BRATTLEBORO- The Vermont Jazz Center will present Colombian pianist, Carolina Calvache, performing as part of the Emerging Artist series, on Saturday, April 5, at 8 pm. This young artist has all the qualifications that the VJC is celebrating in this series: she is launching her first CD with a major jazz label (Sunnyside), she is a creative composer, she is highly accomplished on her instrument, she is a rising star in the eyes of both critics and peers and she is traveling with her own band. Her musicians have studied and performed her complex material and are able to transcend its technical demands and add to the beauty of her vision. These musicians are Jaleel Shaw on saxophone, Yasushi Nakamura on acoustic bass and Rodrigo Recabarren on drums.
Calvache is from Cali, Colombia. She is deeply connected to her native roots. This is apparent from her repertoire, the musicians she chooses to play with and her absorption of a sophisticated rhythmical palette that freely borrows from the Colombian musical landscape. She says that the places she’s lived have deeply influenced her sound.
Tickets are $10 for general admission, and $5 for students with I.D. Tickets are available at In the Moment Record Store in Brattleboro, online at www.vtjazz.org or they can be reserved by calling the Vermont Jazz Center ticket line, (802) 254-9088, ext. 1.