Real Good for Free: The Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute Concert Series Schedule

Jimmy Heath, Linda Oh and Ambrose Akinmusire

Jimmy Heath, Ambrose Akinmusire, Linda Oh

Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs has announced the line-up for the concert series that it hosts in conjunction with its annual Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute. All concerts will be held on campus at the Zankel Music Center. Admission is free.

As usual, there will be two concerts by the institute’s faculty members (all of whom are first-class working jazz players) and two by the institute’s students, in addition to performances by jazz veterans and up-and-comers.

Here’s the schedule of performances:

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Tuesday, June 28, 8pm: The Heath Brothers Quartet featuring tenor saxman Jimmy Heath, drummer Tootie Heath, pianist Jeb Patton and bassist David Wong

Thursday, June 30, 8pm: The Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute Faculty Sextet featuring pianist Bill Cunliffe, bassists Todd Coolman, drummer Dennis Mackrel, saxophonist Pat LaBarbera, trumpeter Bobby Shew and trombonist Curtis Fuller.

Friday, July 1, 1pm: Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute Student Concert

Saturday, July 2, 8pm: The Linda Oh Quartet featuring bassist Linda Oh, pianist David Virelles, drummer Eric McPherson and tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm

Tuesday, July 5, 8pm: The Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet featuring trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, tenor saxophonist Walter Smith, pianist Sam Harri, bassist Harish Raghavan and drummer Justin Brown

Thursday, July 7, 8pm: The Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute Faculty Sextet featuring pianist Bill Cunliffe, bassist Todd Coolman, drummer Dennis Mackrel, saxophonist Pat LaBarbera, trumpeter Bobby Shew and trombonist Curtis Fuller

Friday, July 8, 1pm: Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute Student Concert

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One Response to “Real Good for Free: The Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute Concert Series Schedule”

  1. J Hunter says:

    Oh and Akinmusire are definitely people to see. Linda’s double bass is about a head-and-a-half taller than she is, but she slaps that sucker around like it stole something. Ambrose subbed for Avishai Cohen at SFJAZZ Collective’s Egg show last year, and he showed that he is the real deal.

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