Farewell Dr Bebop. You will be missed.
The Vermont Jazz Center is deeply saddened to announce that our beloved president emeritus, Howard Brofsky passed away on Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at 8:08 PM. He led a life filled with passion for music of all kinds, and always made time for the people he cared for. We at the Vermont Jazz Center are grateful for his enduring support and mentorship. He has been the pillar of our legacy, upholding the tradition of our founder, Attila Zoller while providing his own insight, unerring swing and sophistication. Dr. Bebop died as he lived, with grace and humor and warmth, surrounded by people he loved. He will be dearly missed.
There will be a memorial service for Howard Brofsky at 68 Jay Street Bar in DUMBO, Brooklyn on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27th from 4:30 to 6:30. For more information contact email@example.com.
The Vermont Jazz Center will host a concert celebrating the life of Dr. Bebop on Saturday, April 19th at 8:00 PM.
A tribute to Dr. Bebop who watched over us all with a caring eye (and a wink and a smile).
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 Vermont Jazz Center is happy to offer a new ten-week session of classes beginning the week of September 23rdand will conclude with performances at the Cotton Mill Open House on Saturday, December 7th. Consider joining a class or ensemble and select from an exciting array of offerings. Work with one of our professional faculty, musicians who know that teaching music is an art unto itself.
Perhaps you're interested in learning how to play congas - then our Latin Rhythms class with Cuban percussionist William Rodriguez is an ideal opportunity. Guitarists will find expanded opportunities to study with Draa Hobbs in his Guitar Workshop! Our Youth Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Jim Kurty offers young people (some who are new to improvising) a supportive environment to wail over jazz arrangements designed especially for them (notice a later starting date to accommodate the youth sports program). For a complete list of course offerings, go to our website and click on "year 'round educational programs." Feel free to contact Artistic Director, Eugene Uman with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.