Kevin Stannard's Jukebox Jamboree
St George's Church - 10am - 1pm
(with a performance for visitors from 12.30-1pm)
on Saturday 24 August
The workshop will be between 10am and 12 noon.
There will be a break for refreshments at 12 noon with a FREE concert from 12.30 to 1pm.
£8 for adults, £5 for children (under 16) and students. Refreshments available.
Click HERE for online ticket sales or call 07526 019221 to arrange pick up in the village.
Kevin's workshops include singing skills training where participants are taught vocal exercises, breathing techniques, unison and harmony singing, group development and musical games.
Put another dime in the jukebox and embark on a musical journey through a century of popular song stimulated by the centenary of the end of WWI, finishing with a current day lollipop.
The Jukebox Jamboree workshop features a selection of ear worms to challenge singers and open their eyes to the changes in musical styles and genres over the last century, all whilst encouraging them to explore the entirety of their vocal ranges. The session begins with a whistling warm up, before diving straight in with unison and 2-part singing, improvisation, scat, body percussion, and key changes galore!
1918 Asaf & Powell Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit-bag Upbeat / War song
1928 Showboat Ol' Man River Wide pitch range / Cultural references
1938 Snow White Whistle While You Work Whistle / Hum
1948 Nat King Cole Nature Boy Minor / 3/4 / Chromatic / Expressive range
1958 The Elegants Little Star Harmonies / Twist on a classic nursery rhyme
1968 Beatles Hey Jude Anthemic ballad / Classic coda
1978 Earth, Wind & Fire September Classic feel good funk / "Don't let the lyrics spoil a good riff!"
1988 Michael Jackson Man In The Mirror Exploration of vocal qualities
1998 Britney Spears Baby One More Time Pop hit / Reimagined for a cool jazz combo
2008 Jason Mraz I'm Yours Scat / Improvisation / Groove
2018 The Greatest Showman A Million Dreams Contemporary / Wide range that encourages cambiata voice & high
Please visit to see performance videos
Kevin has many interests as a musician and teacher with strengths in performance, improvisation, composition, theory, aural and choral music. He has performed as a pianist, organist and conductor across the UK for over thirty years and more recently his interests in music education have taken him to conferences in Malaysia, China and Australia.
He began directing choirs in 1980 and has worked with all ages including massed choirs of school children at the Wembley Conference Centre; adult choirs such as the North Cotswold Chamber Choir and close harmony group Two-Apart which he founded in 1987; student choirs such as the Oxford Gargoyles and the Howling Wolves (University of Wolverhampton Chamber Choir) who won the regional heat of the Sainsbury’s Choir of the Year competition in 2002 and the National Choir of the Year competition in 2016.
Kevin has taken student choirs to perform in a number of cathedrals in the UK and on tour in Amsterdam and in 2008 he was instrumental in securing £25k funding to enable the Sneyd School Choir to go to Graz, Austria, for the World Choir Olympics involving two former University of Wolverhampton music students on the teaching staff. Kevin’s work with children’s singing is widely recognised and his music is published by Oxford University Press, Faber and the ABRSM.
Other work of note includes being Musical Director for CoMA East Midlands, Contemporary Music-Making for Amateurs, (1999-2002) producing a concert of songs by Pixell & Gunn at the Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton (2004); Kevin’s debut as organ soloist at Symphony Hall (2006); directing the Oxford Festival of Voices (since the early 90's). More recent projects have been a Christmas Festival of Voices and a Jukebox Jamboree involving over 700 young singers across the West Midlands.
As a teacher with 35 years experience Kevin has helped and encouraged many young people and musicians; a number of former students are now teaching, writing and performing.