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Joey Alexander

JOEY ALEXANDER @ MUSIC HAVEN - SUNDAY 8/2

The Music Haven Concert Series will present the Joey Alexander Trio and the Schenectady County Community College Jazz Combo in a free open-air concert in Schenectady’s Central Park on Sunday, August 2 at 7:00pm. will

Eleven year-old Indonesian jazz piano prodigy Joey Alexander rising star has caught the attention of Herbie Hancock and Wynton Marsalis. On the heels of his debut release, the young upstart has begun to tour, wowing critics and fans alike with interpretations of Coltrane, Monk and Ellington.

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Claudio Roditi

HUDSON JAZZ WORKSHOP CONCERT - SUNDAY 8/9

The 9th Annual Hudson Jazz Workshop hosted by pianist Armen Donelian and saxophonist Marc Mommaas with special guest, trumpeter Claudio Roditi will present a concert at the Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY on Sunday, August 9. There will be a pre-concert talk at 3:00pm followed by the concert at 3:30pm.

During the pre-concert Talk, Donelian and Mommaas (HJW Directors) and special guest Roditi will share their perspectives on music and education developed over four decades. The concert that follows will feature them performing individually and collaboratively with the participants of the Hudson Jazz Workshop, many of whom are rising professionals from around the globe.

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Speakeasy 518
BI-WEEKLY JAM SESSION @ SPEAKEASY - TUESDAY 8/11

Speakeasy 518 (42 Howard St, Albany, NY) will continue its bi-weekly jazz jam session on Tuesday, August 11.

The session will run from 8:00-11:00pm and will be hosted by bassist Dylan Perrillo.

There will be a piano, upright bass, drum set and guitar amplifier available for public use.

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David Amram

UNIVERSAL PRESERVATION HALL ANNOUNCES 2015 MUSIC SERIES

Universal Preservation Hall
in Saratoga Springs, NY has announced the lineup for the second annual LIVE! Music Series.

This year is a continuation of the jazz theme established in the first year and will feature 4 internationally known acts from July to October 2015:

Friday 7/17 - David Amram and the Dylan Perrillo Orchestra (7:30pm) Saturday 8/22 - Giacomo Smith and Friends (7:30pm)
Saturday 9/19 - Dan Brubeck Quartet (7:30pm)
Friday 10/2 & Saturday 10/3 - Howard Fishman Quintet (8:00pm)

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HELP PUBLISH BILL CHANNON'S BIG BAND MUSIC

Musician Dave Rydelnik is hoping to raise funds to publish, record and perform the big band music of his grandfather, Bill Channon.

Channon was a prolific composer and arranger from the 1940's thru the 1970's who's music was performed by Buddy Rich, Bob Chester, Buddy Fischer, Bobby Kaye and Bill Stanley.

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A GREAT DAY IN ALBANY FEATURED IN TIMES UNION

The region's robust jazz scene was featured in a recent cover story in the Albany Times Union "Preview" section.

The article was accompanied by a photograph that featured many of the area's jazz musicians, photographers, journalists, deejays, and concert promotors in tribute to Art Kane's iconic "A Great Day in Harlem" photo.

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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.

Click here to read the article.
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

On nearly every day of the week a radio station in the Capital District features jazz music in its programing.

For a full listing of programs featuring jazz music visit:

www.albanyjazz.com/radio.html

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