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The Royal Bopsters 10th Anniversary Celebration w/ Guest Sheila Jordan
May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Voted the #1 Jazz Vocal Group in the 2021 JazzTimes Expanded Critics’ Poll, and recently chosen this year’s Jazz Artist Winner for the Bistro Awards, this virtuoso jazz vocal quartet celebrates its 10th Anniversary, bringing a new and refreshing approach to the art of vocal jazz. Amy London, Jeanne O’Connor, Pete McGuinness, and Dylan Pramuk together pay tribute to their jazz vocal heroes (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross; Mark Murphy; and others) through intricate harmonies and wonderful energy.
The Royal Bopsters delve into vocal improvisation, vocalese—the art of penning lyrics to famous instrumental jazz solos—and their original songs and arrangements to further the tradition of modern jazz, bebop, and the blues. Their latest release, Party of Four (Motéma Music, 2020) has enjoyed much nationwide radio play and rave reviews (“4 Stars” – DownBeat magazine). Joining them as a special guest will be legendary jazz vocalist and NEA Jazz Master, Sheila Jordan (May 14 and 15 only).
“When it comes to group jazz singing and the art of vocalese, The Royal Bopsters are keepers of the flame.” – JAZZIZ
“Prepare to be dazzled! The skillful close-harmony vocal quartet known as The Royal Bopsters brings a lot to the table for a banquet of musical treats. The blend is blissful.” – Talkin’ Broadway
The Royal Bopsters:
And Special Guest: Sheila Jordan (May 14 and 15 only)
Steve Schmidt Piano
Cameron Brown Bass
Tim Horner Drums