Female NYC Jazz Vocalists for Retro Singer Trio - The Satin Dollz | Playbill

Female NYC Jazz Vocalists for Retro Singer Trio - The Satin Dollz

CATEGORY: Performer

The Satin Dollz
New York


Allison Windsor

Job Details


CASTING: The Satin Dollz are expanding to New York and launching the new division with two sets of female vocal harmony trios. For the New York based Satin Dollz, we are seeking stunning and charismatic female trained vocalists (18-34) who can hold tight harmonies (3 & 4 part arrangements) and handle complicated jazz and big band swing arrangements (as well as some custom mashup arrangements) in New York for special events, vintage festivals, and concerts with opportunities to perform throughout the east coast and sometimes internationally, 1920s & 1940s genre. Must be able to handle singer choreography while singing. Ukuleles a plus but not a determining factor.

First round of auditions is by video submission from which candidates will be chosen to attend in person audition scheduled for New York City Wednesday, January 26, 2022 and callbacks Thursday, January 27, 2022 with orientation and first rehearsal on Saturday, January 29. The Satin Dollz will be performing at Swing 46 Friday, January 28, 2022 and NYC new Satin Dollz are invited to attend for complimentary dinner and the show.

All ethnicities encouraged to submit. Seeking diverse representation of talent.

Please note, if chosen for in-person audition after video submission round, applicants will be required to provide proof of full vaccination and government issued ID before entry to Ripley Grier Studios, per Ripley Grier. "Fully vaccinated" means event date must be at least 14 days after the second dose of a two dose covid vaccine or 14 days after a single dose covid vaccine. Accepted proofs of vaccination are Excelsior Pass, NYC Covid Safe App, or valid vaccine card.

COMPENSATION: Individual gig compensation ranges from $100-$300 with expenses paid for engagements outside of New York City (meals, flights, hotel); shows mostly fall on weekends with some corporate weeknights and short tour dates out of town. Rate varies due to scale of each show (ie length of set, distance etc). Hotel, meals and transportation covered for overnight and out of town shows.

Satin Dollz can choose to accept bookings on a gig-to-gig basis according to their own schedules as there are multiple casts; would need passport at time of booking for brief international tours (ex. Canada or Europe).

Singers can self-learn material with provided sheet music and audio tracks supported with weekly Monday evening rehearsal at Spaces @ 520 from 6-9pm (unpaid) to improve blend, retain choreography and run upcoming booked shows. Some additional music rehearsals compensated with certain bands. In-person training, costumes (except tights and shoes), gig opportunities with travel, lodging, meals covered on out of town gigs provided.

The Satin Dollz are a dynamic ensemble of vocalists and tap dancers performing with renowned swing bands around the world. As a Satin Doll, you will immediately be a part of an international network of 60 professional female artists based in Los Angeles, London and Paris and benefit from collaborating with women who have performed in West End shows, on national tours, and television and film. Perks include gorgeous professional pin up style photo shoots and sponsorships from Top Vintage, Vivien of Holloway, Bettie Page Clothing and Voodoo Vixen.

ROUND 1 – Video Submission
Accepting video submissions until Friday, January 14, 2022

Email link to video (YouTube or Vimeo) of:
•Brief self introduction and include city where you live
•16 bars of a ballad
•16 bars of an upbeat song

Please NO MUSICAL THEATRE or contemporary selections; jazz or standard preferred of an upbeat song. Please make sure your submission is a LINK. We cannot open any large video attachments. Keep your video submission under 3 minutes. Music, dance and style references available by visiting YouTube (The Satin Dollz), Instagram (@satindollz), official website at www.thesatindollz.com and by listening to The Satin Dollz’ album “Pin Up Revolution” on Spotify, Apple, iTunes, Amazon Music.

Email video submission with link to video to: dollfaceandco@hotmail.com
Title email with first & last name & NYC Division (ex: Allison Windsor - NYC Division)

Attach headshot and resume

ROUND 2 – In Person
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - New York City
2-6pm - Appointments only. In-person audition, invitation only selected from video submissions

Prepare 16 bars of a ballad AND 16 bars of an upbeat song. It can be the same as your video submission or different selections. No musical theatre please. You will also be provided with Satin Dollz music to prepare in advance to sing as part of harmony trio at auditon matched with other candidates. This will be provided at time of Round 2 invitation.

Must bring proof of vaccination to attend, per the studio. Must adhere to all rules and mandates per studio at time of audition.

ROUND 3 - Callbacks
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - New York City

You will be provided with music to prepare in advance and be taught simple singer choreography.

Must bring proof of vaccination to attend per the studio.

ABOUT THE SATIN DOLLZ: From all corners of the United States, the lovely Satin Dollz were brought together on one stage in 2005 to deliver top-notch entertainment reminiscent of the WWII USO Camp Shows. These pin up darlings, a stunning ensemble of singing, tap dancing, and downright charming ladies, have delighted audiences young and old, stateside and overseas, with their blended vocal harmonies, high energy tap dancing, sparkling charisma and stunning beauty wrapped up in a retro bow.

Originally formed in Hollywood, California, The Satin Dollz expanded their “pin up army” in 2016 across the pond, in both London and Paris, embarking on tours throughout the UK and rest of Europe. This international family of over 60 vintage talent powerhouses was recently seen on the sold out “Party Like Gatsby” tour spanning 16 countries throughout Europe and North America in 2018-19, as well as on the “Big Beat Revue” UK tour with The Jive Aces in 22 theaters kicking off in the West End’s Aldwych Theater in London.

The Satin Dollz enjoy entertaining veterans in the US as well as overseas with prior jazz residencies at Los Angeles' famous Cicada Club with Dean Mora's Swing Orchestra, the historic Queen Mary in Long Beach, and at the Jazz Cave in St. Julien's Bay on the island of Malta. Other notable appearances have included Battle of the Big Bands California Tour sharing the stage with 30 big band musicians, at the famed Swing 46 in New York with the George Gee 17 pc Orchestra, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Royal Chelsea Flower Show and as return headliners for the ever popular bi-annual 1940s Ball in Denver, CO with the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and for Los Angeles' annual Fleet Week.

In 2020, The Satin Dollz released their first album "Pin Up Revolution." All About Jazz says "Their harmonies are close (think the Andrews Sisters), they sing and swing tight as a Gene Krupa snare, are intonation impeccable, and the Dollz swing their "s"es off." Available digitally on Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify and hard copy CD with exclusive pin up booklet of The Satin Dollz through the website at www.thesatindollz.com.

WARDROBE: Glamorous custom designed and sponsored 1940s/50s pin up style costumes, some with short hemlines. Will train how to do pin up hair and makeup. Must provide own light tan stilettos, black stilettos, and fishnet tights with black seams (will provide link). Reference Satin Dollz IG and website for costume references. Rehearsal Schedule: Jan-March 2022
We plan to launch this division very quickly and will be jumping into our rehearsal schedule right away. The new Satin Dollz will be cast directly after Thursday’s callback or the following morning on Friday, January 28th. You must be available to attend Saturday’s orientation and first rehearsal. You will also be invited to a non-mandatory complimentary dinner and Satin Dollz show at Swing 46 for Friday evening, January 28th. The following is the schedule so please be aware so there are no conflicts. Please state any conflicts at time of in person audition invitation.

Saturday, Jan 29, 2022 with producer & LA team
Spaces @ 520, 3rd floor
1-2:30pm Intro and Orientation
2:30-5pm Rehearsal

Monday, February 7, 2022
6-9pm – Spaces @ 520, 3rd floor
520 8th Avenue, NY

Monday, February 14, 2022
No practice

Monday, February 21, 2022
6-9pm – Spaces @ 520, 3rd floor
520 8th Avenue, NY

Monday, February 28, 2022
6-9pm – Spaces @ 520, 3rd floor
520 8th Avenue, NY

Monday, March 7, 2022
6-9pm – Spaces @ 520, 3rd floor
520 8th Avenue, NY

Monday, March 14, 2022
6-9pm – Spaces @ 520, 3rd floor
520 8th Avenue, NY

Monday, March 21, 2022
6-9pm – Spaces @ 520, 3rd floor
520 8th Avenue, NY

Monday, March 28, 2022
6-9pm – Spaces @ 520, 3rd floor
520 8th Avenue, NY


$100-$300/show + travel expenses for shows outside of NYC



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