Vocal Summit Concert: Jonathan Hoard
Vocal Summit welcomes guest artist and Berklee alumnus Jonathan Hoard. Since 2014, Hoard has performed and shared bills with Bilal, Sonnymoon, the Stepkids, Kimbra, and Pharoahe Monch. Additionally, in the past two years he successfully provided a jazz choral program for the first and second annual Jazz Festival of Xalapa, Mexico (resulting in a feature in DownBeat magazine) as well as debuting Montreal Jazz Festival and CMJ performances. Hoard's single "Arctic" received excellent response in July 2016 when Sofar Sounds premiered his live acoustic performance of the song. This year, his new single, "Sirens," was premiered on Okayplayer during Grammy week and went on to be featured on Noisey Radio (Beats1 Apple Music Station.) It has since remained in rotation on the playlist as well as on Rockwood Music's February playlist. Jonathan Hoard is a recent two-time Grammy certificate recipient for his songwriting contribution on Chance the Rapper's hit, "No Problem."