LIVE: Schenectady JAM Concert @ Proctors’ Robb Alley, 4/14/13

April 29th, 2013, 4:00 pm by Greg
Schenectady Mayor McCarthy and Tim Coakley

Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy and Tim Coakley

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.

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LIVE: Gary Smulyan/Dylan Canterbury Quartet @ Flo’s Lark Tavern, 6/14/12

June 19th, 2012, 3:00 pm by Greg
Gary Smulyan and Dylan Canterbury

Gary Smulyan and Dylan Canterbury

Photographs by Albert Brooks. See more of Albert’s photos from this show here.

Saxman Gary Smulyan plays the big horn – the baritone saxophone – and he plays it very well. Well enough, in fact, to be named Baritone Saxophonist of the Year in the 2012 Down Beat Critic’s Poll. Well enough to snag six Grammy Awards.

Trumpeter Dylan Canterbury doesn’t have a mantel full of awards. He’s just 24 years old.

But put the two together with bassist Otto Gardner and drummer Joe Barna, and they make some mighty beautiful music…

Joe Barna, Dylan Canterbury and Otto Gardner

Joe Barna, Dylan Canterbury and Otto Gardner

Gary-Smulyan and Dylan Canterbury

Gary-Smulyan and Dylan Canterbury

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