Brandon Music

ITALIAN FLATPICKING GUITAR maestro and vocalist Beppe Gambetta will perform at Brandon Music on Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m.
BRANDON — Master innovator of the acoustic guitar Beppe Gambetta is coming to perform at Brandon Music on Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. From his background as an Italian musician in love with both American roots music as well as the music of his native country, Gambetta has traveled the world and even crossed the “Iron Curtain” to dazzle and charm music enthusiasts everywhere. He has an impressive 11 CDs, DVDs, teaching books and collaborations with many other top-flight musicians under his belt. While Gambetta still lives in his native Genova, Italy, he travels to North America at least...

THE NORTHERN THIRD Quartet will perform “Beautiful Wanderings” at Brandon Music on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m.
BRANDON — The Northern Third Piano Quartet returns to Brandon Music on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m., with the program “Beautiful Wanderings.” The group will perform the music of Central Europe and America with music by Beethoven, Debussy, Dvořák, Suk and Vermont composer Don Jamison. Jamison’s string trio “Walking Meditation” will premier on Saturday evening. “My ‘Walking Meditation’ is modeled on a mantra-like verse that I often recited to myself on my morning walks a couple of years ago,” he explained. “The musical form, like that of a tune for a dance, creates a simple and regular...

MANDOLINIST JAMIE MASEFIELD and pianist Tom Cleary will perform at Brandon Music on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m.
BRANDON — Two of Vermont’s jazz musicians, mandolin maestro Jamie Masefield and pianist Tom Cleary, will perform an evening of music at Brandon Music this Saturday. Their program includes music by classical composers Samuel Barber and Bela Bartok to jazz heroes like Horace Silver and Ralph Towner and then to more pastoral landscapes from the likes of Neil Young as well as their originals. The concert on Feb. 1 begins at 7:30 p.m. Cleary, a renowned pianist, teaches in the University of Vermont and FlynnArts jazz programs, has accompanied artists including Clark Terry and Joe Lovano and has...

RICHARD RUANE AND Beth Duquette will perform a concert at Brandon Music with special guest Mitch Barron on Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. The duo will also play the day prior, Friday, Jan. 17, at 3:30 p.m., at EastView Middlebury for free. Photo / John Moyers
BRANDON — Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette are a Vermont-based acoustic duo performing original music with a clear traditional-roots influence that is steeped in tradition, but of its own time. They are known for their strong, imaginative vocals and harmonies, often compared to classic sibling harmony duos. Some of their original songs harken back to traditional ballads and jazz tunes from the ’30s, but also remain firmly planted in life’s current challenges and joys.  The duo will perform a free concert on Friday, Jan. 17, from 3:30-4:30 p.m., at EastView Middlebury; followed by an evening...

THE CHRISTINE MALCOLM Band will perform their original country folk-rock on Saturday, Jan. 11 at Brandon Music.
BRANDON — The Christine Malcolm Band will launch the 2020 music scene at Brandon Music on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 7:30 p.m.  This highly acclaimed Vermont band will be performing a special blend of rich original country, folk and blues with a high note of rock. Malcolm is a northern Vermont songwriter transplanted from balmy southern Vermont. Her writing is influenced by artists like Lori McKenna, Chris Stapleton and Joni Mitchell. She debuted “Crickets, Coyotes and the Big Yellow Moon,” her first album, in 2015. She followed it in September 2019 with “I Like You,” which showcases Malcolm’s...

BRANDON — Julian Loida will perform an evening of percussion at Brandon Music on Saturday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., at Brandon Music. The Boston-based composer, producer and percussionist will take the Brandon stage for the first time as a soloist on Saturday offering the audience a unique sound experience, comprising all original music on vibraphone written and performed by Loida himself.  Loida first revealed his high skill level as a percussionist when performing at Brandon Music as drummer with the Burlington based band Ameranouche. Loida’s says his music gives voice to all “wallflowers” — the...

DURHAM COUNTY POETS will once again take the stage at Brandon Music on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m.
BRANDON — Back by popular demand, Durham County Poets will once again take the stage at Brandon Music on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Hailing from Ormstown, Quebec and the surrounding Chateauguay Valley, the five seasoned musicians, all of whom are songwriters, work together individually and collaboratively in composing their music.  Delving into a variety of styles and genres, their musical influences include a broad range of artists. From The Band to Dire Straits, Leon Redbone to James Taylor and Neil Young, they have managed to put it all together to create their own musical style best...

BOSTON-BASED BERKLEE College professors and old friends John Funkhouser on piano and Jerry Leake on tabla will come together to perform ragas from North India at Brandon Music on Saturday, Oct. 26.
BRANDON — What do you get when traditional classical Indian music becomes fused with contemporary jazz by two highly acclaimed musicians? Piandia. What? Piandia, it’s a duo. And they’re playing at Brandon Music on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. Boston based Berklee College professors and old friends John Funkhouser on piano and Jerry Leake on tabla will come together to perform ragas from North India. Ragas consist of at least five notes, and each raga provides the musician with a musical framework within which to improvise, an area in which Funkhouser and Leake excel. “Musically we start...
BRANDON — On Saturday, Oct. 5, Brandon Music will welcome The Umoya Trio for their debut performance of classical recorder music at the Brandon venue. The Umoya Trio is a multi-generational ensemble hailing from three different countries, connected by their love of recorder music and the gratification of experiencing the energy it brings with it. The word “Umoya” (Xhosa for “wind”) is a nod to the energy of the wind: of fierce siroccos, turbulent gales, swirling mistrals, and gentle cool breezes, and of course, the energy from their wind-powered instruments. This Boston-based group (Kaleem...

THE WILDLY INVENTIVE John Funkhouser Trio performs its annual show at Brandon Music on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m.
BRANDON — The John Funkhouser Trio returns Sept. 28 for its annual show at Brandon Music, which can now be best described as a Brandon Music tradition. Funkhouser’s eclectic influences include music from South Africa, the Great American Songbook, Appalachia, India, New Orleans funk (Funkhouser certainly lives up to his name), ’70s prog rock, modern jazz, Balkan folk music, and more. The Trio’s music is full of empathy, fire, staggering technical displays, profound intimacy, joy and playfulness — all reasons why this group is best experienced live. Along with Funkhouser on piano, are Greg...


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