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Seamus Blake
NORTHAMPTON JAZZ FEST BEGINS TUESDAY 9/2

The 2014 Northampton Jazz Festival begins Tuesday, September 2 with various events held throughout the week, leading up to the Saturday, September 6 main festival event from 11:00am to 10pm in downtown Northampton, MA on Hampton Street (behind Thornes Market).

Events begin Tuesday, September. 2 with a performance by vocalist Giacomo Gates at the Northampton Jazz Workshop at The Loft at the Clarion Hotel at 7:30pm. Events for Wednesday, September 3 and Thursday, September. 4 will be announced soon and on Friday, September 5, “The Northampton Jazz Strut” will give music lovers a chance to explore different venues across downtown Northampton to hear a number of local and regional jazz performers.

At Saturday’s signature Northampton Jazz Festival event featured performers will include: Etienne Charles & Creole Soul, the Steve Davis Quintet, the Champian Fulton Quartet, the Seamus Blake Band, Hendrik Meurkens/Scott Mullet with the Green Street Trio, Miro Sprague Quintet and FlavaEvolution.

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Jack DeJohnette
ALBANY RIVERFRONT JAZZ FESTIVAL - SATURDAY 9/6

The 13th annual Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival will take place on Saturday, September 6 at Jennings Landing in Albany’s Corning Preserve from 1:00-8:30pm.

Artists scheduled to perform include:

Maria Zemantauski (1:00pm)
Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes (2:15pm)
Professor Cunningham & His Old School (3:45pm)
Catherine Russell (5:15pm)
Jack DeJohnette Trio feat. Ravi Coltrane & Matt Garrison (6:45pm)

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Giacomo Smith

GIACOMO SMITH @ UNIVERSAL PRESERVATION HALL - SATURDAY 9/6

Universal Preservation Hallin Saratoga has announced the line up for its first annual 'LIVE! Music Series' which includes the following jazz performances:

Saturday 9/6 - Giacomo Smith and Friends (7:30pm)
London-based Saratoga-native, Giacomo Smith, brings together an ensemble of local and international musicianst to play swing and New Orleans classics.

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Snarky Puppy
SNARKY PUPPY @ UPSTATE CONCERT HALL - THURSDAY 9/11

Snarky Puppy, the instrumental collective of musicians from Dallas and New York City that play an infectious mixture of jazz, funk, and world music, will perform at Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Thursday 9/11.

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Clifton Anderson
CLIFTON ANDERSON @ A PLACE FOR JAZZ - FRIDAY 9/12

A Place for Jazz will kick of its 2014 concert season on Friday, September 12 with a performance by the Clifton Anderson Quartet at 7:30pm.

Other upcoming performances:

Friday 9/26 - George Gazone Quartet (7:30pm)
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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Anat Cohen

JAZZ AT THE LAKE - SATURDAY 9/13 & SUNDAY 9/14

On Saturday and Sunday, September 13 & 14, the two-day Jazz at the Lake festival will return to Shepard Park in Lake George. This year's line up is:

Saturday, September 13:
Manuel Valera & the New Cuban Express (1:00pm)
Cyrille Aimee’s Gypsy Jazz Quintet (2:45pm)
Sex Mob Plays Fellini: The Music of Nino Rota (4:30pm)
The Anat Cohen Quartet (7:30pm)

Sunday, September 14:
Billy Martin’s Wicked Knee (1:00pm)
Jane Bunnett & Maqueque (2:45pm)
The Raymond Scott Orchestrette (4:30pm)

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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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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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