Summer Concert Series: Elite Syncopation with Roy Wiseman

Elite Syncopation is a ragtime/early jazz ensemble (violin, cello, reeds, piano, bass) that tours nationally and specializes in early American jazz.

Summer Concert Series: Elite Syncopation with Roy Wiseman

The Elite Syncopation quintet has been touring the United States from coast to coast for over two decades, performing their unique interpretations of ragtime and early jazz. Basing their performances on a collection of rare original performance materials, the quintet recreates the sound of an early 20th-century American dance music ensemble in authentic performances of landmarks from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Dr. Roy Wiseman, bassist, is the founder and Artistic Director of both New World Consort, a chamber ensemble that specializes in American music, and Elite Syncopation, a ragtime/early jazz ensemble that tours nationally. Dr. Wiseman has also served as Music Advisor to Garrison Keillor’s NPR program, recording annotator for the Musical Heritage Society, and lecturer in Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies Program. He serves on the music faculties of Wesleyan University, Central Connecticut State University, and the Educational Center for the Arts (New Haven).

Free concert Wednesday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m. Raindate is Thursday, August 1 at 6:30.