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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
Bill Vitek and Dan Gagliardi, <i>A Fine Line</i> joined us in the studio in November
Bill Vitek and Dan Gagliardi, A Fine Line joined us in the studio in November

Open Studio (full program)

The jazz duo A Fine Line is live in the studio, and we meet Massena wood carver, Ron Riley. Adirondack artists hold weekly workshops for teens, we talk with piano teachers and students at a fall festival, and it's a poetry masterclass on Giving Voice.  Go to full article

Jazz Trio Raises Money for Potsdam Day Care Center

There's great jazz for a great cause tonight in Potsdam. The Phil Neisser Trio performs at the Cactus Grill, on Raymond Street, from 10 to midnight. It's a benefit for Building Blocks Day Care Center in Potsdam. Todd Moe talks with Phil Neisser.  Go to full article
Guitarist Paul Meyers performs Friday and Saturday night, 7-9 pm, at <i>First Crush Wine & Coffee Bar</i> in Potsdam.  (photo: John Meyers)
Guitarist Paul Meyers performs Friday and Saturday night, 7-9 pm, at First Crush Wine & Coffee Bar in Potsdam. (photo: John Meyers)

Guitarist Returns to his Potsdam Musical Roots

Jazz guitarist-composer Paul Meyers returns to his musical roots this weekend. Meyers lives and teaches guitar in Jersey City. He's performed around the world with jazz greats Wynton Marsalis, David Sanchez, the Woody Herman Orchestra and others. He spent his teen years in Potsdam. His parents are musicians and he started guitar lessons at the Crane School of Music in the mid 70's. He told Todd Moe that's where he fell in love with jazz.  Go to full article
Bill Vitek (left) and Dan Gagliardi
Bill Vitek (left) and Dan Gagliardi

Music: A Fine Line

In a few weeks when college professors return from their summer break, they'll probably share stories of the places they traveled, family reunions or how well their garden grew...typical summer stuff. But two North Country professors will have a new CD and a full summer of performances to talk about. Bill Vitek teaches philosophy at Clarkson University in Potsdam and Dan Gagliardi teaches mathematics at St. Lawrence University in Canton. Their new CD of jazz standards, A Fine Line, has just been released. They stopped by the studio a few days ago to talk about the new disc and the music they love, and began by talking about the title of the CD.  Go to full article

Preview: Pat Metheny Group in Potsdam

North Country Public Radio is media sponsor for a concert by the Pat Metheny Group, Monday evening, February 14th at 7:30 pm in SUNY Potsdams Maxcy Hall. Metheny is a world-acclaimed guitarist, who has won 16 Grammy Awards. Todd Moe talks with NCPR's Joel Hurd, who will give a pre-concert lecture in Maxcy Hall, Room 104, at 6:30 pm.  Go to full article

Preview: Lowville Library Winter Concert Series Saturday Night

This Saturday evening the Lowville Library Winter Concert Series continues with a concert by one of the fastest rising and commercially successful jazz duos in the country. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article

Preview: Jazz and Art in Morristown

The Village of Morristown is combining the best in art and music this weekend with its Jazz and Arts Festival Saturday from noon to 8 pm. Morristown town historian Lorraine Bogardus says a full slate of regional jazz performers and lecturers is planned, along with displays from local artists and artisans.  Go to full article

Preview: Jazz Vocalist Laurel Masse returns to the North Country

Grammy winner and founding member of the Manhattan Transfer, Laurel Masse, visits the North Country this weekend for three concerts. Todd Moe chats with Laurel about jazz and her concert tour this summer.  Go to full article

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