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VJC’s Annual Big Band Gala: A Tribute to Artie Shaw

December 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill Hill #222
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Ginger Morawski
802 254 9088

Each year, the Vermont Jazz Center Big Band performs a benefit gala for the VJC Scholarship Program.

This year it honors the legendary Artie Shaw by welcoming four affiliates of the Artie Shaw Orchestra to join in to perform dance music using original arrangements that he made famous.

This very special dance concert features three current members of the Artie Shaw Orchestra:

Sara Hayes on vocals, Orchestra Director Matt Koza on clarinet, Kerry MacKillop on trumpet, and past orchestra member John Wheeler (who now plays for the VJC Big Band) on trombone.

These guests will join with VJC’s Big Band directed by Rob Freeberg.

Artie Shaw was in the top echelon of bandleaders (Miller, Basie, Goodman, Ellington, Herman, Dorsey, et al) during the Swing Era’s height of popularity. There is no substitute for listening and dancing to this music live–it wildly surpasses hearing it on record.

Spend the night reminiscing and dancing to beautiful, classic music like “Begin the Beguine,” “Deep Purple,” “Stardust” and “Frenesi” are just a handful of the swinging jazz standards made famous by Shaw’s Orchestra.

Sponsored by Dianne and Steve Lieberman

$25-45 general seating, $50 reserved table- available online, at door, reserved by phone and In The Moment Records, Main St Brattleboro. $1 extra for each CC ticket

Please call ahead for handicap access.

802 254 9088