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The Jazz Vocal Workshop

The Jazz Vocal Workshop has resumed in-person sessions at a new location! We hold our sessions on Sunday afternoons at Crescendo Studios, a beautiful facility located in Falls Church, VA (click here for a map). Our studio space includes an excellent acoustic piano and top-notch sound system. The facility also includes a reception area and ample dedicated parking. Please email if you’re interested in signing up!

About Our Program: The workshop is designed to help vocalists explore the art of vocal jazz. Of course, this includes choosing and working on repertoire; but, crucially, it also means studying the ways in which jazz singing differs from singing in other contexts (classical, theater, pop/rock, etc.). In large part, this means learning about jazz rhythm and improvisation. We focus heavily on internalizing the time feel of jazz and developing your ear; i.e., improving your ability to hear and replicate both pitches and rhythms in real time.

Our classes meet every Sunday during the day. Each class has six students and meets for two hours. There will be breaks for major holidays, and a summer recess.

Guest Artists: Once a month, I’ll invite a guest artist to co-teach the class. Typically they will be one of the great jazz vocalists based in the DC area, but periodically we’ll work with select instrumentalists to get their input and perspective.

Vocal Showcases: For students who are enrolled longer-term, there will be periodic opportunities to perform in vocal showcases at local venues with a full rhythm section.

Enrollment: Enrollment is continuous, on a month-to-month basis. We ask students to commit to one month of sessions when they sign up, payable in advance at the time of enrollment. At the midway point of each month, you’ll have the opportunity to re-enroll for the following month or discontinue and give up your spot to a vocalist on the waiting list.

Tuition: Tuition is $60 per session, payable monthly in advance. Payments may be made via Venmo (@Chris-Grasso-5), Zelle (, or check (email for mailing address).

Thanks so much for reading, and we hope to hear from you soon!

All the best,


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