Join jazz singing sensations Martina DaSilva and Dida Pelled  for a fun (and inspiring!) week devoted to vocals and jazz. With Martina and Dida you'll learn to sing in a new way, drawing inspiration from the great American song book. You'll focus on singing freely and improvising in a supportive learning environment. The week ends with a performance for friends and family.

Program Details

Schedule
August 14-18, 10am-3pm each day.
Final performance on 8/18 at The Vera Project, exact time TBD.

Location
MLK FAME Community Center, 3201 E Republican St, Seattle WA 98112

Tuition
$455 - Payment plans and financial aid available.

Financial aid
If the tuition is too expensive for you, please apply for financial aid online BEFORE you register and we will get back to you quickly. If you have any questions about financial aid or payment plans, contact us. We are committed to making it work for every family.

Who can register
Open to male and female vocalists in grades 7-12. No prior jazz or improvisation experience required.


Music Directors

Martina DaSilva

Martina DaSilva is a New York City - native jazz singer. A recent graduate of the New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music (’14), Martina is an active bandleader in NYC and specializes in both Early jazz and bossa nova. While she concentrates on music from the 1920s & 30s, Martina’s unique style can be attributed to the classical vocal training she began at age 14. Her distinctive sound can also be heard when she sings bossa nova; as a Brazilian - American, her fluency in Portuguese allows her to interpret the music authentically. Martina has been highly praised for her performances at the Bern International Jazz Festival, the NYC Hot Jazz Festival, Jazz At Lincoln Center’s (JALC) Generations in Jazz Festival, and the NY Winter Jazzfest. She was also featured in the Wall Street Journal for a concert she gave at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in March 2015.


Dida Pelled

New York-based Israeli guitarist and vocalist Dida Pelled has a particular talent for storytelling. Whether it be a jazz standard, a scorching blues number, an old country ballad, or a heartfelt original. Her album 'Dida Plays and Sings' was released on the Italian label 'Red Records' in 2011 and boasts two of today's jazz greats on the bill, Roy Hargrove and Gregory Hutchinson. 'All About Jazz' chose the album as one of the best albums of that year.

Dida recently graduated with honors from the Jazz Department at The New School, and was then able to shift her focus to recording music with her collaborator Tal Ronen. This music came from years of performances in both larger and smaller venues worldwide, including: Smalls Jazz Club, The Living Room, Dizzy's at Lincoln Center and other notable New York musical landmarks, as well as worldwide at the Fillmore Jazz Festival- SF, Padova Jazz Festival in Italy, Atlanta Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Red Sea Jazz Festival and The Tel Aviv Jazz Festival in Israel, among others.