Litchfield Jazz Festival & Jazz Camp

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Singers! Vocal Jazz at the Litchfield Jazz Camp

Attention Jazz Vocalists

  • Do you want to work with Professional Jazz Singers and get great inside tips from a group of the finest Jazz Instrumentalists working today?
  • Do you want to work with and lead jazz combos under World-Renowned Jazz music educators?
  • Do you want to have multiple opportunities to perform in front of a supportive audience at the Litchfield Jazz Camp and World-Renowned Litchfield Jazz Festival?
  • Do you want to learn on small prep school campus in Connecticut this summer?

If this Appeals, Litchfield Jazz Camp is the place to be!

New in 2014! weeks 4 and 5 are now vocal intensive weeks. All interested vocal students are encouraged to register for these weeks.

Professional Jazz Singer Nicole Zuraitis will be in residence for the 2014 Litchfield Jazz Camp. World-Renowned Instrumentalists include Don Braden, Matt Wilson, and Onaje Allan-Gumbs to name a few. See the complete teaching artist line-up.

If you are looking for a challenge, you've found it!

What Vocal Students are saying:

"It was amazing how much I learned -- how I could develop into a better musician in such a short time. As a vocalist, you can't find that kind of strictly jazz training anywhere."
-- Allegra Levy, Vocalist, West Hartford, CT

"...things came out of me I didn't know I was capable of."
-- Karin Slomp, Vocalist, Groningen, The Netherlands


Sample daily vocal schedule:

9:00 AM: Vocal Warmups

9:30 AM: Varies. Courses can include:
-Technique
-Singing scales/arpeggios and modes
-Harmonic analysis of jazz standards (i.e. singing bass lines, roots, leading tones)
-Song analysis/lyric analysis
-Sight singing

10:40 AM: Theory

1:00 PM: Working with a Trio
-Students will work with a professional combo where they will focus on performance techniques, workshopping songs for final performance. Each student will have a chance to perform with the trio utilizing skills learned in master class and morning classes
-The Blues:scat singing, learning blues heads

3:15 PM: Master class - varies
-How to lead a band
-Chart writing
-Piano for vocalists (introducing major,minor,diminished,augmented chords in each key)
-Songwriting
-Vocal choir
-Listening lab

Vocalists performing and rehearsing at LJC. (Left by Steven Sussman; Right by Antonio Monteiro)
Singers! Vocal Jazz at the Litchfield Jazz Camp.  Photo by Matt Lincoln.