VJC Big Band, December 1st, 2017

16 piece big band under the direction of Rob Freeberg
Guest artists: Kevin Mahogany on vocals and Dave Stryker on guitar.

This year the VJC annual big band dance concert reaches for the stars! The revenue from this annual gala serves as the primary source of funding to assist scholarship students attending VJC's educational programs. The VJC offers an average of $17,000 in scholarships each year to help students attend ensembles, private lessons and our annual summer jazz workshop. The big band gala is always a favorite for dancers and listeners alike. There is nothing like the energy created by a 16 piece big band--especially when fronted by two extraordinary guest artists! Kevin Mahogany's voice is reminiscent of Johnny Hartman's: sultry, big and beautiful. Originally from Kansas City, he has internalized that city's historic connection to swing and blues; in fact he played a character based on the legendary jazz great Big Joe Turner in Robert Altman's film Kansas City. Complementing Mahogany's blues aesthetic is guitarist Dave Stryker who traveled the US for two years with Brother Jack McDuff (organist) and then was with Stanley Turrentine for over a decade. Mahogany and Stryker have performed and recorded together on numerous occasions. We are in for a major treat to hear them perform with the VJC's big band under the direction of Rob Freeberg.

"Kevin Mahogany is unquestionably one of today's most exciting and musically adept jazz vocalists." -- Billboard Magazine

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Date:
December 1st, 2017
Time:
8:00 PM
Location:
Vermont Jazz Center
Admission:
Tickets WITH Table Seating: $30-$50 sliding scale; Tickets WITHOUT Table Seating: $25-$45 sliding scale
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