Celebrity Guest; Casey MacGill July 31 @ 1pm pdt Class Title: How to Scat Sing
Workshop Description: Join us for an evening with the King of Swing Casey MacGill as he walks us through the finer points of learning to scat sing. This style dates back to the early days of jazz when singers would mimic the instruments of the band as they soloed the contents of their soul. There’s no instrument like the human voice, learn how to create sounds and express your heart through scat singing!
Bio Casey MacGill plays rhythm on the ukulele with a super-solid feel supporting his stellar vocals. Whether it’s his classic swing strum, the groovy shu”e strum, or the sensuous rumba strum, he brings a deep pulse to the music. MacGill began strumming during the folk music scare of the early 60’s, busked movie lines for Easy Rider, appeared on the Tonight Show, the infamous Gong Show, the movie Frances, and opened the Broadway show Swing! playing his uke. He shares his intuitive feel for the instrument with audiences and students all over the world at festivals and workshops, and demonstrates why It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing.