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Bruce Barth
BRUCE BARTH & SEAN SMITH @ BEATTIE-POWERS HOUSE - SAT 3/28

Planet Arts
, in collaboration with Friends of Beattie-Powers will present pianist Bruce Barth and bassist Sean Smith at the Beattie-Powers House - Prospect Avenue and Bridge Street in Catskill, NY - on Saturday, March 28 at 5:00pm.

Other upcoming Planet Arts performances include:
Saturday 4/25 - Joe Locke Trio @ Central House Hotel (8:00pm)
Saturday 5/23 - Rhys Tivery Trio @ Beattie Powers House (8:00pm

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Bobby Sanabria

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 include:

Wednesday 4/1 - Music & Poetry of the Extended Caribbean (3:30pm).
Bobby Sanabria & Elena Martínez present: “James Reese Europe, the Latin Tinge & the Puerto Rican Connection,” & Poetry readings of the work of Clara Lair, Julia de Burgos & Tato Laviera at UAlbany-SUNY, Humanities 354.

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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Lee Shaw
SCHENECTADY MUSICAL UNION 2015 JAM EVENT - SUNDAY 4/12

The Schenectady-Amsterdam Musical Union will present their 2015 Jazz Appreciation Month Celebration on Sunday, April 12 at Proctors Robb Alley in Schenectady, NY.

3:00pm - Screening of "Lee's 88 Keys" documentary on Lee Shaw
4:30pm - Keith Pray Quintet
6:00pm - Michael Benedict & Bopitude feat. Gary Smulyan & Bruce Barth

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Speakeasy 518
BI-WEEKLY JAM SESSION @ SPEAKEASY - TUESDAY 4/14

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

Akiko
ALBANY MUSICIANS' ASSOCIATION 2015 JAM CELEBRATION - SUN 4/19

The Albany Musicians’ Association, Inc. will present the 2015 Jazz Appreciation Month Celebration on Sunday, April 19 at the Colonie Elks Club in Latham, NY.

1:00pm: UAlbany Jazz Ensemble directed by David Hosley
1:40pm: Pearl River Trio
2:00pm: Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard
2:45pm: Pearl River Trio
3:00pm: String of Pearls
3:45pm: Award Presentatio to local Jazz writers Greg Haymes, Jay Hunter & Tom Pierce
4:00pm: Theresa Broadwell Quintet
5:00pm: Akiko Quartet, feat. Akiko (Hammond B3), Joe Magnarelli (trumpet), Myron Walden (sax) & Rudy Petschauer (drums).

The event will also serve as the celebration of Bill McCann's 30th year on the radio. His weekly show, The Saturday Morning Edition of Jazz, is heard from 8:00am to noon on WCDB-FM 90.9, Albany.

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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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