February, 2018

Sat24FebFeb 249:30 amFeb 25Vocal WorkshopDOO-BOP WORKSHOPS SERIES: Anita Wardell and Michelle Nicolle Jazz Vocal Intensive

Event Details

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th February 2018 workshop 10-5pm each day followed by performance by workshop participants Sunday 7.30pm to 10pm Sunday 25th February, 2018 with full rhythm section

Internationally regarded jazz vocalists, London based Anita Wardell, recipient of the BBC’s Best of Jazz Award, Anita Wardell (UK) and Michelle Nicolle (AUS) will lead a 2 day intensive workshop covering all aspects of vocal jazz performance which will conclude with an evening concert.

“Anita Wardell …is currently one of the most exciting and original exponents of the art of vocal improvisation.” Martin Lilleker, Sheffield Telegraph

“Michelle is a singer born to sing, born to charm, enlighten and seduce through music.” Kurt Elling

This is an invitation to intermediate to experienced singers who wish to advance their knowledge, skill base and confidence. As well as working closely with both Anita and Michelle, participants will rehearse with and perform with sought-after musicians…….
This is a unique opportunity to tap into the vast well of performance and education experience that both Anita and Michelle have accumulated over the last 30 years.

The intensive is capped at 14 participants.

Anita Wardell and Michelle Nicolle Brisbane Vocal Workshop Intensive

Saturday 10.00 – 5.00


10.00: Introductions, vocal warm-ups and map out vocal ranges
10.30: “Rhythmic Workout “on guide tones of a Be-Bop blues
11.15: “Instrumental Singing” – learning a Be-Bop head
11.45: Morning Tea
12.00: Improvisation on Be-Bop blues
1.00 Lunch


2.00: “Repertoire Building and Independence”
2.30: “Thoroughly Knowing a Standard” – we will work together through a song and look at the story and chords for improvisation.
3.30: Afternoon Tea
3.45: Students prepare their own choice song for performance on Sunday night– we’ll confirm key, chart and arrangement.
5.00: finish

Sunday 10.00 – 5.00


10.00: “Word Solos” –improvisation and trading improvisations
10.30: “Second Chorus Soloing on a Standard”
11.45: Morning Tea
12.00: “Building Vocabulary with Aural Transcription” – we will together aurally transcribe a horn solo
1.00 Lunch


2.00: with a professional Rhythm Section: concert song’s arrangement ‘walk through’ with Anita and Michelle workshopping.
3.30: Afternoon Tea
3.45: Concert run though – full arrangements of 2 sets
5.00: Finish

Anita Wardell and Michelle Nicolle Brisbane Vocal Workshop Intensive
Fee Structure:

Saturday and Sunday: 10-5pm each day plus concert Sunday night
Early Bird $380 (before 6pm 9th February, 2018))
Full Fee $450

Full Time Students: $350 (Early Bird before 6pm 9th February, 2018), $400 Full Fee

1 Day Participation (students participating for one day only will not perform Sunday evening): $250

Observer Only: $100



24 (Saturday) 9:30 am - 25 (Sunday) 10:30 pm


Doo-Bop Jazz Bar

101 Edward St, Brisbane City QLD 4000


Ticket options

$250 - 1 Day Participation (24th Feb)
$250 - 1 Day Participation (25th Feb)
$380 – 2 Day Participation (Early Bird, Booked Before Feb 9)
$450 – 2 Day Participation (Full Price, Booked After Feb 9)
$100 – Observer (24th Feb)
$100 – Observer (25th Feb)

(Attending: 9)

Tickets are no longer available online for this event. Tickets are available at the door.