"Hot Jazz for Warm Homes" Winter Benefit Concert
The Vermont Jazz Center presents the "Hot Jazz for Warm Homes" Winter Benefit Concert, to assist struggling families and individuals with unmet fuel assistance needs throughout Windham County. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) and the Windham County Heatfund, both of which provide emergency fuel assistance to low-income households.
The featured artist will be the world-acclaimed acoustic Gonzalo Bergara Quartet. Native Argentinean Gonzalo Bergara is a guitar virtuoso who has forged his own style of progressive Gypsy Jazz. While heavily influenced by Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France, Bergara's "blazing quartet" (JazzTimes) performs meticulous arrangements of standards from the Gypsy Jazz canon as well as clever, soaring and inspiring originals.
Gonzalo's latest album, Simplicated (2011), follows his highly acclaimed 2007 release Porteña Soledad, which was named an Editor's Pick by Guitar Player Magazine and "a masterpiece" by Vintage Guitar Magazine.
The money raised from this event is especially critical this year, in light of funding cuts to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) at the federal level, in spite of the fact that the demand for fuel assistance his risen dramatically. Heating assistance cuts particularly put children, the elderly, and people with disabilities and illness at risk during the cold winter months.
Sponsors for Hot Jazz for Warm Homes include Jim Maxwell, Lawyer, Joe LoMonaco and the Butterfly Swing Band, James Plumbing and Heating, Allen Brothers, Judy Uman, Potter Stewart and Cota & Cota.
Would you like to be an event sponsor (a tax-deductible donation)? Please contact Eugene Uman at (802) 254-9088.
Saturday, March 10th
Vermont Jazz Center
$20 general admission, $18 Students
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.
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.