Nora York

Nora York has performed and written her own music for theater, film, television, concert and cabaret. She has four CDs in release, been awarded two New York State Council on the Arts composers commissions and her work has been commissioned by The Public Theater in New York and The Brooklyn Academy of Music. She has performed at concert venues, universities and festivals throughout the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Europe. (Ted, Newport Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Festival, JVC Jazz festival, Lincoln Center, and Merkin Hall and Lincoln Center Out of Doors.) She has been teaching at NYU since 1997.


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NORA YORK PRESS QUOTES

”ingenious ...radical.... extravagant talent.” - The New Yorker -

“Extravagant jazz-pop chanteuse Nora York will have your heart in her back pocket by the end of the set” - Time Out New York -

“... subtle and refined ... magnificent.” -Elle Japan-

“ the York mystique smolders. .This Bohemian iconoclast has what it takes to validate her atavistic calling.” -The Village Voice -

“ She dares to challenge the conventional roles for female jazz singers...” -(David Hajdu) New York Times Magazine-

“Nora York, is the conceptualist Diva” -Downbeat- “You want unique? Here she is, in your face; the wise ones at this room are booking York regularly

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Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

In order to sing well we work with our voices in much the same way as an athlete trains. We train by repeating sets of exercises that help to develop positive vocal habits. Singing well depends on a measured combination of alignment, breath support, correct muscular involvement with emotion and intention. It is a movement form, not static or forced. I teach a method that is a hybrid of Italian Bel Canto technique, the Swedish school of singing, and my own methods of practice. I have been studying voice and singing professionally for over 30 years. The lessons will be divided between exercises and singing songs.

Clinic/Workshop Information

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Albums

Swoon

Good Mood Records
2019

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To Dream The World

Evidence Music
1995

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