The Pulse: Aaron Jensen & Countermeasure

Aaron Jensen joins us for The Pulse to talk about Countermeasure’s latest project – one with *gasp* instruments! Countermeasure joined forces with some of the most talented and award-winning instrumentalists to join their sound as a solo “voice” with songs nearly all composed by Jensen. We get to dig into album concept, inspiration, process, and more.

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The Pulse: Cape Harmony

Cape Harmony is Cape Cod’s all female a cappella group, comprised of 10 talented young women from all over the nation who come to Cape Cod during the summer to make music for its residents and visitors.

The pandemic have upended our traditional summer plans, but for Cape Harmony, the show must go on! Tonight on The Pulse we learn more about how this iconic summer group is facing the challenge with grace and joy.

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The Pulse: Mezzo A Cappella

Established in 2015, Mezzo is a all-female a cappella group that has been performing all over the New York tri-state area. They pride themselves on cool arrangements of contemporary tunes, as well as reinventions of classic hits. Rachael sits down with the group to talk about their recently released album, Woman Like Me!

To learn more about Mezzo, check out their website at www.mezzonyc.com or follow them on social media @mezzonyc!

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The Pulse: Bill Hare

Amanda Cornaglia steps in for Rachael to showcase a conversation with the incredible Bill Hare, the world’s most awarded individual Contemporary A Cappella producer, including over 70 appearances on BOCA, over 100 CARA nominations, over 40 albums in the RARB “Picks of the Year” lists, and 13 “DeeBee” awards since 1987 in the Vocal Jazz category from Downbeat Magazine!

Learn more about Bill Hare here: https://www.billhareacappella.com/home.html.

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The Pulse: Geoff and Midori

A rebroadcast from the 2019 Twin Cities A Cappella Festival with all-male group Geoff and all-female group Midori, from Hopkins High School!

Learn more about the group here: https://courseweb.hopkinsschools.org/course/view.php?id=675.

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The Pulse: Encore

A rebroadcast from the 2019 Twin Cities A Cappella Festival with mixed high school group, Encore!

Learn more about the group here: https://lshschoirs.org.

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The Pulse: Vocal Suspects

The Vocal Suspects is the oldest (and funkiest) mixed a cappella group at UMass Amherst. Founded in 1999, The Vocal Suspects have always had a reputation of blending contagious energy with adept musicality. Their arrangements are innovative and electrifying, and over the past two decades, they have continuously reshaped their sound to incorporate the new talent that is brought in each year.

Rachael sat down with the group to talk about their latest studio album, Spectrum! To listen to the album in its entirety, check it out on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/album/7o0iiH3STLd86aMSN1FL1J or Apple Music at https://music.apple.com/us/album/spectrum/1513645858.

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The Pulse: St. Croix Sound

St. Croix Sound is a competitive a cappella group from Prescott High School. Rachael sat down with the group at the 2019 Port Washington Acapocalypse Festival.

Learn more about St. Croix Sound here: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottHighSchoolChoir.

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The Pulse: Jaguar Singers

The Jaguar Singers is a jazz and a cappella group comprised of middle school students in grades 5 – 8 from Thomas Jefferson Middle School . Rachael sat down with the group at the 2019 Port Washington Acapocalypse Festival.

Learn more about the Jaguar Singers here: https://sites.google.com/pwssd.k12.wi.us/mrsraaflaub/music-activities/jaguar-singers.

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