Interview from London Jazz News
Trudy Kerr and Anita Wardell are about to run another of their popular Summer Jazz Singing Schools. Trudy Kerr explained the background to Sebastian:
LondonJazz News: You have been running courses for a while. How did it all start?
Trudy Kerr: Anita and I met many years ago in a singing competition in Australia. We both moved to London to pursue careers as jazz singers and have performed extensively in the UK and around the world. Teaching has always been a big part of what we do and 3 years ago we set up Jazzsingingschool.com. Currently we are running a summer course and a Christmas Boot Camp. In the future we are looking to deliver online courses in jazz singing.
LJN: What gave you the idea of doing them in the first place?
TK: Both of us have been teaching for many years and we have similar views on how to teach jazz singing but different teaching styles so we thought it would be of great benefit to our students to work together. Also most importantly we are great friends and enjoy each others company, so its fun!
London Summer Course 2017
Trudy Kerr and Anita Wardell are holding a five day summer course runs Monday 31st July to Friday 4th August. It is held in in association with the London Centre of Contemporary Music. Join them for another inspiring jazz singing course.
Rome Summer Course 2017
Trudy Kerr and Anita Wardell are holding a three day summer course running Friday 7th July to Sunday 9th July. This is their first course in Rome, so join them for some great tuition and (hopefully) some sunshine.
About Trudy & Anita
International Jazz vocalists Trudy Kerr and Anita Wardell met in 1985 during a singing competition in Sydney, Australia. They immediately became good friends and have remained so ever since.
After completing a Bachelor of Music, Anita worked extensively in Australia. She relocated to UK in 1989 and still works on the UK scene. Trudy hails from Brisbane where she performed and toured Australia and the south Pacific. She then moved to London in 1990.
Once in London, they both studied on the postgraduate jazz and studio music course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. This course was a springboard for establishing their careers in jazz singing. As artists they have both recorded albums to critical acclaim and toured worldwide.