This effective tool for learning to sing and improvise on the blues is designed for people who love to sing, as well as for students and teachers in vocal jazz programs. It takes a step-by-step approach to learning blues lyrics, forms, harmony, scales and improvisation. Vocal examples and accompaniment-only tracks make learning easy and enjoyable. Included are compositions by jazz greats Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Gigi Gryce, Julian Priester, and Norman Simmons, all with new lyrics, as well as compositions by Judy Niemack and Sheila Jordan. The book also includes listening and repertoire suggestions. On the CDs are 14 songs and exercises sung by Judy Niemack, Sheila Jordan, Mark Murphy and Darmon Meader, accompanied by top New York City jazz musicians!