Jazz sextet in concert at Main Street Arts

The VJC Jazz Sextet performs September 28 at Main Street Arts. Left to right, Mike Patek, Rob Freeberg, Cathy Martin, Jay Elfenbein, Jim Heffron and Bill Ballard. Photo provided.

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – The Vermont Jazz Center Sextet will stir things up at Main Street Arts in a performance Friday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. featuring the music of some of the greats of jazz.

Works by Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and Art Blakey, mixed in with some original music and arrangements written by members of the ensemble, promise an up tempo experience for lovers of jazz.

The sextet is the VJC’s outreach ensemble that brings live jazz to a wider audience in less formal settings such as schools, assisted-living facilities, and libraries.

The members of the group are Mike Patek, drums; Rob Freeberg, trumpet; Cathy Martin, piano; Jay Elfenbein, bass; Jim Heffron, tenor saxophone; and Bill Ballard, alto saxophone.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.mainstreetarts.org or at the door. Further information about the concert and Main Street Arts can be found at www.mainstreetarts.org, on Facebook, or by contacting MSA at info@mainstreetarts.org or 802-869-2960.

Now in its 30th year, Main Street Arts’ mission is to be a catalyst for arts and community, fostering creative expression through artistic experiences that are accessible to all.

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