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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

Giving Voice: Guest David Budbill

David Budbill is long recognized for giving voice to the speech, lives and landscape of his home in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Then one day an old Chinese hermit/poet/scholar came to live up hill from David, and took his name, Judevine Mountain, from his new dwelling place. In two books of poetry, Moment to Moment, and While We've Still got Feet, David has brought his reclusive neighbor's work to the public. For this debut podcast edition of Giving Voice, we present an extended recording of David in performance with jazz musicians William Parker and Hamid Drake at the State University of New York in Plattsburgh, and excerpts from an interview following a reading at the Montgomery Vermont Municipal Library.  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

Preview: The Reese Project in Lake Placid

Flute and cello take center stage for a couple of nights of great jazz this weekend in Lake Placid. The Reese Project will be making their way to the North Country for the first time. Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article
Billy Martin, John Medeski, and Chris Wood are ready for a special acoustic show in Potsdam.
Billy Martin, John Medeski, and Chris Wood are ready for a special acoustic show in Potsdam.

Wide Open Groove With Medeski, Martin & Wood

Groove masters Medeski, Martin & Wood bring their unique mix of jazz, rock, funk, and experimentation to Potsdam Friday. The keyboard-bass-drum trio came together in the New York City music scene of the 1990s. A few opening shows for the rock band Phish in 1996 catapulted them to the top of the jam band scene. They've played all over the world. They've tabbed Potsdam for a rare acoustic performance. David Sommerstein has this profile.  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

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