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Event Series Event Series: 7th Solo Jazz Piano Festival

7th Solo Jazz Piano Festival

April 21 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Pianist Myra Melford sitting at a piano, illuminated in blue. Credit: Don Dixon.

7th Solo Jazz Piano Festival

Friday April 21- Saturday April 22, 2023
Vermont Jazz Center

For all music lovers, not just pianists, interested in both the practical & spiritual aspects of jazz & improvised music.

We will hear six brilliant pianists perform & discuss their relationship to music, jazz lineage, structure, & freedom.

The VJC invites you to participate in a festival showcasing artists who have invested their lives & artistic practices in the sounds of the piano, which spring forth with reverence & joy.

The VJC celebrates the vital impact the piano has played in the history of jazz by hosting its 7th annual Solo Jazz Piano Festival.

Michael Weiss, Dan Tepfer- Friday evening concert

Myra Melford, & Orrin Evans Saturday concert

Emerging artists Shiyu Fang & Remi Savard- Saturday afternoon performances.

The Solo Jazz Piano Festival, now in its seventh year, is one of the cornerstones of the VJC’s programming.

The festival has presented some of the world’s top pianists musical innovators of this generation, including  NEA Jazz Masters Toshiko Akiyoshi & Joanne Brackeen, acknowledged luminaries Stanley Cowell, Benny Green, Sullivan Fortner, Kenny Werner, & many others.

The Solo Jazz Piano Festival is a chance for audiences to communicate directly with artists who share their methods & teachings with performances & presentations.

This year’s artists are virtuosic & have released celebrated recordings as leaders & side-players.

They each convey a completely distinct approach to the instrument & instantly recognizable vocabulary & style.

This concert will have an in-person audience plus a livestream component.

Tickets &/or donate to the livestream at:

Full festival: $80-$120; Evening concerts: $20 – $50 per concert; Saturday daytime pass: $60.

Friday concert 7:30 pm
Saturday concert 7:30 pm
Saturday workshops 10 am- 5:30 pm

All tickets general admission & offered on a sliding scale except the Saturday daytime pass).

Your contribution goes directly towards the VJC’s mission of providing access to top quality jazz music to all & fair employment to jazz musicians.

Masks optional, light refreshment available.
Vermont Jazz Center

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72 Cotton Mill Hill #222
Brattleboro VT 05301


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Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill Hill #222
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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