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Observe jazz sensation Dianne Reeves as she coaches pre-selected young artists. The session concludes with a panel discussion moderated by Renée Fleming that includes Kurt Elling, Darryl Pitt, Dianne Reeves, Larry Rosen, and Don Was.
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Kurt Elling discusses finding an authentic performance as a character within a song.
Kurt Elling addresses the issue of authenticity in performing vocalese transcriptions.
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Kurt Elling addresses the challenge of playing an instrument while singing.
Kurt Elling answers a question about creating a musical idea in real time.
Kurt Elling uses conducting as a method to explore a deeper performance.
Kurt Elling encourages Integriti Reeves to move with the music, in order to find her own unique interpretation.
Kurt Elling talks about integrating physical motions into your singing. Integriti Reeves performs "Goodbye" by Gordon Jenkins.
Kurt Elling encourages singers to exaggerate motions in the practice room, so it's effortless in performance.
Kurt Elling encourages Christie Dashiell to let herself go and find the point where giving more becomes too much.
Kurt Elling encourages Christie Dashiell to add more gesture to her interpretation, using intensity and volume independently of each other.
Kurt Elling talks about effective communication with the band members.
Kurt Elling talks about inserting personality and compositional drama into your arrangements.
Christie Dashiell performs "Stella by Starlight" by Victor Young, lyrics by Ned Washington.
Kurt Elling works with Niya Norwood to create new melodies with existing lyrics.
Kurt Elling discusses the importance of counting off a tune with style and confidence.
Niya Norwood, from Duke Ellington School of the Arts, performs "Carnival" from Black Orpheus.
Kurt Elling explains the roles of music theory, training, performance, and self-discovery in discovering who you are.
Kurt Elling explains the areas that any great jazz artist must commit to studying.
Kurt Elling talks about the lifelong development and path of a jazz singer. He also touches on the role of technique in jazz.
Grammy Award Winner Kurt Elling defines what it means to be a jazz singer.
Kurt Elling jams on original works and time-honored jazz favorites.
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