Jazz Masterclass - Voice as an instrument
19.8. - 25.8.2019
Masterclass for musicians and music lovers with a vocalist ASTRID KULJANIĆ and pianist BEN ROSENBLUM with a focus on Jazz and Improvisation in the heart of the island Cres.
Everyone who enjoys music can enjoys creating music with their voice. , Vocalist and composer Astrid Kuljanic will conduct an interactive masterclass with focus on jazz and musical creativity using voice (singing and extended vocal techniques).
All levels are welcome, from beginners to advanced singers. The workshop will cover vocal techniques, rhythm, melody, harmony, expression, and improvisation. Using popular songs, students will learn the basics of arranging and improvisation starting form a base upon which new musical ideas can be realised. Apart from the group work, every student will work individually with Astrid and the accompanying musician on selected songs.
Program and themes of the masterclass:
1. Techniques and Structure
- Tone production, breathing and resonance, vocal exploration
- Rhythm, melody, harmony, arranging
- Pitch and blend of multiple voices within a group
- Improvising based on popular songs
- Free improvisation
3. Interaction with accompanying musicians
- Piano / guitar accompaniment
- Communicating ideas and arrangements to the accompanying musicians
4. Jazz - individual and group work on jazz standards
5. Stage – final student performance
Participants will spend a week in a picturesque village Beli, on the island Cres.
The Masterclass is intended for adults (anyone interested no matter their previous singing experience).
Pension Tramontana will take care of the full board and all the needs of the participants.
The final concert will take place in the restaurant area of Pansion Tramontana and be part of the "Crescendo music festival" event that has been traditionally held for many years at the most beautiful locations of the island Cres organised by Astrid Kuljanić.
Constructive criticism and professional praise for good work will never cease, and if you need a break from your everyday life and need some inspiration and calm we are right there for you.
On the island Cres, a small but charming place called Beli is waiting for you. The sens of time is different - you can relax, jump from the cliffs, lie on the beautiful beaches, swim, canoe, dive, collect medicinal herbs, listen to insects and sheep - just relax and enjoy the music.
You want the sea …
10 minutes walk from the accommodation facilities, in complete privacy and adapted to all weather conditions is a terrace overlooking the sea and this is where the music workshop will take place.
In the mornings you will work on the technique and with the piano.
Time after lunch is free and you can use it for swimming, vacation, nature outings.
After dinner there is a gathering and singing accompanied by a piano (jam session).