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Jazz Workshop

Jazz Workshop

A workshop in Jazz Style and improvising for teachers, singers and pianists
- learning about jazz style and vocal improvising
- Understanding the basics of accompanying jazz singers on the keyboard
- This will be a supportive, interactive workshop including a masterclass

Presenters: Nina Ferro (voice) and Vashti Sivell (piano)
Masterclass participants will be selected by video submission of one song, due by 5pm on Sunday 5th September to  Please identify yourself as one of the following: Beginner   Intermediate   Experienced


Nina Ferro (voice)

Nina Ferro is a multi-award-winning vocalist, songwriter, session and recording artist with a powerful, evocative voice, ridiculous vocal range and captivating stage presence. She has earned an enviable international reputation for her #vocalbadassery!

Nina is considered by her peers to be one of the best vocalists around. Hailing from and now resident in Melbourne, Nina spent 10 years in London, where she built an international following of fans and fellow musicians. She is one of the hottest, most sought after performers on the international music circuit.  Full bio at:

Vashti Sivell (piano)

Vashti Sivell is an energetic keys player, music creator and educator. With a genuine passion to seek meaningful music experiences, she is always on the search for inspired souls to collaborate with and support. She has had musical chapters in Sydney, Melbourne, Japan, Portugal, Macau, Colombia and USA. In 2005 she was the national winner of the ‘Musicoz Awards’ world music category with an original Latin work. She has a Bachelor of Music (JazzStudies) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and a Master of Music (Performance Teaching) from the University of Melbourne. She deeply believes in the cultural and emotional significance of music with its power to uplift, transform, and create connection.

 She has performed at some of Australia’s best music festivals; The Big Day Out, Sydney Bacardi Festival, The Bellingen Global Carnival, Woodford Folk festival, Melbourne Woman’s Jazz Festival, WOMADelaide, Brisbane Festival Spiegeltent and The Byron Bay Blues festival. She has also performed at the Tokyo Hilton, Macau Venetian Casino, Hong Kong Disneyland and was based in New York City for seven years performing and producing music. Since 2017 she has lived in Melbourne performing with: The Chantoozies, Nina Ferro, Eugene Hamilton, Elvis Trilogy, Damien Leith, Claymore, Nicky Bomba, Debra Byrne, Mayito Rivera, Calle Luna, Cumbiamuffin and Gorgi Coghlan. She has produced music for emerging artists, podcasts and TV series and currently lectures at Monash University in Latin music and Jazz.  More info at:


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