Premiering on Friday, November 20th at 7 pm PST, watch the first ever High School Notes, presented Diablo Regional Art Association and Kaiser Permanente. Modeled after the wildly successful College Notes, you don’t want to miss this! Watch the video here or listen to audio on the station – free!
The audio will also replay on Sunday, November 22 at 8 am and 8 pm PST on the station.
The world may be on pause, but Backtrack Vocals is still making music and sharing their fun brand of creativity. Catch up with Mike, Mallory, and Melissa on tonight’s episode of Talkappella with Brian Alexander and Elicia Edwards at 8 pm Eastern/5 pm Pacific.
Since 1962, the world has been in awe of The Swingles’ innovating talent, bushing the boundaries of the capabilities of the human voice. In honor of National Coming Out Day 2020, five-time Grammy-award winning vocal group The Swingles are releasing a new music video of the classic “Hallelujah I Love Him So” by Ray Charles. This is the first time the group has openly changed pronouns, deliberately honoring and reflecting the sexual orientation of current members. The soloist, Jon Smith, is an openly gayman and has changed the pronouns to “him,” with the full support and encouragement from the group.
The group first sang this version of the song for a wedding of close friends and then publicly debuted the arrangement at Robbie Scott’s Jazz Club in 2019. In their August performance at the Live from London festival, Smith enhanced his soulful performance with flamboyance and the epic use of a rainbow fan, eliciting a flood of comments on the livestream consisting of combinations of “Yaaaasss” and rainbow emojis allover the screen. Even more powerful were the messages that followed. LGBTQ+ fans and supporters around the world posted pictures and sent messages regarding the event and how amazing it was to see the LGBTQ community represented on a global stage.
As always, The Swingles put on an amazing, authentic and historic performance. Enjoy!