Its that time of year again, the best 10 days to be in Burlington VT start today. We had the honor of playing the official Discover Jazz Festival opening ceremony last night at Halvorson’s and each of us will be playing all over Burlington over the next week and a half. Check out the video clips that the local news programs and newspaper posted of the show last night after the break.
We’d like to formally introduce everyone to our dear friend and the newest member of the Japhy Ryder family, Mr. Peter Krag. Mr. Krag has been joining us periodically over the last year or so playing piano and we are currently in the process of getting him to sign on full time. Peter comes to us as a founding member of the Zack DuPont Band and one of the go to pianists in the northeast. He is absolutely fantastic at what he does, we’ll be sure to highlight the gigs that he’ll be at over the next few months until he starts attending them all. For the festival, be sure to catch him playing with the Gabe Jarrett Trio regularly at Leunigs Bistro and at the Farmhouse Tap & Grill as well as with the Zack DuPont Band everywhere they go.
If you are in and around Burlington for the festival check us out at the following gigs.
- Friday June 1, the Zack DuPont Band (featuring Will and Peter) is playing the Long Trail Live Church St Marketplace center stage at 7pm
- Wednesday June 6, Japhy Ryder is playing Red Square from 7-10PM
- Saturday June 9, Japhy Ryder is playing the Radio Bean from 10pm-12Am
We mentioned press coverage of the Discover Jazz opening ceremony, here you go: