The Legends of Vocal Jazz

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Musicologist Dr. Mike Daley presents 3 online lectures "The Legends of Vocal Jazz" in his fun & engaging style using rare video/audio clips

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Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald are the Mount Rushmore of jazz singing. Each singer brought a distinctive approach to their art, and in this three lecture online series, Dr. Mike Daley (Leonard Cohen: Words and Music, The Bob Dylan Story, The Simon and Garfunkel Story, The Motown Story) brings their stories to life. Using rare video clips and musical examples, Mike explains how Louis, Billie and Ella approached jazz singing in their own distinctive ways and built up a body of work that is still revered today.

Lectures are 70 - 80 minutes in length. Cost for 3 lecture series is $40. Lectures are not available for individual sale.

Video Link release dates (sent via email)

Louis Armstrong Lecture - Monday June 15

Louis Armstrong Q & A - Thursday June 25

Billie Holiday Lecture - Monday June 29

Billie Holiday Q & A - Thursday July 9

Ella Fitzgerald Lecture - Monday July 13

Ella Fitzgerald Q & A - Thursday July 23

Submission Deadlines for Video Q & A's

Please view lecture first and then email your questions to mikedaley@gmail.com by the following deadlines:

Tuesday June 23, 12:00 noon for questions relating to Louis Armstrong Tuesday July 7, 12:00 noon for questions relating to Billie Holliday Tuesday July 21, 12:00 noon for Ella Fitzgerald

Mike will respond to your emails in an online video session which will be posted 10 days after each lecture release date. You will receive the Q & A video link by email

Registrations after Video Link Release Dates:

If you register after a lecture/q & a has gone live - don't worry - you can still catch up! You will find the already released links embedded in your order confirmation from Eventbrite after registering. All video links remain live until Monday August 3 You will be able to watch the lectures/Q & A's as many times as you wish, stopping and starting at your convenience during their "live" time period.

Registration for this lecture series will close on Friday July 31

Beach United Church, like many other organisations, has lost most of its income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. By purchasing this lecture series, you are helping support vital programs through which we serve the wider community:

  1. Take-out hot meals for those in need during the COVID-19 crisis
  2. Phone call support and Food delivery to people in our community who must self-isolate
  3. On-line programming to nourish the mind and spirit through podcasts, videos, reflections and activities https://beachunitedchurch.com/
  4. Income for self-employed Presenters/Artists

Thank you for your continued support as we learn to connect in new ways. You are making a difference!


Why can't I see the link to the Video Lectures as soon as I've registered?

The video lectures are still being prepared. You will receive the links for each lecture on their scheduled live dates. The links will remain live until Monday August 3. If you register for the series after the start date of Monday June 15 - you will find the links that have already gone live in your order confirmation email from Eventbrite.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? If you have any questions or concerns please email jolaforty@gmail.com or office@beachuc.com Please do not phone the church office. It is closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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