Award-Winning TAKE 6 Celebrates 26th Anniversary at SOPAC
Monday, September 30, 2013 • 6:52pm
Tix are still available for TAKE 6 @ SOPAC! WED 10/9 @ 7:30PM
The most awarded a capella vocal group in history, Take 6, are celebrating their 25th Anniversary! Come celebrate the night of Wednesday, October 9th, at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in a special one-night only concert!
The multi-platinum recording group, made up of Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley, have thus far earned 10 Grammy Awards with 24 nominations, 10 Dove Awards, a Soul Train Award, 2 NAACP Image Awards, and more. They are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a year-long world tour that takes them throughout the United States and to Japan (where they performed at the home of the American Ambassador on July 4 in honor of Independence Day) ,Germany, England, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Australia, Norway, eastern Europe and South America.
With recognition in musical genres from gospel, jazz and R&B to pop, the sextet is recognized as the pre-eminent a capella group in the world, and have earned praise from such luminaries as Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, and Quincy Jones, who calls them the "baddest vocal cats on the planet!'.
A group that knows no musical bounds, Take 6 has come a long way from their days at Huntsville, Alabama's Oakwood College where McKnight formed the group as The Gentleman's Estate Quartet in 1980. When they signed their first record deal eight years later, with Reprise Records/Warner Bros., they became Take 6. Their self-titled debut CD won over jazz and pop critics and the public alike, scored two 1988 Grammy Awards, landed in the Top 10 Billboard Contemporary Jazz and Contemporary Christian Charts, and they've never slowed down. Their 15 subsequent albums received the same warm reception and sales success.
The members of Take 6 are not only men whose tenets include faith, friendship, respect, and love of music, they put their support and energy behind their beliefs. They are advocates for music education, supporting the efforts of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and others on that mission.
Tickets: Contact SOPAC at 973.313.ARTS or visit SOPACnow.org.