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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

The Big Brass of the Dirty Dozen

One of New Orleans' premier brass bands brings its mix of jazz, funk, and rock to the Adirondacks tomorrow night. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band plays at 8pm at the Lake Placid Center for Arts. The group's a staple in New Orleans clubs and at the famous Jazz and Heritage Festival. It's played all over the world and has collaborated with artists like David Bowie, Elvis Costello, and Dr. John. David Sommerstein spoke with one of the group's founders.  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

Canton Jazz Combo: Student Band Eyes NYC Festival Competition

The seven-member Canton Jazz Combo visited the NCPR studio January 16, 2003 to record some music and conversation. The high school group has big plans for a New York City jazz band cometition later this year.
For more information about the jazz band and jazz combo, and their New York City plans, call director Tim Savage: 315-386-8561, x. 360  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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