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The David Vandervort Quartet

 

Saturday, June 14th at 7:30pm

A dynamic quartet that highlights the multitude of sonic possibilities available within small jazz combos, the David Vandervort Quartet grew out of impromptu jam sessions, gigs and events in the jazz community around upstate New York. Improvisation plays a strong part in their shows, drawing on an extremely diverse array of influences which creates a unique experience for each song.

David Vandervort (piano) and Mike Roninson (bass) met while playing in the Empire State Youth Jazz Band and have since played side by side in big bands. Their collective experience performing together allows for complex improvised sessions full of rich counterpoint and impressionist harmonies.

Steve Kirsty (saxophone) developed his musical skills playing jazz and blues. He still continues to perform with blues singer Tas Cru and recently returned from a tour across the country with the Ori Naftaly band. Whether the music is full of energy or in the midst of a quieter rubato section, Kirsty's incredible range and rich tenor saxophone are capable of following the music anywhere.

Frantz Celestin (percussion) is the driving force of the band. He has been performing live his entire life, whether on horn, hand percussion or behind a drum set. Frantz directs the band through a number of different feels and time changes while maintaining a steady groove and unique heavy pocket. 

Tickets are $15 with a pre-concert dinner available for an additional $20. Reservations are recommended for the show and required for dinner. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 465-4071 or e-mail us for reservations or more information.

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