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Don't miss guitar, folk, musical tributes this week

Don't miss guitar, folk, musical tributes this week

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015
Everything is doubled this week: two guitar shows, two folkies, two tributes.
 
René Marie, Jazz at Lake make for a full weekend

René Marie, Jazz at Lake make for a full weekend

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015
Rene Marie and festivals galore.
 
Jordan's magic touch on display at Van Dyck

Jordan's magic touch on display at Van Dyck

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015
Hearing Stanley Jordan play guitar impresses the ears, with two or more melodies at once; but it amazes the eyes because just one pair of hands is making them.
Armed with almost supernatural skill, Jordan long ago sprang across the divide from gimmick to magic, from tricks to sorcery.
 
Doobie Brothers, Zac Brown Band closing SPAC season

Doobie Brothers, Zac Brown Band closing SPAC season

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015
The classic-rock parade that began on Travers Day with Chicago and Earth Wind and Fire at Saratoga Performing Arts Center continues when the Doobie Brothers and Gregg Allman team up there on Friday.
 
Katrina anniversary evokes city’s great music

Katrina anniversary evokes city’s great music

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
Ten years ago tomorrow, Hurricane Katrina slammed ashore east of New Orleans. When the levees failed, floodwaters drowned nearly two thousand residents of America’s most musical, magical city.
The first music I ever loved was what we call Dixieland up here but is revered (and still played) as traditional jazz in New Orleans.
 
Last shows of summer evoke many memories

Last shows of summer evoke many memories

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015
Check your calendar: Summer's ending.
 
Jon Cleary brings New Orleans to Galway
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Jon Cleary brings New Orleans to Galway

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015
Was my radio confused?
 
Music on the road, more at home

Music on the road, more at home

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Alejandro Escovedo and NRBQ on the road, and a Malian ngoni player right here at home at Proctors.
 
Shuggie Otis is back — and playing at The Egg

Shuggie Otis is back — and playing at The Egg

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Shuggie Otis at The Egg, Tedeschi Trucks at SPAC and Edgar Winter at Alive at Five. It's summer!
 
Joint venture bringing jazz show to Saratoga

Joint venture bringing jazz show to Saratoga

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Hats off to joint ventures as Caffe Lena teams up with the Universal Preservation Hall (25 Washington St., Saratoga Springs) to present a show there by David Amram with the Dylan Perillo Orchestra on Friday.
 
Free shows feature Yonder Mountain, Bopitude

Free shows feature Yonder Mountain, Bopitude

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Life is “back to normal” after the holiday, and there’s extra cool music, in both quantity and quality, with many freebies. In honor of ailing/recovering jazz-pop giant Joni Mitchell, let’s dub these shows “Playing Real Good for Free.”
 
Jazz Fest highlights: Cassandra sizzled, LeDonne went deep

Jazz Fest highlights: Cassandra sizzled, LeDonne went deep

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Looking back on last weekends Freihofer's Jazz Fest at SPAC.
 

Youth will be served at Freihofer's Jazz Festival

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Youth rules at Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival Saturday and Sunday at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Trumpeters Theo Croker and Etienne Charles are 29 and 31, respectively, and bassist Michael League of Snarky Puppy is also 31.
 
Gordon at Egg; Tuck & Patti at Van Dyck

Gordon at Egg; Tuck & Patti at Van Dyck

Thursday, June 18, 2015
This week it's Mike Gordon, Tuck & Patti, the Clearwater Fest and more.
 
Bad Plus with Redman set stage for jazz fest

Bad Plus with Redman set stage for jazz fest

Thursday, June 11, 2015
As a warmup for the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival in two weeks, tenor sax-man Joshua Redman joins the Bad Plus at Alive at Five tonight.
 
Summer concert series kick off season of fun

Summer concert series kick off season of fun

Thursday, June 4, 2015
In this season of too much fun, several concert series start this week; two others started yesterday and gather steam this week.
 
Orleans opens outdoor show season

Orleans opens outdoor show season

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Aside from wacky weather, we know the seasons are turning just by the shows happening now. The first free outdoor show of the season features Orleans — yeah, those 1970s hit-making pop-rockers — on Wednesday at the Empire State Plaza.
 
Buffy Sainte-Marie remains powerful talent

Buffy Sainte-Marie remains powerful talent

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Since folk singer Buffy Sainte-Marie played the first great singer-songwriter show I ever saw, near Buffalo in 1965, she’s learned and grown. Musically she has developed a jazz-blues feel in songs with bounce or swing; she can lead a band and fit her voice and songs within one. She brings those strengths and more on Saturday to the Eighth Step at Proctors GE Theatre (432 State St., Schenectady), demonstrating a “new math” of talent multiplying itself.
 
Willie Nile at Linda; Lena turns 55

Willie Nile at Linda; Lena turns 55

Thursday, May 14, 2015
When the great Willie Nile started playing here in the early 1980s, he led a band mostly borrowed from Patti Smith, but he has often proved himself since as a solo performer. At WAMC’s the Linda a few years back, he came onstage on crutches after wrecking his knee in a stage jump alongside Bruce Springsteen. He was electrifying anyway. Nile returns to The Linda on Saturday, first full-band gig here in some time by this veteran New York powerhouse.
 
Jazz Fest brings all ages and genres together

Jazz Fest brings all ages and genres together

Thursday, May 7, 2015
The second weekend of the 46th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival offered the best weather in memory for the 12-stage extravaganza. And the mood stayed sunny as the skies, where every day is Halloween or Mardi Gras, where the streets are full of music and folks plan lunch and dinner over breakfast and where everybody identifies with a favorite bar.
 
 

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