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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

About 5th Edition

This is what happens when talented high-school students are so inspired by a good jazz program at school that they decide to form a band to keep it going on the weekends. The band spoke with Jill Breit after their UpNorth Music session.  Go to full article
A Fine Line: Dan Gagliardi and Bill Vitek
A Fine Line: Dan Gagliardi and Bill Vitek

About A Fine Line

It's not usual to play jazz at 8:30 in the morning, as this duo did for their UpNorth recording session, but Dan Gagliardi and Bill Vitek didn't mind. Both agreed that playing jazz gives musicians more energy than it takes. They spoke with Jill Breit after their UpNorth Music session.  Go to full article
Just In Time: Timothy Hill, Sam Whitesell, Victor Caamano, David Katz and Jake Whitesell
Just In Time: Timothy Hill, Sam Whitesell, Victor Caamano, David Katz and Jake Whitesell

About Just In Time

Just In Time is a Potsdam-based jazz quintet that likes to experiment with arrangements of favorite standards. They spoke with Jill Breit after their UpNorth Music session.  Go to full article
Thistle Tulla-Carson listens back to a song during her UpNorth Music recording session.
Thistle Tulla-Carson listens back to a song during her UpNorth Music recording session.

About Thistle Tulla Carson and Jerry Lavene

Jazz vocalist Thistle Tulla Carson loves to evoke the glamour of the 1920s in her stage appearances. She dresses in velvet gowns, long gloves and pearls for performances, hoping to transport her audience to a simpler, maybe more romantic time. Jazz guitarist Jerry Lavene accompanied Thistle for the UpNorth Music recordings. They spoke with Jill Breit.  Go to full article
Dogs of Jazz
Dogs of Jazz

About Dogs of Jazz

This jazz quartet wanted the name of their band to reflect the working class roots of its members. All four of the musicians in Dogs of Jazz played other types of music in other bands, but have found that jazz allows each instrument to have a clear voice in a conversation. They spoke with Jill Breit.  Go to full article

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