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10-Time GRAMMY Winners Take 6 Perform at Holy Cross Church in DeWitt

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … On Saturday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m., Le Moyne College will present 10-time GRAMMY winners Take 6 in concert. The concert will take place at Holy Cross Church, 4112 East Genesee Street. This will mark the Syracuse premiere for the groundbreaking a cappella group, fresh on the heels of the group's tour of Brazil.

The evening will feature songs from Take 6’s multiple albums, featuring the group's unique sound, which draws inspiration from the worlds of gospel, jazz and R&B. Fermata Nowhere, Le Moyne College's student a cappella group, will open for Take 6.

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, with songs in the top 10 on a consistent basis.

“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 may be purchased by called (315) 445-4523. Due to limited seating capacity, reservations are recommended. The concert is presented in partnership with Holy Cross Church.


posted on: 8/31/2011