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The Boston Globe calls SYNCOPATION "the 21st Century Manhattan Transfer or Lambert, Hendricks and Ross" and it is easy to see why.  Like those legendary vocal groups, Syncopation performs jazz and pop music in four-part harmony with a style that is both timeless and up-to-the- minute. As an added treat, each of the singers also plays an instrument or two -- like trumpet, trombone, piano, and percussion -- providing the excitement of a band much larger in size.

You may have seen Syncopation on WBZ-TV singing with the Boston Pops on their 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (2009). The group often performs with instrumental accompaniment of piano, bass and drums, but they are equally renowned for their a cappella singing, which has earned them regional and national awards from Harmony Sweepstakes.

In its inception, Syncopation was mentored by Cheryl Bentyne of the Manhattan Transfer.  Their first album, A New Dance, featured contributions from bebop trombone legend Phil Wilson, formidable jazz fusion trumpeter Tiger Okoshi, and Paul Stiller of the groundbreaking vocal group Vox One. After signing a record contract with Geneon Entertainment in Japan, Syncopation's album Of Blue was recorded in Tokyo with some of Japan's hottest jazz musicians such as pianist Satoru "Salt" Shionoya.

On Wonderful You, Syncopation's most recent CD, the group interprets pop songs from the past 40 years


David Thorne Scott

David Thorne Scott is a singer and songwriter who “explores the intersection of Jazz and Americana, city and country, instrumentation and lyrics to create lush compositions and covers that are unifying, and healing, in their beauty.” (Eponymous Review) David has long been known for bringing a modern edge to the classics of the Great American Songbook. His album "Shade" was named a "Top 5 CD of the Year" by the Jazz Education Journal. Cadence Magazine said "he phrases like a saxophone player and is as slippery and hip as the young Mel Tormé." Herb Wong, one of the west coast's leading jazz experts, wrote “I haven’t been this moved by a performance of ‘For All We Know’ since Carmen McRae.” David's recent release is called "Thornewood", an album that explores the sweet spot between Jazz and Americana: Cole Porter and Harold Arlen placed next to John Denver and Townes Van Zandt


Wonderful You

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2008


News: Recording

Syncopation Releases New CD; Scullers Jazz Club Appearance

Syncopation Releases New CD; Scullers Jazz Club Appearance

SYNCOPATION RELEASES NEW CD SPECIAL CD RELEASE CONCERT SCHEDULED AT SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 AT 8 PM The electrifying Boston-based vocal jazz quartet Syncopation featuring soprano Aubrey Logan (who also doubles on trombone), alto Christine Fawson (who doubles on trumpet), tenor David Thorne Scott and bass Tsunenori “Lee" Abe (who also is ...


News: Recording

Syncopation, "The Manhattan Transfer of the 21st Century", Releases New CD

Syncopation, "The Manhattan Transfer of the 21st Century", Releases New CD

The Boston Globe calls Syncopation the “Manhattan Transfer of the 21st Century," and it is easy to see why. Like that legendary vocal group, Syncopation performs jazz and pop music that is both timeless and up-to-the-minute. The style of Syncopation includes bebop, latin, and pop influences. The group performs a cappella as well as with a ...


News: Recording

Vocal Jazz Sensation Syncopation Announces Release of "Wonderful You"

"The Manhattan Transfer of the 21st Century." - The Boston Globe “Thoroughly modern, bright and fresh take on ensemble jazz vocals that effectively updates the entire genre." - The electrifying, Boston-based vocal jazz quartet SYNCOPATION announced the release of their new CD, WONDERFUL YOU - their first U.S. recording in six years - on Thursday, ...


A New Dance

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2004
Track listing: You Don't Know What Love Is; My Romance; Time After Time; My One And Only Love; Crescent Moon In Spring; Cherokee; Both Sides Now; A New Dance; Interlude #4.


Article: Album Review

Syncopation: A New Dance

Read "A New Dance" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

I am getting ill tempered in my old age. I wanted to finally find a disc that I disliked, and I thought it had been delivered in the form of A New Dance by the vocal quartet Syncopation. There was everything not to like. As a devotee to the Manhattan Transfer, I felt there was nothing ...


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