Jazz @ the Arsenal: Vox One A Cappella
Presented by Arsenal Center for the Arts
December 2, 2013
This is a cappella for NOW! Vox One combines elements of blues, funk, gospel and folk into their own brand of “adventurous and distinctive” vocal music (San Francisco Examiner). Concert selections will include a preview of songs from their new holiday album along with rhythmic Indian music, “Danny Boy” and other traditional repertoire, blues standards and R&B songs like “Respect.” Their meticulous arrangements, lush voicings and reharmonizations – including vocal versions of drums, bass, horns and guitar – give familiar pieces such as “Edelweiss” a new twist. The group is composed of: Jodi Jenkins-Ainsworth (soprano), Yumiko Matsuoka (alto), Paul Stiller (tenor, vocal drums), Paul Pampinella (baritone) and Tom Baskett (bass). “This jazz quintet puts all kinds of throat sounds to such funky good use that listeners break into applause and – better – feel like dancing.” – Boston Magazine.