MORE ABOUT REBECCA SHRIMPTON
Jazz vocalist Rebecca Shrimpton is acclaimed for her rare melding of a highly eclectic approach with a sumptuous and agile voice. She has appeared with Joe Lovano, Steve Lacy, Oliver Lake, George Russell, Ran Blake, and George Lewis, and is vocalist for Boston’s 19-piece Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra, with whom she's recorded five CDs, the latest of which, A Wallflower in the Amazon (Accurate Records, summer 2010), features blues legend Mike Finnigan (from Jimi Hendrix' Electric Ladyland). Rebecca also leads her own quintet, featuring Kelly Roberge (tenor sax), Alexei Tsiganov (piano), Rick McLaughlin (bass), and Austin McMahon (drums).
Rebecca’s CD, Madman’s Moon, with guitarist Eric Hofbauer, garnered international praise, earning a four-star review from the All Music Guide and making two Top Ten CDs of 2005 lists (Jazz Times Magazine and CHUO FM). Her CD, Requited, features new songs by internationally best-selling novelist Anita Diamant (The Red Tent) and pianist Bert Seager, along with a brilliant band, including Rick DiMuzio (tenor sax), Jorge Roeder (bass) and Richie Barshay (drums, Herbie Hancock Quartet).
Performance venues include Manhattan’s Cornelia Street Café and Miles Café, and Boston’s Regattabar, Ryles Jazz Club, The Beehive, Jordan Hall, and Berklee Performance Center. She was also featured on two PBS/NPR concert broadcasts and recordings, performing with singer/actor Theodore Bikel.
Rebecca has a master’s degree from New England Conservatory, where she studied with Dominique Eade and John McNeil, and where she now teaches. She has CDs on Rounder, Cadence, Accurate, Red Toucan, Innova, Invisible Music, and Creative Nation Music (CNM) Records.