Rebecca Frezza and her Big Truck Band zoom into the
Alexander Kasser Theater on Saturday, September 15th at 1pm with a
rock concert for the whole family. Ms. Frezza and Big Truck have become regular
features on Noggin and can be heard on XM Satellite radio. Her rocking tunes
meet today’s sophisticated, post-Raffi kids exactly where they are, while
appealing to their almost-as-sophisticated parents as well.
A Boston native, Rebecca studied at the Boston Conservatory
of Music, then the Alvin Ailey Dance Center. She has performed and taught all
of her life. After she moved to
Montclair, New Jersey, she and her children, Lucy and Matthew, attended “Music
Together” classes at a local church where she eventually began to teach as
well. She noticed the music gap for youngsters, having outgrown their baby
tunes, “…They’re also not emotionally ready for the subject matter of most
adult songs. What I’ve tried to do is create music that speaks to them—about
subjects that they can understand—without underestimating their intelligence.”
With her Big Truck Band, Rebecca Frezza has created music for children “that
inspired them to be part of it, instead of just listening.” This enterprising Artist/Mom filled in the
music gap for her own children and their friends and then for kids everywhere. You hear that Ms. Tipper Gore!
With three CDs (Music
In My Hear, Road Trip, Tall and Small) under their belt and some touring,
Rebecca Frezza and Big Truck are developing a national profile. Since its 2002
debut, Big Truck has evolved into an 8 piece band with three vocalists, lead,
rhythm and bass guitars, drums, African percussion and woodwinds. For more
information, to hear some of the music and see the band, check out www.bigtruckmusic.com.
For an up close and personal Big Truck experience, pack up the family and head to the Alexander Kasser Theater on the campus of Montclair State University on Saturday, September 15th for a rocking afternoon.
Rebecca Frezza and
The Big Truck Band
Saturday, September 15th at 1pm
Peak Performances @Montclair
Alexander Kasser Theater Montclair State University
One Normal Avenue Montclair, New Jersey
Admission: $15 For reservations: 973 655-5112.
Alfred R. Fredel 973.655.3004
Released: August 12, 2007