Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Kat Wright saxophonist joins Killington blues night

Monday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m.—KILLINGTON— One of Vermont’s most in-demand saxophonists, Jake Whitesell ,is making his way to The Foundry’s stage to jam out with Joey Leone for Monday Blues Night, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Hailing from Potsdam, New York, Whitesell fell in love with music at an early age. He began studying clarinet and saxophone in seventh grade, which led him to form jazz combos with his peers. He studied saxophone and played in numerous ensembles while attending The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. Before graduating in 2005 with a B.M. in saxophone performance, Whitesell met world-renowned saxophone artist, educator, and mentor, Timothy McAllister. The rest is history.

Whitesell now resides in Burlington, and is busier than ever. He recently joined The Kat Wright Band as their lead saxophonist and horn arranger. This opportunity has led him to perform at world-class shows including Jam Cruise, Montreal Jazz Festival, Syracuse Jazz Festival, and the Frendly Gathering. Whitesell has also performed locally throughout Burlington at eateries such as Foam Brewers, Red Square, and the Skinny Pancake. Throughout his musical career, Whitesell has performed with The Temptations, John Pizzarelli, Guy DeVito, Afinque, and Bearquarium.

The Foundry is located at 63 Summit Path, Killington. For more information, visit

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Jake Whitesell

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