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Vermont Jazz Center to launch a new semester of classes starting on week of February 12th

The Vermont Jazz Center will host a new ten-week session of classes beginning the week of February 12th. Courses include Youth Jazz for ages 10 through high school, Anna Patton's Soubrette Choir, the Latin Jazz Ensemble, the Jazz Uke Ensemble, and NEW THIS SEMESTER is the Jazz Guitar Ensemble with instructor Draa Hobbs. The VJC also welcomes drummer Claire Arenius as the new instructor of the Blue Note Ensemble. Sadly, Scott Mullett, one of the VJC's favorite and most dedicated instructors, passed away on January 3rd (for more information about Scott go to

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.

Sessions are 10 weeks long (except for Youth Jazz which is 8 weeks and will begin on Feb. 27). The classes will culminate in a concert on Thursday, May 10th at the VJC. Prices and starting dates are listed below and at Sessions are $250 (excepting Latin Jazz which is $200 and Youth Jazz which is $100). Please visit for further information.

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 February 12th, (Claire Arenius, 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 February 12th Claire Arenius
Youth Jazz Ensemble and Improv Skills Tuesdays, 3:45 - 5:00 PM, 8 sessions. First class meets Feb. 27th Eugene Uman
'Ukulele Jazz Ensemble Tuesdays, 5:15 – 6:45 First class meets on February 6th Ben Carr
The Soubrette Jazz Choir Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:15 PM, 10 sessions. Meets at 62 Spruce St., Brattleboro. First class meets on February 13th Anna Patton
Latin Jazz Ensemble Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:45 PM, 10 sessions. First class meets February 14th 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
Jazz Guitar Ensemble Sundays, 2:30 - 4:00 PM, 10 sessions, First class meets February 18th Draa Hobbs
Private Lessons PRIVATE LESSONS available by request (email PRIVATE LESSONS available by request (email
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