Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mark Murphy's workshop @ Jazzschool in Berkeley, CA, next Tuesday

Now it's official. Mark Murphy is doing a workshop open to 10 lucky vocalists. This next Tuesday, November 15th, Noon-3pm. Call 510-845-5373 if the online tickets sell out. The spots are filling up fast for this very rare opportunity to work with Mark Murphy. There are also "auditor" spots available -- for $25. The super creative Ben Flint is playing piano for the workshop.

Besides the great musical and personal moments I have shared with Mark during our three decades of friendship (attending ALL nights of his two-week engagement at 150 Night Club during the heyday of Maksoud Plaza in São Paulo back in 1987, always hanging out with him, Tania Maria, José Pimentel de Pinho and Pery Ribeiro after the concerts; having the honor to have him and his band - Vince Lateano, Jeff Carney, Bill Mays - spending some days at my house in Rio; taking all the guys to a radio show at JB-AM station; the even bigger honor to sight-seeing through San Francisco with Mark as a driver & tourist guide after a visit to his lovely apartment @ 2344 Van Ness Avenue, and later dining with him, Joyce Cooling and Jeff Linsky; and so many other unforgettable moments), I'll never forget our meeting at the 1992 IAJE -- International Association of Jazz Educators -- Convention in Miami.

He honored me with his presence, alongside Clare Fischer, Billy Taylor, Rick Condit and Matt Pierson, to name a few, in my clinic "Jazz & Brazilian Music: Interaction Along the Years" presented at the Miami Hall of the Hyatt Regency. And, after Mark's superb concert backed by Red Mitchell, Carl Allen & Tom Ferguson, he invited me to attend his clinic "Vocal Techniques for the Jazz Singer." Oh boy, oh boy. I'm not a singer, but I learned a lot that day, and became even more fascinated by Mark's complete dedication to his art. So, if u are in the California area, don't miss this workshop. It's a transcendental experience!

Noon - 3pm, $50
2087 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA
US 94704

The Jazzschool Vocal Department is happy to announce that Jazz Master, Mark Murphy, will be teaching at Jazzschool. After over fifty years of working with developing vocalists, he is able to pin point the essential areas necessary for an authentic jazz performance. His concise critique is invaluable for singers of all levels. Please bring one or two songs to choose from, in the right key, in a proper chart for the accompanist (Melody, Chords and Lyrics) so time is used for the performance rather than sorting through the lead sheet. This is a rare opportunity and it's sure to be a memorable experience for all. Limit 10.

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