Next Stage presents Espirales Project on March 29

Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, presents Cuban quintet Espirales Project on Friday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m.

Newly emerging on the Cuban music scene in 2023, the Espirales Project brings together five graduates of Cuba's Instituto Superior de Arte performing across several genres - Cuban, jazz, world, and chamber music.

Tania Haase, Olivia Rodríguez, Alejandro Aguiar, Jesús Estrada, and Rodrigo García have led or contributed nationally and internationally to projects across these styles, performing at Cuba's International Jazz Plaza Festival and the Habana Clásica concert music festival. They are also teachers who have designed a development program on Cuban music and culture.

"We love collaboration with regional friends like the Vermont Jazz Center and the Brattleboro Music Center, so this is an incredible opportunity for our region to exhibit how the power of collaboration supports our region through co-presenting international artists," Keith Marks, executive director of Next Stage Arts, said in a news release.

The group is led by pianist Rodrigo García Ameneiro. Although his career is still in its early stages, his achievements include the award for best composition at the Stanford Jazz Workshop 2016, first place in the international Vivo competition (2018), the Grand Prize at the Rocky Mountain Music Competition (2021), and together with his wife and Espirales violinist Tania Haase, special prize in the international Grand Prize Virtuoso Amsterdam (2019).

This concert is co-presented with the Vermont Jazz Center. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $10 for access to the livestream. Next Stage will provide a beer, wine, and cocktail cash bar. Advance tickets are available at For information, call 802-387-0102.

This Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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