Seattle born and Los Angeles based jazz vocalist, Sara Gazarek shares with us some of her vocal inspirations that she went through during those early years when she was starting. Sara tells us about some vocal exercises she does to have a level of maintenance to her voice and gives some tips and advice to look after her voice. Sara also talks about the changes in the vocal techniques from the generation today.
” There’s not one path that’s more valuable than than another. ”
” I do have a place in this music and will continue to have a place as long as I keep doing my homework. ”
– Sara Gazarek
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Worst Moment in Music
- Sara was called to do scratch vocals, a temporary vocal track with a practice trackfor Celine Dion. Sara had 1 day to prepare. Sara did not know the song, but did everything in her power to learn it as best as she could. Sara showed up in the recording session and did her best and it just wasn’t great. Sara did not know the song very well and she’s not a good sight reader, but she did her very best. Sara has been practicing her sight reading and her musicianship as best as she could ever since then.
Musical Lightbulb Moment
- It was a really important realization that everybody has their own path. Sara had a feeling that when she was younger, because she was young, she does not belong there, and that she needs to spend 10 or 20 years to break into the calls and take the really and gigs and work really hard at it and not much reward. Sara thought that if she got signed in a recording contract early she would not belong there. The realization that everybody has a place and everybody has a story to tell and that we all belong here, was an important lesson for Sara.
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