Bob Stoloff

Bob Stoloff introduces you to Scat vocal techniques!


Introduction to Scat singing

The American jazz musician and teacher Bob Stoloff, was born in 1952 in New York.

Bob Stoloff’s teaching and performing experience reflect a medley of diverse musical training over years. Beginning with trumpet, Bob attended the High School of Music & Art in New York City where he played in band concerts, symphony orchestras, opera companies and bands shows.

His interest in playing instruments led him to play also acoustic bass, flute and drums. After graduating from Berklee College of Music as a flute major with a degree in Music Education, Bob became an active multi-instrumental studio musician in the Boston area.

Bob Stoloff - Scat and vocal improvisation

Bob’s musical pursuits, particularly his growing interest in recording brought him to a successful but unexpected vocalist career. He performed at major international jazz festivals with Bobby McFerrin and other top-notch vocal improvisers in “Vocal Summit.” a European a cappella group.

Throughout the years, Stoloff has opened several vocal Jazz academies in Italy, Netherlands and  Spain.

A leading pioneer in the art of vocal drumming, Bob soon became known for his expertise as a vocal percussionist, in addition to being one of the finest scat singers in the world of vocal jazz. His methodology for “instru-vocal” improvisation continues to attract students worldwide.


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In this introductory course, Bob Stoloff teaches you how to sing in various musical styles, using the Scat technique.

Go further in the scat technique with the Unit 2 of Bob Stoloff scat singing course!

Unit 3 of Bob Stoloff’s scat singing lesson introduces more progressive harmonic chord patterns.

Unit 4 of Bob’s Scat singing course is the culmination of all the rhythmic, melodic and harmonic information presented in units 3 applied to ten Jazz Standards.

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