Open Music Collective celebrates fourth anniversary with concert

BRATTLEBORO — The Open Music Collective, a collection of local, regional, and national artists who come together to perform, teach, and appreciate music, is celebrating its fourth anniversary with a reception and summer jazz faculty concert at the Cotton Mill on Thursday, June 27.

Featured are faculty Carl Clements on sax and reeds, Matan Rubinstein on piano, Doug Raneri on drums, and Jamie MacDonald on bass.

This concert also marks OMC's fourth week-long jazz intensive. Students of the jazz camp will open the show with music they've worked on all week.

The reception starts at 7:30 p.m. Music starts at 8.

Since its debut, OMC has staged several dozen concerts and workshops, including eight semesters of ensemble classes on vocal, jazz, classical guitar, kids' composition, rock camps, and bluegrass.

Separately, this faculty have played with jazz greats from Ralph Alessi to Charlie Kolhase, Michael Brecker to Charlie Haden, and the likes of Sheila Jordan, Ravi Coltrane, and Jason Robinson. At Thursday's event they'll perform jazz standards and original numbers.

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