When jazz singer and Berkelee College of Music professor David Thorne Scott did a tour performing with the legendary Four Freshmen, he saw that vintage music — sassy and sweet, danceable and sophisticated — hits the spot for 21st century audiences.
He came home to Boston and called up guitarist Paul Pampinella of the groundbreaking a cappella group Vox One, Boston Pops trumpeter and soulful tenor Adam Gautille, and pianist Taylor O’Donnell, whose versatile voice can deliver jazz to funk with a whisper to a wail. Together, they formed Vintage Vocal Quartet.
These multi-talented musicians take their repertoire from the cream of the swing era: Glenn Miller’s Modernaires, the Nat King Cole Trio, the Andrews Sisters, and Tommy Dorsey’s Pied Pipers, as well as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald. Here’s a highlight reel to give you a flavor.
Their unique spin on traditional holiday songs and new classics, in styles including toe-tapping swing, smooth bossa nova, and driving R&B, will be sure to put a little nutmeg in your cocoa. Don't miss Vintage Vocal Quartet with the Cape Symphony in Holiday on the Cape, November 30, December 1 and December 2.