Why hire Maple Leaf Seven?
Traditional jazz and swing band performing throughout the NorthEast for concerts, dances, Mardi Gras events, weddings and worship. Founded in 1977 with CD's available. Trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, trombone, piano, bass and drums with vocalist. Traditional jazz inspired by Louis Armstrong and New Orleans style; classic swing in the Ellington small-band style. Smaller bands and full 18-piece big band also available.
The Maple Leaf Seven, Vermont’s own traditional jazz band, provides traditional "dixieland" and classic swing throughout the northeast for jazz lovers and dancers. Maple Leaf Seven features traditional and contemporary interpretations of jazz standards on clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass and drums.
Maple Leaf Seven was founded in 1977 by jazz lovers in St. Johnsbury, VT. In the succeeding 34 years the band has played numerous concerts, weddings, parties and anniversary celebrations. During the summer months Maple Leaf is a highlight of many northern Vermont and New Hampshire town fairs and bandstands, including Danville, Irasburg, Bradford and Fairlee, VT. Winter engagements include annual appearances at First Night - St. Johnsbury and Mardi Gras celebrations in addition to concerts, dances and private parties. The 2011 season will have the band traveling for performances in Portsmouth, NY, Marathon, NY and Cortland, NY.
Maple Leaf's newest CD, “Sweet Jesus” was released in 2010 and features spirituals, hymns and gospel numbers performed in the band's inimitable swinging style. Led by church musician Phil Brown, Maple Leaf Seven is also known for their series of “Dixieland” worship services. These services are held annually in Peacham and St. Johnsbury, VT and have been offered in churches throughout the northeast.
Maple Leaf Seven's earlier CD, "Tappin’ Time" is also available and includes traditional jazz tunes along with swing numbers. Sample tracks can be heard on the band’s web site at www.stjjazz.org. Maple Leaf Seven is represented by St. J. Jazz which also provides representation for Swing North - a "Basie style" big band, the Twilight Jazz Group and the St. J. Jazz Trio. A calendar of performances and contact information for bookings is available at the St. J. Jazz web site.
Phil Brown: bass, vocals, manager
Glendon Ingalls: trumpet
Ron Ducham: clarinet
Jim Torres: tenor sax
John Goodrich: piano, tuba
Gary Aubin: drums
Dennis Cote: tenor sax
Peter Storrings: clarinet
Marty McRae: trombone
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 180 minutes
Maple Leaf Seven: traditional jazz and classic swing for listening, dancing and just plain fun - ALSO - Spirituals, gospel and jazz settings for worship.
Swing North Big Band: full-steam-ahead swing in the Basie tradition for dancing or concerts.
We provide our own professional sound system and stand lights. We require one 120v, 14 gauge minimum power line run to the performance area. Set up for Maple Leaf Seven requires 8'd by 12'w. Set up for Swing North Big Band requires 12'd by 24'w.
Outside performances require overhead protection from sun and/or rain. An 8' by 8' hard surface must be provided for drums and piano. Alternate peformance spaces are recommended in the event of inclement weather. Cancelation fees apply.
2006: 24 gigs
2007: 41 gigs
2008: 31 gigs
2009: 21 gigs
2010: 21 gigs
2011: 26 gigs
2012: 5 gigs
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Birthday Party, Casino, Church Service, Concert Venue, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Fair, Fundraiser, Funeral Service, Grand Opening, Other, Parade, Wedding Reception