Friday, April 26, 2013

Jazz Concert

New Orleans Jazz Band “Wild Man Blues” 
to perform concert May 12
Bethany Church of Montpelier

Montpelier VT – Join local musicians as they present an afternoon of traditional jazz music in a special mothers day afternoon concert on Sunday May 12th, at 3 PM in Montpelier’s Bethany Church.

“Wild Man Blues” is a six piece Dixieland group performing traditional New Orleans music with a modern twist. The group pulls its name from the famous Woody Allen movie of the same title, chronicling Allen’s own Dixieland band tours of Europe. “Wild Man Blues” was formed in January of 2012 at the request of Red Square, a Burlington venue, and has been playing there in a monthly residency every since. The group made three appearances at Burlington’s 2012 Discover Jazz Festival.

“Wild Man Blues” is comprised of six well known jazz musicians in north central VT, featuring leader and Moretown resident Dan Liptak on the clarinet. Other musician members include George Voland on the valve trombone, Burr Morse of Montpelier on the trombone, Cory Beard of Montpelier playing bass, Greg Evans on guitar and Todd Watkins on the drums. This all-star line up performs fresh new arrangements of traditional and familiar jazz songs with a twist of humor mixed in. 

This concert is presented by the Bethany Center for the Arts and admission is by donation at the door of $20 or sliding scale.