Jazz at The Spring Concert with The Jeanine Ouderkirk Trio
Jazz at the Spring rings in 2019 with the fabulous Jeanine Ouderkirk Trio featuring Scott Bassison and Lou Smaldone. Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Jeanine Ouderkirk began her musical journey with the study of piano and clarinet. Then ten years ago she realized it was singing that allowed her to connect with audiences most personally, and vocal improvisation was the vehicle for that connection.
Jeanine Odenkirk’s passion for Jazz and her love of using improvisation for the connection it provides to both musician and audience led her to hone her skills studying with world renowned vocalist Bobby McFerrin. Using McFerrin’s methods of scat singing and circle singing, she developed her own practice of exploring vocal improvisation and storytelling. Jeanine and her bandmates use jazz improvisation to realize their vision of connection, relation, and expression of the truth of melody and lyric. Ouderkirk is an alum of Saratoga Springs High School and the Crane School of Music, and has been fortunate to study and perform with amazing teachers and become a teacher of music herself. Jeanine Ouderkirk is a generous musician, and her joy of singing is infectious as is her desire to share the songs and the improvisations they inspire.