Performances 

  1. Live! at Montpelier
  2. Smooth Sounds for Seniors
  3. Classical Recital Series

Lao Tizer Band - Songs from the Swinghouse!

The Lao Tizer Band featuring Eric Marienthal and Karen Briggs

Friday, October 11, 2019, 8 pm
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Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members and seniors

“Jazz Group of the Year” nominee, The Lao Tizer Band feat Eric Marienthal and Karen Briggs return to the beautifully intimate Montpelier Arts Center, in support of their new, Billboard Jazz Top 10 CD/DVD combo-pack release, Songs From The Swinghouse! Led by pianist, keyboardist, composer, and former “Best New Jazz Artist” nominee, Lao Tizer (Special EFX, Down To The Bone), the group also features Grammy-winning sax legend, Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea, The Rippingtons), violinist extraordinaire, Karen Briggs (Yanni, Stanley Clarke), legendary drummer Joel Rosenblatt (Spyro Gyra, Michel Camilo) and Senegalese bassist, Cheikh N'Doye (Baaba Maal, Mike Stern). Do not miss this memorable evening of music!

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Bill Charlap

Friday, October 18, 2019, 8 pm
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Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members and seniors

A Montpelier favorite, Bill Charlap is back by popular request. Grammy award-winning pianist Bill Charlap has performed with many of the leading artists of our time including Phil Woods, Tony Bennett, Gerry Mulligan, Wynton Marsalis, Freddy Cole, and Houston Person. Charlap has produced concerts for Jazz at Lincoln Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Chicago Symphony Center, and the Hollywood Bowl. Bill Charlap is currently the Director of Jazz Studies at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey.

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Shana Tucker

Friday, October 25, 2019, 8 pm
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Tickets: $25/person; 10% discount for Montpelier members and seniors

With a deep respect for lyrical storytelling, cellist/singer-songwriter Shana Tucker delivers a unique voice through her self-described genre of ChamberSoul™. Tucker's melodies weave strong hints of jazz, classical, soulful folk, acoustic pop and a touch of R&B into a distinctive rhythmic tapestry. Touted by JazzTimes Magazine as a jazz talent "...whose imprint and vitality has already been quite visible...,” Tucker’s style and sound have been described as a blend of Dianne Reeves, Joni Mitchell, and Tracy Chapman, with an efficient complexity that is reminiscent of Bill Withers. Experience ChamberSoul™ for the first time with us at Montpelier Arts Center this October!