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Jazz Vocal Workshop with US recording artist Vivian Sessoms (NY)
Saturday 06 October 1.00pm
“Entertaining people only scratches the surface of what Music is really about. It can express or convey a multitude of things, in as many different ways, depending on the individual artist. But at its heart it is also a way to tell a story. Each of us has a very unique story to tell.. But we don’t all have a platform with which to tell it. I think this is why the whole world is inexplicably drawn to Music. Music inspires people, it heals, it provokes, it is one of the great equalizers. It can move people in the most incredible ways. Music speaks FOR all of us, just as it speaks TO all of us.” – Vivian
Over the course of her career, Sessoms has recorded with Michael Jackson, Cher, and Rob Thomas; performed live with Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Joe Cocker, Pink, and P. Diddy to name a few; and graced the stages of landmark venues in over 60 different countries across the globe, including Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. She’s recorded jingles for Adidas, Burger King, Calvin Klein, Coca Cola, and Hershey’s; written for film & television, and made appearances on several international and national television shows such as The Tonight Show, The Today Show, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Ellen DeGeneres, The View, and Numerous others. Not only is she a seasoned performer, she can deliver a song in English, Russian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French and Japanese.
-A jazz vocal clinic, with an emphasis on jazz performance, stage command, working with a band, vocal technique, & styling.
-A discussion of experiences within the music industry.
-Performances throughout the clinic (staff musician(s) to accompany)
-An interactive vocal session involving the students with musicians followed by a Q&A session.
*All performance levels are welcome
“One of the most memorable things my mother ever said to me was “Music can change the world, or at least that’s what we believed when I was a kid.” I’m trying to live by those words”