I've been told by more than one person that my voice sounds like the jazzy, standards style of singing esp. from the 40's era. Honestly, that wasn't the genre I was just dreaming about in the beginning. I thought to myself, "Oh no. My parent's music." However, lately, I am beginning to think, if it's not the tallest mountain for me to climb then it might be a good place for me to begin.
In time, I am hoping that, as my voice strengthens, I'll be able to experiment with a number of different styles. That's one thing I so admire about Ken Tamplin. He can really nail ANY style! I ultimately want to work toward that! I do really like the idea of taking songs, like current hit songs, and doing covers with a jazzy twist. That would be fun and have a more current feel, I think.
Aside from training each day with the KTVA exercises, what I also want is some experience singing for audiences! Around where I live, it seems the most popular band music is rock & dance bands mixed with a small amount of country. They all seem to limit the variety to what is on the radio. I hear the venues mainly just want the bar to stay busy.
I would love to find a way to successfully create enough interest for a band with modern jazzy leanings. If there was a way to break into my local music community with that it would be great. I'm not sure where to begin. It seems like music goers would appreciate some variety at times. I just need to figure out how to pursue this idea and make it sellable enough to get some gigs.