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Vocal Guitar Workshop with Allira & Freddie @ Old Dunsborough Jazz Hall
2 June 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm$10
Doors open 12.15 pm / Workshop 12.30-1.30 pm
A special Jazz by the Bay workshop, a rare opportunity to workshop with Freddie and Allira up close and personal.
The session will include a 15 minute introduction, introductory song and individual introduction followed by talking points on how to learn the song, deliver the vocal and guitar approach; melodic variation (5 steps); starting and ending a tune within a duo and vocal & guitar improvising.
Allira Wilson is one of Australia’s most exciting young talents. Her vocal sensibilities have been met with high acclaim and reverence; ‘A flawless interpreter, she pays due respect to the tradition within her explorations’. She combines jazz harmony with a contemporary edge and a soulful dynamic. Endowed with a powerful voice, her innovative twists and youthful approach revitalize not only the music, but creates a distinctive and fresh sound. Her debut album ‘Rise and Fall’ won the Australian Bell Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2014.
Freddie Grigson possesses the ability to push a seemingly conventional jazz standard outside the box whilst always respecting the authenticity and dignity of the original style. Flaunting a muscular tone, echoing that of the greats. Freddie explores the ideas of playing within the boundaries of the traditional coupled with the modern harmonic approach always showing sensitivity. His last recording entitled ‘ & ‘ featured Allira Wilson, Vicky Newton, Libby Hammer and Elle Deslandes. The recording was a tribute and contribution to the charity Médecins Sans Frontières.