BBC Award winning jazz vocalist, IAN SHAW and the world famous Premises Recording and Rehearsal Studios are holding an exclusive FOUR DAY JAZZ VOCAL AND RECORDING WORKSHOP.
As well as being an internationally renowned vocal performer, Ian Shaw has, over the years, been constantly invited to lead masterclasses, talks and seminars including the London Jazz Festival, Berklee College Boston, Sage Gateshead and adjudicating the final performances at the Royal Academy to name just a few. His rapport, as a result of 30 years’ experience in a myriad of studio settings, workshops and mentor sessions with fellow singers, is unmatched. His aim in this workshop is to develop the potential of each student and get the very best performance from the singer, band and engineer, in the highly charged but enormously exciting recording session.
“Ian was so warm, encouraging and supportive throughout the 4 days, this was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.” Tina, June 2012 participant.
During the course we will embrace all the vital aspects and curves that lead to a confident, creative and assured performance level as well as offering the students a unique opportunity to record a fully mastered and produced track with a top piano trio in one of London’s leading recording studios.
“The band were great and really made my original compositions sound fantastic”. John, December 2011 participant.
The first three days will include the following: choosing material and performance identity; developing a sure technique that suits individual styles; basic ear training; stagecraft and nerves; breathing and support; exploring your vocal range; counting in and good band-leading skills; dynamics and microphone technique; applying Swing, Latin, Funk and Rock ‘feel’ to standard repertoire; rhythmic and harmonic improvisation; singing the blues; good storytelling and connecting with an audience; the difference between ‘live’ and studio singing; basic band arranging skills and liaising with the players.
On the final day you’ll have the unmissable opportunity to RECORD YOUR OWN TRACK IN STUDIO A WITH A FANTASTIC TRIO OF MUSICIANS: Geoff Gascoyne – bass (Jamie Cullen/Georgie Fame/Van Morrison), Dave Ohm – drums (Gregory Porter/Claire Martin) and Barry Green – piano (Natalie Williams/Anita Wardell) with Ian Shaw producing (production credits include Charlotte Church, Marcella Detroit).
“I didn’t want the course or the day in the recording studio to end! I loved it so much!” Natalie, June 2012 participant.
” Absolutely fantastic…. the incomparable Ian Shaw” Jamie Cullum.
Dates are Friday 7th June – Monday 10th June 2013
Cost is only £450
Places are limited to 10 and booking now.
Call Julia Craik on 020 7729 7593 to reserve a place or email email@example.com