• The concert series A Place for Jazz kicked off its fall season on Friday with the Scott Hamilton Quartet. Upcoming events include the Steven Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet (Sept. 23) , vocalist Denise Donatelli (Oct. 7), Joe Barna’s Sketches of Influence (Oct. 21) and the Christian Jacob Trio (Nov. 4).
• The Lake George Jazz Weekend, Sept. 17-18, features several outstanding performers, including The Brubeck Brothers, The Diva Jazz Orchestra, The Gary McFarland Legacy Ensemble with Dick Oatts, and the Amina Figarova Sextet. And it’s free.
• On Oct. 9, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Schenectady, The Swingtime Jazz Society will present The Dadtet, a group of local musicians all of whom have become recent fathers: Brian Patneaude. Dave Fisk, Ben O’Shea, David Gleason. Mike Lawrence and Andy Hearn. They play a spirited mix of jazz standards and originals.
• On Oct. 18, The Empire Jazz Orchestra will present its fall concert at Schenectady County Community College, featuring arrangements and compositions by Benny Carter, Oliver Nelson, Sammy Nestico, Keith Pray Jim Corigliano and others.
• On Dec. 9, The College of Saint Rose in Albany will present a stellar trio of alto saxophonist Steve Wilson, pianist George Cables and bassist Ira Coleman, all of whom are masters of their instruments.
Beattie-Powers House, Catskill, 945-2669 or [email protected]
Oct. 1: Noah Preminger-Dan Tepfer
College of Saint Rose, Albany, 337-4871 or [email protected]
Dec. 9: The Steve Wilson, George Cables and Ira Coleman Trio
DoubleTree Hotel, 100 Nott Terrace, Schdy, 423-9343 or [email protected]
Oct. 9: Swingtime Jazz Society presents The Dadtet
The Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany, 473-1845
Sept. 30: Hot Sardines
Oct. 15: Savion Glover with James Carter Quartet
Dec. 9: Jack DeJohnette trio with Ravi Coltrane and Matthew Garrison. Rudresh Mahanthappa will open.
Lake George Jazz Weekend, Shepard Park Lake George, 668-2616 or [email protected]
Sept. 17: The Brubeck Brothers, Charnee Wade, Tizer featuring Karen Briggs
Evening: Diva Jazz Orchestra
Sept. 18: Edmar Casteneda Trio, Gary McFarland Legacy Ensemble with Dick Oatts, Amina Figarova Sextet
Schenectady County Community College, Empire Jazz Orchestra, 382-1231
Oct. 18: Music of Benny Carter, Oliver Nelson, Sammy Nestico, Gordon Goodwin, Keith Pray, Jim Corigliano, Louis Bellson and more
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 273-8945
Nov. 3: Big Bad Voodo Daddy
Van Dyck, Schenectady, 348.7999 or [email protected]
Oct. 8: Drum Batlle with Michael Benedict, Pete Sweeney. Bob Halek, Mark Foster and Brian Melick. Special guests Keith Pray, alto saxophone, Jon LeRoy, organ.
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