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Fay Victor / Bio

Fay Victor has been hailed by the New York Times as “artistically complete” for her unique vocal approach to the blues, jazz, free improvisation and her original compositions. Starting from the jazz tradition, Victor has gone on to encompass a multi-genre approach to music, lyrics and song called “Freesong.” Victor has released eight (8) critically acclaimed recordings as a leader which has been praised in venerable outlets such as The New York Times, The Village Voice, The San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out New York, Time Out Chicago, The Chicago Reader, Signal to Noise, The Wire, The New York City Jazz Record and JazzWise (UK). As a performer, Victor has worked throughout Europe as well as Japan, India, Russia, and Mexico working with a veritable who's-who of musicians such as Anthony Braxton, Amiri Baraka, Misha Mengelberg, William Parker, Roswell Rudd, Andrew Cyrille, Laurence “Butch' Morris, Gary Lucas, John Medeski, Nicole Mitchell, Marvin Sewell, Han Bennink, Darius Jones and Tyshawn Sorey amongst others. Victor gives private instruction focused on technique for improvising vocalists, teaches an Advanced Vocal Class for the New York Jazz Workshop and runs their annual 4-day Jazz Vocal Summit. Victor also runs the Jazz Vocal Workshop at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music in Brooklyn, NY. Victor has taught at institutions such as the Amsterdam Conservatory (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA), UC-Berkeley (Berkeley, CA), UC-Irvine (Irvine, CA, the Jazz School (Berkeley, CA) and the Jazz School (Rostov-on-Don, Russia)

General Info

Band Members
Fay Victor Ensemble, Herbie Nichols SUNG, The ExPosed Blues DUO and more
Artist Name
Fay Victor
Home Page
Active Since
Jazz / Experimental / Blues

Contact Info

Brooklyn, NY