Ed Kowalczyk, former lead singer in the multi-platinum-selling rock band Live, will headline the final concert in the Alive at Five free concert series in Albany today.
The concert starts at 5 p.m. at the Albany Riverfront Park amphitheatre at the Corning Preserve.
Among the hit tunes by Live are “Lightning Crashes,” “I Alone” and “All Over You.”
The Boston group Mission Hill will be the opening act.
Meanwhile, saxophonist Norm Frederick will lead a group in the free concert series Jazz on Jay from noon to 1:30 p.m. today in Schenectady. The concerts are held on the Jay Street pedestrian mall in downtown Schenectady. The rain site s Robb Alley in Proctors Theatre.
Frederick, a Schenectady native, has performed with such notables as Bobby Darin, Jerry Lewis, Tony Pastor and Russ Carlyle. He taught music at Schalmont for three years and at Bishop Gibbons for four years, before joining his father at Hermie’s Music Store, which he still runs.
At Jazz on Jay, Frederick will be joined by Azzam Hameed, keyboard and vocals; Ron Mayfield, guitar and vocals; Annette Harris, vocals; and Pat DiCesare, drums.