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.

TURN Wednesday Arts Riot


Join TURN this Wednesday at Burlington’s Arts Riot!

Music by: Colin J. McCaffrey, Sarah Kirkland Snider, David Biedenbender, Missy Mazzoli, Nico Muhly, Judd Greenstein, Jason Treuting, and Julia Wolfe

Check out turnmusic.org for more info.

Wednesday’s concert (7/9) is at 8 PM, taking place at Arts Riot on Pine St. in Burlington. Tickets here

Friday’s concert (7/18) is at 8 PM, taking place at the Green Mtn Club on Rt 100 in Waterbury center. Tickets here

TURNmusic Debut this July


Announcing TURN! This professional chamber group debuts in Waterbury and Burlington VT this JULY!

Really excited to be a part of the this new collaboration, we’ll be presenting two shows, the first at Arts Riot in Burlington on Wednesday 7/9, and the following at the Green Mountain Club HQ in Waterbury VT on Friday 7/18.

From founder and director, Anne Decker:


“Dear Friends,

I am debuting a professional chamber music series next month! Please consider attending one of the events listed below.  The TURNmusic series will be presenting modern works that are not locked into one genre.
The July program is acoustic (with the exception of electric guitar).  The program features a popular Vermont singer/songwriter Colin McCaffrey as well as works by some of today’s hottest composers.  I encourage you to check it out. Future programs will feature electronics, voice, even dj.
Composers: Julia Wolfe, Nico Muhly, Colin McCaffrey, Sarah Kirkland Snider, David Biedenbender, Missy Mazzoli, Judd Greenstein, and Jason Treuting.
Performers: Mary Rowell, Laura Markowitz, John Dunlop, Evan Premo, Dan Liptak, Hilary Goldblatt, Colin McCaffrey, Parker Shper, Lloyd Dugger, and myself
Please consider forwarding this invitation to your friends to help me get people to the show!
My best,
Anne Decker
Conductor and Artistic Director, TURNmusic
Don’t miss our upcoming shows!
July 9, 2014 ArtsRiot, Burlington 8pm
July 18, 2014 Green Mountain Club, Waterbury Center 8pm (byob)
‘Like’ us on FB at TURNmusic”

Liptak/Evans Duo perform house concert July 17! Save the date!

Save the date! July 17th, Dan Liptak and Greg Evans will perform in the intimate setting at Duxbury’s Moose Meadow Lodge. The evening will include a cocktail hour, concert and full dinner following the concert.

We will be performing a 45 minute concert featuring the music of Django Reinhardt and other gypsy jazz greats.




More info on the performance page!