Workshop 1: „Scat Singing Techniques“
Join Bob for a comprehensive overview of basic vocal improvisation techniques in the Bebop idiom, including syllables, accents, chord scales, phrasing and solo development.
Workshop 2: „Vocal & Body Percussion“
Learn how to articulate standard rhythmic patterns and contemporary drum beats with spoken syllables and a unique ‘tap-slap-thump” method of body drumming, including jazz, R&B, Pop, Latin, Reggae, Funk, Afro-Cuban and shuffle beats.
Workshop 3: „Jazz Standards Masterclass“
Vocalists and instrumentalists are invited to perform songs with rhythm section accompaniment to practice lead-performance skills including style interpretation, phrasing and stage presence (improvisation optional). Additionally, participants will learn about different time feels, count-offs, cutoffs and other essential communication skills in the lead-performer/accompanist relationship.
Bob Stoloff, vocal (USA)
*1951 in Sands Point, New York
Associate Professor Bob Stoloff is currently the Assistant Chair of the Voice Department at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Bob is a distinguished guest conductor, clinician and choir/big band/combo adjudicator of jazz festivals throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. His unique and comprehensive workshops include traditional scat singing, spontaneous group improvisation, vocal/body percussion and rhythm section grooves. Bob is author of five publications entitled “Scat! Vocal Improvisation Techniques," “Blues Scatitudes,” "Body Beats," "Vocal Improvisation in the Be Bop Idiom," and "Vocal Drum Grooves." When talking about his workshops Bob says the following: "Scat singing is an experience that frees the soul. It’s more about a spiritual release than about the style. People need an outlet to let go, and in my classes I provide a safe environment to do that. Afterwards, students often come up and tell me, ‘I can’t believe how free I feel.’