Win FREE TICKETS to “It’s a Jazzy Christmas” at St. Rose’s Massry Center on Sunday!

November 28th, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg

The Peanut Gallery Jazz Band is back again!

One of the surprise hits of last year’s Nippertown’s holiday season, the Local 518 all-star jazz trio – featuring pianist and host David Gleason, bassist Mike Lawrence and drummer Pete Sweeney – returns to the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center in Albany on Sunday (December 2) for two shows.

The core of the unforgettable, family-friendly afternoon is the marvelous music of Vince Guaraldi – made famous in those “Peanuts” holiday specials – but you’ll also experience a stage full of Christmas decorations, an audience sing-a-long and a healthy dose of humor. And let’s not forget the milk-and-cookies reception for the kids, too.

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Five Firsts: David Gleason of Sensemaya, etc.

August 4th, 2010, 2:01 pm by Greg

David Gleason (photo by Niki Rossi)

(photo by Niki Rossi)

NAME: David Gleason
BAND AFFILIATION: Sensemaya, Soul Session, Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble
INSTRUMENT: Keyboards

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Hmm… I don’t think I can remember the first cassette tape I ever bought. I do remember the first CD I ever bought was “Billy Joel’s Greatest Hits.” I listened to it a bunch, and I had the piano/vocal book that went along with it. I learned a lot about harmony by comparing the chord symbols with the written music and the album.

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