International Jazz Voice Conference October Helsinki is the first event of its type, organised for jazz singers by jazz singers. The first edition of the IJVC comes from the acute need for international specialists in the field to connect and interact. IJVC aims to raise awareness of the importance and significance of jazz singing among vocalists, musicians and the general public. IJVC is also a platform for connecting professionals.

Keynote speakers are

CARMEN LUNDY  jazz vocalist, composer, arranger and educator (USA)

MICHELE WEIR arranger, jazz pedagogue, singer and pianist (USA)

The conference will focus on artistry, education and research in the field of vocal jazz. The activities of the conference include lectures, presentations, workshops, panel discussions and concerts - all related to jazz voice. IJVC is envisioned to become an annual event.

IJVC Presenters and panel speakers:

Petra Ahlmark (Sweden),

Leigh Carriage (Australia),

Ineke van Doorn (The Netherlands), 

Louise Gibbs (United Kingdom),

Trydy Kerr (United Kingdom),

Giedre Kilciauskiene (Lithuania),

Emma Larsson (Sweden/United States),

Lee Ellen Martin (United States), 

Susanna Mesiä (Finland), 

Elena Mîndru (Romania/Finland)

Maria Naranjo (Ecuador), 

Michelle Nicolle (Australia),

Judy Niemack (Germany/United States),

Lina Nyberg (Sweden),

Sanni Orasmaa (Finland), 

Argarita Palavicini (United States),

Kate Reid (United States), 

Kat Reinhert (United States),

Jenny Robson (Finland),

Vita Sasnauskiené (Lithuania),

Kate Skinner (United States),

Deborah Tanguy (South Africa),

Amanda Tiffin (South Africa), 

Gunilla Törnfeldt (Sweden), 


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