FREE Concert Announced for The Egg

October 15th, 2014, 10:00 am by Greg

In conjunction with the New York State Presenters Conference taking place in Albany later this month, The Egg will be hosting a NYS Performing Arts Showcase at 7:30pm on Tuesday, October 28.

The showcase will feature five diverse musical acts, and admission is free to the general public.

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Here’s the line-up of performers for the showcase:

THE VILLALOBOS BROTHERS: Masterfully blending the indigenous rhythms and melodies of their native Veracruz, Mexico with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music, the Villalobos Brothers deliver an intoxicating brew of music.

ARTURO O’FARRILL: Pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill, best known for his Grammy-award winning contributions to contemporary Latin Jazz, particularly his work as leader of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra performs with his quartet.

SYBARITE5: From the moment their bows hit the strings, this quintet of talented, diverse musicians takes the audience on an exciting ride that engages the senses and redefines the rules. From Mozart to Radiohead, Sybarite5’s eclectic repertoire and dynamic performance style is turning heads everywhere.

DAN ZANES: Dan Zanes occupies a unique place in American music where sea shanties, English music hall, North American and West Indian folk music, play party songs, the spirit of early rock-and-roll and soulful originals collide. He has toured the world sharing handmade 21st century social music with enthusiastic crowds of kids and kid sympathizers.

MICHAEL BLAKE: Michael Blake has established himself as a leading voice in contemporary jazz that bristles with originality and vision. The saxophonist-composer has recorded 10 CDs as leader – including his most recent, Tiddy Boom, slated for release on the day of the showcase.

In addition, The Egg is hosting two special dance-oriented events on the evening of Monday, October 27 in conjunction with the the conference. At 7pm, The Egg presents a free talk with the legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones, who will sit down with Joe Donahue from WAMC-FM to discuss and read from his new book “Story-Time: The Life of an Idea,” a memoir filled with telling vignettes about his childhood as part of a large, poor, Southern family that migrated to upstate New York; about his struggles to find a place for himself in a white-dominated dance world; and about his encounters with notable artists and musicians and his emergence as one of the icons of the modern dance world. The talk will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.

And a free dance showcase will follow at 8:30pm featuring performances of modern dance by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, tap dance by Dorrance Dance and contemporary dance by Loco7 Puppet Theatre.