71 N Main St
Randolph, VT 05060
Maple Jam is set to serve up a program of romantic sounds from the “Great American Songbook” in a belated Valentine’s Day celebration that will warm the hearts of lovers, friends, and families. The a cappella ensemble last wowed a Chandler audience in September 2017, opening for vocal music legends The Persuasions in Chandler Music Hall.
The septet is presently in a studio recording its second CD, which will feature signature tunes of Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Miles Davis, as well as music of the big-band and bebop eras. Their Chandler performance will be liberally sprinkled with love songs from the upcoming recording, as well as standards from Maple Jam’s extensive repertoire of jazz classics.
The master vocalists Maple Jam, all based in Vermont, include Clara Cavitt, alto; Karen Chickering, soprano; Vikki Day, alto; Jose Schmidt, bass; Alexandra “Alex” Tursi, soprano; Maarten van Ryckevorsel, tenor/vocal percussion; and Andy Warner, baritone. Collectively and individually, the group members share experiences and roots in a wide range of the region’s most acclaimed vocal outfits, including the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus, the Vermont Choral Union, the Oriana Singers, Counterpoint, Bella Voce, and the Burlington Choral Society.