Take 6 showcases six voices united in crystal clear harmony, placed against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves that bubble into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B and pop. Members Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble (who just won his 11th Grammy Award, this one as Arranger), Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley have been heralded by Quincy Jones as “the baddest vocal cats on the planet.”
Take 6 has come a long way from their days at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Ala., where McKnight formed the group as The Gentleman’s Estate Quartet in the 1980s. When tenor Mark Kibble heard the group rehearsing in a dorm bathroom, he joined in the harmonies and performed on stage that night. Their self-titled debut CD scored two 1988 GRAMMY Awards, and landed in the Top Ten Billboard Contemporary Jazz and Contemporary Christian Charts. Take 6 has recently released an album of exquisite arrangements of contemporary favorites, ICONIC. In the 30 years since their start, the group has set the standard for a cappella groups, and has never slowed down.