Living Jazz Presents: Vocals for You – Vocals for the World with Destani Wolf
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Take a moment for you, and explore your voice in connection with your breath, your body and community. In four sessions, Cirque du Soleil singer and Bay Area raised Destani Wolf will introduce a diverse curriculum of healthy vocal techniques and positive routines. Begin to build your vocal pallet through call and response and improvisation using various styles like A Cappella, Funk and Soul with World sounds (reggae and Latin flavors). The is a participation/ cameras on class, designed to be accessible to new vocalists as well as for those who are more seasoned. Let’s work together on sharing your authentic self when interpreting a song whether it’s just for you or you decide to share it with the world.
Prerequisites or Materials Needed in Advance of Course: N/A
The powerhouse vocalist, Destani Wolf forged her own path as an artist, with a genre-defying sound, impeccable vocal prowess, and authentic lyrics. From performing at the age of 15 at the iconic Great American Music Hall, to recording on over 40 albums, to now traveling the world as the lead vocalist with Cirque du Soleil’s “Bazzar,” Destani’s journey is one of verve and vision.
She joined Afro-Latin hip-hop group O-maya as the lead singer and eclectic a capella group SoVosó and as a solo artist, wowing crowds on San Francisco’s preeminent stages, including Yoshi’s, Bimbo’s, SFJazz Center, and Stern Grove Festival, as well as venues internationally. In addition to her debut LP Again and Again, she was featured on recordings with World renowned latin percussionist John Santos (recorded on SFBAY GRAMMY nominated album) and alternative hip- hop group The Pharcyde.
Destani continued her journey in Los Angeles. She recorded with Matisyahu on his songs “Crossroads” and “Live Like a Warrior,” with producer KoOol KOjak. She also recorded with the Velvet Underground’s John Cale and multi-instrumentalist and producer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. She was a featured vocalist on Jose Rizo’s 2012 GRAMMY-nominated Latin Jazz LP MongoRama and her nu-soul throwback EP Peak Away won a 2015 Independent Music Award. Crafting compositions and singing for TV and films including Disney’s “The Descendants,” Kevin Hart’s “Laugh at my Pain,” HBO’s “Momentum Generation,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” and more.
Destani is at work on another collection of original songs in between touring the world with Cirque Du Soleil. No matter where her journey takes her next, she honors her past, while looking to the future.