March 5, 2024


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Ray Vega Sextet

PLAINFIELD — The Pals of the Plainfield Opera House, for the up coming concert in the Spring 2022 Collection, will current jazz great Ray Vega and his Latin Jazz Sextet at 4 p.m. Sunday, Might 22.

Vega’s Latin Jazz Sextet — Ray Vega, trumpet/flugelhorn Brian McCarthy, saxophones Scott Dean, percussion Mike Hartigan, piano Giovanni Rovetto, bass, and Caleb Bronz, drums) provides fiery Latin jazz from a Nuyorican standpoint and unique compositions by Vega which blend aspects of jazz, Latin and funk.

A native of the South Bronx, Vega is a veteran of the bands of Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Mongo Santamaria, Mario Buza, Luis “Perico” Ortiz, Hector LaVoe, Johnny Pacheco, Larry Harlow, Pete “El Conde” Rodriguez, and Louie Ramirez, to name a couple of.

Vega is presently a senior lecturer at the College of Vermont. Together with coaching 4 jazz combos, he teaches trumpet and jazz historical past. In 2015 the College of Vermont honored him with the title of College Scholar for 2015-2016. He was the very first innovative in the historical past of the college to receive this honor.

Poet Paul Christensen

BRANDON — From 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Could 20, The Compass Music and Arts Centre, Park Village, will current an evening with acclaimed poet Paul Christensen. the occasion is as section of the plan of activities prepared all through the showing of the art installation by Fran Bull and husband or wife Robert Black, titled “We’re All at a Get together Identified as Daily life on Earth!” Christensen will browse some of his new poems and essays, introducing a additional dimension to the set up, which explores the topic of human connectedness.

Christensen explains: “The pattern of my existence is no extra than a outrageous quilt … I have usually had the desire to illuminate a thing as complex as American practical experience. Many others have carried out it greater, with a lot more equipment at hand, but I believe that my everyday living has not been wasted attempting to transform ink into concepts.”

Christensen is creator of a lot of publications of poetry like “Hard Country” and “The Human Ailment,” two research of modern-day American poets, numerous memoirs about his everyday living in Texas and in southern France. He’s also created many hundred essays and blogs, and short tales. He was an NEA fellow in poetry, twice a Senior Fulbright lecturer (Austria and Norway) and for several years a teacher of creative producing and contemporary literature at Texas A&M University. He now life in Brandon and spends summers in southern France.

Tickets are $10, $5 for college students to sign up, call Edna Sutton at 802-247-4295, or e mail edna@brandon-music.internet.

Trio Advert Libitum

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Songs Center’s Time Guest Concert Sequence welcomes Trio Ad Libitum at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May perhaps 21.

The newly formed string trio, with shared roots at the Marlboro New music Competition is comprised of violinist Elizabeth Fayette, violist Jordan Bak and cellist Timotheos Gavriilidis-Petrin. The software incorporates Franz Schubert’s String Trio in B-flat Main, D. 471 Bohuslav Martinu’s Trio à cordes no. 2 H238 Jean Françaix’s String Trio and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Divertimento in E-flat significant, KV 563.

Tickets are $20 simply call 802-257-4523, or go on the net to

Wheeler & White

PUTNEY — Following Stage Arts Project and Twilight New music current modern folk singer-songwriters Cheryl Wheeler and Kenny White at Upcoming Stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 20.

It has always seemed as if there were being two Cheryl Wheelers, with fans of the New England songwriter relishing observing the two tussle for handle of the microphone. There is poet-Cheryl, writer of some of the prettiest, most alluring and smart ballads on the fashionable folk scene. And there is her evil twin, comedian-Cheryl, a militant development defier and savagely funny social critic. As the poet and comic forces join, using their independent turns and melding into the same creative vision, Wheeler emerges as a pleasant, gifted and openhearted performer.

White will come to the entire world of the touring singer-songwriter subsequent a extended and successful musical journey. He has toured internationally as a solo artist (profitable the Intercontinental Songwriting Award at the Premio Ciampi music competition in Livomo, Italy), although continuing to accomplish with his great close friend Cheryl Wheeler.

Tickets are $25, $22 in advance, $5 digital simply call 802-387-0102, or go on the internet to Following Phase is situated at 15 Kimball Hill.

Uman’s Convergence

BRATTLEBORO — Composer and pianist Eugene Uman and the authentic associates of the Convergence Venture will return to the Vermont Jazz Centre for a reunion concert doing significant-vitality authentic jazz compositions at 8 p.m. Saturday, May perhaps 21.

Users of the Convergence Undertaking becoming a member of Uman will be Michael Zsoldos on saxophone, Jeff Galindo on trombone, Stomu Takeishi on electric powered bass, and Satoshi Takeishi on drums. This configuration of the Convergence project, with the Takeishi brothers’ rhythm part, has not done with each other given that 2015. Uman has ready new content and revised some previous favorites in preparing for this interesting live performance.

“The intention when creating these pieces was to blend the vocabulary of jazz with the edge of rock and funk and the inspiration of Colombian folkloric rhythms these as pasillo, cumbia, currulao, puya and porro,” suggests Uman. The audio of the Convergence Task balances an artistic tightrope involving fresh, progressive and exploratory on a person side, and accessible, easy to understand and visceral on the other.

For tickets or details, call 802 254 9088, or go on line to


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