Some top performers in jazz come to the area
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Top left: Pianist Billy Childs. Top right: Bassist Hans Glawischnig. Bottom left: Drummer Ari Hoenig in Nepal, photo by Marianna Marisova. Bottom right: Saxophonist Dayna Stephens.
Pianist Billy Childs
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BRATTLEBORO- The Vermont Jazz Center will present Billy Childs, one of the leading pianists, composers, and arrangers in jazz on Saturday, May 6, at 8 pm. He will be performing with his quartet including saxophonist Dayna Stephens, bassist Hans Glawischnig, and drummer Ari Hoenig. Childs has earned 13 Grammy nominations and four Grammy awards. He is also the recipient of Chamber Music America’s Composer’s Grant and many other awards.

Childs has released 12 albums as a leader. Each one is unique and presents thematic material that focuses on meaningful concepts and illuminates his intelligent, heartfelt approach. He has appeared on hundreds of recordings. His recording, “Map to the Treasure, Reimagining Laura Nyro,” received two Grammy Awards and features Alison Krauss, Renée Fleming, Wayne Shorter, and Diane Reeves.

Tickets for the Billy Childs Quartet at the Vermont Jazz Center are $20 and up for general admission, $15 for students with ID (contact VJC about educational discounts). Tickts are also available at In the Moment or online at www.vtjazz.org.

Tickets can also be reserved by calling the Vermont Jazz Center ticket line at (802) 254-9088, ext. 1.

Handicap access is available by calling the VJC at (802) 254-9088.
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