Welcome to the SJI
Sing Jazz International
Jazz Voice Technique in terms of vocal set up is a crossover between contemporary and classical vocal techniques and this is why we believe jazz creates a perfect starting point for many different voice designs, and / or a perfect transition point between genres as well as allowing us to swim in the richest form of vocal expression.
Jazz genre allows us to create not only our own compositions, interpret music in a unique way each time we sing it - it also promotes a freedom of our individual expression and brings us closer to our true emotions.
There are indeed many styles of jazz which makes it fun to work with, and this is why we love jazz! It's intelligent, innovative, fresh and is never boring!
Sing Jazz International (SJI) is a teaching collective who is here to create a shared space for anyone who wants to learn to sing jazz, improve their jazz vocals or teach jazz voice stylistics - from a simple jazz standard to a complex improvisation.
Set up in March 2020, SJI brings a unique open door classroom concept to the jazz singing community, where an adult learner of all levels and abilities is encouraged to learn from as many teachers on our platform as possible to get a different angle on the same subject.
We welcome jazz vocalists of every jazz style and discipline and our sessions are carried out in English, Dutch, Greek, German, Turkish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Romanian, Russian, Hebrew and French.
We run online, face-to-face group and private sessions, offer Teacher Training & Vocal Technique Training programmes, and help a student to be matched with the best jazz Vocal Coach as a part of our individual student-centred approach.
SJI Teaching Collective is comprised of seventeen handpicked teachers who come from all over the world, each bringing exclusive and vibrant set of skills to complement each other. Together we work as a team, as well as independently, to create the best teaching experience for the student.
As a part of the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and ongoing research on vocal mechanics and jazz stylistics - we are learning from each other during our online meetings to keep our own practices up-to-date so that we can make learning more accessible, engaging and fun for all!