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Musical events

Miro Sprague Quintet at Next Stage

Date & Time: 
Jun 3 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Stage is pleased to present the Miro Sprague Quintet. Don’t miss this
opportunity for an evening of world-class jazz in the intimate and great
sounding Next Stage!

Miro Sprague is a brilliant jazz pianist and composer
known for his dynamic and passionate performance style and inspiring
creativity. Born and raised in Western Massachusetts and currently based in New
York City, Miro has toured the globe, leading his own trio and quintet and
working with jazz greats such as Matt Wilson, Greg Osby, Karrin Allyson and
Reggie Workman, among others. Miro was mentored by Herbie Hancock, Wayne
Shorter and many other jazz legends at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz
Performance at UCLA, the world’s most prestigious jazz masters program.

The Lonely Heartstring Band & The Stockwell Brothers

Date & Time: 
Jun 30 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music
present an evening of contemporary bluegrass and folk music with The Lonely
Heartstring Band and The Stockwell Brothers Band.

Brown Bag Lunch: Katharine Breunig on Piano

Date & Time: 
May 30 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Katherine plays a variety
of pieces

Organ Barn Concert & Holiday Cookout

Date & Time: 
May 28 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Organ virtuoso Justin Hartz opened the Friends of Music at Guilford 2009-10 season with a flourish and is returning to perform again on the c. 1897 Tracker Organ in the Barn as well as on his own portable Estey JJ model, tipping his hat to southern Vermont's world-famous organ maker. Solo selections by J. S. Bach, VIvaldi/Bach, Daniel Pinkham, Brahms, and Liszt will be featured. Hartz, an E. Power Biggs Fellow of the Organ Historical Society, carefully chooses repertoire to suit the instruments he plays, and will share insights on the composers and these particular selections for the edification of his audience.

Boston Civic Symphony in NH

Date & Time: 
Jun 24 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

symphony orchestra featuring two award-winning young soloists

Overture to La Gazza Ladra

Castillo, baritone performing:

Largo al factotum

Papagenos Song  Magic Flute

Toreadors Song from Carmen

McCormack flutist performing:

by Georges Hüe

2nd Symphony

Ben Patton and the Soubrette Jazz Choir

Date & Time: 
May 23 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Siblings Ben and Anna Patton grew up singing harmonies with their parents, grandparents, friends, aunts, and uncles. Jazz, Mo’town, Beatles, Folk, Barbershop, and Mozart were all parts of their landscape, and they have both gone on to become creative and musically-obsessed adults. These days, Ben Patton is a recording artist and singer songwriter based in Burlington VT. Since 2004, Ben has written and produced seven solo albums of his own quirky retro-pop, five albums in the rock duo Muller and Patton and dozens of songs for other artists. Ben will give an intimate performance, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar with vocal harmony from his mother, Deb Patton, and special guests. The show will favor the jazzy, whimsical, sometimes poignant side of his diverse body of work.

Brown Bag Lunch: Old-Time Folk Songs

Date & Time: 
May 18 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Tina Olsen fell in love with the folk
music of the ‘60s and ‘70s (Carter Family and Leonard Cohen songs) when she
was12 and taught herself guitar. She especially likes sing-alongs but is happy
to sing folk favorites and takes requests.

Eugene Uman Convergence Project at the Vermont Jazz Center

Date & Time: 
Jun 10 2017 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Eugene Uman Convergence Project at the Vermont Jazz Center

Saturday, June 10, 2017
8 pm

"I always love listening to Eugene's compositions; they make so much musical sense and bring you on a journey with a very healing, uplifting feel." - Jerry Bergonzi

After spending several years in Colombia, South America, Eugene Uman found a niche blending the rhythms of Colombia such as cumbia, bambuco and pasillo with jazz harmonies. Uman continued to investigate the rhythms and forms of the music of his newly adopted homeland, internalizing a small handful of the immense and richly varied catalog of Colombian rhythms.

France's Acoustic Guitar Master Pierre Bensusan Returns to Brattleboro!

Date & Time: 
May 6 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

On Saturday May 6, Brattleboro Vermont fans are excited to welcome back France's acoustic guitar master Pierre Bensusan in concert at the Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery - as part of his 40 date tour of the USA and Canada! Winner of the Independent Music Award, in the Live Performance Album category for his latest triple live album "Encore" (2014), "Rose d'Or" of the Montreux Festival for his first album, "Près de Paris" (Switzerland, 1976), "Best World Music Guitar Player " by the readers of Guitar Player Magazine (USA, 2008), Bensusan is recognized as one of the premier musicians of our time.

Caravan of Thieves & The Dupont Brothers at Next Stage Arts

Date & Time: 
May 20 2017 - 7:30pm

For the past nine years, Caravan of
has roamed the North American continent recruiting a family of avid
thrill seekers at their high energy shows. Driving gypsy jazz rhythms,
acoustic guitars, upright bass, and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing
vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. It’s theatrical and humorous. It’s
musical and intense. It entertains, dazzles and defies classification while
welcoming the spectator to join the band.

Lucy Wainwright Roche with special guest Suzzy Roche at Next Stage Arts

Date & Time: 
May 13 2017 - 7:30pm

Stage Arts is proud to present Lucy Wainwright Roche with special guest Suzzy
, in a Mother’s Day weekend concert. Suzzy and Lucy are a
mother/daughter duo with impressive accomplishments in their own separate
careers. Their most recent joint release is Mud and Apples. (2016)

Before establishing herself as a solo
artist, Suzzy Roche spent two decades singing alongside her sisters in one of
folk music’s most celebrated bands, The Roches. Daughter Lucy took to the
family business after graduating from Oberlin College, singing backup for her
brother Rufus, opening for her father Loudon Wainwright III, and touring with
Dar Williams, Neko Case, and Amos Lee.

Bluesman Duke Robillard at Next Stage Arts

Date & Time: 
May 6 2017 - 7:30pm

Duke Robillard is a bandleader,
songwriter, singer, producer, and session musician. He has been a one-man
cheering section for the blues, in all of its forms and permutations, since
1967 when he formed the band Roomful of Blues. He has subsequently recorded or
toured with Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Jay McShann, Robert Gordon, The Fabulous
Thunderbirds, John Hammond, the late Jimmy Witherspoon, Dr. John, Maria
Muldaur, and the Canadian band The Rockin’ Highliners, among others.

Billy Childs Quartet at Vermont Jazz Center

Date & Time: 
May 6 2017 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Billy Childs is one of the leading pianists, composers and arrangers of our time. Thus far in his career he has earned thirteen Grammy nominations and four Grammy awards. He is also the recipient of Chamber Music America's Composer's Grant, a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a music award from the American Academy of Arts as well as 17 classical music commissions.

Childs recorded and performed with luminaries including J.J. Johnson, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Wynton Marsalis, Renee Fleming, Yo Yo Ma, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Ron Carter and many others too plentiful to mention.

Verandah Porche & Patty Carpenter Concert: Keeping Company With Songs and Poems

Date & Time: 
May 5 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

hope that you will join us here at Brooks on Friday May 5th, at 7 pm
for a wonderful concert celebrating the combined talents and close
friendship of renowned poet Verandah Porche and jazz and rock musician
Patty Smith!

The concert will be in the newly designed Main
Reading Room. Tickets will be available at the library in advance of the
show or at the door. Ticket prices are on a sliding scale: $12, $15 or
$25 each. Sponsored by the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library, the funds
raised at this specially created show will support continuing lectures
held at the library, programs in the Children’s Room, and the purchase
of technology and other materials.

Brown Bag Lunch: Acoustic Folk, Blues and Gospel

Date & Time: 
Apr 27 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Michael Hertz on Guitar and Bunny Macauley,
singer, on Harmonica. 

Brown Bag Lunch: Michael Santana Plays the Piano

Date & Time: 
Apr 25 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Santana plays
mostly classical music in addition to jazz, pop and rock.

18th Annual Roots on the River Festival

Date & Time: 
Repeats every day until Sun Jun 11 2017 .
Jun 9 2017 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Jun 10 2017 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Jun 11 2017 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

18th Annual Roots on the River Festival is up and running. Tickets on sale NOW!!! Bill Kirchen, Hayes Carll, Mary Gauthier and more!

Lineup also includes: Suitcase Junket, Roger Marin Band, The Boxcar Lillies, Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem, and The Meadows Brothers.

June 9-11, 2017, Bellows Falls, VT
For more information, and to purchase tickets, please go to http://www.vermontfestivalsllc.com/roots-on-the-river-2017

VT Shakedown performance, w/ Elliott Street Alibi!

Date & Time: 
Apr 20 2017 - 8:00pm - 11:30pm

Following a groovy heart show w/ the Senegalese band M'bolo on April 7th, VT Shakedown will be returning to the Root Cellar with their Afrobeat infused funky dance music on Thursday, April 20th. Elliott Street Alibi (original rock) opens the festivities up @ 8:15, VT Shakedown plays @ 10. If you miss the old Mole's Eye Café in Brattleboro, you'll love the Root Cellar! Doors open at 7: come and enjoy pre-groove local craft beers and drinks. No cover - donations (no presshah) encouraged for the awesome live music!

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foc-ro85Bjc&list=PL84li7Hw63KeFVAR21wDL1...

Brattleboro Women's Chorus Annual Spring Concert

Date & Time: 
May 14 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

The Brattleboro Women’s Chorus presents their annual spring
concert “Sing, My Sister” on Mother’s Day, May 14 at 4:00 pm at the Latchis
Theatre. Under the direction of founder/conductor Becky Graber, ninety local
women sing uplifting songs about perseverance, courage, hope, and the power of
singing. They will be joined by five exceptional local musicians:  Cathy Martin on piano; Julian Gerstin, Lisa
Newell, and Ben James on percussion; and Lisa McCormick on guitar and banjo as
well as with her ukulele orchestra.

Adam O'Farrill Quartet - Emerging Artist Series

Date & Time: 
Apr 29 2017 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

O'Farrill, a brilliant trumpeter, took 3rd place in the Thelonious Monk Competition and received two ASCAP awards. His father is Grammy award winning pianist/composer Arturo O'Farrill; his grandfather the legendary Chico O'Farrill, composer/ arranger for Benny Goodman and Dizzy Gillespie.

Adam's talent and abilities combined with his strong character and his father's continuous message to stay true to his vision have served him well.

He is a focused, creative musician who has surrounded himself with other brilliant, like-minded individuals and created a new paradigm, a new music, and unique composing style that is musically engaging, energetic, surprising and humorous.

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