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Pine Street Jazz is Dan Skea, Brian McCarthy, Nick Aloi, Justin Rose, George Voland, and Carl Severance
The band is (Left to Right) Carl Severance, Shane Hardiman, George Voland, Ed Owens, Jake Whitesell, and Nick Aloi


Pine Street Jazz is an instrumental sextet based in Burlington, Vermont. Formed in 1998, the group performs selections drawn from the mainstream of American jazz, featuring works by many of the genre's greatest composers, including Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus. The band's repertoire also includes swing, bebop, Latin, funk, blues and ballads, plus a number of original tunes composed by members of the band. With an ensemble sound often described as "smooth," "tight" and "swinging," PSJ prides itself in dusting off lesser-known tunes and presenting them in a new and different light.

For high resolution photos of the band, visit our Press and Promotional Materials page.

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The music created by this talented ensemble is perfect for weddings, civil unions, parties, and corporate events. Let Pine Street Jazz pull from its extensive repertoire and work with you to provide the music that's appropriate for your event. The group has been praised for being both affordable and easy to work with. For rates and availability, please contact Carl Severance by e-mail ( ) or call 802-654-9220.


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Pine Street Jazz is made up of seasoned musicians who between them have performed with most of the well-known musicians in Vermont and beyond.

Nick Aloi, drums, played regularly with the late "Big" Joe Burrell up until the end of 2004. Nick continues to perform with the Mark Lamphear Muskat Jazz Band, and has played drums for the Masefield/Stanziola group and the Vermont Jazz Ensemble.

Shane Hardiman, keyboard, is a graduate of Johnson State College, where he now teaches, and a member of Kat Wright's Indominable Soul Band. Shane also performs weekly with his own trio at Radio Bean.

Ed Owens, bass, teaches music and is the band director at Burlington High School. He studied music at Syracuse University and performs with several

Carl Severance, guitar, is a former member of the Vermont Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Hooligans, which he helped form as a music student at Johnson State College. Carl has accompanied several musical theater and live radio performances throughout Vermont. Carl also collaborates on an internationally acclaimed web site devoted to the late big band guitarist Freddie Green.

George Voland, valve trombone, is a longtime member of the Vermont Jazz Ensemble and has done much freelance jazz performance, with Lar Duggan, Fred Haas, Joe Capps, Tom Cleary, and other fine Vermont jazz musicians. In 2008, George released his first CD entitled Remember Beauty.

Jake Whitesell, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, and flute, grew up in New York and graduated from Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam with a BM in music performance with a minor in jazz studies. Jake plays in several well-known groups including Kat Wright and the Indominable Soul Band.

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The Singers' Circle

Since 2004, Pine Street Jazz has collaborated with a group of fine jazz vocalists collectively known as The Singers' Circle. Sharing the stage with these talented and diverse artists has been a great pleasure for the band and delightful bonus for audiences. Keep an eye out for these singers at future PSJ performances, or appearing with their own groups. They include Jody Albright, Amber deLaurentis, Allison Mann, Juliet McVicker, Taryn Noelle, and Susan Squier, Matt Wright, and the Blue Gardenias.

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The latest "demo" the band has is a live performance at On Tap Bar & Grill. You can listen on Sound Cloud.

We also recorded a live, on-air performance on Vermont Public Radio in April 2006. Click here to listen.