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December 10, 2016
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Fireworks, festivals and all that jazz

“Fitz & the Tantrums” vocalist Noelle Scaggs was on fire, opening for the Dave Matthews Band at Bethel Woods.

“Original” doesn’t even begin to describe their sound, and the group’s claim that their music is “able to reach each listener… regardless of age or taste” really rang true for me. Normally I’m not a huge fan of improvisational Jazz, but the proclamation that “listeners feel enlightened, refreshed and inspired by music again” was right on the money, and I’m still on a natural high from being in their presence. The group’s website ( features “digital albums,” and founding member Axel Tosca (incredible, mesmerizing, astounding) informed that one can “pay what you can” to download tunes. I have so much more to say (big surprise there), but it would appear that I have run out of room.