Media Release
Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Contact: Will McMillan |
617/547-6789 ext. 333

Beginning Jazz Singing
with Joseph Della Penna: 6/19-8/14, 2003

This summer Jazz Pianist and Cambridge resident Joe Della Penna again offers his popular "Beginning Jazz Singing" on Thursday nights at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. "I love it," says Della Penna. "I get people coming in from all over the musical spectrum - some with lots of knowledge about jazz but not a lot of singing experience, and some singers with pop or cabaret experience who don't know much about jazz."

The class is designed for the amateur or professional singer with some previous experience who wishes to make his or her foray into the exciting world of jazz styling and improvisation. "I aim to create a supportive environment," says Della Penna, "and we have a lot of fun." If you can carry a tune, you are welcome to join this small workshop class limited to 8.)

Della Penna has taught "Beginning Jazz Singing" class for the past three years, and recently learned that some of his CCAE students have been saying good things about his class to one of his former teachers at NEC, Dominique Eade. Della Penna came to Boston in 1993 to attend the New England Conservatory of Music, where he received a Masters Degree in Jazz.
He has played classical, jazz, and pop piano for over twenty five years, and over the past four years has been privately teaching piano, voice, composition and theory. He is a member of the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists (BACA) - a self-described "jazz interloper on the cabaret scene" who also plays cabaret and musical theater repertoire. He anticipates his debut CD, a live show from the Zeitgeist Gallery, to be released this year.

Who: Joe Della Penna
What: Beginning Jazz Singing Class
Where: CCAE @ 56 Brattle Street in Harvard Square
When: 8 Thursdays, 8:30-10:00 p.m. beginning Jun.
19th, 2003
Code: JSIN
Cost: $141
Phone: 617-547-6789 ext. 1