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JAZZLAND’S Rising Star Series

- FOR A WONDERFUL EVENING OF VOCAL JAZZ

Featuring - Aspiring Jazz Vocalists and Semi- Professional Vocalists Too

Each Month Singers will be hosted. Check our Calendar for Dates!

The Policy is posted on our web site. Doors open and singing list is taken at 6:00 PM. There is a $5.00 Cover.

Jazzland has started this primarily to create an atmosphere where people who have always wanted to vocalize could have the opportunity to experience what it is like to stand behind the microphone and express their relationship with a song in an environment that is non-critical. Here’s your chance to listen to each other without judgement and swap vocal ideas over a drink and a snack. Let’s just get together and simply have a really good time without conditions or ambition....

Jazzland….. where the great musicians play!

JAZZLAND’S SINGERS POLICIES

WHAT TIME DO I ARRIVE?
The music starts at 6:00pm. The list of people wanting to sing is taken from 5:00 until 6:00pm. If you want to be sure of getting a singing spot or need to sing in the First Set (6:00 - 6:45pm) you need to be in early. If you want to sing you sign the clip board with the list of singers for the evening attached. You have the opportunity to give us your email address so that you can receive our monthly notes which contains information relating to Singers’ Night as well as other jazz music events that are taking place.

WHAT IF I JUST WANT TO LISTEN?
That’s fine. Some singers come a few times to listen before deciding to sing. Even if you have put your name on the Singing List you can decide not to sing. Just let our door person or host know. If your new to the event it can help to bring a friend along. It won’t take long before you make new friends and feel at home.

WHAT DO I DO IF I WANT TO SING?
If you are singing you also give our door person your full name, the title of the song you intend to sing and the tempo you will be singing your song in. You can choose a spot anywhere in the first or second set. Usually each person sings two songs but occasionally there is time for more . Always bring along a selection of music rather than just one piece. If you see that someone else is singing a song you want to sing it’s really not a problem. But often singers prefer to sing a piece that isn’t already taken. Always take a look at the tempo of the song preceding yours. If it’s in the same tempo, ie two ballads, it might be better to choose another spot. If you play keyboard or guitar and want to accompany yourself that’s fine, but be sure to tell us in advance so that we’ll know. Otherwise, singers always work with our instrumentalist.

WHAT IF I AM LATE IN ARRIVING?
Songs spots are taken on a first come first served basis. If both sets are full when you arrive you can put your name on the Overs List. This means that if there is time at the end of the second set a few additional singers may sing. It is not a sure thing, however. We will try and fit you in if we can. There is no pre booking of singing spots and you can’t sign in for someone who is going to be late, only for yourself.

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN I WILL SING?
Singers are usually called up in the order they have signed the Singing List. The only exception is if two or more singers want to sing in the same tempo. In that case the host may move a song. You will know two songs before your turn is coming since the singers names are announced in advance.

 

WHAT SHOULD I TELL THE INSTRUMENTALIST?
You do not have lots of time to sort out your song with the pianist. You need to have your music ready, preferably in the key that’s right for you. Most of our musicians can transpose your music but it’s always better to know that your music is in the best key for your voice before you begin to sing. You need to think about the tempo you are going to sing in and how you want to begin and end your song. If you don’t feel secure counting in the tempo you can sing a bit of the song to the musician so he or she can understand what you want.

 

WHAT ABOUT THE MIC?
You need to bring your own mic if you have one. If not, we have a high quality mic for you to use. You can either keep the mic in the stand or take it out and hold it. We have an professional sound engineer who will make you sound as good as possible.

 

WHAT IF I FORGET THE WORDS TO MY SONG OR WANT TO STOP AND START AGAIN?
At Singers’ Night the ideal is to know the words of your song so that you don’t need to read them from the sheet music. There is a music stand so that you can have a copy of your music close at hand. If you forget your words, chances are that everyone will join in and help you out! It’s not a problem since it happens to us all from time to time. If your song starts badly, the wrong key or tempo, you can always stop and ask the accompanist to start again. Most important of all, enjoy your song. Singing is a wonderful form of communication!

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