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Tony Bennett – How to talk to your audience

I’m performing in one of Rome’s cutest jazz clubs in [...]

Tony Bennett – How to talk to your audience 2017-12-20T11:34:49+00:00

Stacey Kent: how to interpret your lyrics

I’m at a party, being called upon to ‘sing us [...]

Stacey Kent: how to interpret your lyrics 2017-12-20T11:34:54+00:00

Shirley Horn: how to take it slow

To many jazz lovers, Shirley Horn is the empress of [...]

Shirley Horn: how to take it slow 2017-12-20T11:35:03+00:00

Sheila Jordan: how to improvise

Sheila Jordan, the Jazz Child, “the Singer with the Million [...]

Sheila Jordan: how to improvise 2017-12-20T11:36:22+00:00

Sarah Vaughan: how to sing pre-e-e-e-tty

Whenever I listen to Sarah Vaughan, I find myself ‘hooked’ [...]

Sarah Vaughan: how to sing pre-e-e-e-tty 2017-12-20T11:36:39+00:00

Rebecca Parris – how to tell your story

I’m a lucky so and so, Rebecca Parris is in [...]

Rebecca Parris – how to tell your story 2017-12-20T11:36:26+00:00

Peggy Lee: how to sing cool

Singer Peggy Lee was the inspiration for Miss Piggy. Yes, [...]

Peggy Lee: how to sing cool 2017-12-20T11:36:31+00:00

Natalie Cole: how to shine!

Don’t you just love getting caught under the spell of [...]

Natalie Cole: how to shine! 2017-12-20T11:39:42+00:00

Nancy Wilson: how to sing dynamic

Nancy Wilson enters the stage, graciously walks towards the microphone [...]

Nancy Wilson: how to sing dynamic 2017-12-20T11:39:38+00:00

Louis Armstrong: how to study

Do you also find yourself glued behind a computer? Way [...]

Louis Armstrong: how to study 2018-01-04T21:18:49+00:00

Kurt Elling – how to stay in tune

I saw him at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam – he [...]

Kurt Elling – how to stay in tune 2017-12-20T11:40:06+00:00

Johnny Hartman – how to sing with ease

I’m listening to They Say It’s Wonderful by the hypnotizing [...]

Johnny Hartman – how to sing with ease 2017-12-20T11:41:14+00:00

Jazz quiz for singers 6

Just got back from Rome. Rome, ti voglio bene! Mi [...]

Jazz quiz for singers 6 2017-12-20T11:41:08+00:00

Jazz quiz for singers 5

Blue notes, perfect pitch, a prima vista? Throw in some [...]

Jazz quiz for singers 5 2017-12-20T11:42:04+00:00

Jazz quiz for singers 4

Vamps? Changes? Double time feel? There‘s always a lot of [...]

Jazz quiz for singers 4 2017-12-20T11:42:14+00:00

Jazz quiz for singers 3

1. How do jazz singers count in? A. One – [...]

Jazz quiz for singers 3 2017-12-20T11:43:12+00:00

Jazz quiz for singers 2

I loved your responses to my first ever jazzzzz quizzzz for [...]

Jazz quiz for singers 2 2017-12-20T11:43:28+00:00

Jazz quiz for singers 1

Every now and then you just feel that need to [...]

Jazz quiz for singers 1 2017-12-20T11:43:35+00:00

How To Perform – Let There Be You!

I’m performing with a large orchestra in the famous Kurhaus [...]

How To Perform – Let There Be You! 2017-12-20T11:43:31+00:00

How to breathe yourself into peak performance

After I climbed the narrow Amsterdam stairs to the third [...]

How to breathe yourself into peak performance 2017-12-20T11:45:20+00:00

How to be a singer: 12 skills you need

I had a dream. I wanted to be a singer. [...]

How to be a singer: 12 skills you need 2017-12-20T11:45:30+00:00

How to be a perfect singer!

Do you consider yourself a perfectionist? Can I come visit [...]

How to be a perfect singer! 2017-12-20T11:45:07+00:00

Greetje Kauffeld: how to phrase

Ever watched Dutch singer Greetje Kauffeld sing The Hungry Years? [...]

Greetje Kauffeld: how to phrase 2017-12-20T11:47:35+00:00

Doris Day: how to find your style

Doris Day, the girl next door, the animal lover, the [...]

Doris Day: how to find your style 2017-12-20T11:47:07+00:00

Doris Day: how to capture your audience

You may have read my blog on Doris Day, the [...]

Doris Day: how to capture your audience 2017-12-20T11:50:25+00:00

Donna Summer: how to twang (how to what?)

Are you familiar with the works and empowering thoughts of [...]

Donna Summer: how to twang (how to what?) 2017-12-20T11:50:08+00:00

Dianne Reeves: how to expand your vocal style

Dianne Reeves to me is not only one of the [...]

Dianne Reeves: how to expand your vocal style 2017-12-20T11:49:08+00:00

Diana Krall: how to play the piano and sing

I’m six years old and in comes a brown upright [...]

Diana Krall: how to play the piano and sing 2017-12-20T11:49:22+00:00

Deborah Brown: how to get a flexible voice

How I love listening to Deborah Brown! She’s soooo on [...]

Deborah Brown: how to get a flexible voice 2017-12-20T11:49:40+00:00

Chet Baker – how to take it easy

It’s autumn. Falling leaves. Gloomy Sundays. Stormy weather. Whenever you [...]

Chet Baker – how to take it easy 2017-12-20T11:49:36+00:00

Cassandra Wilson: how to sing low

When I first heard Cassandra Wilson sing, it sure broke [...]

Cassandra Wilson: how to sing low 2017-12-20T11:50:01+00:00

Carmen McRae – how to time

I have a confession to make. If there is one [...]

Carmen McRae – how to time 2017-12-20T11:50:16+00:00

But Grandmother, what big EARS you have.

As singers, we don’t have keys, strings or buttons to [...]

But Grandmother, what big EARS you have. 2017-12-20T11:53:46+00:00

Billie Holiday : how to choose the right songs

Billie Holiday, or Lady Day, as she was lovingly called [...]

Billie Holiday : how to choose the right songs 2017-12-20T11:54:01+00:00

Betty Carter: how to sound original

I’m in Montreux with my friends, singers Clare Foster and [...]

Betty Carter: how to sound original 2017-12-20T11:53:56+00:00

Bette Midler: how to WOW your audience

I’m 26 and I love to sing, but I feel [...]

Bette Midler: how to WOW your audience 2017-12-20T11:55:17+00:00

Anita O’Day: how to phrase like a queen

Anita O’Day is one of the coolest jazz singers I [...]

Anita O’Day: how to phrase like a queen 2017-12-20T11:54:09+00:00

Al Jarreau: the acrobat of scat – How To Scat!

“Does anyone want to go waltzing in the garden?” Yes, [...]

Al Jarreau: the acrobat of scat – How To Scat! 2017-12-20T11:54:33+00:00

Abbey Lincoln: how to write your own song.

When I first heard Abbey Lincoln, I was shocked. I [...]

Abbey Lincoln: how to write your own song. 2017-12-20T11:53:38+00:00
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