Jan 27 Thursday
Swing Sundays - Last Sunday afternoon of each month at Hawks and Reed in downtown Greenfield with alternating bands The O-Tones and Butterfly Swing
Sunday, November 28
3 pm - beginner swing dance lesson with Christine and Mark of Linday League of Western MA
4 - 6 pm dance to the Swing and Motown tunes of The O-Tones
Masks and Proof of Vax and ID required for entrance
We all need safe live music and dancing! Please join and bring a friend!
Jan 28 Friday
Jan 29 Saturday
Jan 30 Sunday
Zoom Tunes- January 30, 2022 session
presented by the Vermont Jazz Center
Last Sunday of each month, 7:00-8:30 pm EST
ON-LINE; $15 per session
Because indoor jam sessions with horn players and vocalists are unfeasible at this time, the Jazz Center will utilize Zoom Tunes, an online version of a jam session that is as inclusive as possible.
The format was devised and is run by VJC’s junior faculty. Zoom Tunes will take place on the last Sunday of each month.
For each session, participants will individually play the “tune of the month” using an inexpensive app (iReal Pro) as a source of accompaniment.
The app is a digital, play-along system with an enormous library of jazz tunes that gives musicians access to backing tracks with easy adjustments in tempo, key and feel.
The Zoom Tune for January 30, 2022 My Little boat (Barquino) by Roberto Menescal
During the Zoom Tunes jam, participants will divide into breakout rooms supervised by one of the coaches. Each participant will play their own version of the given tune, either solo or along with a backing track.
After playing their interpretation of the tune, players will receive guidance and support from the other attendees and Zoom Tunes coaches, Malik McLaurine (bass), Ben Barnett (trombone) and Franz Robert (piano).
Playing the same composition and hearing the well-considered advice of friends and coaches creates a bonding experience amongst the participants.
Listening to others playing the same repertoire can be inspiring and fun and leads to a fruitful learning experience.
Singers are more than welcomed and are encouraged to use iReal Pro’s transpose feature to adjust the song’s key to suit their vocal range.
Jan 31 Monday
Feb 01 Tuesday
Feb 02 Wednesday
Feb 03 Thursday
Feb 04 Friday