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ACCENT: A Capella Vocal Arranging and Production
A Cappella Vocal Sensation ACCENT
Andrew Kesler Moderator
Part 1 - Popular Vocal Groups - How they get their sound
Join ACCENT as they go on a whistle-stop tour of some of their biggest vocal group influences, ranging from the Mills Brothers and The Hi-Lo’s to current artists including Take 6 and Jacob Collier. ACCENT has created a unique presentation, taking “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” and arranging it in the styles of notable groups throughout the century, doubling as both a history of vocal groups and an arranging workshop. Join us as we get lost in the weeds of jazz harmony!
Part 2 - The Making of “Christmas All the Way”
Enjoy learning about ACCENT’s unique production process, focusing on the creation of their recent holiday album “Christmas All the Way”. For this record, the group decided to expand their palette by engaging some of the top instrumental arrangers and soloists in the business, including big band and string arrangements as well as their trademark a cappella fare. Featuring contributions from Gordon Goodwin and the Big Phat Band, Arturo Sandoval, Jorge Calandrelli, Nan Schwartz, Gayle Levant, Elliot Deutsch, George Shelby, Don Shelton and more, this is a unique opportunity to take a peek behind the scenes and ask any questions you might have.
“These guys are exceptional musicians... a signature sound that is sure to delight audiences for years to come.” - Cedric Dent, TAKE 6
“You carry on the vocal group legacy.” - Alan Paul, The Manhattan Transfer
ACCENT is one of the most exciting jazz vocal groups to emerge in the past decade. Comprising six young men from different countries, the group pays homage to classic vocal styles while re-contextualizing songs with modern, fresh arrangements.
Hailing from the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, France and Sweden, the six met and began recording together online in 2012. They have since come together to record and tour, becoming an International vocal supergroup. Their amazing blend and arrangements have been acclaimed by a cappella fans, jazz fans, and fellow musicians. Since ACCENT’s inception, they have garnered fans around the world with concerts in North America, Europe, Mexico, Asia, and Russia, and their popular YouTube videos have been viewed over 3 million times.
|Event Date||Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||Saturday, November 28, 2020 8:00 am|
|Cut off date||Saturday, December 5, 2020 3:00 pm|