We are really looking forward to seeing you on Saturday 11 June 2022 at the Verdict Jazz Club in Brighton!

During our day-long workshop we'll explore the voice, stagecraft and of course jazz singing in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment.


Please have a look below for more information about the day.


Sing and Swing Workshop Information


Saturday 11 June 2022

10:00 am to 5:00 pm


Verdict Jazz Club, 159 Edward St, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 0JB




9:45 am



10:00 am

Workshop starts

10:00-11:30 am

Introduction to Estill Voice Training for jazz singers


11:30-11:45 am



11:45 am-12:15 pm

Introduction to Estill Voice Training for jazz singers (continued)


12:15-12:30 pm

Microphone skills


12:30-1:00 pm

Solo singing for active participants


1:00-1:45 pm



1:45-3:30 pm

Solo singing for active participants


3:30-3:45 pm



3:45-4:45 pm

Solo singing for active participants


4:45-5:00 pm



5:00 pm

Workshop ends

What to bring

Please bring:

  • Pen and paper or some way of taking notes.

  • A packed lunch or money to purchase lunch.



The workshop will not be recorded. Active participants may record their solo singing slot. Otherwise, we ask that you do not take photos or make any recordings of the workshop.


COVID-19 safety precautions

Please take a lateral flow test in the morning before you come to the workshop.


If you test positive or have any symptoms of COVID-19, the flu or a cold you should not come to the workshop.



Pay & display street parking is available nearby. Please allow extra time to find a parking space to ensure that you get to the venue on time.



Filtered coffee, tea and biscuits will be available on arrival and during break times (excluding lunch). Other hot and cold drinks can be purchased at the venue.

Allergies: please note that we cannot guarantee that refreshments offered on the day or sold at the venue are free from nuts.



Unfortunately this venue is not accessible to wheelchair users. Access to the basement workshop space is via one flight of stairs. Please let us know in advance if you require any assistance.

About the trainers

Claire Martin OBE is a critically acclaimed Brighton-based jazz singer. She has won the British Jazz Awards 8 times and is a proud recipient of the BASCA Gold Badge Award for her contribution to songwriting. Claire has released 21 CDs and is currently working on her next album project, a collaboration with the American conductor and pianist Scott Dunn and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra celebrating the songs of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett.


Stefan Holmström, MFA and Estill Master Trainer (EMT), is a professional opera singer and voice teacher. Following a career performing at Glyndebourne, Grange Park Opera, Opera Holland Park and as a member of the Phantom of the Opera Company at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, Stefan offers expert vocal training and workshops to a wide range of singers and speakers from his studio in central Brighton.


About the accompanist

Mark Edwards is a British jazz pianist, keyboard player and producer. He has toured with, played on and/or produced albums for Aztec Camera (and Roddy Frame solo releases), Carleen Anderson, Paul Weller, Imogen Ryall & Katie Melua.


If you have any questions, please contact Stefan on 07970 057 660 or at holmstromstefan@yahoo.co.uk.


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