PUTNEY -- The Vermont Jazz Center’s 37th Summer Jazz Wworkshop convcenes Aug. 5-11 at the Putney School and features two concerts open to the public.
On Thursday, Aug. 9, at 8 p.m., the summer workshop faculty concert will feature vocalists Sheila Jordan and Jay Clayton, Howard Brofsky and Jeff Galindo on trumpet, Scott Mullett and Jake Whitesell on saxophone, Helmut Kegerer on guitar, Harvey Diamond, Ray Gallon and Eugene Uman on piano, Cameron Brown, George Kaye, James Robbins and David Picchi on bass, Satoshi Takeishi and Claire Arenius on drums and Julian Gerstin, percussion. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door, at www.vtjazz.org or at In the Moment Record Shop on Main Street in Brattleboro. Call 802-254-9088 for reservations.
On Friday, Aug. 10, the Vermont Jazz Center Summer Workshop will showcase faculty-coached student ensembles with numerous vocalists and several piano trios. This concert will be divided into two sections, the first will start at 3:30 p.m., and the second show will resume at 8 p.m. after a dinner break. Singers will be accompanied by a professional jazz trio and the piano trios will be assisted and perform with a faculty bassist. Also performing will be a number of faculty-coached ensembles, usually comprised of horn, piano, bass and drums. For the student concert, a $5 donation is suggested.
For information, visit www.vtjazz.org