A Place for Jazz Announces Fall 2016 Concert Schedule

September 8th, 2016, 2:00 pm by Greg

A Place for Jazz has announced the schedule for its fall
concert series, featuring five evenings of world-class jazz at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome.

The series kicks off on Friday (September 9) with saxophonist Scott Hamilton and his quartet. All of the concerts are at 7:30pm on Fridays. Tickets are $20.

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Here’s the complete schedule of the 2016 fall season:

Friday (September 9): THE SCOTT HAMILTON QUARTET
Scott Hamilton came on the scene in the 1970s, carrying forward the tradition of the classic jazz tenor saxophone. He recorded his debut album in 1977 for Concord Records. In the early 1980s, he formed his own group and began touring throughout the world.

September 23: STEVEN KROON LATIN JAZZ SEXTET
Percussionist Steve Kroon studied Afro Cuban percussion with Tommy López, Sr. and later Brazilian rhythms with Dom Um Romão. He has performed with such diverse artists as Diana Krall, Spyro Gyra, Bette Midler and Gary Bartz.

October 7: DENISE DONATELLI
Denise Donatelli performs at jazz festivals and clubs, art centers, and with university jazz bands. She has toured and performed with Bill Cunliffe, Tamir Hendelman and the Stan Kenton Alumni Band. Her 2015 CD, Find a Heart, earned a Grammy nomination as Best Jazz Vocal Album.

October 21: JOE BARNA & SKETCHES OF INFLUENCE
Drummer-composer Joe Barna, a native of Troy, studied with jazz great John Faddis, Hal Galper, Adam Nussmaun and John Riley. He has recorded on more than 10 albums as a sideman and four albums as a bandleader. His most recent effort, Suite Lee, is a tribute to pianist Lee Shaw, which his group will perform for us along with other music.

November 4: THE CHRISTIAN JACOB TRIO
Born in Lorraine, France, Christian Jacob began playing classical piano at age four. He was nine or ten years old when he discovered jazz . He first gained widespread exposure as co-leader, arranger and pianist with the Tierney Sutton Band, who played at A Place for Jazz in 2009, and he’s since built a substantial career as a solo artist.