DeWitt Le Moyne College will present the 10-time Grammy award-winning Take 6 in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Holy Cross Church, 4112 E. Genesee St., DeWitt. This will mark the Syracuse premiere for the groundbreaking a cappella group, fresh on the heels of their tour of Brazil.
Fermata Nowhere, Le Moyne College's student a cappella group, will open.
Take 6’s unique sound draws inspiration from gospel, jazz and R&B. Formed in 1987, Take 6 has been a pioneer in the world of a cappella jazz, having recorded and performed with such legends as Quincy Jones, Ella Fitzgerald and Stevie Wonder. The group has become a fixture on Billboard Magazine’s Contemporary Jazz chart, their songs consistently making the top 10.
“Like their stylish clothes, the a cappella music of Take 6 is performed with style – always in time, always in tune,” wrote Michael Handler in “DownBeat magazine.” “It might be another reworking of a classic gospel tune or an original, up-tempo number, but every song sounds fresh, clean and full of joy.”
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and can be purchased by calling 445-4523. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended. This concert is presented in partnership with Holy Cross Church.