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Claire Martin and Stefan Holmström
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When

10:00 am to 4:00 pm BST

Saturday 4 May 2024

Venue

606 Club

90 Lots Road

Chelsea

London

SW10 0QD

Cost

£150 (active participants)

£60 (observers)

£40 (student observers)*

*Please use promo code 606 at checkout.

How to register

Book online by clicking one of the links below:

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Active Participant (Fully Booked)

Observer >

This relaxed, informal day-long vocal workshop at London's iconic 606 Club introduces you to Estill Voice Training in The Voice Gym where you will explore and build vocal craft especially tailored to jazz singing. Expert coaching and feedback will be offered by award-winning jazz singer Claire Martin OBE and her vocal coach Stefan Holmström.

 

We will explore the voice, style and stagecraft in a supportive setting with practical application to songs from the standard repertoire.

 

Ten active participants will have the opportunity to perform a selected song on stage accompanied by Jim Watson, one of the most in-demand jazz pianists on the UK jazz scene who has worked with artists including Sting, Cat Stevens, Paloma Faith and New York Voices. 

What you'll get

  • A deeper understanding of how your voice actually works, including some vocal anatomy and physiology

  • Practical tools to apply Estill Voice Training concepts to your jazz singing, including the Siren

  • Exploration of 3 Estill Voice Qualities: Speech, Cry/Sob and Falsetto

  • Advice on stagecraft, including microphone technique

  • Advice on style, ad libs and improv 

  • Expert feedback and inspiration to move your artistry forward

The Jazz Singer's Workshop

with Claire Martin OBE and Stefan Holmström MFA, Estill Master Trainer

When

Saturday 4 May 2024

10:00 am to 4:00 pm BST

Where

Club 606, 90 Lots Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0QD

Who it's for

Active participant places are aimed at intermediate jazz singers and upwards. Observer places are for singers of all levels and anyone interested in learning more about the art of jazz singing or Estill Voice Training.

How to participate

There are two ways to take part:

  1. Observer: Observers take part in the Estill Voice Gym and group exercises and learn from the feedback that active participants receive during performances and individual coaching.

  2. Active participantLike the observers, 10 active participants also take part in the Estill Voice Gym and group exercises. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to perform a jazz standard of their choice. They will receive personal coaching and expert feedback on their singing and performance.

 

Important: When booking, active participants must tell us:

 

  • song and key (make sure you know the song well, so we can really work on it)

  • a specific vocal issue and/or aspect of jazz performance that you would like to work on

Cost

£150 per person (active participants)

£60 per person (observers)

£40 per person (student observers) - use promo code 606 at checkout

What people are saying

Watch the videos below to see what people have said about workshops with Claire and Stefan.

About the trainers

Claire Martin OBE is a critically acclaimed British 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 22 CDs, including her latest album I Watch You Sleep, a collaboration with the American conductor and pianist Scott Dunn and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra celebrating the songs of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett.

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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.

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About Estill Voice Training

Estill Voice Training (EVT) is a scientific, evidence-based system for vocal development. It is a life-changing approach that can help you become a stronger and more emotional performer by giving you effective tools to improve your craft. With EVT, simple everyday sounds are used to identify structures in the larynx and in the vocal tract (i.e. throat, mouth and nose). These are then trained in detail to give conscious, predictable and reliable control of your voice. 

About the venue

The 606 Club has been one of the busiest jazz clubs in Europe since 1976, featuring jazz, soul, groove, Latin, R&B, funk, gospel, blues and groove artists with live music 7 nights a week plus Sunday lunches.

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Accessibility

Although a basement with stairs makes access awkward, the 606 Club is always happy to welcome anyone with a disability, and will do their best to facilitate access as much as possible. Please contact the 606 Club on 020 7352 5953 or at jazz@606club.co.uk before you book to discuss your access requirements. 

Refreshments

Complimentary tea and coffee available. Please bring a packed lunch as local choices are limited.

How to register

Book online by clicking one of the links below:

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Active participant (Fully Booked) - please contact Stefan if you'd like to be added a waiting list

Observer >​

 

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact Stefan.

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