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Essential Jazz Singing Workshop and Masterclass


ANATS Qld and the Brisbane Vocal Jazz Festival invite you to an interactive workshop and Masterclass on the foundations of Jazz singing technique presented by Dr. Irene Bartlett, Australia‚Äôs leading exponent of contemporary and jazz vocal pedagogy.  The workshop will combine discussion of vocal technique and practical application with regard to the Jazz style and will demonstrate teaching strategies through Masterclass. Acclaimed Jazz pianist and Queensland Conservatorium of Music lecturer, David Spicer, will accompany the workshop and Masterclass.




in partnership with

Brisbane Vocal Jazz Festival


Essential Jazz Singing Workshop and Masterclass


Dr. Irene Bartlett (Voice) David Spicer (Piano)

Brisbane Jazz Club, Kangaroo Point

Sat 6 August, 2-4pm

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Why does a Jazz singer need voice training?


Jazz is an aural art form and genre encompassing many styles including Swing, Blues, Ballad, Latin, Be-Bop, Lounge, East Coast, West Coast, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian. Personal interpretation or improvisation, spontaneity and originality are inherent in playing all Jazz repertoire.


For a singer to manage all of the nuances of the Jazz style they first need to develop a strong and reliable vocal technique including a wide vocal range, range of vocal colours, effective breath management for rhythmic articulation and vocal flexibility for freedom of improvisation.


Dr Irene Bartlett is Coordinator of Contemporary Voice and Vocal Pedagogy at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University where her teaching centres on the development of foundational technique, sustainable vocal health and performance excellence for both undergraduate and postgraduate singers. Irene is a past Australian Master Teacher for the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing and a consultant to tertiary contemporary voice programmes internationally. Her students work as professional singers in both national and international contexts, and are recipients of prestigious awards including multiple Arias and major industry grants/fellowships. In addition to her pedagogical work, Irene has an enduring career as a professional contemporary vocalist.



Brisbane Jazz Club
1 Annie St
Kangaroo Point, QLD 4169

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