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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
The Winston Jazz Band
The Winston Jazz Band

Preview: Jazz on the water

The Winston Jazz Band brings its style of jazz improv to Blue Mountain Lake this weekend. Todd Moe has this preview.  Go to full article
Larry Ham
Larry Ham

A love of jazz

Pianist Larry Ham grew up in Millbrook, a small town near Poughkeepsie. Piano lessons as a child led to a love of music, specifically jazz. He graduated from the Crane School of Music, and since 1985 has worked as a composer and arranger in New York City. He's performed at jazz festivals and concerts across the globe, and returns to Potsdam for a concert this Sunday night at 7:30 pm in SUNY Potsdam's Wakefield Recital Hall. Todd Moe spoke with Larry Ham about his career and music.  Go to full article

Preview: Ostentatious Poverty in Burlington

A new musical theatre work debuts in Burlington this weekend. Ostentatious Poverty mingles idioms from jazz, economic theory and the theatre. It's part of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. Vermont jazz artist Patricia Julien composed the music. Todd Moe spoke with writer/director Rachel Perlmeter, who says it's a jazz-play, an economical quartet. She says the show samples notions of chaos in economics and music, improvisation and game theory, language and noise.  Go to full article

Preview: Larry Ham?s Carousel

Pianist Larry Ham grew up in Millbrook, a small town near Poughkeepsie. Piano lessons as a child led to a love of music, specifically jazz. He graduated from the Crane School of Music, and since 1985 has worked as a composer and arranger in New York City. He works with some of the top names in jazz and is gaining recognition as a band leader. He's performed at jazz festivals and concerts across the globe, including Washington D.C., Ottawa, Finland, Japan and West Africa. Todd Moe spoke with Larry Ham about his career and new CD, Carousel which includes seven of his original compositions.  Go to full article

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