Special tribute concert for Dr. Bebop
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Howard Brofsky
Howard Brofsky
BRATTLEBORO- The Vermont Jazz Center will be presenting an evening dedicated to the memory of former board president, trumpeter, and educator Howard Brofsky (Dr. Bebop) on Saturday, April 19, at 8 pm. This special tribute will include performances by his close musical colleagues and family. In every community that Brofsky settled, be it Queens College, the Louis Armstrong House, or the Vermont Jazz Center, the people have benefited from his wisdom, charm, and generosity. Like a single pebble in the water, his spirit lives on through the actions of his family, colleagues, students, and friends who continue to channel his enthusiasm and his dedication to the spreading of jazz.

The concert will celebrate Brofsky’s life through music. Performers will include New York-based musicians Jay Clayton, Cordelia Tapping (voice), Alex Brofsky (horn), Tim Armacost (saxophones), Ray Gallon, Jorn Swart, (piano), and Curtis Ostle (bass). Local musicians will include Scott Mullett, Sherm Fox (saxophone), Draa Hobbs (guitar), Eugene Uman (piano), George Kaye (bass), Jon Fisher, and Claire Arenius (drums). It is likely that surprise guests will appear at the last minute. It will be limited to two hours.

This event is open to the public and all are welcome. There is no fee, but donations will be gratefully accepted: 100% of the funds received will go to the Vermont Jazz Center’s Scholarship Fund in Brofsky’s name. This concert has been generously sponsored by William Schutt, of Matcor Inc. Hotel. Rooms have been provided by the Hampton Inn, media support has been provided by VPR, WFCR, WKVT and the Brattleboro Reformer. The VJC is grateful to the Vermont Arts Council for ongoing operational support.

The VJC is handicapped accessible. Call to arrange assistance, (802) 254-9088.

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