September 1, 2001
Our September 2001 Concert
Sexy, Sassy and Swinging!
Women in Jazz Concert Series presents “Sexy, Sassy and Swinging!” featuring two acts:
- Pamela Hart
- The Beat Divas (Dianne Donovan, Mady Kaye and Beth Ullman)
The Beat Divas
These outstanding vocalists performed songs made popular by such greats as Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson and more. The Women in Jazz Concert Series was held at the intimate State Theater, 719 Congress, Austin, TX.
There were two shows: at 7:00 PM and at 9:30 PM.
Vocal Performance Workshop
Prior to the concert, Women in Jazz offered a Vocal Performance Workshop on Saturday, September 29th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM at the State Theater. Mady Kaye and Pamela Hart showed singers how to develop their vocal talent and improve their performance techniques through presentation and coaching. Admission was free.
Session I, 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Instructor: Mady Kaye
- Singing is More Than Your Voice
- Vocal Hygiene
- Development of Correct Posture
- Developing Your Talent
Session II, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Pamela Hart
- Working through Stage Fright
- Vocal Production Using Your Whole Body
- Making Your Voice Work For You
- Deliver A Convincing Presentation
- Communicating with Musicians
- Giving Life to a Song
- Performance Practice and Coaching
Purpose of the Workshop
The Women in Jazz Singers’ Performance Workshop provided vocalists the opportunity to improve their performance techniques through a structured development approach and through performance coaching. Singers had an opportunity to receive personal attention to improve vocal and performance quality. This workshop is directed towards vocal jazz performance.
Who Should Attend?
Singers who are serious about strengthening their skills as a performer of primarily jazz vocals. This is not a voice training workshop. It is for participants who have the voice and the talent, yet desire some performance skills to prepare for professional live performance. School-age singers and adults (male and female) are encouraged to attend.
Although the workshop is divided into two sessions, participants are expected to attend both sessions.
About the Instructors
Mady Kaye has been singing ever since she learned to walk. She studied voice, flute and piano and taught herself guitar. Performing has always been part of the fabric of her musical life. After earning a degree in music from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, she went on to get a graduate degree from the Kodaly Musical Training Institute, in Wellesley, MA. Ms. Kaye performs in and around Austin in clubs, theater, jazz festivals and at weddings and parties. Mady has two CDs, “Mady Kaye Goes Cabaret: A Tribute to Tin Pan Alley” and “Songs for All Seasons.” In addition to performing, Mady is a highly regarded vocal instructor. The Austin Chronicle’s “Critic’s Picks” named her the best professional voice instructor in Austin. Visit Mady Kaye’s web site at www.madykaye.com.
Pamela Hart has been singing professionally in Austin,TX for 15 years. In addition to singing in clubs and at private events, she is the producer of the Women in Jazz Concert Series. That year, she received the Austin Critics Award for Best Jazz Singer. She has a Masters of Business Administration from Southwest Texas State University.
The Women in Jazz Concert Series is produced by HartBeat Productions and is sponsored by The Austin Chronicle and DeBolt Web Design. Under the umbrella of Women & Their Work, Women in Jazz is funded in part by the City of Austin, under the auspices of the Arts Commission, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.