Upper Hunter Conservatorium review
Fri, 22/03/2013 - 8:51pm
Rebecca Erskine writes:
The Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music was thrilled to have the Janet Seidel Trio visit Muswellbrook in February for a workshop with local vocalists and a public concert, as part of its 2013 Visiting Artists Series funded by Arts NSW.The workshop was a really enjoyable and rewarding experience for all the participants, who brought varying vocal styles and levels of experience and training to the workshop.
Janet, Dave and Chuck all contributed to the participants’ understanding and development of jazz vocal techniques, encouraging participation and confidence. All participants benefited greatly from Janet’s experience and advice, and indicated they would participate again in future workshops with Janet.
The public concert was a real treat for attendees. The Janet Seidel Trio was engaging, exciting and inspiring. They are such skilful musicians and it was great to be able to offer Muswellbrook residents an opportunity to experience an evening of quality, professional jazz music. Janet Seidel is described as, ‘Australia’s first lady of jazz singing’, and she certainly lived up to the reputation. The group performed a wide range of music, including familiar jazz standards as well as introducing the audience to some less known tunes. Everyone left the concert raving about the experience and we do hope to have the Janet Seidel Trio return to the Upper Hunter for more concerts and workshops in the future.