Upcoming Concerts

May 14th, 2016

Ben Williams Quartet

Winner of the 2009 Thelonious Monk Competition on bass and a Grammy Award for his work with Pat Metheny's Unity Band, Ben Williams was voted as top overall rising star in Downbeat's 2015 Critic's Poll. His new album "Coming of Ages" affirms his vast abilities by incorporating a brilliant mix of what's hip into paying homage to the jazz lineage. Williams uses intentionally wide ranging musical structures, references and instrumentation to great effect: from a heartfelt tribute to Nelson Mandela to a lush string quartet, from a spoken word tribute to Lee Morgan to an acoustic bass cover of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. Williams seamlessly pulls together disparate and fascinating sources into a unified mosaic. Find out why Harvey Mason, Erik Reed, Pat Metheny, Terrell Stafford, Jacky Terrasson, Marcus Strickland, Sadao Watanabe, George Benson< Chaka Khan and many others have all chosen to record with Ben Williams. He recently performed the infectious tune, "Happy" with Pharrell Williams and Herbie Hancock at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood and appeared with Don Cheadle in the upcoming movie, "Miles Ahead."

Ben Williams: world-class bass playing, an original approach to arranging and youthful vitality.

Coming of Age Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5_okFr-vDc

With Sound Effect (w/Gerald Clayton)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTkWlHCSEdA

Blues Solo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVnbOjAR8QI

Duo Bass with Yasushi Nakamura
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJFIQR7TsjA

NPR Tiny Desk Concert:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsMLQVRS3ho

Date:
May 14th, 2016
Time:
8:00 PM
Location:
Vermont Jazz Center
Admission:
Sliding Scale ticket fee: $20.00 - $40.00
Tickets:
Buy tickets on-line (secure server)

Please purchase tickets on-line to help avoid a massive line on the day of the show. There will be separate lines for "will call" and ticket sales. Please read our new TICKET PRICING POLICY.

Other ticket payment/reservation options:
In the Moment, 143 Main St, Brattleboro, VT
Call the Jazz Center at 802-254-9088 to reserve tickets.

Please note: A surcharge of $1/per ticket will be added to all tickets purchased with a credit card.

June 11th, 2016

Eugene Uman's Convergence Project

The Convergence Project ends the season with VJC Director Eugene Uman's very own blend of new compositions influenced by Latin, Colombian and funk rhythms.  The arrangements intentionally travel far afield from traditional structures by incorporating odd meters and musical language from the worlds of jazz and rock. The Colombian rhythms retain their original folkloric essence while each member of the Project is encouraged to add his own voice to the big picture.  The Convergence Project takes us on a musical journey; an experience where the sum is truly greater than the parts.  The band continues to embody its foundational concept of synergy as each musician lends his personal style to the musical with the primordial pulse of the grooves. 

Promo Video for first Convergence Project CD:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ-1K77lbYQ

December Raga:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhEslKPqg4A

Isla Luna:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvWCnNP1CUE

Wheel of Time:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOzaJ5LGQsY

Date:
June 11th, 2016
Time:
8:00 PM
Location:
Vermont Jazz Center
Admission:
Sliding Scale ticket fee: $20.00 - $40.00
Tickets:
Buy tickets on-line (secure server)

Please purchase tickets on-line to help avoid a massive line on the day of the show. There will be separate lines for "will call" and ticket sales. Please read our new TICKET PRICING POLICY.

Other ticket payment/reservation options:
In the Moment, 143 Main St, Brattleboro, VT
Call the Jazz Center at 802-254-9088 to reserve tickets.

Please note: A surcharge of $1/per ticket will be added to all tickets purchased with a credit card.
Handicap Accessible
Concerts at the VJC are handicap accessible. Please call to discuss arrangements to facilitate your enjoyment of this concert: (802) 254 9088, ext. 2.

The VJC is not responsible for changes in Musician's schedules. Please keep an eye on this website for up-to-date info on concerts

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