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America's very own musical art form - Jazz - has become a part of our fabric of life in the many years it has been evolving. From Alexander's Ragtime Band to St. Louis Blues to Porgy and Bess to In The Mood to Fly Me To The Moon to Angel Eyes and beyond. From familiar names like Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra to newer artists Diana Krall, Jane Monheit, Kurt Elling, Tierney Sutton and Kevin Mahogany - singers have expressed the jazz idiom in ways that connect to everyone.
Experienced jazz artist and teacher Vicky Mountain will take you on a jazz journey from a singer's viewpoint. Listen and enjoy the nuances of singers from the early 1900's through today. Learn their stories and their place in the jazz world. Explore the rhythms and styles of the genre. Maybe even sing along!