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Vermont Jazz Center Presents: Friday Jazz Walk and Emerging Artist Festival

Press Release – 10/24/19

Vermont Jazz Center Emerging Artist Festival, November 1st and 2nd

Friday, Nov. 1st –
Jazz Walk as part of Brattleboro’s Gallery Walk
• Seven student groups performing in 5 venues throughout town, all activities free and open to the public.
• Venues: The Boys and Girls Club, 118 Elliot, Tulip Café, Echo Lounge and The Lounge at Duo Restaurant.
Saturday, Nov. 2nd –
Headliner activities at the VJC
All with Cuban Jazz Quartet – Harold López Nussa Quartet
o 2:00 PM Workshop on Cuban Jazz and how to play it.
 Free and open to the public
o 8:00 PM Concert by Harold López Nussa Quartet (from Cuba)
 ticketed event
For More information –

The Vermont Jazz Center received a generous Arts Impact Award from the Vermont Arts Council and further support from the Windham Foundation to sponsor its second annual Emerging Arts Festival. This weekend’s activities will include a Jazz Walk during Brattleboro’s first Friday Gallery Walk. Seven different student groups will perform jazz music in five venues. The Festival will also include a Saturday afternoon workshop and evening concert at the VJC with renowned Cuban pianist, Harold López-Nussa and his quartet.
See below for schedule.

Jazz Walk (Friday, Nov. 1)
The Vermont Jazz Center in collaboration with Gallery Walk, Brattleboro Downtown Alliance and five venues will be presenting a Jazz Walk celebrating youth jazz on Friday, November 1st from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. Young musicians from area jazz programs will be performing at The Boys and Girls Club, 118 Elliot, Tulip Café, Echo Lounge and The Lounge at Duo Restaurant.

Workshop on Cuban Jazz and Concert (Saturday, Nov. 2)
The Emerging Artist Festival will continue at the Vermont Jazz Center on Saturday, November 2nd with two events: At 2:00 PM, the Harold López-Nussa Quartet will present a workshop on the basic building blocks of Cuban Jazz. This workshop is free and open to the public. At 8:00 PM the VJC will present a ticketed concert with piano virtuoso Harold López-Nussa’s Cuban Quartet. For further information and to purchase tickets for Saturday evening’s concert visit the Jazz Center’s website at

2019 VJC Emerging Artist Festival, November 1st and 2nd
Brattleboro, Vermont

A Two-day festival Featuring Young Musicians
Headliner: Harold López-Nussa Quartet (from Cuba)

Friday: Live Jazz in Five Venues from 7:00 – 10:00 PM

BOYS and GIRLS CLUB (7:00 – 9:00)
VJC Youth Jazz Ensemble
Keene State College Ensemble
Putney School Group

118 Elliot (7:00 – 9:00)
Cate Byrne Quartet – Northfield Mount Hermon

Echo Lounge (7:00 – 10:00)
Zack Bartolomei Quartet – UMass

At the Lounge at Duo (7:00 – 10:00)
Jeremy Turgeon Quartet – Springfield, MA

At Tulip Café (7:00 – 9:00)
Amherst College acapella group, The Zumbyes

Saturday at the Vermont Jazz Center:

Clinic on Latin/Cuban Jazz with López-Nussa’s Quartet (2:00 – 3:30)

Headliner concert (ticketed) with Harold López Nussa Quartet 8:00 PM
Mayquel González – Trumpet
Harold López-Nussa – Piano
Julio Céasar González – Bass
Ruy Adrían López-Nussa – Drums/Percussion