BAM: Roots of Black American Vocal Music
October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
We welcome Jazz/Soul vocalist and educator, Alison Crockett (biography below). This lecture includes some audience participation as Alison moves from the roots of African drumming and language and how it relates and evolves into to the Black American sound of Blues, Jazz, Gospel and R&B we have to today. Join in person or online (same link as the service).
Zoom Meeting ID: 935 9524 6192
Alison Crockett is a Jazz/Soul vocalist and educator. She has been featured on dozens of international and major label recordings in multiple genres, as well as her seven recording projects and has toured Europe, Asia, and the US performing her music. As an educator, Alison has worked with all ages teaching Jazz and R&B/Pop at Temple University, George Washington University and presently at Shenandoah University training masters and doctoral students in Black American Singing Styles and Vocal Technique. She has worked with school age children as the Musical Director of Highbridge Voices, writing, arranging and conducting over 250 children from the Bronx, to being the Choral Music instructor at the prestigious Fillmore Arts Center in Washington, DC for over 10 years. During this time she had released seven personal projects, the latest recording, “Echoes of an Era: My Father’s Record Collection Vol.1” in May of 2023.