Jazz and a cappella music have been soul mates from as far back as the1920s. They have revolutionized vocal music from earlier groups such as theMills Brothers to contemporary artists like Eric Whitacre, Take 6 and Pentatonix. This workshop will take a look at the arranging styles of the most influential groups, demonstrating the techniques by re-harmonizing Mozart’s simple melody “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” Join Accent as they take you on a fun whistle-stop tour through the history of vocal groups!
ASMAC presents FIRST WEDNESDAYS
July 6, 2016 • 7:30pm
at Local 47 in Hollywood
“History Of Vocal Groups”
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 @ 7pm
@ Musician’s Local 47
817 Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90038
Six Guys. Five Different Countries. One Sound.
Accent began in 2011 as a one-time Internet collaboration among a cappella vocalists from 5 different countries. These musicians had stumbled upon each other on YouTube through a common love for close harmony vocal groups of the 20th century. Eventually they decided to produce a collaborative video from their respective homes. Following that first project, the group continued to work together, communicating solely through Facebook and e-mail. In 2014, the group was invited to meet and perform live for the very first time in Sweden. After a rousing success, the members have continued to perform live around the world and released their debut EP entitled Here We Are in 2015. Accent is truly a success story of the modern age.
Jean-Baptiste Craipeau, Tenor 1 – France
Simon Åkesson, Tenor 2 – Sweden
Danny Fong, Tenor 3 – Canada
Andrew Kesler, Tenor 4 – Canada
James Rose, Baritone – United Kingdom
Evan Sanders, Bass – USA