Internationally Acclaimed Musician

The White House, Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox
Live With Kathy Lee and Regis, The Today Show
Disneyland, Vermont Symphony Orchestra
                                                   Bernard "Pretty" Purdie                                                                                
Ten award-winning albums and three videos, 25 National Awards and an Emmy nomination.                                                                 How to stop being "Paper Trained"                                                               Musical Improvisation Book and Clinics  for classically trained musicians and others who would like to learn to improvise

 New England Foundation for the Arts and Meet the Composer

NEW "Sweet as Sugar Trio"


"I love playing with musicians who get it, who know how to play together, exchange melodies, make the music jump and swing. That's what this band does! I LOVE playing with these guys!" bill shontz

Sweet As Sugar will be performing in Brattleboro VT on June 17th
It will take place at the performing space "118 Elliot" starting with a chocolate tasting
demonstration by the master chocolatier Kerstin Roos starting at 7pm
.Music starts at 7:30.  $15 at the door
This is a benefit for "Gathering in Gratitude" journey to S. Dakota to spend a week
on the Pine Ridge Reservation working with at risk Teens.
For more information on this tremendously important endeavor, please go to the following:
It also happens to be My Birthday!!  Come, do a good deed hear some great music
and taste some international chocolates!!!

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