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VJC Big Band Scholarship Gala featuring Alexia Cole

December 1, 2023 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

A close-up of Alexis Cole.

The VJC Big Band performs danceable tunes with New York-based vocalist Alexis Cole, who, according to Jazz Times magazine, conveys “an easy sense of swing, strongly reminiscent of Sarah Vaughan.”

Cole has performed at celebrated venues including The Carlyle, Carnegie Hall, Birdland, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Blue Note. She has also sung as a soloist with the Boston Pops and the Detroit Symphony. She has recorded a dozen albums as a leader with such luminaries as pianist Harry Pickens and guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli.

The VJC Big Band, under the leadership of musical director Rob Freeberg, is made up of area professional musicians who come together to enjoy the rewards of playing invigorating, challenging historically significant repertoire while raising money for the VJC’s Scholarship Fund.

December’s Annual Gala is the primary & fundraiser for the VJC Scholarship Fund which grants an annual average of $27,000 worth of scholarships to students, offsetting fees for ensembles, private lessons & VJC’s world-renowned summer jazz workshop.

All proceeds from this event will be earmarked for students who otherwise would not be able to pursue their musical dreams.

VJC is especially grateful to sponsors Dianne and Steve Lieberman, medical professionals from Amherst, Massachusetts.

This concert will be a hybrid event with both livestream & in-person components.

Tickets $30+ sliding scale, all general admission.
Livestream donations encouraged & appreciated!
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Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill Hill #222
Brattleboro, VT 05301


December 1, 2023
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill Hill #222
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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