Real Vocal String Quartet began with violinist Irene Sazer’s
inspiration to combine her musical passions: chamber music, improvising,
composing, and singing. Rounding out the group are Alisa Rose, Sumaia Jackson,
and cellist Vanessa Ruotolo. RVSQ’s surprisingly broad repertoire
embraces the diverse influences of all four players, from classical, jazz, and
rock, to songs and styles from West Africa, Brazil, and rural America. Four
distinct voices can be heard and create a collaborative ensemble that
freely mixes and ultimately transcends genres.