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Musical events

Jazzmeia Horn at the Vermont Jazz Center

Date & Time: 
Mar 10 2018 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Jazzmeia Horn: Emerging Artist Series

Saturday, March 10, 2018
8 pm

Jazzmeia Horn won the 2015 Thelonious Monk Vocal Contest and the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition. She is a natural who grew up in a family passionately rooted in gospel music; her grandmother, a jazz-loving pianist, gave Horn her name.

Time proved her Grandma right-

Since moving from her native Dallas to attend the New School, Horn has fully embraced and become a symbol of the New York jazz scene. Just the last 3 months of 2017 took her from Brooklyn to Bogota, South Korea, China, London, San Diego and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Katharine Breunig

Date & Time: 
Feb 23 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Live Piano Music

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Katharine Breunig

Date & Time: 
Feb 19 2018 - 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Live Piano Music

The Last Dance: Life, Love & Loss in Music, Spoken Word & Movement

Date & Time: 
Feb 17 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Friends of Music at Guilford's (FOMAG) annual Midwinter Musicale begins at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 17, in the sanctuary of Guilford Community Church. A propos for Valentine's week, this program is a multimedia consideration of love, as it is woven inevitably through the weft of life and loss, and it includes elements of music, movement, and the spoken word. "Death Speaks," a 25-minute song cycle by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, will be performed by mezzo-soprano Jessica Gelter with baritone Tony Grobe, violinist Michele Liechti, guitarist David William Ross, and pianist Keane Southard. . . .

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez Concert/Dance Party at Next Stage

Date & Time: 
Feb 10 2018 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Next Stage Arts Project is thrilled to bring Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez back to Putney by rousing popular demand for an all out rock n’ soul concert/dance party on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 7:30pm, at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney, VT. This dance party will feature the expanded and improved Next Stage dance floor and lighting, part of major recent renovations. Tickets are $18 in advance, general admission, $20 at the door. Tickets on sale here.

118 Elliot presents Norwegian composer performer Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø

Date & Time: 
Feb 8 2018 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Innovative Norwegian Composer Creates Enveloping Experience of Unusual Sounds

In a rare US appearance, Norwegian composer and performer Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø will perform his highly original music that features deeply moving sounds and silences in complex compositions and improvisations on Thursday February 8th at 7pm at 118 Elliot..

Antje Duvekot and Beaucoup Blue at Next Stage

Date & Time: 
Feb 3 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present award-winning contemporary folk singer/songwriter Antje Duvekot and Philadelphia-based, Americana and acoustic blues duo Beaucoup Blue at Next Stage on Saturday, February 3 at 7:30 pm.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Sharon and Daniel - Acoustic Duo

Date & Time: 
Feb 2 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

With playful harmonies, acoustic guitars, percussion and upright bass, Sharon Leslie and Daniel Kasnitz perform acoustic versions of popular hits with a funky, jazzy twist!

Marquis Hill Blacktet

Date & Time: 
Feb 17 2018 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Thelonious Monk Award Winner and trumpeter Marquis Hill's Blacktet swings super-hard and its grooves use elements of hip hop, hard bop and swing.

The ensemble's touch is light and its use of dynamics and space makes the music very easy to listen to.

Hill's band presents the new Chicago sound but, even more, he has created something unique, compelling and very fresh.

The Blacktet gives us a new paradigm of jazz that will take us into the future.

"A dauntingly skilled trumpeter" -- New York Times

Marquis Hill, Trumpet
Joel Ross, Vibraphone
James Francies, Piano
Harish Raghavan, Bass
Jonathan Pinson, Drums

Tickets $20-$40 general, $15 students. Available online, at door, reserved by phone and In the Moment Records.

Call ahead for handicap access.

That1Guy at The Stone Church

Date & Time: 
Mar 22 2018 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm

With an extensive and amazing track record of unique and imaginative performances featuring his curious instrument and copious amounts of originality, Mike Silverman, a/k/a That1Guy, has set himself apart as a true one-of-a-kind talent that rivals any other artist currently in the entertainment industry. Averaging 150-200 shows a year all over North America and Canada, he has been a consistent favorite at such festivals as: Wakarusa, Electric Forest, Big Day out, All Good Music Festival, Bella, High Sierra Music Festival, Summer Meltdown, Montreal Jazz Festival, and many more. He was also the ‘Tap Water Award’ winner at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for best musical act.

Deadgrass at The Stone Church

Date & Time: 
Mar 16 2018 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Multi-instrumentalist Matt Turk and Grammy award winner C Lanzbom have joined forces to form Deadgrass, an acoustic five piece band that celebrates the music of Jerry Garcia.

And The Kids at The Stone Church

Date & Time: 
Mar 3 2018 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Growing up, often the safest haven to plot your dreams and get a handle on your identity is within the confines of trusted friendships. For the musicians in the critically acclaimed band And The Kids, these bonds have been a life raft.

But as friendships evolve from adolescence to young adulthood, sometimes the lines between friends, lovers and all that comes in between can grow murky. On the Northampton, MA-based bands latest, Friends Share Lovers, And The Kids examines blurred boundaries in close-knit relationships.

The friends we grew up with were troublemakers, lost souls, dropouts, and mother figures, says And The Kids guitarist and vocalist Hannah Mohan. The title references the incestuousness of friend groups and how things get messy.

Richard Shindell at The Stone Church

Date & Time: 
Mar 2 2018 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Originally from New York, now dividing his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York’s Hudson Valley, Richard Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be. From his first record, Sparrow’s Point (1992) to his current release, Careless (September 2016), Shindell has explored the possibilities offered by this most elastic and variable of cultural confections: the song.

The path that led him to songwriting was both circuitous and direct. Taking up the guitar at the age of eight, he listened but imagined that composing a song was out of the question.

Blackjack Crossing & Winterland NH

Date & Time: 
Feb 9 2018 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Blackjack Crossing was born out of a bluegrass jam in 2009. Since then, they’ve performed their unique blend of originals, traditionals and covers at festivals, theaters, bars and everything between. From foot-stompers and barn-burners to quiet ballads, the band mines the catalog of American Roots music, paying respect to tradition, but not being stuck in the past.

The band is Coretta Corbin Bliss, guitar, Ben Yelle, mandolin and guitar, Ben Ridgway, doghouse bass, Carey Bluhm, fiddle, and Eric Zablowsky, banjo. Everyone sings.

Bard Owl at Four Columns Inn

Date & Time: 
Jan 24 2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

NEWFANE Bard Owl is featured again at ​the ​Four Columns Inn on Wednesday​, ​January 24, ​from 6 to 9pm. An acoustic duo with T. Breeze Verdant and Annie​ ​Landenberger, Bard Owl delivers driving rhythms and sweet harmonies in an eclectic ​and growing ​range of old tunes and new. Verdant plays guitar, works the stompbox drum, and sings. ​As a child he started ​crooning Little Richard and Elvis ​alternating ​with military ​classics while laying in bed at night. ​ Landenberger has been singing in all genres since ​age 6​​ ​when she ​delivered ​her parents' dinner guests a litany of Mitch Miller favorites. ​​Together for a year, they've been honing a sound ​that has been enjoyed in various venues regionally and beyond.

Permanent Red

Date & Time: 
Feb 6 2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Beginning in 1959, the British modernist poet Christopher Logue embarked on a life-long, multi-volume project of “translating” Homer’s Illiad, entitled War Music. The work remains controversial, not least because of its jarring, jagged free verse and its wide frame of contemporary reference. The reader is plunged into the thick of battle, hearing a “classical” story with heart-stopping immediacy. Even amidst the violent rush, desolation is the poem’s constant pedal point.

Tony Trischka & Territory and The Stockwell Brothers Band

Date & Time: 
Jan 20 2018 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present International Bluegrass Music Association Banjo Player of the Year Tony Trischka and his band Territory, plus contemporary folk and bluegrass quartet The Stockwell Brothers Band at Next Stage on Saturday, January 20 at 7:30 pm. In a consistently adventurous musical career that spans nearly half a century, Tony Trischka has established himself as one of America’s foremost visionaries of the five-string banjo and perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world. Widely regarded as the most innovative banjoist of his generation, Tony’s dexterity and restless creative spirit have inspired generations of fans and acoustic musicians, including Bela Fleck – one of his early students.

Ryan Montbleau at The Stone Church w/ Jason Scaggs

Date & Time: 
Feb 10 2018 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Ryan Montbleau has been an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and bandleader for more than a decade, but with his new album I WAS JUST LEAVING, the New England-based artist has truly arrived. Contemplative and richly emotive, the album offers a glimpse into the often-lonesome life of the relentlessly traveling troubadour, a strikingly single-minded existence too often clouded by the blur of constant motion. Recorded at New Orleans Esplanade Studios over four days in January 2016 with producer Anders Osborne and engineer/mixer Mark Howard (known for his work with such icons as Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Neil Young, and U2), the album marks Montbleaus first full length release in the wake of a series of seismic personal shifts.

The Gaslight Tinkers at The Stone Church

Date & Time: 
Feb 2 2018 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

African, Caribbean, Funk, Reggae, and Latin grooves meet traditional fiddle music. It's the genre-bending future of the music of the past.

The Gaslight Tinkers' blend of global rhythms creates a joyously danceable sound around a core of traditional New England old time and celtic fiddle music, merging boundless positive energy with melody and song. Since its formation in 2012 the band has lit up the East Coast, the West Coast, and the Caribbean, headlining clubs, dances, and major festivals.

Willie Nile at The Stone Church

Date & Time: 
Feb 8 2018 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

The New York Times called Willie Nile one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years. His album Streets Of New York was hailed as a platter for the ages by UNCUT magazine. Rolling Stone listed The Innocent Ones as one of the Top Ten Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2011 and BBC Radio called it THE rock n roll album of the year.

Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch, and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises. His album, American Ride, won Best Rock Album of the Year at the Independent Music Awards. It appeared on over one hundred year-end Top Ten lists for 2013 and Bono called it, One of the great guides to unraveling the mystery that is the troubled beauty of America.

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