Vocal Improv Solos
Great for more advanced transcription - great vocabulary to add to your solos, clear articulations, horn-like
Perfect spot to start for beginners - clear lines, easy range for female and male vocalists.
Ella was one of the first jazz singers to popularize vocal improv — her style is acrobatic, fast and FUN. These are all great solos to transcribe and there are many more.
Another vocalist famous for her vocal improvisation - Sarah’s huge range and velvety tone set her improv a part.
Jazz/Singer-Songwriter Jo Lawry is a great example of a singer using vocal improvisation masterfully and creatively.
Modern jazz master Kurt Elling often uses vocal improvsation, especially in his live performances. His style is horn-like, aggressive and confident.