2021 Summer Concert Series
ALL SHOWS located at:
The Meeting House on the Green
53 School Street
East Fairfield, Vermont 05448
Our Autumn shows will be held indoors, with vaccinations and masks required. No food or drink will be allowed in the hall.
SUGGESTED DONATION: $10 per person. Kids under 16 FREE.
LITE DINNER FARE & DESSERTS available for sale on the terrace if it's not raining.
Please call 802-827-6626 for last minute updates or cancellations.
Will Patton, David Gusakov,, Clyde Stats and Dono Schabner have been playing their spirited stew of world music around the Northeast for over fifteen years. Drawing from Gypsy jazz and Braszlian choro styles, they create an improvisatory dialogue rich in melodic and harmonic invention. Mandolin Magazine in a cover story described the music as "elegant, memorable lines . . . powerful and sophisticated, perfectly capturing the essence of the style."
Will Patton Ensemble
Saturday, October 23
Will Patton has played his music all over the world, from Key West to Fairbanks, Alaska and from Paris to Rio. His collaborations with the manouche guitarist Ninine Garcia from Paris, documented in the cds "Peripherique" and "String Theory" have been enthusiastically reviewed both in the U.S. and abroad. He has taught jazz mandolin at Jay Ungar and Molly Mason's Ashokan Camp and the Django in June Festival at Smith College. His bands have shared the stage with performers such as Ray Charles, Bonnie Raitt, Toots Thielemans and Van Morrison.
Violinist David Gusakov's lifetime career has ranged from classical, as a member of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra since 1973, to hard driving Bluegrass performing with such luminaries as Vassar Clemens, Emmylou Harris, Peter Rowan and John Denver. Born in the heartland of America, Gusakov has travelled the world with his fiddle as his passport.
Dono Schabner was born in Germany and grew up in Pennsylvania and New York. He started playing professionally at age 12 with Italian wedding bands. At 17 he hit the road, playing R & B all over the U.S. and the Caribbean. After many years of travel, he settled near Stowe, Vt. with his photographer wife, Lauren. He performs with the Vermont Jazz Ensemble and is a first call guitarist for bands all over Vermont.
Clyde Stats has been a professional bassist for over 30 years, and has performed rhythm and blues, funk, bluegrass, and jazz throughout Vermont and New England for the past 21 years. He began his career in Chicago performing with blues greats Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, and Otis Rush He has studied with internationally known jazz bassists George Mraz and Santi Debriano, and has accompanied jazz legends Mose Allison, Bobby Watson, Joshua Redman, and James Carter in their Vermont appearances. An active jazz educator, he holds an M.A. in Jazz Studies from Norwich University and teaches courses in jazz and popular music at Johnson State College and the University of Vermont.