Emerging Artist Festival

Time & Location

  • Nov 4-5, 2022
  • 8:00 pm
  • Vermont Jazz Center 72 Cotton Mill Hill #222 Brattleboro, VT 05301 US

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About the Performance

Emerging Artist Festival 2022
November 4-5, 2022

Vermont Jazz Center &
Downtown Brattleboro

Friday evening: Youth musicians perform as part of Gallery Walk (no reservations required)
Saturday daytime: Student group performances, clinic
Saturday evening: Dan Wilson Quartet concert

Dan Wilson – guitar
Glenn Zalenski – piano
Paul Thompson – bass
Dave Throckmorton – drums

Plus area high school & university bands

The Emerging Artist Festival, now in its 5th year, celebrates youth involvement in jazz.

On Friday evening, the VJC will once again team up with local high schools and universities as well as Gallery Walk and Downtown Brattleboro Alliance to present youth jazz ensembles in local venues, including the Boys and Girls Club and the 118 Elliot Street Gallery for evening performances.

During the day on Saturday, the VJC will team up with area schools and the Vermont Association of Jazz Educators to feature student groups who will perform for each other and be coached by clinicians including festival headliner, Dan Wilson.

Daytime activities will culminate in a clinic offered by Wilson to area youth and aficionados of jazz and blues.

Saturday evening at 8:00 PM, Rising Star Award-winning jazz guitarist Wilson will perform the marquee event for the general public.

Dan Wilson has been hailed for his performance at the Newport Jazz Festival, his work with Christian McBride’s ‘Tip City’ and his Grammy-nominated recording as a member of Joey DeFrancesco’s Project Freedom band.

Wilson’s musicianship was cultivated while growing up in the church in Akron, Ohio.

That connection with gospel and uplifted spirit permeates his work as a solo artist (he has three albums out as a leader) and informs his appearances as a sideman with Eric Marienthal, Russell Malone, Les McCann, René Marie, Jeff Hamilton, David Sanborn, Dave Stryker and others.

Sponsored by Marcy Hermansader in memory of Jonathan Flaccus.

Vermont Jazz Center
72 Cotton Mill Hill #222
Brattleboro VT 05301

Admission is sliding scale $20-80


Mask wearing required for entry. Be sure to purchase your tickets soon as this event will likely sell out quickly and there will be no online option to view this concert.

2024 Season Safety Protocols

Tickets available online at https://www.vtjazz.org
and by email.

Handicapped access available by emailing

802 258 9088


  • Beginners welcome

Event Organizer

Ginger Morawski gingervjc@gmail.com 8022549088