FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2016
Spencertown Academy Arts Center Presents Jazz Concert Saturday, February 13
Spencertown, New York— Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents the Intentional Jazz ensemble on Saturday, February 13 at 7:30pm. This talented sextet brings a fresh return to the rich tradition of jazz from the Blue Note era exemplified by the likes of Art Blakey, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, and many others. Led by Rob Fisch, Intentional Jazz brings together some of the finest jazz musicians from northeastern New York, western Massachusetts, and southern Vermont, including Rob Fisch (trumpet), Aaron Dean, (sax), Dave Pickard (trombone), David Bartley (piano), Dave Christopolis (bass), and Steve Collins (drums). General admission tickets ($20/$10 for students) may be purchased in advance via www.spencertownacademy.org and will be available at the door.
The concert is the first of a series of four concerts that will be produced this year by Spencertown Academy volunteers. Longtime Columbia County residents Rob Fisch and Craig Bender are spearheading the effort. “For the first program, we’re pulling out all the stops to help everybody shake off cabin fever and warm up this winter,” said Fisch. “Intentional Jazz is a strong six-piece jazz group known for its rich sound and synchronized harmonies from a formidable three-part horn section and a stellar rhythm section of piano, bass, and drums.”
This ensemble of veteran musicians excels with selections such as “All Blues,” “Nardis,” and “Blue in Green” by Miles Davis, “My Favorite Things” by Richard Rogers but brought into the jazz idiom by John Coltrane, “Doxy” by Sonny Rollins, and “Sister Sadie” by Horace Silver.
Founded in 1972, Spencertown Academy Arts Center is a cultural center and community resource serving Columbia County, the Berkshires, and the Capital region. Housed in a landmark 1847 Greek Revival schoolhouse, the Academy is located at 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, New York. For more information, please see www.spencertownacademy.org or call 518-392-3693.