'Uniquely Their Own: History's Most Innovative Female Jazz Singers' Webinar
Can't make it live? Register and get access to the full replay for one week!
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"If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all." -Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan: each of these great vocalists not only sang jazz standards, but defined some of the genre's greatest hits thanks to their profound individualism in front of the mic. But how did these four vocal pioneers craft their individual styles to transform already popular tunes into their own unique sound? This is the story of some of the jazz world's most influential voices, and the tools they used to craft music that continues to draw us in all these years later.
Join New York Adventure Club for a musical analysis of the life and music of legendary female jazz singers Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan.
Led by DJ and jazz historian Matthew “Fat Cat” Rivera, our digital journey surrounding some of the greatest jazz singers of all time will include:
-A survey of the life and musical influences of four great female jazz singers — Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan — and what they all have in common
-A discussion of their musical contributions and importance , including what defined each of these artists and what their most essential contributions to the artistic movements of the 20th century were
-An analysis of some of the greatest hits from throughout their illustrious careers, and what personal and professional challenges some of them had to overcome to become the best in the biz
-A review of original multimedia , including recordings, photographs, film footage, and first person documents — all pivotal to the story of these singers
-A listening party featuring a curated selection of rare 78rpm and LP records , played on a vintage high-fidelity sound system throughout the evening
Afterward, we'll have a Q&A with DJ Fat Cat — any and all questions about the musicians and music are welcomed and encouraged!
Can't make it live? Don't worry, you'll have access to the full replay for one week !
See you there, virtually!
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"Mathew, as always, hits it out of the park! Enjoy his sessions immensely." -Linda
"Well organized and presented in an interesting manner." -Sheila
"Mathew was an expert on jazz and the blues and had deep knowledge of the four women profiled last night." -Cathy
"The presenter was knowledgeable, thorough, and friendly. He was very well prepared, with lots of materials (video clips, still photos, audio content including 78 rpm records) and he answered questions towards the end of the session." -Ricardo
"Learning details about the 4 female jazz artists, hearing their music and seeing wonderful photos of them- thanks for including the wonderful photos done by a professional photographer." -Ruth
"Matthew was gifted and passionate on his topic." -Laurie
"I enjoyed listening to great music, and learning about the artists who created the music!" -Trish
"Great music. Learned things I hadn’t known." -Carole
"Matt is so knowledgeable and enthusiastic." -Lorna
"Matthew is so good on information. Love all of his classes." -Lanning
"Good balance between the music and the background of the person and the era." -Kathleen
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