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Featuring Janet Edmonson
Sunday, September 18, 3:00 pm
Tickets: $10 adults, children are free
The St. J Jazz Quartet is made up of:
Phil Brown, manager of the St. J. Jazz Ensemble, andJohn Goodrich have been performing together for over 30 years as a piano/bass duo as well as providing the rhythm backbone for the St. J. Jazz Ensembles, Twilight Jazz Group, Maple Leaf Seven and Swing North Big Band. John is recently retired from Wicor Industries and Phil is currently employed in human resources at St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation following a 40-year career as a church musician. Both are also active with town bands in St. Johnsbury and Danville respectively. Phil directs and performs the music for the annual interfaith Thanksgiving Service held for many years now at Beth El Synagogue.
Rick Erwin was the 'house' drummer at the Balsams for 20 years and is one of the most sought after drummers in the region. In addition to playing with Swing North Big Band and the St. J. Jazz Ensembles, Rick performs with several other combos and works as a piano technician/tuner. He is recognized in the industry and is frequently called away from the local jazz scene to perform on cruise ships and for shows in Niagara Falls.
Buzz Hubbard is currently playing with the St. J. Jazz Trio and the St. J. Jazz Quartet as well as other bands. He also plays classical music for weddings and teaches guitar privately and at local schools. For over 25 years, Buzz was the lead rhythm guitar play er as well as one of the main vocalists for the Belaires, a popular local 60's music band- some venues for this band have included St. Johnsbury's First Night and the annual Stars and Stripes event in Lyndonville. Buzz was the guitar teacher at King George School in Sutton for many years prior to its closing, teaching guitar as well well as putting together performing ensembles for his students.
Janet Edmondson is the principal vocalist with the Swing North Big Band as well as an outstanding music educator and church musician. Her multiple vocations include music instructor at the Riverside School, adjunct instructor in Fine Arts at Lyndon State College and worship leader/singer at St. John's Catholic Church in St. Johnsbury. Before moving to Vermont, Janet was part of a jazz vocal quartet in Connecticut.