LIVE: GX3+ @ the Empire State Plaza at The Egg, 6/24/15

July 14th, 2015, 2:00 pm by Greg
GX3+

GX3+

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

The recently formed ensemble is named GX3+, which presumably stands for Guitars Times Three Plus.The three are Maria Zamantauski, Sten Isachsen and Ray Andrews, but they play more than just guitars. In fact, between the three of them, they play just about any instrument with strings.

And while uber percussionist Brian Melick joined them recently in concert at the Music Haven at Proctors in Schenectady, there was no “plus” when the trio took the outdoor stage on Albany’s Empire State Plaza recently for a sparkling edition of the lunchtime Made in the Shade of The Egg concert series.

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The Made in the Shade of The Egg concert series continues at 12noon on Wednesday (July 15) on the Empire State Plaza at the Base of The Egg with a jazz concert by Michael Benedict & Bopitude, featuring trumpeter Chris Pasin, saxophonists Brian Patneaude and Sharel Cassity, pianist David Gleason, bassist Mike Lawrence and drummer Michael Benedict. Admission is, of course, free.

Maria Zamantauski

Maria Zemantauski

Ray Andrews

Ray Andrews

Sten Isachsen

Sten Isachsen