For more than half a century The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The seven young singers that make up today’s London-based group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy® winners since they first made waves in the 1960s. With their new album Deep End (official release 18th Sept 2015), The Swingles celebrate that legacy by starting a whole new chapter.
In 1963, American-born Ward Swingle first assembled a group of Parisian session singers to sing Bach’s keyboard music. The resulting album, Jazz Sebastian Bach, launched the Swingle Singers to fame. Since then their repertoire has grown to include a huge variety of music, as well as new original songs. They have released more than 50 recordings, winning five Grammy® awards and appearing on numerous film and TV soundtracks including Sex and the City and Glee.
The group’s versatility has led to collaborations with artists as diverse as the Modern Jazz Quartet, Jamie Cullum and Labrinth. Luciano Berio was one of the first composers to explore the sound of the Swingles’ amplified voices in an orchestral setting, and the group continues to perform his groundbreaking Sinfonia around the world, including recent performances at the Royal Festival Hall and La Scala.
Founded in 2011, Musae has already gained acclaim performing at various a cappella festivals and placing at Boston Harmony Sweepstakes. As a powerhouse all-female vocal band,
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Executive Producer: J.D. Frizzell
Director of Education and Outreach: John DeFerraro
Director of Industry Relations: Matthew Velker
Director of Marketing: Amy Malkoff
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Performance Coordinator: Micha Mokrani
Host Group: Briarcrest OneVoice
Organizing Entity: A Cappella Education Association
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