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Real Vocal String Quartet: Jazz in the Neighborhood

  • Piedmont Center for the Arts 801 Magnolia Avenue Piedmont, CA, 94611 United States (map)

Real Vocal String Quartet has been performing and recording for the last decade as a singing string quartet/string band. This year the group unveils a new line up and format with two five-string violins, cello and string bass, who are founder Irene Sazer, Sumaia Jackson, Helen Newbyand Sam Shuhan respectively. The group writes and sings original compositions inspired by a multitude of genres, mixing fiddle tunes, jazz tunes, classical lyricism, pop rhythms and world styles. The evening will feature a sneak preview of pieces created under the auspices of their Gerbode Special Award in the Arts grant, including eight new pieces that are collaborations with artists from eight of San Francisco’s sister cities.