Posts Tagged ‘Open Jazz Jam’

LIVE: Open Jazz Jam @ Pauly’s Hotel, 11/6/11

Thursday, November 10th, 2011
Lou Smaldone and Fred Young

Lou Smaldone and Fred Young

Popping into Pauly’s Hotel last Sunday night, I was stunned at the world-class level of jazz flowing off the stage.

In fact, when the collective geared up and launched into Miles Davis’ classic nugget, “So What,” under the leadership of Alex Torres’ long-time trumpeter Fred Young, I was floored by his original trumpet sound. He wasn’t tying to be Miles; he was interpreting the tune without music stands filled with piles of notes; it was all created from memory.

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Be Here Now: Open Jazz Jam @ Pauly’s Hotel on Sundays

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Dave Fisk

Dave Fisk

There is a new jam in town. It’s taking place at the recently re-opened Pauly’s Hotel in Albany at 7pm on Sundays.

Ordinarily, this wouldn’t be big news, because we have regional rock jams, blues jams and open mic nights galore, on just about any night of the week.

But this is different. This is jazz. This is swinging cats playing everything from bebop standards to experimenting with new sounds and trying out freshly penned originals.

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