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Real Good for FREE: Jazz On Jay Concert Series Announced

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The line-up of musicians have been announced for the free Jazz On Jay concert series. The lunchtime concerts will be held outdoors on Jay Street in Schenectady, except in case of inclement weather when the concert will move indoors to Apostrophe at Proctors.

The weekly concert series will run from early June through early September with an array of Local 518 jazz bands and musicians. All concerts will take place from 12noon-1:30pm on Thursdays.

Here’s the complete schedule of Jazz On Jay concerts for 2014:



Real Good for FREE: Jazz on Jay

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

The free lunchtime Jazz on Jay concert series continues this summer on Jay Street in Schenectady. The weekly concerts take place outdoors from 12noon-1:30pm on Thursdays (except where noted). In case of inclement weather the concert will move indoors to Robb Alley at Proctors.

Here’s the schedule of performances for the summer 2013 season:


Real Good for Free: Jazz on Jay, Schenectady

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
Thursday, June 7: Michael Lamkin and April Marie

Thursday, 6/7: Michael Lamkin and April Marie

The long-running Jazz On Jazz free concert series continues this summer on Jay Street in Schenectady. In the event of rain, the concerts will move indoors to the Muddy Cup in Proctors’ Robb Alley on State Street. The weekly lunch-time concerts take place on Thursdays from 12noon-1:30pm.

Jazz On Jay kicks off at 12noon on Thursday (June 7) with a performance jazz vocalist April Marie & the Michael Lamkin Trio.

Here’s the line-up of performances for the 2012 season:


Real Good for Free: Jazz On Jay, Schenectady

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Jazz On JayThe Jazz on Jay concert series returns to downtown Schenectady for its 17th season, presenting free outdoor jazz concerts by many of Nippertown’s finest musicians.

The concerts take place on Jay Street in Schenectady from 12noon-1:30pm on Thursdays throughout the summer months of June, July and August. In case of inclement weather, the rain location for the concerts is Robb Alley at Proctors.

Here’s the schedule of performances for summer 2011:


A Musical Memorial to Sam Farkas

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Sam Farkas
Jazz guitarist Sam Farkas was scheduled to lead his band, the Jazz Machine, in a free performance at 12noon on Thursday as part of the summer’s ongoing Jazz on Jay concert series.

Sadly, Farkas passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 12.

So Thursday’s Jazz on Jay concert will instead be a tribute to Sam Farkas and his musical legacy. Performing Farkas’ music in his honor on Thursday will be guitarist Joe Finn, drummer Cliff Brucker, organist Michael Lamkin and saxophonist Eric Walentowicz.

The free performance will take place at 12noon on Thursday on Jay Street in Schenectady. In case of bad weather, the concert will be moved indoors to Robb Alley at Proctors.

(photo of Sam Farkas by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Real Good for Free: Jazz on Jay

Friday, May 29th, 2009

There isn’t much jazz to be found on most of the free summertime concert schedules around Nippertown, which is the big reason that we’re thankful for the Jazz on Jay series which takes place at lunchtime at the Circle at the corner of Jay & State streets in Schenectady.

The free weekly performances run from 12 noon-1:30pm Thursdays, and the rain location is across the street at the Muddy Cup, located next to Proctor’s Box Office.

Here’s the line-up:

June 4: Colleen Pratt & Friends

June 11: Al Haugen

June 18: Yuko Kishimoto

June 25: Dino Cimino

July 2: Linda Brown

July 9: Patti Melita & Hip Houligans

July 16: Keith Pray Group

July 23: Azzaam Hameed w/Annette Harris & Ron Mayfield

July 30: Troika

August 6: Paul Mastrianni

August 13: Terry Gordon Quartet

August 20: Tim Coakley

August 27: Tim Olsen

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