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Preview: Kingston Jazz Festival

The Kingston Jazz Festival takes place today through Saturday with five headlining performances and other jazz activities around the city. Recently Joel Hurd spoke with Brian McCurdy, the cultural director for the City of Kingston, Ontario, to find out more.  Go to full article

Preview: Burlington Jazz Festival starts Friday

The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival kicks off this Friday at various venues around Burlington, and this year features more music than ever before. Joel Hurd spoke with the festival's Managing Director Brian Mital.  Go to full article
Join the Crescent Street Band live at Maxfield's in Potsdam tonight (5-7pm).
Join the Crescent Street Band live at Maxfield's in Potsdam tonight (5-7pm).

Fresh variations on blues/jazz favorites

It's Friday morning, and the Canton/Potsdam band Crescent Street Jam was live in the studio for their brand of jazz and blues. Jim Akins, Martin Heintzelman, Stephen Bird, David Barnes, and Victor Caamano join Todd Moe during The Eight O'Clock Hour for some fresh takes on music from the '50s and '60s.  Go to full article
Bucky Pizzarelli
Bucky Pizzarelli

Preview: Jazz great Bucky Pizzarelli in Potsdam

A jazz legend who has played professionally for over 65 years will be playing a special concert in Potsdam Thursday night. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article
The Reese Project (Facebook)
The Reese Project (Facebook)

A concert of classical and jazz favorites

The Reese Project is an unlikely pairing of Jazz flute and Classical cello. Laurie and Tom Reese reside in the heart of Pennsylvania's Amish country. She is classically trained cellist and he is a lifelong jazz artist. They'll be in Saranac Lake this weekend to perform at Saranac Village at Will Rogers with their jazz trio. The concert is titled "Bach, Bolling and Bop". Todd Moe and Barb Heller have this preview.  Go to full article
Pianist Larry Ham. Photo:
Pianist Larry Ham. Photo:

Jazz piano "ambassador" Larry Ham returns to the North Country

A world-renowned jazz pianist with a strong North Country connection returns this weekend to give workshops in Keene, Canton and Potsdam as well as three live performances. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

Preview: Rubblebucket in Saranac Lake

A fast-rising band with Vermont roots that won the 2009 Boston Music Award for "Best Live Act" will be making a stop in Saranac Lake Saturday night to help celebrate this year's winter carnival. Joel Hurd has this profile of Rubblebucket.  Go to full article
Drew Coles, Taylor Clay, Kevin Urvalek, Max Howard and Joseph Goehle will play for a ceremony honoring Wynton Marsalis.
Drew Coles, Taylor Clay, Kevin Urvalek, Max Howard and Joseph Goehle will play for a ceremony honoring Wynton Marsalis.

Crane jazz students to perform with Wynton Marsalis

SUNY Potsdam will bestow an honorary degree on jazz legend Wynton Marsalis this week. He thought it would be nice to have some company at the event, so Marsalis invited five jazz students from the Crane School of Music to play in New York City on Friday at the gathering.

The students and professor Bret Zvacek, director of Crane's Jazz Studies program, will perform as part of a ceremony to award an honorary Doctorate of Music to Marsalis. They hope to play at least one song with the internationally known trumpet player. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

Jean Rohe at St. Williams: folk and jazz fused with global flavors

This Thursday night kicks off the 2010 season of concerts at St. Williams on Raquette Lake. The first performer channels folk and jazz, but with decidedly Brazilian, Cuban, and Peruvian influence. Joel Hurd profiles the music of Jean Rohe.  Go to full article

Clarinet virtuoso at Norwood village green

This Thursday evening, the Wally Siebel Big Band will make its annual appearance at the Norwood Village Green concert series. Joining the band as a guest soloist will be a clarinet virtuoso who is a veteran of the Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman bands. Joel Hurd tells us about Ken Peplowski.  Go to full article

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