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The Will Patton Ensemble

28 April 2019
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Plainfield Opera House

The Friends of the Plainfield Opera House are very excited to announce The Will Patton Ensemble as the next concert in their 2019 series.

Combine a jazz/choro mandolinist with a symphony violinist who also plays bluegrass and hot swing, add a string bass player who came of age working the Chicago blues clubs with the likes of Howlin’ Wolf and Buddy Guy, a lifelong guitarist equally at home with flatpicking fiddle tunes and fiery Gypsy jazz solos. Spice it all up with a with a first call jazz/Brazilian percussionist and stir in a little rock & roll attitude and season for 20 years in small clubs and large concert halls and you get some idea of the music of the Will Patton Ensemble.

Led by renowned jazz mandolinist Will Patton, the Ensemble deftly blends these many musical genres into a seamless whole, focusing on high energy improvisation and group interaction. Their repertoire, featuring fiery Brazilian sambas and folk waltzes, gentle choros and hot Gypsy jazz, takes you on a musical journey from a Parisian bistro to a plaza in the heart of Rio, and back home again to your front porch.

“. . . ahh, musicians who listen to each other – it’s a treat . . . an excellent group of top notch musicians ” -Terry Pender in Mandolin Quarterly

“The Hyde Park Opera House was held spellbound by the Will Patton Ensemble last night . . . the group, which plays a wonderful combination of old Europe gypsy music, fused with tight jazz progressions and wonderful soloing by all the members, brought the house to it’s feet.” -Steve Ames, Morrisville News and Record

$15-General admission, $10-Seniors, $5-Students
Tickets are available at the door or online at CatamounTix.com
For more information email plainfieldtownhall@gmail.com – 802.498.3173
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