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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
Robert Godkin, clarinet & curved soprano sax; John Mitchell, horn; Andrew Clark, banjo; Ted Houghton, tuba
Robert Godkin, clarinet & curved soprano sax; John Mitchell, horn; Andrew Clark, banjo; Ted Houghton, tuba

Jazz to grind flour by

Staff and volunteers launch another milling season at historic Watson's Mill in Manotick Ontario tomorrow. The mill first opened for business 150 years ago. Grand opening guests include the Brockville Infantry Company, the Manotick Brass and the Hot Spud Jazz Band. The four-man band keeps busy with appearances at various charitable events. Lucy Martin got the chance to chat with Hot Spud members between tunes at the mill's opening last year. Here they are, with a sample of their Dixieland fare.  Go to full article

Sizzling salsa and Latin jazz at Crane tonight

The Crane Latin Ensemble mixes up a selection of classical salsa and Latin jazz tonight (7:30) in Snell Theater in Potsdam. They'll perform favorites like Tito Puente's Frenzy and Eddie Palmieri's Bilongo. Last spring, Todd Moe sat in on a rehearsal and spoke with some of the students and director Marsha Baxter who started the group when she arrived ten years ago with a passion for Latin music.  Go to full article
Charles Wright & Dee Stone
Charles Wright & Dee Stone

Washington, DC-based jazz/pop duo to play in Potsdam Saturday night

A husband and wife duo who play jazz, pop and lots of original songs will be playing in Potsdam Saturday night at La Casbah. Joel Hurd has a preview of the Stone/Wright Duo.  Go to full article
Ivory and Gold performs Saturday night at 7 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton.
Ivory and Gold performs Saturday night at 7 at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton.

Preview: Ivory and Gold in Canton

A concert Saturday night at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Canton will be a reunion of old friends and a chance to make some new ones. The trio, Ivory and Gold, brings its brand of jazz, ragtime and swing to the concert. It's a benefit for GardenShare, which promotes locally grown food and raises issues surrounding hunger. The concert is also a cd release party and will feature new music from the trio. Todd Moe spoke with Anne Barnhart, Jeff Barnhart and Danny Coots. The concert marks a homecoming for Danny, who grew up in Canton.  Go to full article

Preview: tribute to Frank Sinatra in Potsdam

Singer/guitarist John Pizzarelli and the CPS Studio Orchestra present "A Tribute to Frank Sinatra" tonight at 7:30 pm in SUNY Potsdam's Hosmer Hall. Todd Moe has a preview.  Go to full article

Preview: Gypsy jazz in the North Country

This Saturday one of the most successful presenters of gypsy jazz, Babik, will venture east from their home base in Buffalo to play two gigs in the North Country, in Sacketts Harbor and Potsdam. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

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