Open Jam Sessions

Big Joe's at the Vermont Comedy Club /// FREE

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Again this year, the Vermont Comedy Club transforms into Big Joe’s every night of the festival, becoming an after-hours, old school jazz joint named in honor of “Big Joe” Burrell, one of Burlington’s cornerstone jazz musicians. As part of a continuing partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center, Tyreek McDole is playing a five-night residency. McDole plays with his impressive band of jazz musicians starting at 10 pm each night, then the stage is opens for jam sessions at midnight for any musicians who would like to come and play.


We're thrilled to offer free jazz programming for the entire festival, so that everyone has the opportunity to experience this music. Please support us if you can.

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