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The sounds and styles of New York vocalist/composer Jocelyn Medina cross cultures, creeds and continents. Her original music fuses elements of Brazil, Spain, Africa and India with jazz harmonies, neo-soul/funk grooves and adventurous improvisations delivered through compelling lyrics and a distinct sound. Whether by means of an unexpected melodic turn, a hook that leaves you hopeful, or the rich resonance and dexterity of her voice, she seeks to touch on each listener’s individual experience with messages of universal truth and an inventive artistic approach.

Born into a family of singers, Jocelyn determined her identity as a musician at the tender age of five through choirs and piano lessons. She later pursued opera work at Stanford University, earned a Bachelors degree in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music, and a Masters in Vocal Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of Music. Further musical explorations brought Jocelyn to Ghana, West Africa, as well as Salvador, Brazil, and most recently 6 months teaching, performing and studying in Mumbai, India, where she was exposed to more of the wide-ranging elements that continue to inspire her creative projects. In addition to her degree credentials, Jocelyn is certified in all levels of master vocal pedagogue Jeannette LoVetri's Somatic Voicework™, a functional, body-based method of vocal training whose techniques have been adapted by a number of her previous and most influential teachers, including vocal jazz virtuosos Theo Bleckmann and Luciana Souza.

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“…(her) seductive voice transforms each live performance into an authentic multicultural experience…demonstrating her remarkable finesse in the renovation of musical styles and genres.” (La Mundial, Spain)
Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals

Location

New York City

Credentials/Background

In addition to her work as a professional performer and composer, Jocelyn is a dedicated vocal coach and music instructor. She has over 11 years experience as a private singing teacher to students of all ages and levels (from 5 to 65—kids to professionals), in a variety of styles ranging from broadway to opera, pop, rock, soul, blues, and specializing in vocal jazz. She holds a Masters degree in Vocal Jazz Performance from Manhattan School, a Bachelors in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music of Music and studied opera and classical voice at Stanford University. Lessons encorporate technique work (breathing, placement, warm-ups, exercises and ear training) along with repetoire, style, interpretation, phrasing, and improvisation. Each class is unique and varied, adapting to the needs and direction of each particular singer. Jocelyn is available for individual and group classes, performance coaching, clinics and workshops in vocal jazz and Brazilian vocal styling. Her teachings are offered in both English and Spanish. For more information and to schedule a lesson contact: [email protected]

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Albums

Album Common Ground by Jocelyn Medina

Common Ground

Running Tree Records
2017

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Album We Are Water by Jocelyn Medina

We Are Water

Self Produced
2011

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Album The Journey Begun by Jocelyn Medina

The Journey Begun

Self Produced
2005

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