Cincinnati’s premier vocal jazz ensemble harmonizes in the Memorial Hall Green Room with an evening of Motown, pop and jazz favorites.
Arranged in cabaret-style, the Green Room will include a full bar, serving craft beers, wine and mixed drinks.
NO PROMISES is a professional a cappella ensemble bringing exhilarating vocals and breathtaking harmonizations to popular favorites of jazz, Motown and pop music. Hailing from across Ohio, the men of No Promises are Broadway veterans, theatre producers, touring musicians, hair stylists and dads, with a passion for fine a cappella singing.
With repertoire ranging from classics by Manhattan Transfer and the Gaither Vocal Band to surprising treatments of Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift, No Promises has delighted audiences at concert series throughout the region.
The ensemble’s annual Christmas tours are stocking-stuffed with jazz and pop arrangements of beloved holiday favorites. Ten such tinselly tunes are featured on the group’s 2016 debut album, A NO PROMISES CHRISTMAS, including Vince Guaraldi’s “Skating,” Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” and the cherished ballad “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” The album is available on iTunes and other digital distributors.
No Promises is led by tenor and arranger Joshua Steele, who founded the ensemble in 2015 with high school chum David Baum; the pair sang together in a strolling barbershop quartet at Cincinnati’s Kings Island theme park. Baum went on to a sparkling stage and screen career in New York City, including the Broadway productions of A CHORUS LINE and MARY POPPINS, and has since returned to the area as a practicing clinical psychologist. No Promises debuted with a 2015 Christmas tour, highlighted by a capacity crowd of 1,200 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in northern Cincinnati. Quickly assembling a docket of performances including concert series, festivals, weddings, school performances and clubs, No Promises has developed an indelible sound, a dynamic repertoire, and a unique repartee that ensures an entertaining and memorable experience.
No Promises is:
Joshua Steele, tenor
Charlie Harper, tenor / baritone
Adam Wheeler, tenor
David Baum, baritone
Jeff Grooms, baritone / bass
Matt Croy, bass
with current special guests:
Noah Berry, tenor
Ken Holdt, baritone
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