Thursday November 29, 2012

BRATTLEBORO -- The Vermont Jazz Center Big Band will host its 10th annual big band gala and dance on Friday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m., at the VJC in the Cotton Mill.

For this concert, the VJC big band will perform with the legendary saxophonist Houston Person and vocalists Rebecca Holtz and Mark Anagnostopulos.

Person is renowned for his long tenure with the great singer Etta Jones. He is also recognized for his recorded work with Horace Silver, Charles Brown, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Lou Rawls and Lena Horne.

Admission, which includes a complimentary dessert buffet, is $25 general or $28 for reservations that include reserved seating (table spaces are limited so call early). For local high school students, there is a special fund available to subsidize admission. Purchase tickets online at, at In the Moment Record Store at 143 Main St., or by calling the VJC ticket line at 802-254-9088, ext. 1. General admission tickets can also be purchased at the door.