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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
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
Jonathan Lorentz
Jonathan Lorentz

About the Jonathan Lorentz Trio

A doctoral student in jazz performance at NYU, saxophonist Jonathan Lorenz used his UpNorth Music session to explore a few of his original compositions with other experienced musicians. All adept at picking up and playing unfamiliar tunes, they developed the themes of the compositions into solid recordings.  Go to full article

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra tonight in Potsdam

NCPR is Media Sponsor for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis night (7:30) at Maxcy Hall at SUNY-Potsdam. The JLCO is comprised of 15 of the finest jazz musicians and has been Lincoln Center's resident orchestra for 12 years. Todd Moe spoke with saxophonist Ted Nash, who says teaching and inspiring young musicians to reach their own potential is an important part of the group's mission.  Go to full article
Sandra Day Rossi and Tony Monte
Sandra Day Rossi and Tony Monte

About Sandra Day Rossi

Sandra Day Rossi is a fixture on the New York City area cabaret scene, but she also spends a good bit of the year at her summer place in Duane, NY. For her UpNorth Music session (which we recorded in Wakefield Recital Hall at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam) Sandi invited the very in-demand pianist Tony Monte to accompany her.  Go to full article
The Sam Hopkins Band
The Sam Hopkins Band

About Sam Hopkins

The rich tones of Sam Hopkins voice, and the unusual inclusion of a mandolin in the band, give this act a distinct jazz sound. Sam Hopkins has been the lead vocalist in a number of rhythm & blues, jazz, and blues bands in Canada, and more recently, in the North Country. As a singer, Sam believes it's his responsibility to attract musicians who can play to what his voice creates.  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
Confusion at their UpNorth Music Session
Confusion at their UpNorth Music Session

About Confusion

Most of the members of this 10-piece big band used to play in the pit orchestra for the Gouverneur High School musicals. They play regularly in and around their hometown to raise money for charity.  Go to full article
David Hartman
David Hartman

About David Hartman

Twenty-one-year old David, backed up by some of his friends from Canton High School, sang Frank Sinatra tunes for us in Canton. When he was a teenager, the gift of a Brian Setzer album from his godmother led him to sing jive and jazz standards. David was joined by Kyle Tupper on drums, Alex Jenseth on bass and Tim Savage on an old upright piano.  Go to full article

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