Maple Leaf Seven
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.