“Sing Your Story” – A practical guide for learning and teaching the art of jazz singing.
This book received a rave review in Downbeat Magazine. You can find the review at Jay’s website.
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Be sure to check out Jay’s Practice CDs. 🙂
|Jay has taught vocal jazz at New York City College, the Banff Center in Canada, the Bud Shank Workshop in Port Townsend, Washington, the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado and in music schools in Cologne, Berlin and Munich, Germany, and in Graz, Austria.|
Francis Davis – Downbeat “Clayton is an important singer…. one who proposed dramatic changes in vocal styles and rules…. her musicianship is impeccable.”
Sheila Jordan “Thanks to this book, we can finally eliminate some of the fears we as singers face. The answers are here.”
Herb Wong, Downbeat Magazine “This book really hits a target and fills a niche.”
Kathleen Willison, Jazz Changes If only there were more books like this! … a fantastic guide for those learning and/or teaching jazz singing.”
Teaching credits include New York’s City College, the Bud Shank Workshop in Port Townsend, Wa., Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado, and currently co-teaches a summer workshop with Sheila Jordan at Banff Centre in Canada. She is a rotating guest professor at Musica Hochschule in Graz, Austria and for eighteen years was on the jazz faculty of Cornish College for the Arts in Seattle, Washington.
Table of Contents for Sing Your Story.
CAN JAZZ SINGING BE TAUGHT?
Chapter I SINGING THE JAZZ STANDARDS
Chapter II PERFORMANCE
Chapter lll IMPROVISATION
Chapter IV PRACTICE TIME
Chapter V THE BUSINESS OF Music
“Sing Your Story” includes a CD with the following example tracks to illustrate subjects discussed in the book, featuring Randy Halberstadt – piano * Many thanks to the singers from the Jazz Department of the University of Music and the Dramatic Arts in Graz, Austria.