Stone Church Arts Presents: A Special Gypsy Jazz and Brazilian Choros with Jason Anick, Eugene Friesen and Eliot Wadopian

BELLOWS FALLS, VERMONT - On Friday, July 13, Stone Church Arts presents international violin sensation Jason Anick with cellist Eugene Friesen and bassist Eliot Wadopian, in a special concert of Gypsy Jazz and Brazilian Choros. The event takes place at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church Street in Bellows Falls.

Jason Anick, violin and mandolin soloist with the sizzling hot Rhythm Future Quartet, has been singled out by Downbeat Magazine as a rising star in jazz. Jason brings fresh energy and inventive virtuosity to everything he plays. From free improvisation to Gypsy jazz to Brazilian music, Jason’s violin and mandolin bubble with vitality.

Jason will be teaming up with Vermont cellist Eugene Friesen, a world traveler and avid student of Brazilian music. Trained at the Yale School of Music, Eugene has taken his classical background and expanded into the music of the world. A four-time Grammy Award-winner, Eugene is a busy concert and recording artist and is on the faculty of the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Jason and Eugene will also be joined by Eliot Wadopian, Grammy Award-winning bassist with the Paul Winter Consort. Hailing from North Carolina, Eliot is versed in both jazz, classical and world music. Eliot’s trio, Free Planet Radio, has toured all over the world with their blend of international musical styles, innovative improvising, and original compositions.

The concert of Gypsy Jazz and Brazilian Choros is part of Eugene Friesen’s Gypsy Jazz and Brazilian weekend workshop, is open to the public, and takes place at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls on Friday, July 13 at 7:30 pm. Advance tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, and $35 for premium, reserved seats. At the door, prices increase by $5 to $25 general admission and $20 for seniors. Information and tickets are available in person at Village Square Booksellers on the Square in Bellows Falls, by phone at 802-460-0110, and online at