FRYEBURG — Vox One will perform at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center located at 18 Bradley Street on the Campus of Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, Maine on Friday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m.
Vox One is an award-winning a cappella jazz quintet that combines elements of blues, funk, gospel, and folk into their own brand of vocal music, which is "most adventurous and distinctive." - San Francisco Examiner. The group, formed in 1988, has since developed a unique style considered to be the cutting edge of a cappella. "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.
Vox One has performed internationally, and has opened for Ray Charles, Chicago, the Persuasions, the Bobs, the Woody Herman Orchestra, and the Count Basie Orchestra. Vox One's eponymous debut CD was named "Best Album" and awarded "Best Song" by the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America (CASA). Their second U.S. release "Out There," won "Album of the Year," "Best Jazz Song," and "Best R&B song" by CASA. With their 1998 album "Chameleon," Vox One was named "Artist of the Year," and once again it earned "Best Jazz Album" and "Best Jazz Song."
Jodi Jenkins-Ainsworth (soprano), Yumiko Matsuoka (alto), Paul Stiller (tenor vocal drums), Paul Pampinella (baritone) and Tom Baskett (bass), met at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where all of them are now (or have been) on the faculty. Vox One composes and arranges in many styles and settings.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors (65 and older) and $10 for students (18 and younger) and may be purchased at the box office by calling (207) 935-9232 or online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac. Group discounts are available to parties of 10 or more. Parking is free. For more information visit www.singers.com/group/Vox-One.