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VJC - a key player in the region's vibrant arts economy and a direct connection to the soul

Dear Friends of the Jazz Center,

2017 marks Vermont Jazz Center's 21st year in our performance space, 42nd year of the Summer Jazz Camp, and 30th year since incorporating as a non-profit in 1987.

We ask your financial support so that we can continue our work. We thank you for remaining connected to the Jazz Center and for believing in our mission.

Concerts and classes are the VJC's most visible activities, but there is a lot more you may not know about. At this summer's workshop, 26 students out of 78 (a full 33%) received financial aid.

Another behind-the-scenes story is the VJC Archive. Through the years we have accumulated audio and video recordings of over 250 concerts in a wide variety of formats. The documentation continues - our collection of concert videos forms an invaluable historical record that includes the archives of our founding director, Attila Zoller. We have a well-organized plan to digitize, catalog, and stream online, free, for jazz fans, students and researchers, on a new and expanded website.

We are always growing and adapting our offerings to changes in our audience and students. In April 2018 we are looking forward to collaborating with the Brattleboro Music Center for our Second Annual Piano Festival by presenting concerts at their acoustically magnificent concert hall. We are also excited about new instructors and course offerings at our 43rd Annual Summer Jazz Workshop in August 2018.

The beat goes on, but we need your help to continue to present world-class programming, to give encouragement to aspiring young musicians, to complete our archive and to maintain our scholarship assistance goals.

Please give generously. Thank you!

Yours in community and music,

Julian Gerstin

Vermont Jazz Center

Board President

P.S. If you would like to discuss giving to specific projects or the option of leaving a lasting legacy through planned giving, please contact VJC Director, Eugene Uman at eugene@vtjazz.org

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