71 N Main St
Randolph, VT 05060
with Special Guests Maple Jam & the Dartmouth Aires
Legendary vocal masters The Persuasions may not have invented a cappella, but they’ve carried the torch and kept the art form alive, sometimes singlehandedly, for more than 50 years. Mentored to international acclaim in the 1960s by the late musical innovator Frank Zappa, The Persuasions weave their voices into rich, effortless, instinctive harmonies, served up doo-wop style with deep humility and gentle humor. Their repertoire runs the gamut from scintillating versions of doo-wop and rhythm-&-blues classics to wondrous a cappella renditions of songs by the Grateful Dead, U2, the Beatles, and Bob Dylan. Special guests Maple Jam and the Dartmouth Aires open this autumn evening of unaccompanied vocal music.
Vermont’s own a cappella jazz octet, Maple Jam specializes in close-harmony vocal arrangements of timeless love songs and swinging, big-band favorites. Founded 70 years ago as an offshoot of the Dartmouth Glee Club, the Aires are the college’s oldest a cappella group. Performing their original arrangements of pop standards and contemporary songs, the Aires have toured Mexico, France, and China in addition to their frequent domestic travels.