Vermont Jazz Center Mardi Gras Merci

[feather_share] February 27, 2015

VJC Mardi Gras posterLast fall, the Vermont Jazz Center was robbed of $8,000 worth of equipment and started a GoFundMe campaign to cover the loss.  Three months later, it reached its goal.  As a thank you and celebration, the Vermont Jazz Center will be hosting a Mardi Gras Merci party with lots of music and dancing on Saturday.

The music for this event was organized by Bayou X and Celebration Brass Band founder Peter Simoneaux.

Peter and Linda Simoneaux at Mole Hill

In addition to his two bands, there will be four other performers:

 Samirah Evans, shown here in an earlier VJC show with Charles Neville (r)

samirah evans

Butterfly Swing Band (who will dub themselves Butterfly Bayou for this show!),

Butterfly Swing BandGospel singers Moonlight and Morningstar,

Moonlight and Morningstar

and Samba Joy.

The event is free and begins with a potluck at 7:00 – bring a New Orleans- inspired dish!  Beer and wine are available for donation.  The music starts at 8:00. There will be a collection jar for the Brattleboro Area Drop In Center. Click here for more information.

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