Intro to Vocal Jazz & Improvisation

Intro to Vocal Jazz & Improvisation

  • Jazz
  • School of Music class


Together we will study the stylings of vocal jazz greats from the 20th century by listening to live/studio recordings, learning how to transcribe solos by ear, rubato phrasing and more, learning how to incorporate these phrasings into our own performances.

This class will be held from 8:00-9:15pm on Wednesdays, Mar. 17, 24, 31 Apr. 7, 14, 21

Please note: Please note: Limited to 8 students (16 yrs of age or older); Pre-sales are highly encouraged! Sales end 15 minutes before the class begins. 3 students are required for this class to meet. If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be notified and receive a full refund.

Robbie Pate

  • Jazz

Robert Pate is a jazz vocalist and pianist from Baltimore Maryland, and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. Robert has performed at several venues throughout the Boston and Baltimore area such as The Beat Brasserie, The LilyPad, MFA in Boston, and the Museum of African American History.

Most notably, Robbie spent the winter of 2018 touring with the Alexey Podymkin Quartet and has graced the stages of The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall with the BSO Pops Orchestra, and Fenway Park with the ZAC BROWN BAND and at the Beat Brasserie for a Prince Tribute concert. Robbie currently performs with a variety of groups such as: The Robbie Pate Trio, The Matt Savage Groove Experiment, The Lost Collective, Green Line X-Tension. He has studied at the Baltimore School for the Arts with Kelli Young and Joyce Hubbard, and continued his studies at Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory with Aubrey Johnson, Bradford Gleim, Dominique Eade, Bert Seager and Ran Blake.

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