Five Firsts: Tim Coakley

Clarinet Marmalade

Clarinet Marmalade

NAME: Tim Coakley
BAND AFFILIATION: The Tim Coakley Trio, Clarinet Marmalade
INSTRUMENT: Drums

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … “Dixie by Dorsey” with Jimmy Dorsey’s Dixieland Band

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2. THE FIRST CONCERT I EVER SAW WAS … Louis Armstrong and Woody Herman at the Stanley Theater in Utica

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … a grade-school clarinet

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” with the Stan Vollmer Trio at the Holiday Inn in Utica

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … the Stan Vollmer Trio (piano, bass and drums)

Drummer Tim Coakley – who also hosts “The Tim Coakley Jazz Show” on WAMC-FM, writes about jazz for The Daily Gazette and is president of A Place for Jazz – joins Clarinet Marmalade as part of the benefit concert at The Egg in Albany on Thursday. Other performers include David Malachowski & the Acoustic Woodstock All Stars, Glenn Weiser and Ramblin Jug Stompers. The evening opens with a reception at 5pm, followed by performances at 6:30pm. Tix are $45, $75 and $125

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