Sing Free with Jay Clayton

Known as a pioneering vocalist of the “Free Jazz” movement, singer and composer Jay Clayton has been on the forefront of new music and the great American songbook. She is known through her work with Vocal Summit starting in the 1980’s and her duo work with dummer Jerry Granelli as well as fellow singer Sheila Jordan. 

  

What to expect

On June 25th at 7pm starting in the center of Athens, Jay will teach an evening workshop at Nana and Caryn’s place across from the temple of Zeus.  Then on the 26th we all take a drive and a ferry to South Evia.  The organic farm has 8 sea-view guest rooms and two workshop spaces.

An organic Farm

In between two 2.5 hour vocal sessions each day we eat farm-to-table meals and swim in the crystal clear water only a 100 feet from the rooms. Occasional dinners will be in the town of Karystos.  

The Performance

At the end of the workshop we visit the ancient town of Karystos where we may perform for the villagers in Bourtzi castle. 

The rooms and spaces

Each room has a view of the sea.  You can walk out your door and go directly into the clear water.  No need to even bring a towel.  One day we will visit a stunning waterfall and sing there for the birds, dragonflies and trees.  

Platanistos waterfall

Pricing

Tuition, Room and Board $850.00 (a shared room with 2 other people)

$975.00 (a shared room with one other person)

$1,170.00 (single room)

A non refundable $200 fee is due February 1st, 2023 and holds your place.  Final Payment due May 1st.

All meals on the farm are included in the price of the workshop.   Meals in town are not included.  Airfare and travel to Greece not included.  Tickets to and from the island on a ferry are €10 per person extra.
 You can get euros from ATM machines in Athens, at the airport, and on the island.
We will have cars leaving from Athens center at 10am on June 26th which will drive participants free of charge to the island. However you must buy a ticket on the ferry.

Contact: Nana and Caryn 413-743-9600 or email bourosseaviewretreat@gmail.com