Review and photographs by Rudy Lu
A JazzApril story
The Annual Schenectady JAM (Jazz Appreciation Month) concert was held this year at Robb Alley at Proctors with the theme of celebrating a hard-woking, multi-talented local jazz hero. This year’s hero is longtime drummer and WAMC-FM jazz radio host Tim Coakley. Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy presented a proclamation naming April 15 as Tim Coakley Day honoring him for all of his many contributions to the Local 518 jazz scene.
Music was presented by Dylan Canterbury leading a quintet presenting the straight-ahead style of jazz. Keith Pray’s r&b/soul influenced Soul Jazz Revival played the second set.
Both sets ended with guest musician sitting in for a jam session. A true jazz tradition.