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New York Voices give vocal jazz some depth

Singing may be the most personal form of musical expression. But New York Voices have taken the team approach for 25 years, carving out their own niche in the sometimes inhospitable world of the jazz marketplace.

“It’s the blessing and the curse of singing. The best thing about it is you just feel like you’re letting people into who you are, but it’s also really terrifying. There’s nothing to hide behind,” says founding member Peter Eldridge. “Your pants are down and you’re right there for all the world to see. I’ve grown to enjoy that vulnerability, but it took a long time."

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