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Improvisational Vocalist Trio will Perform at Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY — Joey Blake, Rhiannon and David Worm — three original members of Bobby McFerrin’s Voicestra currently performing as the a cappella trio WeBe3 — will perform at Ithaca College on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. Ticketing information is available at www.IthacaEvents.com.

In addition to the concert, WeBe3 will conduct two free interactive workshops open to members of the public:

  • “Teaching Teachers to Teach Improvisation”

Monday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., Ford Hall, Whalen Center

  • “Participatory Improvisation Workshop”

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., Ford Hall, Whalen Center

For more information on the workshops, call Erik Kibelsbeck in the School of Music at (607) 274-3717.

Three cornerstones of the worldwide a cappella community, Blake, Rhiannon, and Worm began improvising together in 1986. They continue to tour internationally with Bobby McFerrin’s Voicetra and are co-founders of the innovative a cappella ensemble SoVoSó and vocal/instrumental group Bowl Full of Sound. WeBe3 is their newest project.

Joey Blake
Bass singer Blake has an unmistakable style, as fluid as it is unique, full of surprise and delivered with masterful grace. The ease with which he uses his voice like an instrument is nothing less than spectacular and speaks to his seasoned depth as a musician.

Rhiannon
Rhiannon’s pliable, passionate voice holds the melody while inventing absolutely arresting language and poetry revealing her as a singer of soaring invention and pinpoint musicality. A vibrant, gifted singer, performance artist, composer and master teacher, Rhiannon has been bringing her unique and potent blend of jazz, world music, improvisation and storytelling to audiences for over three decades.

David Worm 
Worm brings his rich, evocative tenor voice to the mix, introducing horn-like improvisations and physically animated soloing, utilizing his endless array of sounds, and holding the time as an extraordinary vocal percussionist.

For more information on WeBe3 and to hear them perform, visit www.webe3music.com.

For more information on the performance, contact Jenny Stockdale, marketing communications manager in the School of Music, at jstockdale@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3256.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact the School of Music at (607) 274-3717 or ekibelsbeck@ithaca.edu as much in advance of the event as possible.
 



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