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Take 6: Coolin’ Out

Joey Kibble
David Thomas
Mark Kibble
Alvin Chea
Claude McKnight
Cedric Dent

Ask anyone to define the musical stylings of a cappella sextet Take 6, and one thing soon becomes clear: there is no cozy little category into which the group can be placed. By blending various styles, ranging from gospel and pop to jazz and hip hop, Take 6 members Claude McKnight, Alvin Chea, Mark Kibble, Cedric Dent, Joey Kibble, and David Thomas have achieved a sound that has weathered time and reflects the constant evolution of modern music.

It’s been a decade since the group first exploded onto the music scene with its self titled debut effort-a jazz, gospel, and R&B-inflected record that effectively reinvented contemporary a cappella, served as a catalyst for five consecutive platinum albums, and provided a beacon that has beckoned the sextet back to the place from which their journey first began.

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