Friday, September 14, 7:30 pm
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
1265 Main St.
St. Johnsbury, VT
Tickets: $10 all seats
Main Street Arts @ St. Andrew’s presents the Maple Leaf Seven on concert on September 14, 2018 at 7:30 in the evening.
The Maple Leaf Seven, Vermont’s own traditional jazz band, provides "Dixieland" and classic swing throughout the northeast for jazz lovers and dancers. Maple Leaf Seven features traditional and contemporary interpretations of jazz standards on clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass and drums.
Maple Leaf Seven was founded in 1978 by jazz lovers in St. Johnsbury, VT. In the succeeding 40 years the band has played numerous concerts, weddings, parties and anniversary celebrations. During the summer months Maple Leaf is a highlight of many Vermont and New Hampshire town fairs and bandstands, including Danville, Irasburg and Fairlee, VT and Bethlehem and Lisbon, NH. Winter engagements include annual appearances at First Night - St. Johnsbury and Mardi Gras celebrations in addition to concerts, dances and private parties. The band has traveled for performances in Portsmouth, NH, Cortland, NY, Hogansburg, NY and Cornish, ME as well as onto Lake Champlain on the Spirit of Ethan Allen. The 2018 performance season began with a “Gatsby” party at the Mount Washington Resort. A full calendar of the band's 2018 performances and contact information for bookings is available at www.stjjazz.org.
Maple Leaf's newest CD, “Sweet Jesus” features spirituals, hymns and gospel numbers performed in the band's inimitable swinging style. Led by church musician Phil Brown, Maple Leaf Seven plays for “jazz funerals” and they are known for their series of “Dixieland” worship services. These services held annually in Peacham and St. Johnsbury have also been offered in churches throughout the northeast. Maple Leaf Seven's earlier CD, "Tappin’ Time" is also available and includes traditional jazz tunes along with swing numbers. Sample tracks can be heard on the band’s web site at www.stjjazz.org. Maple Leaf Seven is represented by St. J. Jazz which also provides representation for Swing North - a "Basie style" big band and the St. J. Jazz Combo.
Personnel for most Maple Leaf Seven engagements include Ron Ducham, clarinet; Jim Torres, tenor sax; Glendon Ingalls, trumpet; Marty McRae, trombone; John Goodrich, piano and tuba; Phil Brown, bass, guitar and vocals; and Gary Aubin, drums. With the addition of Peter Storrings on clarinet, Maple Leaf Seven become a German oom-pah band for Oktoberfest and other celebrations.
Main Street Arts @ St. Andrew's is an outreach ministry of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Our mission is to contribute to and broaden the cultural life of the St. Johnsbury area by bringing live music to the community.