Maple Leaf Seven

Why book 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.

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This band was Awesome!

I had the privilege of booking this band for a 1930s Swing Event of about 100 people. They were incredible! They arrived on time, were very flexible when our event schedule got out of whack and were very accommodating when it came to our last minute requests. I was looking to make this event a nostalgic one and this band certainly delivered. I received numerous compliments throughout the evening on my band selection. I would have to agree. This is a great group of very talented gentlemen. I would book them again in a heartbeat.

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Reviewer: Rebecca G.
Organization: Burlington College
Event: Fundraiser in Burlington, VT
Event Date: Sep 14, 2012
Hired As: Swing Band
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Very happy with the Maple Leaf Seven

Loved the boys and the band.

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Priced Fairly
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Reviewer: Wright L.
Event: Birthday Party in Stowe, VT
Event Date: Apr 25, 2013
Hired As: Dixieland Band

Inspirational, Joyous Spirit-filled worship

We can't stop talking about it! We haven't stopped smiling! Phil and the band did it all--lively prelude, heartfelt prayer response, energetic hymn accompaniments, and a touching benediction. They even agreed to help me illustrate a point in the sermon! What a musical blessing, and what a blessing it was to work with them in preparation. We are still glowing from the experience. Thank you!

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Reviewer: Katherine R.
Event: Church Service in Cortland, NY
Event Date: Oct 23, 2011

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 180 minutes
  • Fee: $600 - 2,000
  • Languages: English

Overview

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.

Additional Booking Notes

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.

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.

The team providing the talent:

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

Setup Requirements

From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event. Get a free quote request to check with Maple Leaf Seven to find out what their setup requirements are.

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