Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m.—BRANDON—Maple Jam is Vermont’s own a cappella jazz octet specializing in close-harmony vocal arrangements of sweet love songs and swinging big band favorites. On Dec. 17, they visit Brandon Music, bringing some of their wintry mix along, with seasonal songs, snow, and Santa appearing in many of them. The repertoire will also include a standard or two, instrumentals, a Bossa Nova, or maybe a samba, including some arrangements by their own Maarten van Ryckevorsel and Jose Schmidt. The group performs at 7:30 p.m.
Members of Maple Jam are sopranos, Alexandra Tursi and Karen Chickering; altos, Vikki Day and Clara Cavitt; tenors, Maarten van Ryckevorsel and Jeff Prescott; and basses, Andy Warner and Jose Schmidt.
Maple Jam began in 2004 with 13 or 14 interested singers from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus and a stack of music. The love of the genre was immediate and intense. Over the years, they have condensed their sound to produce the richest, purest “Grade A Fancy” harmonies possible. The group has delighted audiences at numerous venues around Vermont, New Hampshire, and Canada.
This event is a part of Vermont Arts 2016, celebrating public funding for the arts.
Concert tickets are $20. A pre-concert dinner is available for $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call 802-247-4295 or email [email protected] for reservations or for more information. Brandon Music is located at 62 Country Club Road, Brandon.
Photo by Kristi Tursi, courtesy of Brandon Music