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ACM is pleased to confirm that renowned vocalist Anita Wardell will be visiting ACM to deliver two vocal workshops for all second year degree singers.
The sessions will take place on Friday 14th and 21st September between 11am-3.30pm to inspire you for the beginning of the ACM term and give you a really strong foundation.
“I’m so excited to have one of the UK’s best jazz vocalists to work directly with our degree vocal students as they explore this foundational genre for the first time this month. Anita is an inspirational singer, improviser, composer/arranger and educator. Having a BBC Jazz Award winner working this close with our students, speaks to the excellence an ACM education provides.”
Jono McNeil Fellow of ACM
About Anita Wardell
Anita is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and is best known for her mesmerizing and captivating vocal improvisations and vocalese lyrics to instrumental solos. Anita is a musician who uses the voice as her instrument, displaying precision and agility, mixed with heartfelt emotion.
More recently Anita’s talents were recognised by the BBC when she received the prestigious BBC Jazz Award for Best of Jazz category in 2006. This, coupled with the release of Kinda Blue, are now propelling Anita into the major artist arena.
“Anita Wardell is a singer who takes no prisoners. The Australian vocalist is an uncompromising exponent of bebop and has won a cult following among her colleagues in London during her time here. Think of her, if you like, as the female equivalent of Mark Murphy.”
Clive Davis The Times Newspaper
Please Note: These vocal workshops are exclusively for ACM second year vocal degree students.