The Onion River Jazz Band is a seven-piece traditional dixieland jazz band based in Burlington, Vermont. For over 30 years, the Onion River Jazz Band has been presenting traditional New Orleans Dixieland Jazz which represents the roots and origin of jazz in America. The band has worked to preserve the original sound of jazz with the performance of tunes from such legends and innovators as King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Biederbecke, Lu Watters and Clarence Williams.
The band was formed in 1984 when a group of musicians played for a jazz worship service at the First Congregational Church in Burlington as a part of the Discover Jazz Festival. Currently, the band plays concerts, weddings, worship services, memorial services, grand openings and jazz cruises continuously throughout the New England area.
The concert is scheduled to take place outdoors on the town common. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will move indoors to the auditorium on the second floor of the Fairlee Town Hall (located adjacent to the common).
The Fairlee Community Music Series is presented by Fairlee Community Arts, with technical sound support provided by Catamount Arts.
Fairlee Community Arts wishes to thank its 2018 Founding Corporate Partners, which include the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, Dead River Company, Lake Morey Foundation, Newmont Farm, Catamount Arts, Orford-Fairlee Lion's Club, Northstar Fireworks, Britton Lumber Company, Farm-Way, C.W. Gray & Sons, Harris Enterprises Inc., Mountain Graphics Photography, Odell Insurance Agency, Silver Maple Lodge, Danen Builders, Lake Morey Protective Association, Ledyard National Bank, Fogg's Hardware and Building Supply, and Wells River Savings Bank.
For more information, visit www.fairleearts.org