Foam Presents: Alternate Take
After a 2 year hiatus, Jazz night is back at Foam, revitalized. In addition to some amazing local jazz groups, Thursday nights at Foam now feature selections from The Shoppe food truck, as well as a rare draft line dedicated to one House of Fermentology beer each week.
What do a drummer, farmer, psychologist and physicist have in common? Alternate Take, a jazz band that will catch your attention. On drums, Nick Aoli has been playing jazz gigs throughout Vermont and beyond for decades. Known for his fine-tuned ears and subtle dynamic range of expression, Nick gets called upon for jazz performances by some of the top musicians in the community. Currently a graduate student in clinical psychology at Saint Michael’s College, Sean Walkama played many instruments until he fell in love with the bass and its beautiful warm timbre. As if an extension of his soul, he crafts rich melodic solos and anchors the band to its roots. Farming by day and hammering vibes by night, David Marchant began his exploration of the vibraphone after being wowed by recordings and concerts from Mike Mainieri, Milt Jackson and Gary Burton. With virtuosity, David delivers a warm collage of tonal colors to the sound of Alternate Take. Steve Richter, once an experimental physicist, has been slinging flute for over four decades, having played in jazz bands from New Mexico to Utah and Vermont. He has studied with James Newton, Joe Henderson, and Bart Platteau, and has been influenced by Latin jazz players including Dave Valentin, Néstor Torres, and Orlando Valle.
From this eclectic group of players comes a sound that’s vibrant and exciting, fresh and smooth. Whether playing jazz standards or more unusual tunes by such greats as Kenny Kirkland, George Benson, Emily Remler, and Frank Zappa, Alternate Take brings an energy and sonic ambience to the Green Mountain state, which is sure to please.
| 7 PM | FREE |