Raise the Roof Concert: Maple Jam

When: April 30 (Sunday); 4 pm

Where: Gethsemane Church, 89 Depot St. in Proctorsville

Description: Sweet harmonies and jazzy swing define the Vermont a capella octet Maple Jam.  These eight talented performers will fill Proctorsville's pitch-perfect Gethsemane Church on Sunday April 30 with their dynamic interpretations of favorite jazz and big band melodies.   Close harmonies, cool percussion grooves and soulful trumpet solos, all done with their high-energy voices---that's right, no instruments!  From the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Miles Davis to Chick Corea and Antonio Carlos Jobim---Maple Jam can do it all.  Even though most of them play instruments ranging from guitar, organ, viola, piano, banjo, harmonica and violin, it's the magic of matching their voices in pure song that fuels their spirited performances.   Vermont Public Radio host Walter Parker notes that Maple Jam’s "clever, often amusing, arrangements, sweet close harmony, and jazzy swing make for an irresistible blend.  It's a cappella singing in the finest tradition."

Cost: $10