The Vermont Jazz Center is an internationally recognized institution that provides jazz education, programming and outreach. Currently in its 37th year, it was founded by the legendary guitarist, Attila Zoller and is now run by pianist, Eugene Uman.
The VJC features a summer jazz workshop, a monthly concert series, Wednesday night jam sessions, and frequent collaborations with area schools, arts organizations and businesses.
Mission: The Vermont Jazz Center is dedicated to creating and preserving jazz through the presentation of workshops, concerts, and instruction to a broad constituency of artists, students, and the general public.
The VJC's instrumental and vocal programs have been enjoyed by hundreds of students throughout the world. Come learn with world-class faculty, discover the terrific facilities amidst the pastoral campus, and dig into late night jam sessions.
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We are so grateful to our masterful writers who have recreated their colorful experiences so vividly!
- 9/14/12 - Donald Harrison reviewed by Chris Lenois
- 10/13/12 - Lionel Loueke reviewed by Scott Ainslee
- 10/17/12 - Louis Hayes reviewed by Lou Ehrlanger
- 1/19/13 - Gregoire Maret reviewed by Rob Fletcher
- 2/16/13 - Ray Vega reviewed by Julian Gerstin
- 3/16/13 - Karrin Allyson reviewed by Rob Fletcher
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Summer Workshop dates announced: August 4-10, 2013 Mark your calendars: the VJC's Summer Jazz Workshop (Instrumental and Vocal) will be offered from August 4th-10th, 2013. $100 off to all Early-bird registrants. Confirm your registration for the Workshop of 2013 before February 15th and $100 will be deducted from the cost of the summer workshop no matter which option you choose. Register Now.
Draa Hobbs Welcomes John Stowell as guest instructor to his class at the Vermont Jazz Center, Thursday, May 16th at 6:00 PM.This coming Thursday, May 16, I am pleased to announce my wonderful Ensemble Class will be visited by the great guitarist John Stowell. John and I will perform a couple of duos, and then John will be performing with the Ensemble and offer some of his insights into jazz improvisation. The Public is Invited. The event will take place at the Vermont Jazz Center on Thursday, May 16 from 6-7:30 PM and is open to the public. There is a $10 suggested donation. This is a great opportunity to listen to and learn from a great musician - and another chance to hear my ensemble! John will also be teaching a clinic / master class at the Putney School Sunday, May 19. While not a household name, John has received great reviews, and won Downbeat Magazine's "Talent Deserving Wider Recognition" (which incidentally was also awarded to another guitarist, Attila Zoller). "John Stowell plays jazz, but he doesn't use any of the clichés; he has an incredible originality. John is a master creator." Larry Coryell "I've been a fan of John Stowell's for some time." Mundell Lowe "More guitarists would play like John Stowell if they knew how." Herb Ellis "Can make an electric guitar sound like a singing voice." Nat Hentoff "Guitarist John Stowell's style with standards is a delightful departure from the road well traveled. He transcends the label of jazz guitarist." Los Angeles Times "He plays his amplified guitar as if he were surrounded by fine crystal... the type of slow burning, sustained energy that you hear in players that practice all the time." Downbeat
Tuesday, May 14th at 10:00 PM
No Boundaries Radio, topic TBA. To stream the live show from anywhere with internet access, go to www.wvew.org and click on the call numbers in upper right-hand corner.
Tuesday May 21 at 3:45 PM
VJC Youth Jazz Ensemble performs final concert at Thompson House, 80 Maple Street, Brattleboro
Tuesday, May 21 at 10:00 PM
No Boundaries Radio (WVEW FM, 107.7): Bass is the place. Eugene interviews New Jersey bassist and jazz-writer, Michael Barbara who will present a musical sampling of some of his favorite recordings featuring the great bassists. To stream the live show from anywhere with internet access, go to www.wvew.org and click on the call numbers in upper right-hand corner.
A great gift for all jazz lovers: Jazz From Row Six
A great gift for all jazz lovers: Jazz From Row Six is a stunning book filled with photographs of legendary jazz artists as taken by Jean Germain during her 26 years as the house photographer for the Sarasota Jazz Festival. Her camera, guided by her keen eye and sensitive nature, has captured the intergenerational magic of jazz. Beautiful photos of Milt Hinton, Jay McShann, Joe Williams, Clark Terry and dozens of other Masters are enhanced by playful interactions with younger musicians such as Byron Stripling and Diana Krall assuring us of the continuity of jazz's legacy. On Sale: $30.00 with $10.00 going to The Vermont Jazz Center Education Programs Jazz From Row Six will be on sale at the VJC concerts or you can purchase here on line.