The Mount Ascutney Community will host its first "Umbrella Concert" on Saturday, August 5th, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. featuring the Amherst Jazz Orchestra. The concert will be held on the Albert Bridge School Field, at the Mountain, in Brownsville, Vermont. Bring your picnic and enjoy an evening of big band jazz.
The Amherst Jazz Orchestra is a professional big band whose mission is to explore and preserve the music of America's original art form. The group includes a potent horn section - five saxophonists, five trumpeters, four trombonists - as well as a guitarist, bassist, and drummer. The music presented, from rare and historical big band works to some of the newest original music for contemporary jazz orchestra, makes Amherst Jazz Orchestra a unique ensemble.
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