Carlos Averhoff Jr. is a Latin Grammy nominated tenor saxophonist from Cuba. He has been called “a dynamic fresh new voice on the saxophone” (All about Jazz) and “a virtuoso soloist” (Latin Jazz Network).

This concert will fuse the excitement of the music of Cuba mixed with the heady grooves of postbop. Jerry Bergonzi claims that Averhoff presents: “a unique voice that compels me to keep listening.” Averhoff brings to the VJC the remarkable quartet that appears on his groundbreaking recording called IRESI: Aruan Ortiz (piano), John Lockwood (bass) and Francisco Mela (drums).

The name for the IRESI project comes from a Yoruba word meaning the “inner light of one’s soul.” Averhoff is the son of the grand tenor saxophonist of Cuban super-group, Irakere, but he has clearly forged a path of his own.

During his tenure as an undergrad at Berklee and as a Master’s student at New England Conservatory, he has risen to become one Boston’s leading saxophonists. His facility on the horn and his improvisational prowess are remarkable. The Jazz Center looks forward to experiencing the brilliance of IRESI.

Tickets $20-40 sliding scale, $15 students.

Available online, at door, reserved by phone

and In the Moment Records, Brattleboro

Please call ahead for handicap access.

Sponsored by Roger Wilken of Clear Solutions.

Vermont Jazz Center

72 Cotton Hill Mill #222

Brattleboro, VT 05301


802 254 9088