CONNECT A Cappella

AWARD-WINNING, PROFESSIONAL, CONNECTICUT A CAPPELLA


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Booking

Kaylah Smith, Business Manager
connectacappella@gmail.com


AWARDS


Holy crap. THAT WAS LEGIT! You better wail. So killer!
Avi Kaplan, Pentatonix

DA-YUM! Incredibly musically complex… If I closed my eyes, I would have sworn I was listening to a record.
Dylan Bell, Author of “A Cappella Arranging"

Very unique... Lush, ringing chords... Fantastic!
Corey Slutsky, Voices Only

Amazing! Such strength and creativity… Just fabulous! 
Harriette Walters, Master Director, Greater Nassau Chorus

Great group! Great voices! Awesome performance!
Maxine Jones, En Vogue

Amazing chords. Truly awesome. Soloists - OMG!
Tim Seelig, SFO Gay Men’s Chorus

Broad range. Lead vox - WOW!
Scott Matthews, Music Producer

Musicality and performance: YES!
Raz Kennedy, Bay Area Vocal Coach

Beautiful riffing, beautiful blend.
Tina Harrington, Bay Area Choral Director


Music

Our recording of "I Put a Spell on You" was featured on Voices Only Forte VI.


Social Responsibility

We have been active with local charity Christmas Wish CT by raising funds (over $1300 from The A Cappella CONNECTion) and performing at their Holiday Party to spread Christmas Cheer to families in need.

Who Is CONNECT?

CONNECT is an award-winning professional a cappella group located in the Greater Hartford area of Connecticut. They are a mixed group of singers who wanted to continue sharing their love of music after attending school together at Central Connecticut State University. They combine lush harmonies, pure emotion, and clean riffs with a distinctly modern edge to bring you the sound of CONNECT.

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A CAPPELLA COaching

We are also available for professional coachings both in person and digitally. Coaching is available for musicality, choreography, and competition strategy. 


THE A CAPPELLA CONNECTION

In November of 2016 we hosted our very first a cappella mixer and competition. We created The A Cappella CONNECTion with the intent of spreading a love of a cappella music and bringing together the Connecticut a cappella community. We assembled a competition of 8 local groups ranging from high school to post collegiate. We also put together a panel of 4 fantastic judges including, producer/arranger/engineer/mixer/singer extraordinaire Ed BoyerJonathon Minkoff of Blue Jupiter, Mike Stacy of Lite 100.5 WRCH, and Victoria Clamp Palagy of Tom Tom Club

Our hope is to be able to host more events like this in the future.


Performance Highlights

2017

  • Broadway Goes A Cappella 2 at Feinstein's/54 Below
    July 10 | New York, New York
     
  • Kensington Congregational Festival on the Hill
    June 10 | Kensington, CT
     
  • Harmony Sweepstakes Nationals, Third Place
    Other Awards: Best Original Arrangement
    May 19 | San Rafael, California
     
  • BEHS A Cappella Summit, Coaching and Performing
    May 12 | Bristol, CT
     
  • Harmony Sweepstakes NY, First Place
    Other Awards: Best Choreography and Best Soloist
    March 18 | New York, New York
     
  • Singstrong New York, Headliners
    Also provided coaching
    February 11 | Garden City, New York
     
  • Coaching with High School A Cappella Group Strawberry Fields
    February 3 | Bristol, CT

2016

  • First Friday at The New Britain Museum of American Art
    March 4 | New Britain, Connecticut
     
  • Singstrong New York, Aca-Idol Competion
    February 5 | Garden City, New York
  • Singstrong DC, Headliners
    Also provided coaching and a Competition Strategies Class taught by Giselle Ziegler
    April 2 & 3 | Reston, Virginia
     
  • Burtons Grill Continental Wine Dinner
    April 19 | South Windsor, CT
     
  • Kensington Congregational Festival on the Hill
    June 11 | Kensington, CT
     
  • Riverfest Food Truck Festival
    July 7 | Hartford, CT
     
  • The A Cappella CONNECTion
    Hosted a Mixer and Competition for 8 Connecticut a cappella groups and raised over $1,300 for the local charity Christmas Wish CT
    November 11 | Kensington, CT
     
  • New Britain Chorale Concert
    November 13 | New Britain, CT
     
  • Christmas Wish CT Holiday Party
    December 9 | Bristol, CT

2015

  • Debut Performance, Blue Back Square
    November 22 | West Hartford, Connecticut
     
  • Singstrong DC, Aca-Idol Competion
    March 7 | Reston, Virginia
     
  • Christmas Wish CT Holiday Party
    December 11 | Bristol, Connecticut

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