This very popular master class and performance opportunity is just around the corner. No matter if you are just starting out or a seasoned performer there is always so much to learn and enjoy.
The Nancy Kelly Vocal Jazz Jam gives singers a chance to receive professional one-on-one coaching , tune up their performance credentials and resume, and perform with a live band in public performance. Here’s how it works:
On Saturday, Nancy Kelly, an internationally known jazz vocalist, will work with participants in a friendly, supportive master-class environment, with professional piano accompaniment. Participants are coached on all elements of song delivery, such as posture, tone, key placement, deportment, and interaction with the audience. School-age participants are usually recommended by their vocal/choral director but the event is open to anyone, including college-age or adults. Vocalists are encouraged to prepare songs from the “Great American Songbook”. For students, the New York State School Music Association (nyssma.org) has a recommended list of songs.
On Sunday, participants are invited to return to perform for friends and family and the public in an elegant “Stars of Tomorrow Cabaret” accompanied by the CNY Jazz Trio. The cabaret includes bar service and finger foods, and Nancy Kelly closes out the show with the CNY Jazz Trio!
WHERE, WHEN & HOW MUCH
There are two sessions!
Vocal Jazz Jam
THE SPRING 2022 EDITION OF NANCY KELLY’S VOCAL JAZZ JAM AND STARS OF TOMORROW IS COMING UP APRIL 23 & 24!
The Nancy Kelly Vocal Jazz Jams and Stars of Tomorrow Cabarets give aspiring singers a chance to receive professional one-on-one coaching , tune up their performance credentials and resume, and perform with a live band in public performance.
REGISTRATION IS LIMITED AND ON A FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVED BASIS
Our facility has been upgraded to MERV 13 air handling compliance. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED OR SHOW PROOF OF A NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST TAKEN WITHIN 72 HOURS OF THE EVENT. Masks must be worn by all except when actually performing. An attendance log will be compiled. Sanitizer will be available. The entire public area of the facility will be sanitized after each day of this program.
STUDENTS MUST FIRST REGISTER AND PAY IN ADVANCE AT WWW.CNYJAZZ.ORG/TICKETS/ THEN CONTACT NANCY AT NKELLYJAZZ@GMAIL.COM
"Musicians, whether we're successful, playing to thousands of people every night, or not so successful, playing in bars or small clubs, or not successful at all, just playing alone in your apartment to the cat, we are doing something that can heal souls, that can mend us when our spirits are broken. Whether you make a million dollars or not one cent, music and silence are priceless gifts, may you always possess them. May they always possess you"
May 15, 1994
Berklee Commencement Address