Drummer T.J. Reddick gives a salute to Papa Jo Jones, the idol of hundreds of drummers across the world who emulate the style he created.
When night falls, the party is just getting started. This year’s festival features an abundance of nightlife activities that extend into the early morning hours. For the 10 days, the Vermont Comedy Club transforms into an after-hours jazz lounge called Big Joe’s, in honor of renowned Vermont jazz musician, and key figure in the early days of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, saxophonist “Big Joe” Burrell. These evening gigs bring each day full-circle, creating a gathering space for the local artist community to convene, socialize, and collaborate, and presenting freeform sets that summon jazz greats through their music.
Shows run each night of the festival from 10 pm through 2 am. Patrons can arrive at any time for these late-night jam sessions.
T.J. Reddick is an emerging young jazz drummer based in New York City. He recently finished his time at the Juilliard School, and has already shared the stage with world-renowned artists and groups such as Wynton Marsalis, Chick Corea, Nicholas Payton, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and more.