April 11, 2011
Pop, R&B and folk are transformed by close jazz harmonies, rhythms and style into a fresh Manhattan Transfer-like sound when Syncopation takes the stage. 4 jazz vocalists joined by 3 musicians = a sizzling good time. Featuring: Aubrey Johnson, Christine Fawson, David Thorne Scott, Tsunenori “Lee” Abe. Part of BerkleeJAZZ faculty series at the Arsenal Center. A local favorite, Syncopation wowed the Esplanade crowd when it appeared with the Boston Pops at the 2009 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. With 3 albums recorded with legendary musicians, and performances in international jazz festivals to their credit, the group has been noted for its "unique spin on classic syncopated music with great voices," according to Jordan Rich of WBZ. www.jazzsyncopation.com. www.arsenalarts.org for tickets.