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Le Moyne College Presents m-pact in Concert

<p>SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … On Sunday, April 22, the Le Moyne College Jazzuits will be hosting the world-reknowned pop/vocal jazz group, m-pact. The group will conduct a master class for the Jazzuits and Solvay High School’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., m-pact will perform in the James Commons, Campus Center. <br /> <br /> The evening concert is open to the public. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Le Moyne College student tickets are $1. Tickets are limited; for reservations, call 638-9485.<br /> <br /> Drawing fans of every demographic, m-pact has been touring festivals and prestigious performing arts centers for over 10 years developing a large following and selling over 50,000 records worldwide. Pristine production, solid song-writing, and Stomp-like creativity are among the many strengths showcased in this multi-talanted group of six men. Hailed as “one of the best pop-jazz vocal ensembles in the world” (San Francisco Chronicle) and “among the best a cappella groups in the country” (NBC’s Today Show), the pop-jazz tour-de-force, m-pact, has received countless honors, including Billboard’s Best Unsigned Band of 1999 and the coveted dual titles, 1996-1997 Grand National Champions and Audience Favorites of the Harmony Sweepstakes Festival. In 2001 this Seattle-based vocal band was crowned Artist of the Year at the SAMIE Awards, the Pacific Northwest’s annual contemporary pop music competition, and for the last two years, m-pact was voted Best Vocal Jazz Group (2002-2003) in the international ACA (A Cappella Community Awards) competition. <br /> <br /> Now touring fine arts halls and jazz festivals internationally, m- pact has appeared on four continents -- Europe, Southeast Asia, North Africa, and across the U.S. and Canada, opening and/or performing for pop superstars such as Sheryl Crow, Kenny Loggins, and Bobby McFerrin, as well as with jazz legends from Ray Charles and Natalie Cole to Kenny G and the Woody Herman Orchestra. <br /> <br /> Each of m-pact’s four original CDs has received rave reviews and multiple awards, including Best Pop/R&amp;B Song, Best Male Vocal, and Best Arrangement (Contemporary A Cappella Recording Artist Awards), as well as an indie nomination (the “Independent Grammy”) for Best Seasonal Album of 2000.</p>
posted on: 4/9/2007