John McCutcheon returns on April 15
BRATTLEBORO -- Folk singer, songwriter, storyteller and multi-instrumentalist John McCutcheon returns to Brattleboro for a concert on Sunday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, 190 Main St.
McCutcheon is a charismatic and delightfully humorous performer with a passionate commitment to community, family, working people and justice. He has written children’s books, published songbook compilations, recorded spoken-word albums to benefit the Grassroots Leadership community-building organization and appeared repeatedly at the National Storytelling Festival. Add to this list 34 albums in his catalog, seven Grammy nominations and multiple Parent’s Choice and American Library Association awards and annual tours of concerts.
Tickets are $18 for seniors and advance sales, $21 at the door and are available at BrattleboroTix.com or at Everyone’s Books, 23 Elliot St., Brattleboro, World Eye Bookshop, 156 Main St., Greenfield Mass., and The Toadstool in Keene N.H. Call 802-257-1571 for information.
Matt & Shannon Heaton play April 12 in Putney
PUTNEY -- Boston-based Irish music couple, Matt and Shannon Heaton, will perform music from their upcoming CD, "He Said, She Said," at Sandglass Theater on Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m.
On "He Said, She Said," the Heatons delve into juicy traditional "couple" songs, which name two distinct, intriguing characters who face intrigue, drama and strife.
Tickets are available at email@example.com or 802-257-5648.
UVM Jazz Ensemble
BRATTLEBORO -- The University of Vermont Jazz Ensemble with special guest Ray Vega on trumpet, will perform at the Vermont Jazz Center in the Cotton Mill on Friday, April 13, at 8 p.m. Admission is free, with donations welcome.
The University of Vermont Jazz Ensemble hits the road this spring to bring the sounds of Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and others to audiences. The 19-piece band, under the direction of Alex Stewart, features internationally renowned jazz and Latin trumpeter Ray Vega, former lead trumpet player for Tito Puente, who has performed and recorded with a host of jazz luminaries. Vega is currently a senior lecturer at UVM.
Joining the UVM Jazz Ensemble will be the Brattleboro Union High School Jazz Band, led by Steve Rice, and the duo of Jacob Ungerleider and Eben Viens.