Prime Time

Bay Area - 7 Voices - Much Music

Prime Time is an award-winning jazz-centered contemporary a cappella group from the California Bay Area which specializes in heartfelt singing, exquisite musicianship, and an approachable, honest performance style. Separately, the singers have decades of experience spanning multiple styles and cultures. Together, we have one goal - to let the music shine in and through us, as we reach out to touch, inspire, and entertain everyone who hears us.

Gearing up for the Gala

Prime Time is honored to be performing at the Loma Prieta Education Fund Gala on Oct 1.  We're looking forward to a great evening under the stars at Maison Du Lac, and hoping that our donation of a private performance at Savvy Cellar (complete with wine for you and your guests) will draw some good bids.

In preparation, we're doing a sneak peek low key performance at Savvy Cellar on Sept 14.  Come along and hear the new combo, and some spanking new charts.

Fired up from Retreat

Primetime held our first planning retreat at John's house this last weekend.  Friday night was a blast, as we had a fabulous dinner (thanks Laura), and then gathered around the piano to take turns soloing and listening.  Highlights included:

  • Jay and Jennifer's fabulous piano playing and sight reading.
  • Kelly soloing on guitar with great versions of Killing me Softly and Crazy.
  • Dan singing She's Always a Woman, with John throwing in falsetto harmony.
  • Wil teaching tags.
  • Jay and Jennifer trading eights on jazz improv.
  • Much wine.

We are so lucky to have such talent and diversity of styles in this group, and are looking forward to creative ways of bringing it all to the stage.

Blown Away by Harmony Sweepstakes

Our baritone, Wil, was among the assembled throng at the Harmony Sweepstakes finals this last weekend.  He reports that the competition was absolutely fantastic, with a tremendous diversity of styles.  We're looking forward to competing in the regionals next year, and hopefully making it to the finals.

On a historical note, the Northwest regions winner this year was The BaudBoys, an all male group of Microsoft employees (and "graduates").  This group was started in the late eighties by none other than our bass John Rae-Grant, who was the original musical director.