The Vermont Jazz Center Big Band: Tribute to the Swing Era
Rob Freeberg, Musical Director
Scott Mullett, Guest Artist
Rebecca Holtz, Rob Fletcher, Guest Vocalists
The Vermont Jazz Center will present its annual big band swing gala on Friday, December 5th at 8:00 PM. This year's event celebrates the swing music of the 30s, 40s and 50s, when big band jazz served as North America's popular music and provided the pulse for social dancing. The 17 piece Vermont Jazz Center Big Band will be joined by Rebecca Holtz and Rob Fletcher, two exquisite singers with strong affinities to Swing. For one exceptional evening, their voices will ride on the waves of the authentic big band sound, bringing to life the allure of glitter and fantasy that characterized the musical diversion we still cherish.
The VJC big band is directed by trumpeter Rob Freeberg and features guest soloist, Scott Mullett on tenor saxophone and clarinet. Rob Freeberg was Director of Bands at New Rochelle High School, led his own professional big band as well as a community big band in Westchester County, received awards from the New York State School Music Association, and conducted high school performances at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. He currently directs the VJC Sextet and is the jazz instructor at The Putney School. Scott Mullett was Musical Director for Royal Caribbean cruise Lines and saxophonist for the legendary big bands of Woody Herman and Artie Shaw. He is the founder and musical director of the Keene Jazz Orchestra and teaches at Keene State College.
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In the Moment, 143 Main St, Brattleboro, VT
Call the Jazz Center at 802-254-9088 to reserve tickets.