Rebecca Shrimpton vocalist

Rebecca Shrimpton is acclaimed for her rare melding of a highly eclectic approach with a sumptuous and agile voice.  

She has appeared and recorded with Joe Lovano, Steve Lacy, Oliver Lake, George Russell, Ran Blake, George Lewis, Fred Ho, and blues singer/organist Mike Finnigan (whose debut recording was Jimi Hendrix' Electric Ladyland).  She is vocalist for Boston's 21-piece Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra, with whom she has recorded nine CDs, garnering extensive critical praise from DownBeatCadence Jazz, AllMusic, All About Jazz, as well as international jazz publications.  She is vocalist for Norm Zocher's Electric String Band and OddSong (sax quartet with violin and marimba), whose debut recording, Jailhouse Doc with Holes in Her Socks, was on Cadence Jazz magazine's Top Ten CDs of 2016 list.  Rebecca has been featured vocalist at FIJAZZ: Costa Rica and guest artist with the acclaimed early music ensemble, Tapestry.  Her latest project is Passion Flower, a program of American art songs that celebrates the confluence of jazz and classical music, in collaboration with pianist/composer Herman Weiss.

Rebecca's solo CD, Madman's Moon, with guitarist Eric Hofbauer, garnered international praise, earning a 4-star review from and making two Top Ten CDs of 2005 lists (Jazz Times Magazine and CHUO FM).   The 2009 release, Requited, features songs by internationally best-selling novelist Anita Diamant (The Red Tent) and jazz pianist Bert Seager, along with a brilliant band, including Rick DiMuzio (tenor sax), Jorge Roeder (bass) and Richie Barshay (drums, Herbie Hancock Quartet).

Rebecca composes and arranges music for her own jazz ensembles and has even expanded her writing to the theater.  She was Music Director for three productions of Shakespeare plays, composing original scores, including eight songs using William Shakespeare's lyrics
from The Tempest.

Performance venues include Manhattan's Cornelia Street Cafe and Somethin' Jazz Club;  Boston's Regattabar, House of Blues, Ryles Jazz Club, The Beehive, Jordan Hall, and Berklee Performance Center; and the exquisite Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, MA.  She was also featured on two PBS/NPR concert broadcasts and recordings, performing with singer/actor Theodore Bikel.

Rebecca is full-time Associate Professor of Voice at Berklee College of Music, Boston.  She has a master's degree in Jazz Studies from New England Conservatory, where she studied with Dominique Eade, John McNeil, and Ran Blake, and has a bachelor's degree in classical voice.  She has taught voice for over 20 years, including New England Conservatory Preparatory, Longy School of Music, and MIT.  Rebecca has CDs on Rounder, Cadence, Accurate, Leo, Red Toucan, Innova, Invisible Music, and Creative Nation Music (CNM) Records.