VIRTUAL Valley Jazz Voices

via Zoom (Northampton, MA 01060)

Photo By Lynne Graves

VIRTUAL Valley Jazz Voices Fall SeasonThursdays: September 10 to December 17, 2020 from 7:30 to 8:45 PMvia ZoomDETAILS: Valley Jazz Voices is the largest jazz vocal ensemble in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts. Singers of all ages, levels, locations and backgrounds are welcome to join us for our virtual fall season. Under the direction of Jeff Olmsted, this fall season will feature a wide variety of jazz vocal activities and learnings virtually, including:CLASSROOM: Informative sessions about jazz composers, artists, styles and songs by Director, Jeff Olmsted and guest presenters.OPEN MIC: End-of-season pre-recorded and live performances by members.VIRTUAL CHOIR PROJECTS: One song familiar to most and one new piece. Coaching on how to learn, record and upload.iREALPRO AND BEYOND: How to use this app and find other online accompaniments.DEVELOP: Music reading basics, warm-ups, vocal technique, jazz music theory, and music technology skills.Register and pay the season dues online at Dues for the fall season are on a sliding scale of $150 to $220; students $50.Here is a sample of an initial virtual performance of "Bliss City" by Jeff Olmsted sung by some of the Valley Jazz Voices singers: