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January 25th, 2012, 3:00 pm by Greg

The sublime and endlessly inventive jazz pianist Fred Hersch will play a solo concert at Williams College’s Chapin Hall in Williamstown at 8pm on Friday, February 3. Hersch will also be conducting a master class earlier that same day at 1pm. Both events are open to the public, and admission is free.

In support of her latest album, Americana singer-songwriter Martha Scanlan will be joined by vocalist Amy Helm and bassist Bryan Isaacs– both of whom play with the Levon Helm Band and Ollabelle – and guitarist Dan Littleton (of Ida) in concert at The Linda in Albany at 8pm on Friday, February 17, as part of the new American Roots Music series. Tix are $18.

In support of their latest duo album, “Hot House,” jazz pianist Chick Corea teams up with vibraphone master Gary Burton at Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall in Lenox at 8pm on Sunday, August 26. The concert will also feature the Harlem String Quartet. Ticket prices range from $19-$63.

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Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany continues to push the musical envelope with a newly announced show by Rangda – featuring Sir Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny – at 7:30pm on Monday, February 27. Century Plants open the show. Also headed into Valentine’s are the Spampinato Brothers – led by NRBQ alum Joey & Johnny Spaminato – who take the stage at 8pm on Friday, April 27. Advance tix are $10.

Club Helsinki in Hudson has bolstered its concert calendar with a couple of new additions – Joseph Arthur at 9pm on Friday, March 16; and the double-bill of the Underskore Orchestra and the Lucky Five at 9pm on Friday, April 13.

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES: Due to tour routing issues, the Daughtry concert at the Palace Theatre has been moved from the original date of Saturday, April 28, which was announced last week. The show is now scheduled to take place one night later – 7:30pm on Sunday, April 29. SafetySuit and Mike Sanchez open. Priced at $30.50, $40.50 and $50.50, tix go on sale to the general public at 12noon on Saturday (January 28).

Veteran rocker Pat Travers and his band return to the Fuller Roadhouse Grille in Colonie on Friday, February 10. Opening the show will be Time Machine, Kristen Capolino and Super 8 Six. Doors open at 8pm. Tix are $25 in advance; $30 at the door.

Northern Lights in Clifton Park has added a few new shows, including Every Time I Die with the Viking, Former Thieves and the Nightlife at 7:30pm on Thursday, February 16 ($15 in advance; $17 at the door); and Sublime tribute band Badfish and Scotty Don’t at 7:30pm on Saturday, April 14 ($15 in advance; $20 at the door). Tix for both shows go on sale on Saturday (January 28).

Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs hosts Melvin Seals & JGB for a two-night stand on Saturday & Sunday, March 10 & 11. Details TBA.

OPENERS: If the opportunity to catch the exceptional singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle in action isn’t reason enough to head to MASS MoCA on Saturday, March 10, then perhaps the addition of Richard Buckner as the opening act will tip the scales for you.

CANCELLED: “Cinematic Titanic” – originally slated for Proctors in Schenectady on Saturday, February 4 – has been cancelled.

SOLD OUT: If you haven’t already snagged your tix for Hot Tuna at The Egg in Albany on Saturday, February 25, it looks like you’re outta luck. The show is now officially sold out.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Yes, it’s true. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band are headed into the Times Union Center in Albany in April. Tix go on sale to the general public at 12noon on Saturday (January 28); details here.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, PART II: The Egg in Albany has added a trio of new concerts – including the country triple bill of Brent Anderson, J.T. Hodges and Kip Moore; comedian Louie Anderson; and contemporary pop singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson – to its spring schedule.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, PART III: The Trio of OZ was added to the roster of Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, PART IV: Academy Award-winning actor-director Kevin Costener showcases his singer-songwriter chops when he takes the stage at Northern Lights in Clifton Park with his band Modern West in April.