New Years Vocal Jazz Masterclass & Concert

17 feb 2018 kl. 13:00 - 21:00

Bordings Friskole, Øster Søgade 88, 2100 Kbh Ø


You know the song, you learned the lyrics and practiced the melody. So now what?

As a jazz vocalist you must be able to do more than simply ‘sing the song’ as it’s written.

But how do you lift the song and your performance to something unique and authentic? Your own personal interpretation. Your final performance of this tune - ready for an audience.

To deliver an authentic and personal performance, you have to master these three important skills:

- Vocal technique

- Jazz paraphrasing

- Performance skills

Understanding and mastering the three skills gives you the ability to be free in your interpretation. It gives you endless ideas and variations of sound, musical ideas and reflections on the lyrics. A truly great performance from you relies on combining your knowledge of jazz skills with your vocal technique and personal sound.

During this masterclass you will:

  • Find out how you improve your sound with just a few adjustments
  • Discover the road to being original and connect with the song
  • Get the simple jazz tricks that will improve your phrasing
  • Get a feeling for jazz timing and learn how to connect with rhythm
  • Learn how your vocal technique is closely connected to english pronunciation
  • See how you can use the sound of the words for an original and personal interpretation
  • Find out how to get a sense of the song style - and how to use it in your performance
  • After the masterclass you will have the opportunity to perform with a professional jazz duo at the students concert.

Join this VOCAL JAZZ MASTERCLASS and get the three sound proof ways to improve your jazz singing performance!


Vocal Jazz Masterclass 13:00-17:00 / Dinner break / Soundcheck with the band 19:30 / Concert 20:00-21:30


  • Only 10 places available!
  • You sing at the masterclass and get one-on-one feedback on your performance
  • You receive song material beforehand; ten songs to choose from in appropriate keys
  • You get the chance to perform for a live audience for the evening concert
  • Admission to the Sneak Peak Concert of the vocal duo collaboration of Louise Bøttern and Roderik Povel
  • plus - You get two discount coupons (total discount of 200 kr) for the upcoming Jazz Vocal Workshops


  • You watch the Vocal Jazz Masterclass
  • Admission to the Students Concert
  • Admission to the Sneak Peak Concert of the vocal duo collaboration of Louise Bøttern and Roderik Povel

THE CONCERTS - at Absalon Hotel

The evening’s concert opens with a short set of the students performing their final interpretations of the songs they worked on earlier in the day.

Then follows a sneak peak concert of the new collaboration between singers Roderik Povel and Louise Bøttern. The full concerts for this project will take place in autumn 2018.

Both concerts are accompanied by Catrine Frølund (p) and Tomas Raae (b).


Roderik Povel is a jazz vocalist and teacher based in Maastricht, The Netherlands. As a vocalist and composer he likes to explore the progressive outskirts of the musical landscape and has a great predilection for song from all eras and continents. His work includes the song cycle 'When The Caged Bird Sings, Songs to Poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)', Jazz & Gregorian Music in cooperation with Schola Maastricht, and recently a collaboration with the Danish composer Niels Rønsholdt entitled “Songs of Doubt”. Povel is a lecturer in Jazz Music & Vocals at the Jazz department of the Maastricht academy of Music. Website of Roderik Povel

Louise Bøttern is a jazz vocalist, singing teacher and the owner of Vokalrummet that offers one-on-one singing lessons in Copenhagen. Alongside solo lessons she teaches Vocal Jazz Workshops for jazz singers in particular, and Singers Workshops that focuses on vocal technique and freedom of interpretation. She graduated from The Royal Conservatory in The Hague (where the two singers studied together) and has been teaching singing for 15 years. She performs with Louise Bøttern Group and in 2015 she released the critically acclaimed debut album “Kick Off Your Shoes”. Louise Bøttern Group - live

The two singers are currently working on an exiting new collaboration; a vocal duo project that is expected to evolve into a concert tour in both Holland and Denmark in autumn 2018.

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