So You Want to Sing Jazz : A Guide for Professionals, Paperback / softback Book

So You Want to Sing Jazz : A Guide for Professionals Paperback / softback

Part of the So You Want to Sing series


In So You Want to Sing Jazz, singer and professor of voice Jan Shapiro gives a guided tour through the art and science of the jazz vocal style.

Throughout, Shapiro hones in on what makes jazz singing distinctive, suggesting along the way how other types of singers can make use of jazz.

She looks at such key matters in jazz singing as the role of improvisation, the place of specific singers who influenced and even defined vocal jazz as we know it today, and the unique way in which jazz incorporates vibrato, conversational delivery, rhythmic phrasing, and melodic embellishment and improvisation.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 208 pages, 14 Halftones, black and white; 38 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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  • Category: Jazz
  • ISBN: 9781442229358

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