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  • Fay Victor

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    Fay Victor

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    “She’s essentially invented her own hybrid of song and spoken word, a scat style for today’s avant-garde.” -Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times
    Brooklyn, NY based sound artist/composer Fay Victor hones a unique vision for the vocalist’s role in jazz and improvised music regarding repertoire, improvisation and composition. Her ‘everything is everything’ aesthetic permeates her work in performance where a standard can lead to a free improvisation or an outburst...and back again.
    In over a 20 year span, Victor has released 9 albums as a leader to critical acclaim as well as seminal sideperson projects with leaders such as Anthony Braxton, Roswell Rudd, Nicole Mitchell, William Parker and Marc Ribot. Victor’s most recent release as a leader is Wet Robots (ESP Disk, July 2018) with her latest group, SoundNoiseFUNK, featuring Joe Morris (guitar), Sam Newsome (sop. saxophone) & Reggie Nicholson (drums). Wet Robots has received 4.5 stars in Downbeat Magazine and placed #4 in the Jazz Vocal Category for NPR’s Jazz Critic’s Poll 2018 (in a tie with Kurt Elling)
    Learn more about Fay Victor at www.fayvictor.com or via social media through her handle, @freesongsinger.


    Current Courses

    CoPA Core: Improv. & Collab.
    COPA 1037, Fall 2021

    Improvisational Artists Lab
    COPA 5205, Fall 2021

    Improvisational Artists Lab I
    COPA 4205, Fall 2021

    MM PC Major Lessons: 10
    JLES 5100, Fall 2021

    MM PC Major Lessons: 4
    JLES 5040, Fall 2021

    Vocal Performance 5
    JVOC 3723, Fall 2021

    Future Courses

    CoPA Core: Improv. & Collab.
    COPA 1037, Spring 2022

    Improvisational Artists Lab
    COPA 5205, Spring 2022

    Improvisational Artists Lab I
    COPA 4205, Spring 2022

    Mod 3: Stone Lab
    CMUS 5530, Spring 2022

    Past Courses

    CoPA Core: Improv. & Collab.
    COPA 1037, Spring 2021

    MM PC Major Lessons: 4
    JLES 5047, Summer 2021

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