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Modern, traditional: All on tap at Tanglewood

Modern, traditional: All on tap at Tanglewood

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Tanglewood gearing up for a big summer season.
 
Saratoga Jazz Festival lives up to reputation
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Jazz Festival lives up to reputation

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Cuban conga player Pedrito Martinez told the audience from the main stage at the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival Saturday that it was “the best jazz festival on the whole entire planet.” Quite a compliment. Many, particularly those who continuously come every year for decades, would probably agree.
 
Wilson, Martinez savor Freihofer’s Jazz Fest atmosphere

Wilson, Martinez savor Freihofer’s Jazz Fest atmosphere

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Steve Wilson is looking forward to the Saratoga vibe. “It’s a family atmosphere,” the jazz saxophonist said. Pedrito Martinez also has positive memories of Saratoga, and the gazebo stage.

 
Rock violinist opens Luzerne festival
LAKE LUZERNE

Rock violinist opens Luzerne festival

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Luzerne Chamber festival set to start on new stage at Music Center.
 

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.
 
Tabernacle choir to bring ‘wall of sound’ to SPAC
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Tabernacle choir to bring ‘wall of sound’ to SPAC

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Mormon Tabernacle Choir's tour, hich includes stops at SPAC, Bethel Woods, Carnegie Hall, Yankee Stadium and Boston, is the first the choir has made to the area since 2003.
 
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.

Boston Early Music delivers a stunning 'Orfeo'

Monday, June 22, 2015
Boston Early Music Festival’s performance of Monteverdi’s “Orfeo” Sunday afternoon at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center was exceptional. It was the kind of production that members of the capacity crowd will long remember.
 
Phish bassist Gordon shares the love at Egg
ALBANY

Phish bassist Gordon shares the love at Egg

Saturday, June 20, 2015
Backed by a four-piece band, Mike Gordon hit The Egg as part of his brief tour to support his 2014 solo album “Overstep” and recent EP “The Last Step” before he rejoins Phish on tour later this summer.
 

Singer to be part of Juneteenth celebration

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Freddie Ingleton is one of the many performers donating their time and talents to this weekend’s 15th annual Juneteenth Celebration at Schenectady’s Vale Cemetery and Central Park. The event marks the end of slavery in Texas in 1865.
 
Ginger Baker brings 'Confusion' to Egg
ALBANY

Ginger Baker brings 'Confusion' to Egg

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Well into his 70s, Ginger Baker no longer plays like he did during his famed Cream and Blind Faith days. Nor does he care to.
 
Tony Bennett coming to Palace Oct. 18
ALBANY

Tony Bennett coming to Palace Oct. 18

Monday, June 15, 2015
Palace Theatre announces Grammy Award winning crooner Tony Bennett concert.
 
Avant-garde jazz combo kicks off Alive at Five
ALBANY

Avant-garde jazz combo kicks off Alive at Five

Friday, June 12, 2015
The Bad Plus Joshua Redman are described as “avant-garde populism” and consider themselves accessible, but maybe not quite accessible enough for the Thursday at Alive crowd.
 
Jazz legend Ornette Coleman remembered as 'true pioneer'
NEW YORK

Jazz legend Ornette Coleman remembered as 'true pioneer'

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Jazz legend Ornette Coleman, the visionary saxophonist and composer who pioneered "free jazz" and won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007, has died.
 
Drummer Ginger Baker grumpy but ready to go

Drummer Ginger Baker grumpy but ready to go

Thursday, June 11, 2015
You could feel the annoyance in Ginger Baker’s voice.
 
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.
 
 

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