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Vermont Jazz Center to launch a new semester of classes starting on September 18th

The Vermont Jazz Center will host a new ten-week session of classes beginning the week of September 18th. Courses include an expanded youth program for ages 10 - 16, an ensemble led by bebop master Scott Mullett (Blue Note Ensemble), Anna Patton's popular Soubrette Choir, the VJC's Latin Jazz Ensemble, and Julian Gerstin's Afro-Caribbean Percussion & Rhythms. Our new offering for this year is Ben Carr's Jazz Uke Ensemble. All ensembles will perform at the VJC day-long showcase during the Cotton Mill Hill's Open House on Saturday, December 2nd, 2017. (and the possibility of some other Soubrette Choir performances near this date, too!)

Consider joining a combo and learn how to perform classic jazz compositions while being guided by one of the VJC's professional faculty. If you've never improvised, that's no problem. There are opportunities for all including classical musicians intrigued by jazz's structure and improvisational opportunities.

The new semester of classes starts on Sepember 19th (with the exception of the Soubrette Choir, which begins September 12th). Sessions are 10 weeks long (except for Youth Jazz which is 8 weeks). All ensembles are $250, excepting Latin Jazz which is $200, and Youth Jazz which is $100.

To Register email Office Manager, Ginger Morawski:

For specific questions regarding class content speak with Eugene Uman. To contact the VJC by phone: 802 254-9088, by email:

For questions about Anna Patton's classes please contact the instructor directly at

No one will be turned away due to lack of funds, please call the jazz center to find out about scholarship and extended payment options.

Weekly Classes


  • Blue Note Ensemble, Mondays, 5:15 - 6:45 PM, 10 sessions. First class meets Sept. 18th, 2017, (Scott Mullett, Instructor/s)




Class Calendar

Ensembles and Music Classes
Title: When: Instructor:
Blue Note Ensemble Mondays, 5:15 - 6:45 PM, 10 sessions. First class meets Sept. 18th, 2017 Scott Mullett
'Ukulele Jazz Ensemble Tuesdays, 5:15 – 6:45 First class meets on Sept. 19th Ben Carr
Youth Jazz Ensemble and Improv Skills Tuesdays, 3:45 - 5:00 PM, 8 sessions. First class meets Oct. 3rd (8 week session) Eugene Uman
The Soubrette Jazz Choir Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:15 PM, 10 sessions. Meets at 62 Spruce St., Brattleboro. September 12th start date Anna Patton
Latin Jazz Ensemble Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:45 PM, 10 sessions. First class meets Sept. 20th* Eugene Uman and Julian Gerstin
The Vermont Jazz Center Sextet (full) Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 PM (this class is full) Rob Freeberg
Community Jam Sessions Wednesday evenings, 8:00 - 10:00 PM. On-going Eugene Uman and Robby Roiter
Afro-Caribbean Percussion & Rhythms Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, 10 sessions. First class meets Sept. 21st* Julian Gerstin
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