Vermont Jazz Center’s Solo Piano Festival Set for April

The three-day event in Brattleboro will feature George Cables, Joanne Brackeen, and Kenny Werner

George Cables at the 2018 Healdsburg Jazz Festival
George Cables at the 2018 Healdsburg Jazz Festival (photo: George B. Wells)

Vermont isn’t often thought of as a hotbed for jazz, but the Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro is doing its best to change that perception. Now a going concern for more than 20 years, the Center has gained a reputation for great acoustics and savvy programming. And this April, it will host its third annual Solo Piano Festival, featuring an enviable list of headliners: George Cables, Joanne Brackeen, Kenny Werner, and Julius Rodriguez. A number of regional artists will also be featured.

The Solo Piano Festival runs Friday, Apr. 12 through Sunday, Apr. 14 and includes a variety of master classes as well as performances. Evening concerts will take place at the Center, while daytime events will be held at the nearby Brattleboro Music Center.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit vtjazz.org.