The goal of these workshops is to help aspiring artists with things they are currently working on, with prep work done in advance. This creates a positive, comfortable community that will help each other learn and grow, with an allotted amount of time for giving suggestions to each performer. An open mind is necessary in order to participate, since we will be experimenting with different techniques on the spot that may or may not work specifically for them in order to discover what works best for each student. Students take part practicing in front of their peers, learning that making mistakes in the process is all part of the growth, and that vulnerability is needed in order to become a better performer—and a better human.
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ALEX McARTHUR is an active jazz, funk, and classical vocalist and actress based in Buffalo, New York. She studied both musical theatre and voice at the University at Buffalo, and her love of jazz and improvisation led her to working with George Caldwell, opening up a variety of performance opportunities that jumpstarted her career—right here in the city of Buffalo. A regular performer at Pausa Art House, the Colored Musicians Club, and Flying Bison, along with the Lewiston & Queen City Jazz Festivals with her own group, she received the JazzBuffalo Rising Star Award of 2016, and was the recipient of the JazzBuffalo Best Female Jazz Vocalist of 2018. She is often featured on shows with internationally known saxophonist Bobby Militello, along with George Caldwell, John Bacon Jr., and the Buffalo Jazz Repertory Ensemble.
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