JAM VOICES

Our vocal jazz program, JAM Voices, offers a curriculum that provides a solid grounding on singing fundamentals with an emphasis on jazz stylings. Led by renowned pianist, arranger and vocal ensemble director, Allyn Johnson, our instructors guide students in learning a basic repertoire of jazz material, jazz improvisation (scatting), and period based interpretation. Students also learn jazz idiom (history) and music theory. Basic vocal techniques imparted to the students include breathing, posture, ear training, sight-reading, learning lyrics, pitch and tone.

As with all JAM offerings, students learn while having fun! Students will jam along with their peers and professional instructors in a welcoming and supportive environment. Students will practice and have the opportunity to perform in solo, combo, small ensemble and big band settings.

So, if you like to sing and want to learn more about

    • Jazz improvisation
    • Developing your own vocal style
    • Performance techniques
    • How to communicate with the band
    • Ensuring accurate pitch and good tone
    • Complementing the rhythm
    • Harmonizing with other vocalist in a group

Then, JAM Voices is for you…

In the fall through the spring we offer the JAM Choir. In the summer we offer JAM Camp and JAM Lab. To learn more click on the link below or access the pages of interest from the menu above.

    JAM Voices Choir

http://www.jazzacademy.org/jam-voices/jam-voices-choir/

    JAM Voices Camp

http://www.jazzacademy.org/jam-voices/jam-camp/

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2015 JAM Camp
and JAM Lab

JAM Camp is June 22, 2015 to July 10, 2015, weekdays from 1pm - 5pm

LOCATION: Weeks 1 and 2 Sligo Middle School, 1401 Dennis Ave., Silver Spring, MD. And,

Week 3 National 4-H Conference Center, 7100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD

(No class July 3)

JAM Lab (Residency Camp), is July 5, 2015 to July 10, 2015. Local students may attend the Non-Residency camp starting July 6 from 9am - 9:30pm daily

(R-Room and Board/NR-Lunch, Snack and Dinner)

LOCATION: National 4-H Conference Center, 7100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD.

Click Here to Register!

Paul Carr featured in JazzTimes Magazine

Director Paul Carr is being featured in the latest addition of "Overdue Ovation," JazzTimes Magazine's Opening Chorus article by Giovanni Russonello.

Jazz Academy Students
Eliza Salem &
Jeremiah Edwards
with Isiah Leggett

JAM Student with County Executive, Isiah Legget.

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