Songs in the Key of Life – Higher Ground edition TOMORROW!

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So incredibly humbled and excited to play Higher Ground tomorrow night…We’ll play some incredible instrumental music up front, then “Song’s in the Key of Life.”

We’ll feature:
Dan Liptak – tenor saxophone/soprano saxophone
Evan Crandell – alto sax
Tom Cate – bari sax/bass clarinet
Brian Boyes – trumpet
Matt Avery – trombone
Matt Harpster – guitar
Patrick J. Markley – bass
Ira Friedman – keys
Nicola Cannizzaro – percussion
Andy Gagnon – percussion/vocals
Lloyd Mitchell Dugger III – vocals
Shannon Dugger – vocals
Stefanie Weigand – vocals

Tickets here 

Higher Ground info here

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Songs in the Key of Life SATURDAY!

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Join us 11/19 @ Burlington’s Arts Riot

8:00 PM DOORS
8:30 PM SHOW
$12 | $15 DAY OF SHOW
ALL AGES

APEX is a 13 piece horn-driven musical experience sure to invigorate your mind, body and soul with an energetic mix of 60’s San Francisco Bay Area funk, rock, fusion, world music and jazz. For this concert, APEX will feature special guest vocalist Lloyd Dugger, in his final VT performance interpreting Stevie Wonder’s “Songs in the Key of Life.”

APEX is an all-star line-up of the best large band musicians Vermont has to offer from the Big Bang Bhangra Brass Band, Renegade Groove, Saturn People’s Sound Collective, Movement of the People, Afinque and many others.

The evening line-up includes:

Dan Liptak – tenor saxophone/soprano saxophone
Evan Crandell – alto sax
Tom Cate – bari sax/bass clarinet
Brian Boyes – trumpet
Matt Avery – trombone
Matt Harpster – guitar
Patrick J. Markley – bass
Ira Friedman – keys
Nicola Cannizzaro – percussion
Andy Gagnon – percussion/vocals
Lloyd Mitchell Dugger III – vocals
Shannon Dugger – vocals
Stefanie Weigand – vocal

Tickets here

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SPRUCE PEAK SATURDAY!!!

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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.

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.

Final night of APEX month long residency

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Tonight we conclude our month long residency at Burlington’s Radio Bean. Its been an incredible month of music making! We’ve been fortunate enough to feature a great cast of musical guests:

Kevin Avery

Matt Avery

Jake Whitesell

Tom Morse

Tom Cate

Lloyd Dugger

Brent Thomas

Nic Cannizzaro

Roger Grow

Matt Harpster

Keep an eye out for future gigs…We hit at 8 PM tonight….