m-pact and Duwende to Perform the Hits of Michael Jackson & Stevie Wonder at Granada Theatre, 1/5
Ring in the New Year with hits from legendary musicians Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder... performed a capella. On Sunday, January 5 at 3:00 pm, two of the hottest acts in New York's remarkably resurgent a cappella music scene, m-pact and Duwende will perform I Wish... For All Time: Celebrating the Genius of Michael Jackson & Stevie Wonder at The Granada Theatre. These amazing reinterpretations of the classic Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson songbooks are accomplished with only the voices on stage - not a single string, keyboard, wind instrument, or drumstick. This truly unique performance is presented by the Granada Theatre Concert Series, sponsored by Lexus, Montecito Bank & Trust, and the Santa Barbara Independent.
Hailed as "one of the best pop-jazz vocal groups in the world" by the San Francisco Chronicle, m-pact is respected worldwide as a cutting edge trailblazer in the realm of vocal music. Emerging from an age of auto-tune and overproduction, this Los Angeles-based sextet has cultivated a new generation of ears hungry for the fresh, raw power of nature's "first instrument" - the human voice. From the beginning, the "pact" of these well-studied masters has been to stay true to the music, regardless of style or genre. Their sophisticated sound and accessible appeal have garnered them vast accolades, including "Vocal Group of the Year" from the LA Music Awards, "Artist of the Year" from the Seattle Music Awards, and Grand National Champs of the Harmony Sweepstakes competition. Touring renowned fine arts halls and jazz festivals across four continents, m-pact has performed with a variety of music superstars, including Sheryl Crow, Boyz II Men, Liza Minnelli, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, and Bobby McFerrin. Over the last dozen years, their Signature Sound ahs been used in both TV themes and animated Disney feature films, and is enjoyed on syndicated radio worldwide.