About Sing Jazz
Sing Jazz project was set up in 2014 in London UK, in aid of opening access to an adult learner of all levels and abilities to jazz vocal training, and to encourage professional performing artists to share their knowledge and experience on the subject with the local community who loves singing jazz.
The project continues to serve this purpose and strives to remove access barriers by introducing affordable classes in a fun loving atmosphere and provides a friendly teaching environment for professional teachers and those who are in training.
Our long-term goal is to set up an International Jazz Vocals Centre for the local community led by a team of professional Jazz Vocal Teachers. We will continue running Jazz Vocal Training with a versatile approach to learning with a number of teaching methods to accommodate an adult learner of every level and ability.
You can help us to achieve this goal by supporting us by visiting our classes, spreading a word about us and by pledging for us on Patreon here, where we diligently document the process of our work.
About the Founder
Elena Dana is the founder and the main tutor for the Sing Jazz in The Hague project.
Educated to a Masters Degree, Elena has been trained as a Music Educator at the British Academy of New Music, as a performing artist at the Kiev Performing Arts School and as a Cultural Manager at the City University, London.
Travelling around the world and meeting many inspirational people along the way, Elena has acquired much influence from the world music genre. She has generously shared heart-felt lyrical compositions in her singing performances while touring around the UK, USA, South America, India and Europe between 2007-2010. Blending the jazz and gypsy music genres together, Elena has introduced a cinematic sound to her original songs, while interpreting jazz standards in an elegant forties style.
For the last seven years Elena has coached over a hundred of professional and aspiring singers via private sessions, group workshops and online classes. Working for others, Elena conducted vocal coaching sessions for the British Academy of New Music in London; facilitated a number of vocal training workshops for the internationally acclaimed producer Dash Arts at the Latitude Festival, at the Rich Mix Dacha Festival & the Midsummer Festival in London. Elena keenly led singing classes across London performing arts schools such as Bodens, Theatretrain, Make Believe, Spotlight & Stagecoach; held singing workshops for the Arts Council's Johnston Sheard's Kunstraum project in London; hosted an audition for the ITV X-factor in Edinburgh; and co-produced and ran jazz singing courses for the City of Edinburgh Council.
Over the last six years Elena has set up four pop-up school of vocals consisting of over thirty individually devised workshops, masterclasses and courses with five students' showcases to date. Prior to this Elena has organised and run regular open mics, gigs, and cross-arts showcases over a period of five years, and worked as a performing vocalist for over ten years.
From September 2019 Elena's vocal training project is documented and shared in a video format on Patreon for continuous self-guided training.
Read about Elena's individual vocal training work here.