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Stefon Harris
STEFON HARRIS @ PROCTORS - THURSDAY 9/25

Vibraphonist, marimbist and Albany native Stefon Harris will perform at Proctors' GE Theatre on Thursday, September 25 at 7:30pm.

Harris will be poined by guitarist Mike Moreno, pianist James Francies, and bassist Linda Oh.

The concert will benefit Schenectady's Ring of Hope Boxing Club.

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George Garzone
GEORGE GARZONE @ A PLACE FOR JAZZ - FRIDAY 9/26

A Place for Jazz will continue its 2014 concert season on Friday, September 26 with a performance by the George Garzone Quartet at 7:30pm.

Garzone will present a brief clinic at 2:00pm on the afternoon of the concert at Schenectady County Community College in room 139 of the music buidling.

Other upcoming performances:

Friday 10/10 - Alexis Cole Quintet (7:30pm)
Friday 10/24 - John Menegon Quartet (7:30pm)
Friday 11/7 - Bria Skonberg Quintet (7:30pm)

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The Chronicles

THE CHRONICLES 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY - FRIDAY 9/26

The Chronicles
will host their 5-year anniversary party at the Albany Barn on Friday, September 26 at 6:00pm. Opening acts are Atlas Gray and Suitable Groove.

Stylistically combining jazz, hip hop, funk, soul, and gospel, The Chronicles bring a unique sound that can't quite be roped into a single genre. Founded by trombonist Bryan Brundige and saxophonist Jeff Nania in October of 2009, the group features some of the most talented up and coming musicians in the Capital Region.

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Eric Harland
ERIC HARLAND & VOYAGER @ SKIDMORE - FRIDAY 9/26

Multi-Grammy nominated drummer Eric Harland will perform with his band Voyager at 8:00pm on Friday, September 26 at the Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College, as part of the Sterne Virtuoso Series.

Joining Harland on the Zankel Music Center will be Nir Felder (guitar), Harish Raghavan (bass), and Walter Smith (saxophone).

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John Pizzarelli Quartet
JOHN PIZZARELLI QUARTET @ MASSRY CENTER - SATURDAY 9/27

The College of Saint Rose will present an evening with the John Pizzarelli Quartet on Saturday, September 27, at 7:30pm at the Massry Center for the Arts.

Pizzarelli has established himself as one of the prime interpreters of the Great American Songbook and beyond. Using performers like Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra and Joao Gilberto and the songs of composers from Richard Rodgers and George Gershwin to James Taylor, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Lennon and McCartney as touchstones, he brings to their works the cool jazz flavor of his brilliant guitar playing and singing.

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J Hunter


JAZZ 2K MOVES TO WVCR 88.3 THE SAINT

DJ J Hunter's “Jazz2K” radio program will now be heard on 88.3 WVCR "The Saint" on Saturday nights from Midnight – 2:00am.

Since its debut on WSPN in June 2013, “Jazz2K” has specialized in jazz from the 21st century, featuring artists as diverse as Dave Douglas, Catherine Russell, John Scofield, Medeski Martin & Wood, the Rebirth Brass Band, the Pedrito Martinez Group and the Nels Cline Singers, plus Local 518 acts like Brian Patneaude, Keith Pray, Sensemaya and the Arch Stanton Quartet.

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John Scofield

WOODSTOCK JAZZ FESTIVAL - SATURDAY 10/4

The Woodstock Jazz Festival will be held at the Bearsville Theater on Saturday, October 4 at 7:30pm and will present a who's who of jazz artists, many who reside in the region, all of whom are renowned worldwide.

With the spirit of improvisation in mind, John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette, John Medeski and Larry Grenadier come together to perform as a quartet. Ben Perowsky, Chris Speed and John Medeski, also known as "Red Cred," hold down the groove with a project that's surfaced over the years, but is now getting serious with a recent recording session. Rounding out the evening is the incredibly accomplished pianist/composer, Uri Caine, who will perform solo.

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Arch Stanton Quartet

ARCH STANTON QUARTET CD RELEASE - SATURDAY 10/25

The Arch Stanton Quartet will release a nine-song second album of original music, Blues For Soli, on October 25 at the Parish Public House in downtown Albany (formerly Red Square, at 388 Broadway) at 9:00PM.

Released on WEPA Records, Blues For Soli features a suite of four new songs inspired by the band’s U.S.-Embassy-sponsored tour of Egypt last year, along with five other original pieces.

The Arch Stanton Quartet are: Roger Noyes (guitar), Terry Gordon (trumpet, flugelhorn and pocket trumpet), Chris Macchia (bass), and Steven Partyka (drums).

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ALBANYJAZZ.COM FEATURED IN ALBANY TIMES UNION

Thank to the Albany Times Union newspaper for running a piece on albanyjazz.com in a recent paper. Writer Alexander Stern delved into the history of the site with several of our contributors.

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MUSICAL TOOLS FOR SCHENECTADY SCHOOLS
SCHENECTADY GROUP SEEKS INSTRUMENTS FOR STUDENTS

A new group, Musical Tools for the Schenectady Schools, is seeking unused band and orchestra instruments to put to use in the Schenectady Schools Music program.

“We hear that many people have instruments around the house that are no longer being used. Dusting them off and putting them in the hands of a young student would be an inspiring gift to the community and to a future musician,” said Mark Anthony, Musical Union 85-133 President, an organizer of the drive.

The instruments will go to Schenectady Friends of Music, who have had the traditional role of supporting the music programs in Schenectady.
Tax-deductible receipts are available.

“We have heard from teachers that the music program is growing by leaps and bounds, which has put pressure on the supply of instruments. It would be great if each student had an instrument to play and take home to practice,” said Steve Weisse, President of Schenectady Friends of Music.

If you are interested in donating, Friends of Music will arrange for a
pickup by calling Steve Weisse at (518) 346-4266.
JAZZ RADIO IN THE CAPITAL DISTRICT

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