I am so incredibly excited to play this concert and share the stage with so many incredible musicians. Get your tickets here. We’ll be featuring the first set of our favorite instrumental numbers, then will welcome on stage Lloyd Dugger, Shannon Dugger and Sefanie Weigand for Songs in the Key of Life.


APEX @ SPRUCE PEAK in 1 month

I know its a long ways off…I’m really excited about this one. We’ve been working on this show since November, and its going to be an incredible evening!

APEX will be playing at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center on Saturday February 20th at 7:30 PM. This band features some the best jazz and non-traditional musicians around. We’ll feature:
Evan Crandell – alto saxophone/flute
Tom Cate – bari sax and bass clarinet
Dan Liptak – tenor and soprano saxophones
Brian Boyes – trumpet/flugel horn
Matt Avery – trombone
Matt Harpster – guitar
Pat Markley  – bass
Nic Cannizzaro – percussion
Andy Gagnon – percussion
Ira Friedman – keyboards
Lloyd Dugger – vocals
Shannon Dugger – vocals
Stefanie Weigand – vocals
The first half of the concert will be instrumental, we’ll play some of our favorite musical works. The second half will be our arrangement of Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life,” featuring Lloyd Dugger as guest vocalist.
More info here:
Tickets are on sale now! There is a discounted student ticket for folks with kids…

STUDENT PRICE: $8 in advance; $13 after 5pm day of performance (use code APEX)*

 There is a limit to the purchase of two student tickets per online transaction. If you wish to purchase tickets for more than two students, please contact our ticket office at802-760-4634

*Discount is valid for children ages 1-18, and college students. Adults attending with a child/student must purchase a regularly priced ticket. Student ID or proof of age required at ticket pick-up. Offer is valid for new purchases only and may not be combined with any other discounts.

A Fleeting Animal opening weekend

I know I’m a day late…opening night was last night. This incredible production is one of the not to miss performances of the year! Opening night was incredible, and intense. What a powerful story told and set so   perfectly to the music composed by Eric Nielsen. 

You’ll have a few more opportunities to join us:

Saturday, September 12: Elley-Long Music Center, Colchester 7:30 p.m. (TONIGHT!!)

Sunday, September 13: Hardwick Town House 4 p.m.

Friday, September 18: Woodstock Town Hall Theater 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 19: Vergennes Opera House 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, September 20: Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph 4 p.m.

Consider joining TURNmusic, Erik Nielsen, David Budbill and the incredible cast/chorus. More info at https://www.eriknielsenmusic.com/opera/fleeting-animal-updates/ and at https://www.facebook.com/AFleetingAnimal.

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival 2015

Discover Jazz 2015:

Friday June 5 – APEX @ Radio Bean 8 PM

Featuring Barb Smith (alto/flute), Tom Cate (bari/bass clarinet), Kevin Avery (trumpet), Matt Avery (trombone), Roger Grow (keys), Pat Markley (bass), Nic Cannizzaro (percussion), Matt Harpster (guitar). More info here.

Sunday June 7 – Big Bang Bhangra Brass Band  @ Top Block Stage 6 PM More info here.

Monday June 8 – CBMS jazz band @ Jazz on the Market Place. Middle Block Stage 1:45 PM

Thursday June 11 – Dan Liptak Trio @ American Flat Bread 8 PM

Featuring ADAM CLARKE (bass) and Nic Cannizzaro (percussion). More info here.

Friday June 12 – Dan Liptak Traditions QUINTET @ Leunigs 8 PM

Featuring ADAM CLARKE (bass), Andy Gagnon (percussion), Peter Krag (Keys) and Kevin Avery (trumpet). More info here.

Saturday June 13 – Rob Morse’s Sound of Mind. City Hall Stage. More info here.

Sunday June 14 – Dan Liptak Traditions QUINTET @ Leunigs 7 PM

Featuring ADAM CLARKE (bass), Andy Gagnon (percussion), Peter Krag (Keys) and Kevin Avery (trumpet). More info here.