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m-pact

Celebrating their 20th Anniversary in 2015!

Hailed as "one of the best pop-jazz vocal groups in the world" by  San Francisco Chronicle, m-pact is respected worldwide as a cutting edge trailblazer in the realm of vocal music. Emerging from an age of auto-tune and overproduction, this Los Angeles-based sextet has cultivated a new generation of ears hungry for the fresh, raw power of nature's "first instrument" - THE HUMAN VOICE.

Touring renowned performing arts centers and jazz festivals across four continents, m-pact has performed with pop superstars Sheryl Crow, Boyz II Men, Kenny G, Liza Minnelli, Babyface, Rick Springfield and Jackson Browne to name a few, as well as with jazz legends from Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Bobby McFerrin, Take 6, and the New York Voices to the Woody Herman Orchestra and the Maynard Ferguson Big Band. Over the last dozen years, their signature sound has been used in both TV themes and animated Disney feature films, and is enjoyed on syndicated radio worldwide.

Around the globe, mesmerized audiences buzz from the thrill of m-pact's vocal acrobatics, innovative orchestrations, and commanding yet authentic stage presence. Unknowing ears of all ages come expecting entertainment but leave enriched from an indescribable experience.

Their sophisticated sound, accessible appeal and original studio recordings have garnered rave reviews and vast accolades:

  • Best Jazz Album, Best Pop/R&B Song, Best Male Vocalist, and Best Vocal Arrangement (CARA Awards)
  • Best Seasonal Album ("Indie" nomination), and Best Unsigned Band (Billboard Magazine)
  • "Vocal Group of the Year" (LA Music Awards)
  • An Indie nomination (the Independent GrammyTM)
  • "Artist of the Year" (Seattle Music Awards)
  • Grand National Champs (the Harmony Sweepstakes competition)

Please reference the "Set List" tab for various programming options.

Print Song List

In addition to m-pact's critically-acclaimed standard concert program, the group offers a selection of exciting themed presentations which are perfect for a wide variety of venues and audiences.

Please see below for concert offerings for the 2014-2015 & 2015-2016 season & beyond! Be sure to contact us for additional information about any of these programs.

SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED: I'M YOURS

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: I'm Yours 

Motown! Doo-wop! Disco!...and more! m-pact explodes onto the stage with this hit-after-dazzling-hit array of favorites. From Stevie Wonder to Earth, Wind and Fire, see for yourself why m-pact easily won LA Music Awards' "Vocal Group of the Year"! 

AMERICAN HIT PARADE

American Hit Parade

From their fabulous "TV Show Medley" to "Boogie Oogie Oogie", m-pact knows how to keep an audience smiling and in awe! Their American Hit Parade program features a non-stop vocal jukebox of favorites! Smooth, hip and percussive, experience the magic of the human voice with that special m-pact style!

WHITE CHRISTMAS

White Christmas

What could be more perfect than m-pact for the holidays?  As seen in the PBS "Christmas from LA" special, the warmth and elegance of m-pact pairs perfectly with an evening of holiday favorites.  You can't help but get in the holiday spirit as the guys share selections from their award-winning Christmas album, "The Carol Commission" - plus a few surprises!

I WISH - FOR ALL TIME

I WISH - FOR ALL TIME

In this brand new program, m-pact joins forces with NYC powerhouse a cappella group Duwende in paying tribute to the music of two superstars: Stevie Wonder & Michael Jackson!  Experience the battle of the vocal masters singing the timeless hits of these legendary musicians.  Celebrate the power of the voice at its most jaw-dropping heights! 

San Francisco Chronicle

"Contemporary pop jazz vocal groups don't get any better than m-pact, hailed as one of the best in the world..."

NBC

"Polished performers – among THE BEST in the country!"

NPR

“A Vocal Wall of Sound!”

Sheryl Crow

"You ROCK, m-pact!"

Kansas Music Educators Association

“The MOST outstanding presentation we’ve seen in 15 years!”

-Jean Ney, President

Billboard Magazine

Combining elements of R&B, jazz and pop, the band-released '2' is a mesmerizing collection of nine original treasures, covering roof-raising funk, finger-snapping gospel-ese and graceful ballads that you'd swear gained their momentum from a cascade of strings...

Barnacle Island Journal

In spite of the rave reviews which preceded m-pact's electrifying performance to a full house at ArtSpring on Friday night, I was bowled over by the sheer musicianship and attention to detail of both acoustic and visual space demonstrated by these mesmerizing young men...the gift is in the integrity of their original lyrics, sophistication of arrangements, the richness of the harmonies, immaculate timing and control of dynamics, the joy of the presentation and the sheer inventiveness and vocal magic...

Chisholm Trail Arts Council - Duncan, OK

LOVED M-PACT!!!! They put on an incredible show!  So very talented...  Thank you!

Hilton Hotels Worldwide Conference / AgencyEA - Anaheim, CA

They guys were so great, and a really pleasure to work with. Their arrangement came together beautifully and it was exactly what the client was looking for! (on custom performance piece for corporate conference)

San Juan College - Farmington, NM

My students were all so excited after working with them and my patrons have not stopped talking about the show.

Attendees on Social Media are Saying...

   

Fredonia, New York

My husband and I LOVED the concert at Fredonia last night! Your new singer is astounding! Great addition to the group ...

Posted by Corrin Matthews-Rutkowski on Sunday, December 13, 2015

Fredonia, New York

Saw you guys for the first time tonight @ Fredonia State College!! AWESOME show!!!

Posted by Elicia Koerner Prinzbach on Saturday, December 12, 2015

Decatur, Illinois

Thank you for an amazing show at Millikin University - you guys rocked the house!

Posted by Becky Nims Stubblefield on Saturday, October 3, 2015

Helena, Montana

Manhattan, Kansas

2016 ACDA Western Division Honor Choirs

It really had a "rock concert" atmosphere. There were lots of questions during the 15 min. or so they allotted for that. A number of parents were in attendance as well, and commented that it was a great change of pace for the Honor Choir singers, who had been working so hard for two days straight.

Elk City Pioneer Performing Arts Center - Elk City, OK

Concert was great...both shows were well received and the guys were great to work with. I will definitely be inviting them back in the future and would recommend them to anyone wanting a quality performance of this type.  Thanks for all of your help with getting them here.

Clovis Unified School District - Clovis, CA

We loved having them in Clovis! They were very polished and the audience loved them, (both session unanimous standing ovations). On a side note, one of the new singers was a classmate of my daughters at Cal State Long Beach, as we

Marshall County Arts Cooperative - Marysville, KS

Marshall County LOVES m-pact. We would definitely have them back again and again and again. No complaints. Nothing we would change. They performed to a sold-out audience and people are still talking about the concert. We reached A LOT of new audience members, too. VERY, VERY, VERY pleased!

m-pact brings years of professional experience in the entertainment industry to the class room. With six college careers dedicated to music and music education, m-pact teaches at summer camps and adjudicates vocal jazz and choral festivals around the world. Sharing a natural affinity for inspiring others, m-pact has been a hit headliner of jazz festivals and music educator conventions, such as IAJE, MENC, and many Music Educator Association state conferences. m-pact offers artist-in-residency programs for school or community choral directors and their ensembles. There are currently five components to m-pact’s curriculum:

Master Classes
A “meet-&-greet the artist” forum, blending brief performance, general history, and individual introductions into a Q-&-A session about m-pact’s music and experience; master classes raise overall community/school music appreciation while energizing choral program participation and increasing membership.

Clinics
Personalized, detail-oriented instruction and hands-on adjudication of host group repertoire and current musical projects in preparation for events and festivals. Typically these events are focused on working with and encouraging the host group rather than on m-pact performance, so m-pact's singing will be minimal and only for the purpose of demonstration.

Workshops
Selected instructional performances and follow-up discussions designed to target musical and/or non-musical topics needed by and appropriate for your school or community group:

Arranging
Style & interpretation
Sight reading
Self-confidence
Ensemble singing
Vocal percussion
Career development
Mic technique
Stage presence
Song-writing
Vocal health
Recording techniques
Music industry
Music psychology
CD production
Finding one’s voice
And many others…

Fundraising Concerts
Shared concerts featuring host community or school ensembles and headlined by m-pact. These concerts promote music program support by the greater community. Ticket sale income by students and/or choir members subsidizes other additional m-pact educational program components.

Sheet Music
Many of m-pact’s arrangements and original songs are available for purchase here.

m-pact’s artist-in-residency programs involve any or all of these five components and duration may range from single-day appearances to an intensive, weeklong “music-camp-on-wheels,” all of which are tailor made for host group or school educational needs.

Baby I Need Your Loving

Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours

Fantasy (clip)

My Favorite Things

Have A Talk With God

I'm Your Superman

Hold On My Heart

My Funny Valentine

A Mile In My Shoes

Carol Of The Drum (Little Drummer Boy)

Jingle Bells