High Country Jazz Festival presents “Scatting: From Ella Fitzgerald to Jazzmeia Horn”

159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

(828) 295-9099

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  • Dates: June 7, 2024
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Presented By: High Country Jazz Festival
  • Location: Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
  • Address: 159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
  • Phone: (828) 295-9099
  • Price: $8 General Admission; Free for BRAHM members

Todd Wright, Appalachian State University Jazz Area Coordinator, will take us on a musical journey all about scatting or scat singing. In scat singing, the singer improvises melodies and rhythms using the voice solely as an instrument rather than a speaking medium.

The talk will focus on two of the great scat singers: Ella Fitzgerald, regarded by many as THE greatest scat singer in Jazz history; and Jazzmeia Horn, one of scat’s mordern torchbearers.