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Listening Sessions
conducted by Sunil Sampat
The Creative Art of Vocalese
An NCPA Presentation

Vocalese is a little-known but an exciting part of vocal jazz performance. In this, lyrics are created for well-known jazz instrumental solos, and given new perspective using clever rhythms and words. It was first introduced into the jazz context around the mid-1950s.

Sunil Sampat will introduce this enchanting aspect of jazz singing with videos and stories of the legends and performances of vocalese by artistes like Jon Hendricks, Eddie Jefferson, Kurt Elling, Betty Carter, Carmen McRae and others.


Admission on a first-come-first-served basis.
NCPA Members will get preferential seating till 5.20 pm.

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