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Maple Jam: Vermont's own jazz a cappella group

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Posted on December 5, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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MAPLE JAM SINGERS Alexandra Tursi, Jeff Prescott, Jose Schmidt, Andy Warner, Clara Cavitt, Vikki Day, Karen Chickering, and Maarten van Ryckevorsel get tangled up with the holiday spirit. Catch their a capella act at Brandon Music on Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Photo/Kristi Tursi

VERMONT — During her 40-minute commute from Vergennes to Shelburne, Karen Chickering sings. A soprano for Vermont’s one and only jazz a cappella group, called Maple Jam, the drive offers her an ideal window of time to perfect her part before weekly rehearsal.

Chickering said she doesn’t care who’s watching.

“I don’t notice,” she said, smiling. “Both hands are on the wheel.”

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