Under direction of SMJ Artistic/Music Director NILSON MATTA, our 2019 Endicott faculty includes JOYCE MORENE, DOMINIQUE EADE, TUTTY MORENO and more TBA.

As a vocalist and/or instrumentalist, you will have the opportunity to work with each of them, as well as NILSON MATTA.


JOYCE MORENO (bio and photo coming)  



“Eade’s vocal control and imagination are peerless,” says the Boston Phoenix. “She’s one of the few imaginative artists to have emerged in the field of jazz singing in this decade,” says New York Newsday of vocalist Dominique Eade. Peter Watrous of the New York Times praises her “…immensely appealing sound…” and in a New York Times review of a recent performance, Ben Ratliff writes that Eade “had absorbed some of Sarah Vaughan’s fearsome technique” Her voice was rich and clear and strong in all ranges; she had musicianship and cool intelligence and didn’t seem to be ahistorical or to have arrived at jazz by accident.” David Hajdu wrote in the New York Times Magazine, “I already knew who the Next Thing in jazz singing would be: Dominique Eade. An impossibly versatile vocalist, composer, lyricist and instrumental arranger…”  

Dominique, returning to Samba Meets Jazz – Endicott for the third year, is currently on the faculty at The New England Conservatory of Music.   If you want to dig into repertoire, work on technique, phrasing and interpretation and have FUN — Dominique’s the go-to vocal educator

TUTTY MORENO (bio and photo coming)