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The Michele Fay Band performs at Brandon Music

The Michele Fay Band performs at Brandon Music

Saturday, February 18 at 7:30pm

The Michele Fay Band is a captivating ensemble featuring original and Americana music from Vermont. Fay’s heartfelt lyrics are woven seamlessly together with a crystal clear, authentic voice.

The Rutland Herald says the Michele Fay Band presents “a mature performer who knows how to write strong songs and deliver them entertainingly” and her ‘crack backing band’ adds to the charm and sincerity of her songs without detracting from their earnest messages.

The band’s repertoire brings forth a comfortable groove of folk, swing, and bluegrass-influenced music.

Show $20. Dinner & show $45.

Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show.

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Snake Mountain Bluegrass performs at Brandon Music

Snake Mountain Bluegrass performs at Brandon Music

Saturday, February 11 at 7:30pm

Snake Mountain’s “toe-tapping tunes combine the best of modern and traditional bluegrass”, according to Seven Days, with harmonies and songs that vary in tempo from ‘breakdown’ to ballad.

The group is known for their vocal, instrumental, and original songwriting talents, plus a great sense of humor and onstage banter.

Hear songs like ‘Fire on the Mountain’ and ‘Mr. Spaceman’, some more traditional tunes such as ‘Fox on the Run’ and ‘Head Over Heels in Love with You’, as well as new songs they are recording for their upcoming album.

Show $20. Dinner & show $45.

Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show.

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Guagua performs at Brandon Music

Guagua performs at Brandon Music

Saturday, February 4 at 7:30pm

Guagua is a Burlington based ‘psychotropical jazz’ band which performs Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and Latin jazz music.

The ‘psychotropical jazz’ term comes from the euphoric effect of guitar, piano and horn melodies layered over their tropical African, Caribbean, and Brazilian polyrhythms.

Their sound is uniquely exuberant and danceable. Seven Days says, “Each song is a treat, loaded with inventive melodies and rhythmic shifts”.

If you’re in the mood for Latin jazz that is original and joyous, Guagua is a band you’ll want to hear again and again.

Show $20. Dinner & show $45.

Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show.

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Heliand Consort performs at Brandon Music

Heliand Consort performs at Brandon Music

Saturday, January 21 at 7:30pm

According to Igor Stravinsky, music should be seen as well as heard – after all, it is half the entertainment, or more, depending on who you ask.

A recent audience member at a Heliand Consort performance commented on this exactly: “ watching was as much fun as listening and added whole dimensions to the music itself”, he said.

The Vermont based woodwind trio is presenting a program titled “Crossing the Bar”, which explores the relationship between classical and folk music, with selections ranging from Flemish Renaissance folk songs to music of Dvořák and Gershwin.

Show $20. Dinner & show $45.

Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

 

 

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Swing Noire performs at Brandon Music

Swing Noire performs at Brandon Music

Saturday, January 14 at 7:30pm

Vermont’s hottest Hot Club style quartet, Swing Noire, makes music that “will entrance and surprise you.”

Swing Noire plays Gypsy Jazz in the tradition of Django Reinhardt & The Quintet of the Hot Club of France.

The group invokes the energy of a swingin’ jazz club, transporting audiences back to the early days of jazz with their unique take on Hot Swing.

If you haven’t heard this music, especially live, you are in for a treat.

Show $20. Dinner & show $45.

Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

 

 

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Maple Jam performs at Brandon Music

Maple Jam performs at Brandon Music

Saturday, December 17 at 7:30pm

Maple Jam is Vermont’s own a cappella jazz octet specializing in close-harmony vocal arrangements of sweet love songs and swinging big band favorites.

No one in New England does it the way Maple Jam does, drawing inspiration from The Swingle Singers, the Real Group, Singers Unlimited, and Pink Martini, among others.

On their first December visit to Brandon Music, they will bring some of their wintry mix along, with seasonal songs, snow, and Santa appearing in many of them.

The repertoire will also include a standard or two, instrumentals, a Bossa Nova, or maybe a samba, including some arrangements by their own Maarten van Ryckevorsel and Jose Schmidt.

Vermont Public Radio host Walter Parker notes that Maple Jam’s “clever, often amusing, arrangements, sweet close harmony, and jazzy swing make for an irresistible blend. It’s a cappella singing in the finest tradition.”

Members of Maple Jam are sopranos, Alexandra Tursi and Karen Chickering; altos, Vikki Day and Clara Cavitt; tenors, Maarten van Ryckevorsel and Jeff Prescott; and basses, Andy Warner and Jose Schmidt.

Show $20. Dinner & show $45.

Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

 

 

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St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble perform at Brandon Music

St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble perform at Brandon Music

The St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble, an a cappella group from Russia, presents ‘Masterpieces of Russian Choral Music: From Baroque to Classical’ as part of their popular annual tour through the U.S.

As usual, the first part of the program will be sacred music of the Russian Orthodox Church with pieces from the early 17th to the 20th century from a range of composers, the best known of whom is Rachmaninov, part of whose ‘All Night Vigil’ will be presented. The second part of the concert concentrates on Russian art song, much of which displaying the characteristic wit of Russian writing and comes from many well known composers including Glinka, Arensky, Tchaikovsky and others.

Show $20. Dinner & show $45.

Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

 

 

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Sarah Blacker performs at Brandon Music

Sarah Blacker performs at Brandon Music

Saturday, December 10 at 7:30pm

We’re excited to bring back Sarah Blacker with Aaron Katz.

The singer-songwriter is a Brandon Music favorite and is known as Boston’s ‘Sundress Rocker’.

No Depression said she is “one of the brighter artists to grab our attention recently” and the Huffington Post states: “Infectious, well-written songs, she’s her own artist.” The concert will include new songs by Blacker, in addition to originals by Katz.

Blacker has a knack for songwriting. She writes in an uninhibited, honest and fearless style, producing “a constant flow of material” that, according to South Shore Magazine “is a testament to the fact that she is such a prolific writer”. Red Line Roots agrees by saying “Sarah weaves songs that tell personal, yet relatable tales.” Along with Katz, a percussionist with the national band Percy Hill, Blacker artfully spans rock, pop, indie-folk, and Americana.

Show $20. Dinner & show $45.

Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

 

 

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John LaRouche Trio perform at Brandon Music

John LaRouche Trio perform at Brandon Music

Saturday, December 3 at 7:30pm

Inspired by traditional jazz, the John LaRouche Trio has added their own unique voice to familiar tunes and their own compositions.

Drawing from a wide range of jazz styles, they play jazz tinged with Latin, swing and tango beats. The trio’s large repertoire includes jazz tunes from the 40’s through the 60’s written by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Johnny Mercer, and others. Special guest Cooie DeFrancesco will provide vocals for the evening.

The trio features John LaRouche on the chromatic harp, Levent Unal on guitar, and Ellen Powell on bass. The group has played at various venues in Vermont, including The Inn at Essex, The Green mountain Inn, the Discover Jazz Festival and many others.

Show $20. Dinner & show $45.

Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

 

 

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DaddyLongLegs performs at Brandon Music

DaddyLongLegs performs at Brandon Music

DaddyLongLegs is the confluence of three well known Vermont musicians – Rick Ceballos, David Gusakov and Matt Witten – whose talents merge to form a dynamic and highly original trad folk trio.

Along with interesting settings of Celtic and old-time tunes, the band also explores genres not common to the fiddle-banjo repertoire, including 1930’s jazz standards, Galician airs, 16th-century dance tunes and 19th-century Americana.

Playing fiddle, viola, banjo, gourd banjo, piano, guitar, percussion and vocals, DaddyLongLegs creates vibrant, sensitive and surprising 21st century folk music.

Show $20. Dinner & show $45.

Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.

 

 

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