchen, Esperanza do?  Analyse and discover – so you can too!
  • The most useful vocal qualities and permutations for the jazz singer – in song and improvisation
  • Vibrato – it’s place in singing jazz: how to and how not to, when to and how much
  • Negotiating ‘the break’
  • Breathy tone – when to and when not to…and what to do to get what you want
  • Extending the range – using all you got!
  • Vocal issues, stamina & health – getting through the gig and still fresh
  • Warm ups, cool downs
  • Troubleshooting – solutions to common problems
  • Masterclass at the end of the day to put into practise the concepts explored

Suitable for anyone with an interest jazz singing: singing students & professionals, – for those new to, as well and those with experience of the Estill Model, for teachers & performers.

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Event Details

Start date: August 24, 2019

Start time: 10:00

End time: 17:30

Venue: Dance Studio, Annesley College

Coordinates: 34°56'32.0"S 138°35'50.1"E

Directions: Annesley College 28 Rose Terrace Wayville South Australia

Phone: +61 421 428 584

Email: ua.mo1563323530c.eci1563323530ovlai1563323530tness1563323530e@sei1563323530riuqn1563323530e1563323530


Instructor: Naomi Eyers