LIVE: Michael Benedict & Bopitude @ A Place for Jazz, 10/26/12

Drummer-bandleader Michael Benedict leads Bopitude – featuring baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan, trumpeter Chris Pasin, tenor saxophonist Brian Patneaude, pianist Bruce Barth and bassist Mike Lawrence – through Bobby Timmons’ classic “Moanin’” during their recent concert at the First Unitarian Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome.

A Place for Jazz presents its final concert of the year at the Whisperdome at 7:30pm tonight (Friday, November 9) featuring the red-hot Pedrito Martinez Group. Tix are $15; students $7; and children under 12 FREE if accompanied by an adult.

And at 7:30pm on Saturday (November 10), an expanded, 16-piece, big band variation of Bopitude – featuring special guest saxophonist Ralph Lalama and pianist Bruce Barth – plays the music of Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Bill Holman and Gary McFarland in concert at the Greenville High School Auditorium in Greenville. Tix are $15 and can be reserved by phoning 518.966.5070.

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