03.19.13Stravelli to appear in inaugural cabaret series at new LES venue
I'm really looking forward to my April 23rd gig at 2nd Floor on Clinton, an intimate venue on the Lower East Side that is beginning its first music series in April. The line-up is pretty fantastic, featuring singers like Beat Kaestli, Mary Foster Conklin and Carol McCann, among others. The venue is really cozy and I'm very excited about the new original material I have to debut there! I hope you'll join me- seating is limited so make your reservations now!
09.29.12Stravelli kicks off Italian Jazz Days Festival!
I'll be kicking off the Italian Cultural Institue of New York's Italian Jazz Days Festival- 10 days of jazz featuring Italian musicians. I'll play my regular brunch gig at Le Pescadeux with Pat O'Leary on bass and Paul Meyers on guitar. Our very special guest will be guitarist and fellow Italian Gene Bertoncini. There's no cover or minimum, so come join us for what is sure to be an afternoon filled with beautiful music!
07.10.12Stravelli featured on Capsulocity web series
Check out this episode of Brandon Bain's "Capsulocity", a new web series spotlighting up and coming indie musicians, featuring yours truly! I'm really proud to be a part of this awesome, brand spanking new project!
04.26.12Stravelli written up in Wall Street Journal
Check out this write up from Will Friedwald, the jazz writer for the Wall Street Journal...and then take his advice! :)
04.17.12Stravelli featured on the Jazz Lives blog
I'm thrilled and honored to be featured on Michael Steinman's fantastic blog "Jazz Lives"! Michael attended my April 1st gig at The Drawing Room, where I had the incredible pleasure of making music with pianist Michael Kanan, bassist Pat O'Leary and drummer Mike Petrosino. Michael Steinman filmed our musical adventures, which he recently posted to his blog and wrote about. Please check this link out, as well as his other posts- Michael is not only a walking encyclopedia of jazz, but also a wonderful person and true music lover.
08.23.11Debut CD Out Now!
My debut CD, Waiting In Vain is now available for purchase on iTunes and CDBaby!
Recorded live over the course of three gigs, Waiting In Vain is a true representation of my musical point of view; a wide-ranging mix of jazz standards (Skylark), the Great American Songbook (Love For Sale) and what I like to call the "New American Songbook" (Creedence Clearwater's, Have You Ever Seen The Rain), reinterpreted through the lens of someone who grew up immersed in the sounds of both Ella Fitzgerald and Neil Young.
The CD features the talents of Tadataka Unno and Art Hirahara on piano, Saul Rubin on guitar, Pat O'Leary on bass and Jacob Melchior and Michael Petrosino on drums.
Click "launch related site" to purchase.
08.22.11My new teaching position at the Kings Bay Y!
I'm excited to announce that I've been hired to teach a class in vocal performance at the King's Bay Y in Windsor Terrace.
The class is for 8-12 year olds and will focus on integrating basic vocal techniques and music theory with practice and performance. Students will learn music from different genres (pop, music theatre, jazz and standards), exploring the story of the song and ultimately memorizing and staging material, culminating in an informal performance for parents on the last class.
Classes start at the end of September, with more specific information on dates and fees to come soon. If you have a child who's interested in singing or know someone who does, check back soon, as I'll be updating info as soon as possible.
08.01.11Private Coaching Lessons
There are many, many things I love about singing, but one of my favorite aspects is the opportunity you have to put a very personal spin on the songs you perform, a skill I've shared in group classes and workshops. I'm excited to now offer private coaching sessions to give vocalists the tools to:
- connect more deeply with the lyric of a song---and quickly, even if you've only got 32 bars.
- improve your phrasing and intonation, make your intention clearer and more specific.
- get a pop, rock or R&B sound in a healthy way and learn how to add melismas and pop stylings to a song tastefully.
- learn how to speak to musicians and get what you need from an accompanist
- learn basic music theory so you can prepare a lead sheet or more easily learn a song at home
- attain a more personal and confident viewpoint for the material you perform, setting yourself apart from all the other great performers out there.
I can be contacted through this website (click the tab titled "contact") for information on rates and scheduling. I look forward to working with you!
06.01.11YouTube Channel launch
I've launched a YouTube channel to offer you yet another distraction for your work day!
The channel features videos from my performances as well as some of my favorite videos from other artists. If you like what you see, please become a subscriber.
Click on "launch related site" to check it out.
08.01.09New York Trend
This features coverage of the 2009 Jazzmobile Competition in Harlem. I always wanted to hold one of those giant checks...