C9 Cool Notes
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Thierry LALO (FR)Johan ROOZE (NL)

The two conductors leading this atelier will work in partnership: they will equally share the workshop, choosing, teaching and conducting half the repertoire each, and helping each other wherever possible and needed.

For practical information, click on the following:



Please bring either semi-classy or casual black and white clothes for the outside concert.




Music scores are available for ordering/downloading at the following page on the website of Editio Music Budapest: 


  • Music: Thierry Lalo, Lyrics: Charles Baudelaire, arr: Thierry Lalo: l'Albatros - French / med-swing & 6/8 feel - SATB (occasional SSAATB)
  • Music: Hoagy Carmichael, Lyrics: Stuart Gorell, arr: Thierry Lalo: Georgia On My Mind - English / Ballad / SATB (occasional SSATB)
  • Music: Bert Kaempfert, Lyrics: Milt Gabler, arr: Thierry Lalo: L.O.V.E. - English + scat syllables / med-up swing - SATB (occasional SSATB)
  • Music: Oliver Nelson, Lyrics: Cécile Rigazio, arr: Thierry Lalo: Nougât-Miel - French / med-slow swing - SATB (frequent SSATB)
  • Music: Johny Mandel, Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster, arr: Thierry Lalo: The Shadow of Your Smile - English / bossa feel - SATB (occasional SSATB)
  • Stevie Wonder, arr. Johan Rooze: Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing (with band - Pop/Latin/Funk)
  • arr. Johan Rooze: Get Happy (with band - Up Swing/Gospel)
  • Marc Shainan, arr. Johan Rooze: I Know Where I've Been (Hairspray) (with piano - Ballad/Gospel)
  • J. Fred Coots, arr. Peter Eldridge (New York Voices): For All We Know (with piano - Ballad)
  • arr. Paris Rutherford (manuscript): My Favourite Things (with band - Rock/Up Swing)



Thierry Lalo: http://www.thierrylalo.com/?page_id=1772

Les Voice Messengers: http://www.voice-messengers.com/?page_id=1225



Click to listen:

Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing

Get Happy (Sung by Ella Fitzgerald) Not the Arrangement

I Know Where I've Been

For All We Know

My Favorite Things

Georgia on My Mind (Part I) Alti

Georgia on My Mind (Part I) Basses

Georgia on My Mind (Part I) Sop 1

Georgia on My Mind (Part I) Sop 2

Georgia on My Mind (Part I) Tenors

Georgia on My Mind (Part II) Alti

Georgia on My Mind (Part II) Basses

Georgia on My Mind (Part II) Sop 1

Georgia on My Mind (Part II) Sop 2

Georgia on My Mind (Part II) Tenors

Georgia PB piano (part I)

Georgia PB piano (part II)

L.O.V.E. (Alti)

L.O.V.E. (Basses)

L.O.V.E. (letter C - slowly) - Alti

L.O.V.E. (letter C - slowly) - Basses

L.O.V.E. (letter C - slowly) - Tenors

L.O.V.E. (letter C & D - slowly) - Sop 1

L.O.V.E. (letter C & D - slowly) - Sop 2

L.O.V.E. (playback piano + clic)

L.O.V.E. (Sop 1)

L.O.V.E. (Sop 2)

L.O.V.E. (Tenors)

L'albatros - EC 2015 - Alti

L'albatros - EC 2015 - Basses

L'albatros - EC 2015 - Soprano1

L'albatros - EC 2015 - Soprano2

L'albatros - EC 2015 - Tenors

Nougât-Miel - EC Mars 2015 - Alti

Nougât-Miel - EC Mars 2015 - Basses

Nougât-Miel - EC Mars 2015 - Solo - slow tempo

Nougât-Miel - EC Mars 2015 - Solo Dorothée - VM CD

Nougât-Miel - EC Mars 2015 - Sop 1

Nougât-Miel - EC Mars 2015 - Sop 2

Nougât-Miel - EC Mars 2015 - Tenors

Playback - l'Albatros

Shadow Of Your Smile (playback piano + click)

Shadow Of Your Smile (SATB - Pécs March 2015) - Alti

Shadow Of Your Smile (SATB - Pécs March 2015) - Basses

Shadow Of Your Smile (SATB - Pécs March 2015) - Sop 1

Shadow Of Your Smile (SATB - Pécs March 2015) - Sop 2

Shadow Of Your Smile (SATB - Pécs March 2015) - Tenors

VM - l'Albatros (Thierry Lalo - Charles Baudelaire)

VM - Nougat-Miel (compete recording)


DESCRIPTION from Thierry Lalo

The general idea of this workshop is to provide singers a good occasion to experiment the collective pleasure of choir singing within the frame of what is generally called “swing”, “groove” – or any kind of related “rhythmic feeling”. We will work in a rather rigorous and concentrated way, like any jazz group, but also in a very relaxed atmosphere, focusing on some key topics: how to achieve a nice blend for the group; how and when to produce a “laid back” feeling (singing slightly after the rhythm section); how to “create” swing feel through adequate accents and phrasing; how to develop harmonic consciousness, listening to other lines in the choir; how to keep connected to the rhythm section while singing; etc. We will do only the best that we can within the time we have and never feel pressure, so we will aim at “having fun doing well”!

The repertoire will be based on my own arrangements and compositions for choir and rhythm section (plus maybe one a cappella piece). It will be a patchwork of (mostly) arrangements on jazz standards, and one (or two) original compositions of mine, based on French poems. I will be seeking to feed the group with various atmospheres and lyrics.

At some point we hope that the singers will feel as if they were truly part of a big band sometimes! In some other cases, they will be surrounded by nice or soft sounds designed to serve a beautiful text or a nice jazz piece. There will be open space for written or improvised solos. Some parts in some arrangements are a bit more difficult, but basically each line is harmonically and melodically logical, therefore quite natural to hear and memorize with a bit of work. 


"Want to make music together with other good singers and some of Europe’s best Vocal Jazz Choir Directors? Join the Cool Jazz Atelier during EUROPA CANTAT Pécs 2015 and just “Swing it Out”!"

/Johan ROOZE/

Atelier conductor:
Thierry LALO Short bio
Johan ROOZE Short bio
Length: 7 days
Start date of atelier: Saturday 25 July
final performance: Friday 31 July
Category: mixed
Age: open
Accompaniment: rythm section