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Presented by Lincoln Mayorga & Rob Fisch The Spencertown Academy presents An Evening of Jazz Classics with Lincoln Mayorga (piano) and Rob Fisch (trumpet). The program will include favorites written by Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and many more. Fisch explains that, “this core genre is the primary basis for jazz re-interpretation and derivative works for the past century of American music”. He goes on, “many refer to this genre of music as the Great American Songbook, I just call it…
Celtic folk songwriting legend and Saratoga local Kevin McKrell joined by drummer and percussionist Brian Melick. Kevin is a masterful entertainer and musician who has played festival stages, concert halls, and clubs around the globe, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Given Kevin’s background and with St Patrick’s Day only a week away, the concert is certain to have more than a wee bit of an Irish/Celtic theme. Tickets are now available. Listen to the song “Greenfields of France” on…
We are pleased to welcome these talented performers for another concert in our Roots Series. “Every once in a while I hear a voice whose sheer beauty stops me in my tracks. Such was the case the first time I heard Ana Egge,” raves Folkworks.org. Singer-songwriter, Americana, roots artist – Shawn Colvin claims, “Ana has the rare gift of being so eloquent and simple that she takes your breath away. I just love her.” And, says USA Today, “ can…
7:00pm dance lesson, music to follow. The Lustre Kings are more than just another rockabilly revival outfit churning out versions of popular Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry tunes. Lead singer and guitarist Mark Gamsjager has a natural affinity for the music and delivers a rootsy twang on his electric Gretsch guitar. See The Lustre Kings’ video. Swing dance lessons by Jason Fenton will be offered at 7:00pm prior to the concert. Jason is a dance instructor/choreographer/performer at The Arts Center…
Since 2005 the sisters have garnered critical acclaim by forging a distinctive musical imprint in which they “wed lilting voices, dynamically complex vocal harmonies, and folk-influenced melodies to dark, wryly sarcastic lyrical content.” See The Chapin Sisters here. Order Tickets.
Bend the Knotted Oak Chamber Music. Including works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mahler, and Walton, written with astonishing maturity just as the composers were emerging from childhood. These are not mere “student” works. BKO Chamber Music includes Mitsuko Suzuki (violin), Ron Carbone (viola), Robert Reed (cello), and Uel Wade (piano and artistic direction). A reception to follow.
These two renowned solo artists have joined forces to create a major new voice in American music. The songs are their own, the harmonies finely tuned, and the playing—on guitars, fiddle, banjo, and more—glances back to early American forms even as it peers forward with freshly contemporary ideas.