First Night - North
December 31 - Streeter Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy
Swing North Big Band swings into the New Year with a dance party featuring Janet Edmonson on vocals. We play from 9:00 to 10:45 pm as part of St. Johnsbury's fantastic First Night-North celebration.
Community Harvest Concert
October 30 - Danville Congregational Church
Danville Town Band and community choirs present the annual Harvest Concert. Music by Holst and Gershin along with some fantastic Halloween sounds. Community Pot-luck Dinner follows the concert. 5:00 - 6:30 pm
January 6 - Franconia Town Hall
Swing North Big Band returns to the Franconia Town Hall, Friday, January 6 for a winter Swing Dance Party. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Love.Yarn.Shop - Bethlehem, Sterling Works - Littleton or Franconia Hardware - Franconia. Party is Pot-luck, BYOB.
Celebrate our Nation's birthday
- ML7 visits 3 states in 4 days!
July 7 - Cornish, ME
Maple Leaf Seven make a debut appearance at the Saco River Festival at the Cornish Fairgrounds bandstand in Cornish, ME. Traditional jazz and swing standards for a summer evening. 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Jump, Jazz, Jubillee
March 24 - Streeter Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy
St. J. Jazz Quintet joins forces with Northeast Kingdom Youth Services to raise funds to support programs for families and youth throughout the community. With particular emphasis on providing shelter for homeless youth. Enjoy a evening of great music - along with food and auction - while supporting an important mission.
Armed Forces Day Dance
May 20 - Littleton Opera House
Swing North Big Bandbrings a 1940's vibe to an Armed Forces Day dance honoring - and supporting- area veterans. Swing, dance and remember, 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
We have several "private" engagements in the next couple weeks: Maple Leaf Seven is playing for Memorial Service / Celebration of Life on July 24 and for a Wedding on August 1st. Danville Town Band is performing a "family concert" at the Greensboro, VT Nursing Home on July 26. If your family is planning a celebration that could be enhanced by musical accompaniment please contact us to discuss options. . .
From Stormy Weather to Blue Skies: Jewish-American Composers and the American Songbook
Sunday, May 22 - 2:00 pm - Riverside School, Lyndonville, VT
Vocalist, Janet Edmondson fronts the St. J. Jazz Quartet for a cabaret performance of music by the Gershwins, Harold Arlen, Rogers & Hammerstein and Dorothy Fields among other influential Jewish-American composers who created Tin Pan Alley and American Musical Theater
Chris Smith joins the band as our new principal vocalist. Chris brings us back to our routes with a Sinatra sound but a youthful energy and great musicianship. If you remember the band with Don Mullally, you'll love it with Chris on vocals. Hear his debut performance at the Swingin' Holiday Concert on Friday, December 8.
Community Fair in Irasburg, VT
July 18 - Irasburg Green, Irasburg, VT
Maple Leaf Seven makes their annual appearance at the Irasburg Church Fair to accompany the Chicken BBQ from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. The Fair runs all day with craft sale, auction and entertainment. The Grand Street Parade steps off at 7:00 pm, immediately following our performance. See you at the Fair!
First Night - St. Johnsbury
December 31 - VFW Hall
Maple Leaf Sevenswings into the New Year with a dance party featuring Janet Edmonson on vocals. We play from 4:00 to 5:45 pm as part of St. Johnsbury's fantastic First Night celebration.
We hope you'll take in our performances and make plans to enjoy the entire Festival. Your support is crucial to keep live jazz swinging in the Kingdom !
October 22 - St. Andrews Episcopal
St. J. Jazz music director, Phil Brown returns to his classical and sacred roots in a vocal recital of autumnal music by Mozart, Faure and Dvorak. Piano accompanimant provided by Vivian Spates of Derby, VT. Tickets at Catamount Arts or at the door.
August 23 - Gazebo Park on Rte. 302
Maple Leaf Seven returns to the Bethlehem, NH Gazebo for a Sunday evening program of Traditional jazz and swing standards. Bring a picnic and enjoy the music for the waning days of summer. . . 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Newport VT Jazz Festival
Saturday, August 8
St. J. Jazz Trioperforms at 12:00 noon in the Gardiner Park Bandstand. Enjoy lunch and shop the Newport Farmers' Market to the strains of live jazz.
Maple Leaf Seven performs at 6:15 pm in the Waterfront Gazebo. Traditional jazz and swing for an evening by the lake!
Newport music educator, Peter Storrings fronts both ensembles on Saturday.
Autumn Market in Sugar Hill
October 1 - Sugar Hill Meeting House
Maple Leaf Seven performs an autumnal program to accompany the Sugar Hill Autumn Market. Shop local vendors and craftspeople and listen to great traditional jazz
Swinging Holiday Concert - December 8
Swing North Big Band headlines St. Johnsbury's annual Swingin' Holiday Concert hosted by WSTJ Radio and VT Broadcast Associates. St. Johnsbury Academy Jazz Band will open the program. Join us from 6:30 to 8:30 pm Fuller Hall for this traditional swinging kick-off to the holiday season.
St. J. Jazz Quartet with Janet Edmondson
September 18 - St. Andrews Episcopal
St. J. Jazz Quartet featuringJanet Edmonson performs live as part of Main St. Music series at St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Main St. in St. Johnsbury. The 3:00 pm Sunday afternoon concert will highlight selections from the great American Songbook
Did you miss our Swinging Epiphany Celebrations? You can invite theSwing North Big Band to celebrate next holiday season in your community with a Swinging Epiphany Celebration. The program features the Christmas story in Scripture interpreted through jazz carols and swing standards to create a moving and spirit filled celebration of the Good News coming into the world.
We had a GREAT time at the Newport, VT Jazz Festival!
Maple Leaf Seven played Saturday evening on the waterfront and St. J. Jazz Trio played Saturday morning at the Newport Farmers' Market.
A huge "Thank You!" to all of the Sponsors who supported this event. Please click here to find the list of sponsors and thank them for making this first festival possible. Can you help make this an Annual event? Clickhereto review sponsorship opportunities.
Jazz Worship - St. Johnsbury
August 11 - United Community Church
St. J. Jazz Quartet brings a spirit-filled set to worship at United Community Church, 1325 Main St. in St. Johnsbury. God's Grace is evident in the interplay of instruments and voices with space for singing, improvisation and silence. Come worship with us at 10:00 am and stay for a free oncert on the lawn at 11:30
Jazz in Littleton, NH
April 24 - RiverGlen Residence
St. J. Jazz Triobrings their blend of swing and jazz standards to the RiverGlen Residence in Littleton, NH on Sunday, April 24 at 3:00 pm. Yes, our music is particularly meaningful for many or the residents of RiverGlen, but good jazz can be appreciated by everyone.
Support live jazz in the Kingdom!
You don't have to travel to Montreal or Rhode Island. Attend the 2015 Jazz Festival in Newport, VT. Blues, swing, funk, drum workshops and dinner jazz. Informationhere.
"Senior" Prom at St. Johnsbury Health and Rehab - March 25
St. J. Jazz Trio join with students from St. Johnsbury Academy National Honor Society to provide a Prom-like event for the senior residents at St. Johnsbury Health & Rehab. Our jazz standards and classic swing not only provides great dance music, but also taps into memories for many people who grew up in a time before rock & roll. Visitors and guest are welcome. 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
Blooms and Brew -
a party to support the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Thursday, May 25 - Spates the Florist in Newport, VT
Maple Leaf Seven pulls out their German band repertoire to accompany this event. We appreciate the opportunity to provide live music to support live music in Vermont. 802-988-4786.
Swinging Holiday Concert - December 11
Swing North Big Band headlines St. Johnsbury's annual Swingin' Holiday Concert hosted by WSTJ Radio and VT Broadcast Associates. St. Johnsbury Academy Jazz Band will open the program. Join us from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the St. Johnsbury School Auditorium for this traditional swinging kick-off to the holiday season.
Swinging Epiphany Celebrations
Swing North Big Band celebrates the holiday season with a Swinging Epiphany Celebration. Originally conceived for 2012 the program features the Christmas story in Scripture interpreted through jazz carols and swing standards to create a moving and spirit filled celebration of the Good News coming into the world. Three performances are confirmed for January 2016. Please join us for this exciting holiday tradition.
Blooms and Brew - a party to support the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Friday, May 20 - Spates the Florist in Newport, VT
Maple Leaf Seven pulls out their German band repertoire to accompany this event. We appreciate the opportunity to provide live music to support live music in Vermont. 802-988-4786. There may be an encore performance at the Derby Line Village Inn that evening as well.