Keri is a marvelous singer, composer and arranger. As an educator, she not only helps young musicians become better, she helps them become complete.
Jazz Trumpet & Bands
Elmhurst University
Chicago, IL, USA
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I wanted to express my gratitude and appreciation for the time spent in my vocal lesson. I learned so much in just 30 minutes, and I am excited to explore more with the exercises you taught me. Thank you


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Jazz Vocal Academy

Hastings, NE, USA


About Keri Chryst - Artist & Educator

Keri's dual mission as both Performer and Educator go hand in hand.  She views each performances as an opportunity to share knowledge and fresh experiences with her audiences — and strives to include an element of collective creative experience in each of her educational projects.

These passions have led her to develop a full array of original curriculum for her Jazz Vocal Academy International as well as founding a France-based non-profit organization — Arts Embassy International — which lends structural support to projects for Teaching Artists such as herself.

With a Master's in Jazz Pedagogy from Northwestern University ('98) and Bachelor's in French Studies (NU '97) plus 2 decades of experience performing, arranging, creating curriculum, and teaching around the globe — she is primed and ready to spread the jazz gospel to anyone eager to learn, in just about any language.

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