Songs in the Key of Life SATURDAY!

APEX Ensemble Stevie Poster.jpg

Join us 11/19 @ Burlington’s Arts Riot

8:30 PM SHOW
$12 | $15 DAY OF SHOW

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

Facebook here

7DVT write up 

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 and at

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.

TURNmusic season finale this weekend!




Join TURNmusic for the season finale!

Friday May 15 – Arts Riot, Pine St Burlington VT 8 PM Tickets here

Saturday May 16 – Green Mtn Club, RT100 Waterbury Center VT 8 PM Tickets here

Anne Decker – conductor, keyboard

Stefanie Weigand – soprano

Hilary Goldblatt – flutes

Dan Liptak – clarinet, alto saxophone

Mary Rowell – violin, electric guitar

Pemi Paull – violin

Elizabeth Reid – viola

John Dunlop – cello

Evan Premo – bass

J.D. Williams – keyboard

Nicola Cannizzaro – percussion

Dov Michael Schiller – percussion

Paolo Kapunan – turntables

Krista Dy, Terrin Rosen – Visual Art

Ciel Brouille – Mary Kouyoumdjian

Try to Believe – Randall Woolf

Dances of the Yogurt Maker – Erberk Eryilmaz

-8 Dances from Silifke, Turkey-

(2015 Collegiate Composition Prize Winner)

Bookburners – Nicole Lizee

This Will Not Be Televised– Nicole Lizee

Jupiter Moon Menace – Nicole Lizee

In addition, join Erberk Eryilmaz and I for a house concert on SUNDAY MAY 17

Final night of APEX month long residency

APEX radio bean

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….