New York City Jazz Festival
John Fedchock's New York Big Band
Manhattan Concert Productions presents the 15th annual New York City Jazz Festival, featuring the groundbreaking Swedish vocal ensemble, The Real Group, at Harlem's world-famous Apollo Theater.
The Real Group is a professional a cappella ensemble from Sweden, in constant development since their formation in 1984, and is one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music today. Their unique blend of perfection, personality, and diverse repertoire has made it possible for the group to collaborate with symphony orchestras, jazz groups, pop bands and international artists. Members of The Real Group are Emma Nilsdotter, Katarina Henryson, Anders Edenroth, Morten Vinther, and Janis Strazdins.
This concert will include a featured performance from The Mansfieldians, a select ensemble of eight singers from Mansfield University, who specialize in vocal jazz repertoire, led by Sheryl Monkelien.
Also performing will be the 16-piece John Fedchock New York Big Band. John Fedchock has risen through the musical ranks to emerge as leader of one of the freshest, most exciting big bands in jazz. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of Jazz at The Apollo Theater!