Win FREE TIX to Ben Allison Band at St. Rose’s Massry Center on Thursday!

The eclectic, ever-inventive jazz composer-bassist Ben Allison has been popping up all over Nippertown in recent months:

1). Playing with Steve Bernstein’s Millenial Territory Orchestra at the Lake George Jazz Weekend in a electrifying tribute to Sly & the Family Stone
2). Leading a children’s music education session with Nippertown saxman Brian Patneaude at the College of Saint Rose
3). Launching his Jim Hall Project with the trio’s debut performance at the Athens Cultural Center

On Thursday night (November 15), Allison returns to the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center in Albany for a concert with his Ben Allison Band, also featuring guitarist Steve Cardenas, guitarist-banjo player Brandon Seabrook and drummer Rudy Royston.

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Action-Refraction, Allison’s latest album, underscores his far-reaching influences and endlessly adventurous musical style with dramatic interpretations of songs by Thelonious Monk, PJ Harvey, Samuel Barber, Neil Young and Donny Hathaway, as well as his own strikingly original music.

The concert will also feature the Lee Shaw Trio, Nippertown’s premier piano jazz threesome – pianist Lee Shaw, bassist Rich Syracuse and drummer Jeff Siegel.

The Ben Allison Band and the Lee Shaw Trio double-bill at the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center in Albany takes place at 7:30pm on Thursday (November 15). Tix are $20.

BUT WAIT… we’re giving away a pair of FREE TIX for Thursday’s show to a lucky Nippertown reader! To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The winners will be selected at random and notified on Thursday. Good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

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8 Responses to “Win FREE TIX to Ben Allison Band at St. Rose’s Massry Center on Thursday!”

  1. Cliff Bird says:

    Ben did a workshop in September for elementary kids from Abram Lansing Elementary School (Cohoes) that was outstanding. His talent is exceptional. That he can make it accessible to intermediate students is amazing.

  2. Seth says:

    Great show for a Thursday night. Massry is an excellent place venue.

  3. Brandon says:

    woohoo! Thanks Nippertown!

  4. glenn says:

    woo hoo! hey thats my line brandon.
    lol

  5. Bob O'Dell says:

    Ben Allison is excellent, and Steve Cardenas on guitar, too? Yow! somebodies will be having fun!

  6. Nina Lee says:

    Action refraction reaction retraction

  7. James Kirk says:

    This bass player (me) could use some inspiration, Ben Allison is just the ticket.

  8. Christine Daniel says:

    I could also use some inspiration!

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