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Under sun-soaked skies and dry, cool weather, the 27th annual Lake George Jazz Weekend launched its festivities without a hitch. Up to bat first was the solid piano-led sound of Daniel Kelly’s Emerge Trio. With a jazz-rocking cadence, the threesome started the ball rolling as Kelly, bassist Chris Tarry and drummer Jordan Perlson set the upbeat tone for much more to come.
After Kelly and company hit one out of the park with their tight and flowing set, next up to bat was jazz-classical-folk legend David Amram. After playing a marathon three-hour set the night before on the Jazz Cruse aboard The Adirondac steamer, it was interesting to see if nearly 80-year-old Amram had the energy to do it all over again. He certainly did, bringing the audience into line with rhythmic clapping to accompany the band’s beats. Sporting a huge smile, Amram had the crowd dancing in their seats and bobbing their heads to the ensemble’s tunes and the maestro’s showmanship.