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Elio Villafranca

JAZZ LATINO INC. AHORA, LATIN/JAZZ 2015 SEASON

Jazz Latin Inc. has announced the line up of its 2015 Ahora, Latin/Jazz season. The season will continue:

Friday 4/24 - Elio Villafranca & Spiros Exaras (8:00pm)*
Cuban Jazz Piano and Greek Classical Guitar

* This performances will take place at the Emerson Auditorium, Taylor Music Center, Union College, 807 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12308.

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Joe Locke

JOE LOCKE TRIO @ CENTRAL HOUSE HOTEL - SATURDAY 4/25

Planet Arts will present vibraphonist Joe Locke - with bassist Jaimeo Brown and drummer Ricky Rodriguez - and a special exhibition of jazz photographs by Chuck Stewart at the Central House Hotel, 220 Main Street, Germantown, NY on Satuday April 25 at 8:00pm.

Other upcoming Planet Arts performances:
Saturday 5/23 - Rhys Tivery Trio @ Beattie Powers House (8:00pm)

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Speakeasy 518
BI-WEEKLY JAM SESSION @ SPEAKEASY - TUESDAY 4/28

Speakeasy 518 (42 Howard St, Albany, NY) will continue its bi-weekly jazz jam session on Tuesday, April 28.

The session will run from 8:00-11:00pm and will be hosted by bassist Dylan Perrillo's trio featuring pianist Kevin Carey and drummer Kevin Urvalek.

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

www.speakeasy518.com

Sax Summit 2015
VAN DYCK ALL STAR SAX SUMMIT @ THE VAN DYCK - FRIDAY 5/15

The second annual Van Dyck All Star Saxophone Summit, featuring five of the finest saxophonists in the Capital District, will take the stage at the The Van Dyck in Schenectady on Friday, May 15, at 8:00pm.

The event will feature saxophonists Keith Pray, Adam Siegel, Brian Patneaude, Lee Russo, and Jeff Nania, with a rhythm section comprised of pianist Dave Gleason, bassist Otto Gardner and drummer Jeff Siegel.

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Bob Gluck
HELP BOB GLUCK REVISIT THE MUSIC OF THE MWANDISHI BAND

Pianist Bob Gluck has launched an IndieGogo campaign to raise funds to finish a recording of the music of Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi Band featuring original band members Eddie Henderson on trumpet and Billy Hart on drums as well as bassist Chris Sullivan.

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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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