Photograph of Michael Benedict & Bopitude by Andrzej Pilarczyk
A JazzApril event
April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and the Albany Musicians’ Association is doing its part to celebrate with a big bash on Sunday afternoon (April 21). You’re invited, and admission if free.
In addition to the music, the musicians’ association will also be honoring five Capital Region individuals for their ongoing contributions to the local jazz scene. The honorees will be photographers Rudy Lu, Andrzej Pilarczyk and Albert Brooks – all of whom have been regular Nippertown contributors – in addition to artist Wren Panzella (for her jazz-themed paintings) and Brian Patneaude (for his operation of the local jazz website Albany Jazz.
Here’s the schedule of performances for the Jazz Gala: