Vocal Jazz Workshop
May 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$50.00
Vocal Jazz Workshop
Are you interested in jazz singing but don’t know where to start? Do you have some experience singing jazz, but want to go “deeper” into the tradition?
Join jazz vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli and bassist Pat O’Leary for a workshop that will help you explore repertoire, develop your swing feel, get comfortable communicating with instrumentalists, learn how to approach scatting and above all, have fun!
About the Artists
Award-winning vocalist and songwriter Gabrielle Stravelli has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal following through her rich sound, original compositions and her unique take on material from the Great American Songbook as well as by contemporary artists as varied as Willie Nelson, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder and John Fogerty. A trained actor, Gabrielle has a soulful sensitivity for the story in the lyric and was called “a powerhouse of individual expression” by David Finkle of The Village Voice.
In April, Gabrielle will release her fourth album, “Pick Up My Pieces: Gabrielle Stravelli Sings Willie Nelson” a far reaching exploration of Nelson’s catalog, from his earliest works to his most recent creative efforts.
“Gabrielle Stravelli, a brilliantly talented artist in her own right, succeeds in creating completely new works of art while honoring Nelson’s achievements.” -HuffPost
“Armed with magic powers, she made me listen to Nelson’s original songs in a whole new light…” -FestivalPeak.com
“Listening to the jazz singer Gabrielle Stravelli is like imbibing a potent cocktail whose flavor changes as you drain the glass…a confidence and playfulness that recalled Ella Fitzgerald in her prime…” -The New York Times
Patrick O’Leary, bassist, studied piano and bass at Potsdam State University’s Crane School of Music where he received his B.A. in music. Originally from Buffalo and now living in New York City, he has toured the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, Australia, and Japan with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, the Illinois Jacquet Orchestra, the Hal Garper Trio, and Teri Thornton. Also with Hampton, he recorded the Grammy-nominated Sentimental Journey (Atlantic). O’Leary has recorded with J.R. Monterose, Mundell Lowe, Mel Lewis, Bucky Pizzarelli, Jerry Bergozi, and Scott Robinson. Other artists with whom O’Leary has played include Diana Krall, James Moody, Junior Cook, Lee Konitz, Joe Lovano, Barry Harris, Junior Mance, Joe Williams, and Marlena Shaw. He regularly appears at The Blue Note, The Village Vanguard, Bradley’s, Fat Tuesdays, The Iridium, and has recently performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall.