JUNE 6-13, 2020
on the beautiful OUTER BANKS of NORTH CAROLINA   
Moss is a vocal group which defies categorization, grown from friends wanting to investigate various forms of music with
a modern sensibility,  stepping outside of comfort zones and taking chances in arranging and composition. 
Theo Bleckmann, Peter Eldridge, Lauren Kinhan, Jo Lawry, Kate McGarry

Seeking skilled , professional singers who want to refresh and develop vocal technique, learn new repertoire, develop an arrangement specifically for you, work on vocal improvisation, sing solo and in ensemble with a jazz trio that will be with us for the week, enjoy 6 hours of daily workshop sessions plus special evening  offerings and concerts 

5 teachers-only 40 singers will enjoy small group and individual workshop sessions

  tell us about your musical life and artistic goals

Theo Bleckmann

"Mad" genius." DOWNBEAT

Peter Eldridge

"His is the true voice of understanding,.." ALL ABOUT JAZZ

Lauren Kinhan

"A vocal tour de force" JAZZ JOURNAL

Kate McGarry

"A voice that soars with abundant hope" - Icon Magazine

Jo Lawry

“Singer of dazzling self-possession” — NEW YORK TIMES


Vocal supergroup MOSS intertwines jazz, classical, pop, folk, electronica, world music and poetry into a unique sonic species of art. It consists of five distinctive vocalists: 

Theo Bleckmann, the effusive German-American meistersinger and ECM-recording artist. 

Peter Eldridge, a melodic poet whose evocative songwriting wanders freely and deeply from genre to genre, also a member of the vocal quartet New York Voices. 

Kate McGarry, a Grammy-nominated vocal polymath equally at home with jazz and folk traditions. 

Lauren Kinhan, idiosyncratic composer, wordsmith and vocalist who also shares the New York Voices footprint. 

Newest member, Brooklyn-based Australian Jo Lawry, a singer-songwriter rooted in jazz who has become well-known beyond jazz circles for her work with Sting, Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel. 

All-star collaborations can be tricky, and often disastrous, endeavors, plagued by ego clashes and cross-purposes. Not this one. What emerges is a series of soft-hewed hymns, drawing on the poetry of Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, Neil Young, e.e. cummings and all five of the participants, that are at once soul stirring , majestic, comforting, inquisitive, hypnotic and wise. ... 
their beauty is ultimately intangible.  
                                            - Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes