MUSIC: The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis @ the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy. 7:30pm. $49, $69, $79; students and children $22.
MUSIC: Ramblin Jug Stompers @ McGeary’s Pub, Albany. It’s the Monday after St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and the boys are serving up their annual Hangover Hoedown with plenty of funky acoustic pickin’ and jammin’ – jug band music, bluegrass, old-school country, back-porch blues and a touch of jazz… 7pm. FREE.
READING: The Saint Poem Reading Series @ Upstate Artists Guild, Albany. R.M. Engelhardt hosts a special salute to the Beat Genration at tonight’s open mic for poets. Sign-up at 7:30pm; readings at 8pm.
MUSIC: Joe Barna’s World View Ensemble @ Kokopellis, Troy. The drummer and his band – featuring saxophonist Adam Siegel, guitarist Mark Kleinhaut, bassist Lou Smaldone – put the spotlight on the music of George Gershwin. 7pm. Followed by a jam session from 8:15-10:00pm.
INFORMATIONAL MEETING: Northeast Country Music Association @ iHOP Restaurant, Clifton Park. A main topic of discussion will be the City of Albany’s impending licensing fee to venues that present live music. 7pm. FREE. A pre-meeting acoustic jam session will take place at 5pm.
READING: James Morrow @ Bard College Bertelsmann Campus Center’s Weis Cinema, Annandale-On-Hudson. The two-time winner of the World Fantasy Award and author of the Godhead Trilogy of novels (“Towering Jehovah,” “Blameless in Abaddon” and “The Eternal Footman”) will read from his novel “The Philosopher’s Apprentice.” 2:30pm. FREE.