CANCELLED--Yeager/Despommier/Johnson Workshop & House Concert

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Private Residence, Berkeley

Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist/composer and Berklee College of Music Professor Aubrey Johnson joins saxophonist/composer Randal Despommier and pianist/composer Jason Yeager in a workshop exploring the role(s) of the voice in a contemporary jazz music setting. Johnson's agile vocals and multi-hued phrasing contribute a range of colors, textures, and moods to the group's repertoire, which ranges from standards, modern jazz, classical, folk and beyond. Jazz vocal techniques including phrasing, interpretation  and improvisation will be explored, as well as accompaniment and group interplay. Vocalists in attendance are invited to perform a piece with the band and receive coaching. Catch these NY-based artists on their west coast tour in an intimate setting. Exact location will be revealed upon ticket purchase.