113

Saxophonist Brian McCarthy to Play Concert in Greensboro, VT

SOURCE:

Sign in to view read count
Burlington-based saxophonist Brian McCarthy brings the New York jazz sound straight to Vermont, though regular performances at Burlington's Discover Jazz Festival and venues across the state. He'll play a special Greensboro concert at 7pm, Monday, August 1st, on the green of the Mountain View Country Club in Greensboro. Picnicking is allowed and encouraged.

Born and raised in Hardwick, McCarthy honed his skills just outside of New York City studying with jazz legends Mulgrew Miller and Clark Terry. After spending six years in and around the city, McCarthy returned to Vermont where he continues to enrich the music community here, as a player and composer. He was recently featured on Vermont Public Radio and in the Burlington Free Press where music critics praised his 2011 self-titled debut album.

McCarthy is an exceptionally versatile player who can go from lyrical, to traditional to hard-hitting styles without batting an eye. He regularly plays with world-renowned trumpeter Ray Vega and Burlington's favorite groove ensemble, the Grippo Funk Band. You may have even heard him playing on Mike Gordon's (Phish) latest release Moss. At only 30 years old, he is also the new director of the St. Michael's College Jazz Ensemble. With his August 1st concert in Greensboro, McCarthy returns to his beloved Northeast Kingdom for this special outdoor event.

Brian McCarthy will be joined by his acclaimed Quartet featuring Tom Cleary on piano, Robinson Morse on bass, and Jeff Salisbury on drums. The performance celebrates McCarthy's 2011 critically-acclaimed debut album. Sevendays music critic Dan Bolles said the album “deserves a prominent place in the record stacks of local jazz aficionados."

Visit Website | Purchase Tickets

Post a comment

Tags

View events near Burlington
Jazz Near Burlington
Events Guide | Venue Guide | Get App | More...

Shop Amazon

Jazz News

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.