Events Calendar

Friday, September 18th

Jamie Baum Septet +

Baum's awards include "Best Flutist," "Top Rising Star," a Guggenheim and many others. A focused artist with numerous, ongoing ambitious projects, for this tour she is traveling with the ensemble who recorded her most recent album. Each member is familiar with her personal language and the complex delicacy of her compositions. The music they will perform is from In This Life: Indian and Pakistani-influenced music filtered through Baum's jazz and classical aesthetic. Baum traveled South Asia where she was "touched viscerally by the sounds of tabla, bansuri flute and vocal music." She further deepened her knowledge by studying and performing with top Indian icons including Karaikudi Mani, V.M. Bhatt and Sandeep Das. Come listen to this driving and colorful blend of jazz and South Asian music performed with respect, intelligence and groove.

The New York Times, Ben Ratliff writes:
Ms. Baum...[is] into tone color and timbre and the blending of languages, jazz and the 20th-century classical and Afro-Latin music. But she's got an elegantly persuasive composing hand... There are no pedantic mixtures here; she makes what she takes from classical minimalism and Indian qawwali mix together and feel natural.

Date:
Friday, September 18th
Time:
8:00 PM
Location:
Vermont Jazz Center
Admission:
Sliding Scale ticket fee: $20.00 - $40.00
Tickets:
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In the Moment, 143 Main St, Brattleboro, VT
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Saturday, September 19th

Steve Wilson + Wilsonian's Grain

This quartet has been heralded as "jazz at its finest - in conception, execution and spontaneity." Famed alto-saxophonist, Steve Wilson will appear with his all-star quartet featuring some of New York's busiest sidemen: Orrin Evans on piano, Ugonna Okegwo on bass and local favorite, Clarence Penn on drums. Wilson calls this group "Old socks with new shoes." They are currently riding a wave of success after releasing their new album, "Live in New York, the Village Vanguard Session" to high acclaim. It received 4 stars in a recent Downbeat review: "The deep sync of this driving quartet is indisputable, and this exciting live date is clearly enjoyed by the crowd at the Vanguard who whoop and holler." Come find out why Steve Wilson is regarded as one of the finest alto saxophonists on the scene today and why New York's Wall Street Journal claims: "Mr. Wilson is essential to this city's jazz landscape.

Date:
Saturday, September 19th
Time:
8:00 PM
Location:
Vermont Jazz Center
Admission:
Sliding Scale ticket fee: $20.00 - $40.00
Tickets:
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In the Moment, 143 Main St, Brattleboro, VT
Call the Jazz Center at 802-254-9088 to reserve tickets.

Please note: A surcharge of $1/per ticket will be added to all tickets purchased with a credit card.

Friday, October 2nd

Emerging Artist Series: Carlos Averhoff, Jr. Quartet

Carlos Averhoff Jr is a Latin Grammy nominated tenor saxophonist from Cuba. He has been called "a dynamic fresh new voice on the saxophone" (All about Jazz) and "a virtuoso soloist" (Latin Jazz Network).

This concert will fuse the excitement of the music of Cuba mixed with the heady grooves of postbop. Jerry Bergonzi claims that Averhoff presents: "a unique voice that compels me to keep listening." Averhoff brings to the VJC the remarkable quartet that appears on his groundbreaking recording called IRESI: Aruan Ortiz (piano), John Lockwood (bass) and Francisco Mela (drums). The name for the IRESI project comes from a Yoruba word meaning the "inner light of one's soul." Averhoff is the son of the grand tenor saxophonist of Cuban super-group, Irakere, but he has clearly forged a path of his own. During his tenure as an undergrad at Berklee and as a Master's student at New England Conservatory, he has risen to become one Boston's leading saxophonists. His facility on the horn and his improvisational prowess are remarkable. The Jazz Center looks forward to experiencing the brilliance of IRESI.

EPK about recording his recent album
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV35k9ytFPY

Guest with Paquito D'Rivera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlM8x_Ug7Ns

Guest with Afro-Cuban All-starts at the Blue Note
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENlRi3_5LHo

Performance at New England Conservatory:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smtAo6J4iy8

Performance at Cambridge Jazz Fest:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pgitb8u5ZSc

Date:
Friday, October 2nd
Time:
8:00 PM
Location:
Vermont Jazz Center
Admission:
Sliding Scale ticket fee: $20.00 - $40.00
Tickets:
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Please purchase tickets on-line to help avoid a massive line on the day of the show. There will be separate lines for "will call" and ticket sales. Please read our new TICKET PRICING POLICY.

Other ticket payment/reservation options:
In the Moment, 143 Main St, Brattleboro, VT
Call the Jazz Center at 802-254-9088 to reserve tickets.

Please note: A surcharge of $1/per ticket will be added to all tickets purchased with a credit card.

October, 17th

Carl Allen Quintet - The Art of Elvin

"My ultimate goal is to get to the level of [my mentors] Art Blakey, Art Taylor, Elvin Jones, and Billy Higgins ... every time they sit down behind a set of drums, they were swinging...." C.A.

Called "one of the most prominent drummers of the '90s," Carl Allen has laid down the groove for some of the leading titans of jazz. He was music director for Freddie Hubbard and drummer for the touring and recording groups of Jackie McLean, Woody Shaw, Dewey Redman and George Coleman (among many others). Of the numerous lessons taught to Allen by his mentor Art Blakey, there are two that have most clearly shaped his life: First, one can never compromise or "coast" by taking the easy route; and second, "the power of swing is something else and once [you] get to that level, everything else falls into place." Allen epitomizes Blakey's honorable spirit on the bandstand and off. He is clear, generous and devoted to the jazz legacy. He believes in both swinging hard and an egoless submission to the music itself. Perhaps it is this proud bearing of Blakey's mantle that led Peter Watrous of the New York Times to identify Allen's playing as "aggressive without being intrusive."

Carl Allen will be performing with his working quintet including Tivon Pennicott, saxophone; Freddie Hendrix, trumpet; Xavier Davis, piano; Dezron Douglas, bass.  

With Freddie Hubbard:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Keu3FH8SXqo

With Kenny Barron:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZNdA894OFY

Masterclass:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq2u3LGsRfs

Date:
October, 17th
Time:
8:00 PM
Location:
Vermont Jazz Center
Admission:
Sliding Scale ticket fee: $20.00 - $40.00
Tickets:
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Please purchase tickets on-line to help avoid a massive line on the day of the show. There will be separate lines for "will call" and ticket sales. Please read our new TICKET PRICING POLICY.

Other ticket payment/reservation options:
In the Moment, 143 Main St, Brattleboro, VT
Call the Jazz Center at 802-254-9088 to reserve tickets.

Please note: A surcharge of $1/per ticket will be added to all tickets purchased with a credit card.

Friday, October 30th

Sofia Rei Quartet - A collaboration with Next Stage

Called "one of the best Argentine singers ever" and "a song researcher with a vibrant voice," Sofia Rei is emerging as a star while still holding firm to the scholarly mission of discovering and performing song forms and rhythms rarely heard outside their native cultures. She comes to the Vermont Jazz Center with a quartet of like-minded individuals who share her passion for exploring the deep troughs of Latin rhythms. Come find out why Phil Lutz of the New York Times claims that Sofia Rei "has been embraced by New York City audiences from Carnegie Hall to the hippest downtown haunts."

Sofia is a restless artist. In a short period of time she has recorded, performed and collaborated with renowned musicians and groups such as John Zorn, Bobby McFerrin, Maria Schneider, Folklore Urbano, Frank London, the Klezmatics, Guillermo Klein, Celso Duarte, Lionel Loueke, Geoffrey Keezer, Pavel Urkiza (Gema y Pavel), Russ Ferrante (Yellow Jackets), Bob Moses, Steve Lacy, Aquiles Baez, Samuel Torres Group, Pedrito Martinez, La Bomba de Tiempo, Alcatraz, and Avantango. She toured Europe with the Grammy award winning Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra and premiered with the group Cerulean Skies, a piece commissioned by the New Crowned Hope Festival in Vienna. In May of 2008, she was featured with vocal giant Bobby McFerrin in Instant Opera at Carnegie Hall in a piece commissioned by composer John Zorn. Sofia is currently part of John Zorn's Song Project, along with vocalists Mike Patton and Jesse Harris. She is also the vocalist of Geoffrey Keezer's Aurea, whose self-titled 2009 release received a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album.  In October 2009, Sofia  contributed her vocals to Ljova Zhurbin's Niña Dance, a song cycle inspired by the unsolved murders & disappearances of women and young girls in the city of Juárez, Mexico. Sofia was one of four featured vocalists chosen to premiere newly commissioned work as part of The Jazz Gallery's "New Voices" concert series.

Winner of 2013 Music Awards for best song and best album

Possesing a voluptuously full voice, comprehensive command of Latin American rhythms, an encyclopedic knowledge of folkloric forms from Argentina, Peru, Colombia and Uruguay, Sofia has become an essential creative catalyst on a scene teaming with musicians eager to blend jazz with its South American Siblings.
Andy Gilbert, the Boston Globe

Sofia Rei Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIrooyTDUGI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqJ9VTYWkF8

Date:
Friday, October 30th
Time:
8:00 PM
Location:
Vermont Jazz Center
Admission:
Sliding Scale ticket fee: $20.00 - $40.00
Tickets:
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Please purchase tickets on-line to help avoid a massive line on the day of the show. There will be separate lines for "will call" and ticket sales. Please read our new TICKET PRICING POLICY.

Other ticket payment/reservation options:
In the Moment, 143 Main St, Brattleboro, VT
Call the Jazz Center at 802-254-9088 to reserve tickets.

Please note: A surcharge of $1/per ticket will be added to all tickets purchased with a credit card.
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