London, Meader, Pramuk & Ross
The Royal Bopsters is a vocal jazz quartet made up of New York's most seasoned professional jazz singers. Amy London, Darmon Meader, Dylan Pramuk and Holli Ross arrange and write lyrics for classic bebop solos and compositions. Together with the guest appearances of jazz masters, Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, Sheila Jordon, Bob Dorough and the late Mark Murphy, their recent release on Motema Records has garnered rave reviews and made four top jazz CD lists of 2015 including Downbeat and Jazz Times.
Forthcoming CD, “Party Of Four” to be released early 2020
February 13, 2019, Ronnie Scott’s, London, UK (featuring Sheila Jordan). London Jazz News review: http://www.londonjazznews.com/2019/01/preview-royal-bopsters-return-to-london.html
February 15th to 18th, Half Note, Athens, Greece (featuring Sheila Jordan)
August 3, 2019, Newport Jazz Festival featuring Sheila Jordan. Newport, NI. Further details soon.
Critical Acclaim for the Royal Bopsters Project:
"Every era needs a group of slap-happy enthusiasts to extoll the virtues of op bop sh'bam.......these expert practitioners of vocalese"-The New Yorker Magazine
"This is my favorite group of singers of all time. Soulful voices and great music. I've heard loads of wonderful singers but the Bopsters are a group of fantastic singers doing great lyrics and great tunes. Buy their CD and hear if for yourself.".... - Sheila Jordan
“Extraordinary…The Royal Bopsters Project vividly makes the case for a revival of the art of vocalese. (4.5 stars/Best Albums of 2015) ”– Allen Morrison, Downbeat
"The presence of these monarchs of vocal jazz in no way intimidates the Bopsters, who swing and scat with energy, accuracy and melodic inventiveness."- Peter Jones, London Jazz News
“If this disc featured just the quartet, it would be sensational. The addition of the icons, showcased once each (with Murphy provided wider presence) and all in remarkably fine form, escalates it from valuable to priceless from piquant to landmark…”- Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times (A JazzTimes Best Album of 2015)
“A magnum opus of jazz and song, gathering and celebrating bop and vocalese with the best (and last) of the definitive jazz singers … “ – Michael Bourne, Singers Unlimited, WBGO