The Radiator Welcomes The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival!

bdjf-2011-60804-poster-final Words by Cheryl Willoughby

It’s a busy time at the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival office. The program book is being printed right now (look for it tucked into your Seven Days), and a million last-week details are being nailed down. I stopped by the office recently to pick up posters for The Radiator. We're very pleased to be a media sponsor of the Festival once again (third year!) and there’s quite a bit of planning to do if we’re going to air Jazz Lab Studios live again this time around.

Lisa Giordano took some time to talk with me and share the Lab details – it’ll be three days (June 8, 9, and 11) of intensive interviews, recording time and inspired musical improv at the newly renamed “BCA Center” (formerly the Firehouse Gallery) on Church Street.

The Lab setup has morphed over the years, from being a free-form showcase of local bands and live DJs on the Marketplace to a more structured arrangement that allows for area bands to apply for a spot to perform and be recorded by a local production company. And then The Radiator broadcasts the whole process each day, with outtakes and impromptu mid-stream strategy discussions and all. It’s raw, it’s exciting, it’s NOW and it’s just the kind of very cool local happening you expect a community radio station to bring to you on the air.

Here’s the Jazz Lab Studios schedule: Weds. 6/8, 1-6pm: Percussionist Justin Peake with Jonathan Freilich (of the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars) and local musicians from Viperhouse and Vorcza Thurs. 6/9, 1-6pm: Snarky Puppy (free-form improv with vocals) Sat. 6/11, 11am-4pm: Barika, who will be taking their time here to record the last two songs for their new album * Each day when the Lab is happening, it will be broadcasting live on the Radiator.

The Radiator is also giving away a generous selection of Festival tickets and passes again this year, listen for your chance to get in to these great shows: June 3rd: Bitches Brew Revisited June 9th: viperHouse and Bonerama/Joshua Panda Band June 10th: Poncho Sanchez and His Latin Band featuring Terence Blanchard/Vermont All State Jazz Ensemble June 11th: Waterfront World Tent June 11th: Double Bill: Roy Hargrove Quintet and Roberta Gambarini Quartet

When you hear the ticket giveaway happening on the air, be the first caller and you'll win the tickets or passes.

The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival is getting ready to celebrate its 28th anniversary year. That's a lot of jazz. The Radiator is glad to be a media sponsor again this year, getting the word out about all of the amazing concerts and other events, and partnering with the Festival to bring you Jazz Lab Studios live on the air. Thanks for all you do to support home-made, LOCAL community radio.