The Jazz Gallery – The Jazz Gallery Fall Fundraising Auction
Auction Ends: Oct 5, 2017 08:00 PM EDT

Unique Experiences

Singing Lessons with vocalist Nerissa Campbell

Item Number
Estimated Value
$150 USD
$64 USD to ckdf440eb
Number of Bids
1  -  Bid History

Item Description

4 x 30 (or 2 x 60 min) minute singing lessons with vocalist Nerissa Campbell. Lessons can be either in-person (in Manhattan) or online anywhere in the world. 


Vocalist and songwriter Nerissa Campbell’s music, its roots in jazz, weaves its way through somber pop-ballads, bluesy folk songs, moody instrumentals, and a lyricism full of thought and space. The blues is in her wistful and melancholy voice, but it plays hide and seek with space and sound, creating a depth of feeling beyond the obvious. She creates a fine blend of styles dipped in a smoky batter of late night living.

Nerissa has developed a unique and deeply personal writing and performing voice; immersed in the jazz tradition, but strongly forging her own direction. A graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, she has called New York home since 2001, performing in the city regularly at well known haunts such as 55 Bar, and Rockwood Music Hall. A long term member of NY’s Balinese Gamelan Dharma Swara, she has also been the feature vocalist in post-metal band, A Storm of Light, and was the recipient of an Australian Arts Council New Works grant for her album, After The Magic. She has recorded four albums under her own label, Crooked Mouth Music.

“[Nerissa Campbell] explores a tricky, dark emotional landscape, lit with fleeting flashes of joy. You can get caught up in the late night jazz club ambience, but there’s always some hint of lost love and loneliness lurking around the corner; the New York City streets she sings about are deserted and poorly lit."  Little Village Magazine

“....melancholic, Cat Power-like lyrics, a Billie Holiday-esque timbre and a touch of Norah Jones in her swooping croon, tumultuous emotions characterize Nerissa Campbell’s [music]”. – Xpress Magazine

“She is in that Billie Holiday mold – her voice is mysterious, elegant, and moody” – the Daily Iowan 

“Smoky voiced songs of good bourbon and bad love affairs” – Time Out London

Item Special Note

valid until March 2018.