LIVE: The Gary Smulyan-Ralph Lalama Quartet @ Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary, 1/7/11

January 10th, 2011, 2:00 pm by Greg
Gary Smulyan and Ralph Lalama

Gary Smulyan and Ralph Lalama

Both the audience and the bandmembers braved a raging winter snowstorm on Friday night, but they were rewarded with a red-hot, jam-packed performance featuring a pair of Grammy Award-winning saxophonists – baritone saxman Gary Smulyan and tenor titan Ralph Lalama. Local jazz fan extraordinare Paul Villani introduced the band at the start of the evening, and from that point forward, Professor Java’s in Colonie was transformed into a roaring fireplace.

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