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Local Vocal Jazz Quartet to Perform at Upcoming Munroe Saturday Nights

Acclaimed jazz quartet Fretless will perform jazz and Broadway standards this Saturday, Jan. 12.

The following information was provided on behalf of the Munroe Center for the Arts.

Fretless, the acclaimed vocal jazz quartet, will star in the next Munroe Saturday Nights event, to be held at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 12.  In order to accommodate a larger audience, the performance will take place at the Community of Christ, 1386 Massachusetts Ave. in Lexington, across the street from the Munroe Center for the Arts. 

Munroe Saturday Nights is delighted to present “Fretless” in performance. Fretless is an a cappella quartet that weaves the soprano, alto, tenor, and bass voices of four accomplished performers into a tapestry of lush harmonies.  T

he group, now in its 14th year, chose its name to represent the musical freedom -- and challenge -- of making music with a fretless instrument, the human voice. Members of the group have appeared with many other jazz and classical ensembles, performing in the Greater Boston area, across the country, and internationally. The Fretless repertoire reflects the group’s love of an eclectic mix of styles, including jazz, folk, classical, blues, ballads, love songs, humor and pop.  In 2005 the group recorded its first CD, “All the Things You Are.”

The members of the quartet, David Getty, Grant Hicks, Suzanne Jubenville, and Elizabeth Walsh, reside in the northwest Boston area and offer impressive professional performing credits. 

Suzanne Jubenville and Elizabeth Walsh are Lexington residents. Jubenville is Music Director of First Parish in Lexington and an accomplished Renaissance and early music performer.  Elizabeth Walsh’s career in musical theater has included national tours and off Broadway performances in such shows as “She Loves Me,” “Brigadoon,” and “Guys and Dolls.”

David Getty, a resident of Bedford, has performed in chamber choruses and a capella groups for decades. Grant Hicks, who lives in Acton, studied music at Oberlin College and performs with a number of local classical and contemporary music ensembles.

The “Fretless” performance will take place at the Community of Christ, across the street from the Munroe Center for the Arts. Free parking is available at the Munroe parking lot; cross the street to reach the Community of Christ. 

The performance is expected to be extremely popular and reservations are highly recommended. For reservations or further information, email: Saturdays@munroecenter.org. Please include the number in your party and plan to arrive by 7:10 p.m. to claim your reservation.

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