CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Tuesday, April
BRATTLEBORO Helen Sung - "Sung with Words": In a project funded by Chamber Music America, pianist Helen Sung has written a collection of songs to the poetry of the former NEA head and California Poet Laureate, Dana Gioia. Together they have crafted a synergistic repertoire that digs deep even while some of the material is playful and beckons the listeners to revisit their own jazz experiences in times gone by. The depth of the work can be found in the seriousness of the compositions, the complexity of the arrangements, and the multilayered meanings of the language. The playfulness can be discovered in some of the subject matter and the drama that unfolds in both the music and the narrative. The sum of the parts is a delightful journey of poetry and song woven into ingenious musical arrangements. The performers in the octet are Helen Sung (piano and composition), Jason Palmer (trumpet), John Ellis (woodwinds), Christie Dashiell and Alina Engibaryan (vocals), David Wong (bass), Kush Abadey (drums), Samuel Torres (percussion). 8 p.m. $20, $15 students with I.D. (Contact VJC about educational discounts). Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vtjazz.org.
BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: Free medical care for individuals without insurance or a physician. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, 191 Clark Ave. Information: 802-251-8484; Click for more info on Web in new window.