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VIOLINIST DAVID GUSAKOV, guitarist Rob McCuen and bassist Jim McCuen play Hot Club-style jazz as the group known as “Swing Noire.” They will perform at Brandon Music this Saturday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m.
Swing Noire will hit the stage at Brandon Music on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Swing Noire invokes the energy of a swingin’ jazz club, transporting audiences back to the early days of jazz with their unique take on Hot Swing, making music that “will entrance and surprise you.” They evoke “images of smoky basement speakeasies and slinky cabarets,” says Dan Bolles at Seven Days. The group is the perfect way for Brandon Music to start off their 2019 year of (almost) weekly concerts. Whether it’s called Gypsy Jazz, Hot Swing, Jazz Manouche, or any other idiom, over the last decade, Swing...

“NIGHT FIRES” RETURNS to Town Hall Theater at 68 S. Pleasant Street in Middlebury for their annual Winter Solstice celebration, Dec. 21-23.
Note: Since there will not be a Monday edition of the Addison Independent on Monday, Dec. 24, some of the events in this week’s column are being published one week early. Night Fires will be lit once more at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater. There will be additional performances on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 3 and 7:30 p.m., and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23. Night Fires, Theatre Group, Ltd.’s annual winter solstice pageant or mystery play for our times, as in many performances past, will be a song of celebration for the earth and all who live upon it. With a winding...

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