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SKIDMORE JAZZ INSTITUTE CONCERT SERIES

The Skidmore Jazz Institute's annual concert series will take place in the Arthur Zankel Music Center’s Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall on the campust of Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Tuesday 6/30 - Gary Bartz (8:00pm)
Thursday 7/2 - Skidmore Jazz Institute Faculty Septet (8:00pm)
Friday 7/3 - Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute Student Concert (1:00pm)
Tuesday 7/7 - Ben Williams Quintet (8:00pm)
Thursday 7/9 - Skidmore Faculty Septet (8:00pm)
Friday 7/10 - Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute Student Concert (1:00pm)

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ALL EARS WORKSHOP @ SCCC - JULY 13-24

Capital District Jazz, Ltd will present the All Ears: Jazz and Improvised Music Workshop featuring special guest artist, trumpeter Ray Vega, at Schenectady County Community College from July 13 - 24.

Led by educators Keith Pray and Arthur Falbush along with other leading educators and performers from the Capital Region, All Ears is a fun hands-on way to learn about jazz and improvised music. Learning to play music by ear was the traditional method utilized by many of the jazz greats. In the program, the faculty will teach students how to develop their listening skills and provide step-by-step guidance through the process, helping them to gain results in a shorter amount of time.

The program is open to musicians of any age, ability or instrument. Tuition assistance is available for those in need, and day rates for adults interested in attending but who can only be there a limited time.

All Ears will also take place at SUNY Oneonta from August 3-7.

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Speakeasy 518
BI-WEEKLY JAM SESSION @ SPEAKEASY - TUESDAY 7/14

Speakeasy 518 (42 Howard St, Albany, NY) will continue its bi-weekly jazz jam session on Tuesday, July 14.

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

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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Jeff Nania
PROCTORS JAZZ INSTITUTE - AUGUST 3-14

The Proctors Jazz Institute
will run August 3-14 at Proctors in Schenectady.

This immersive experience will feature recording clinics, master classes, rhythm & improvisation courses and will transform the GE Theatre into a jazz club for the final performance on Friday, August 14.

The institute will be directed by saxophonist Jeff Nania and pianist Lecco Morris along with a panel of professional faculty and guest artists.

The program is open to musicians ages 14 and up.

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Armen Donelian, Marc Mommas

HUDSON JAZZ WORKSHOP - AUGUST 6 - 9

The 9th Annual Hudson Jazz Workshop hosted by pianist Armen Donelian and saxophonist Marc Mommaas with special guest, trumpeter Claudio Roditi, will be held August 6-9.

The workshop will focus on duo Improvisation, composition, performance through small, structured, intensive, personalized sessions and wholesome meals. There will be a final concert open to the public at the Hudson Opera House.

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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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