July 26th, 2010, 11:55 am by Greg
March 23rd, 2010, 12:13 pm by Greg
NAME: David Caldwell-Mason
BAND AFFILIATION: The David Caldwell-Mason Trio
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Either Bill Evans’ “Portrait in Jazz” or the Counting Crows’ “August and Everything After.” I got ’em both about the same time.
2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Sweet Honey in the Rock
3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … an old beat-up upright piano
4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … not sure, sorry
5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … the Paul Trapanese Quartet, then Larry Lewis and Solid Smoke a little bit after that.
David Caldwell-Mason will be performing as a duo with bassist Kellen Harrison at the Stockade Inn in Schenectady at 7pm Thursday, as well as at the Castle Street Cafe in Great Barrington at 8pm Friday. The duo will be bumped up to a trio with the addition of a yet-to-be-named drummer at 74 State in Albany at 8:30pm Saturday.
October 22nd, 2009, 4:20 pm by Greg
NAME: Teresa Broadwell
BAND AFFILIATIONS: The Teresa Broadwell Quartet, Thrivin’ On A Riff, the Teresa Broadwell Trio
INSTRUMENT: Vocals, Jazz Violin
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … “Stage Fright” – The Band
2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Randy Newman – live at the Eastman Theater in Rochester, NY
3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … Violin
4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS …
As an amateur: Seitz Violin Concerto #5
As a professional: “Movin’ Day”
5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … The St. Regis String Band 1974-1977 (based in Postdam, NY)
Jazz vocalist-violinist Teresa Broadwell brings her trio to the Stockade Inn in Schenectady for a free performance at 7pm on Friday.
String of Pearls: (l to r) Holli Ross, Susan Halloran and Jeannie O'Connor
String Of Pearls, the NYC female vocal trio, took center stage at the Stockade Inn in Schenectady on Sunday afternoon for two fabulous sets of songs from the Great American Songbook – and then some.
Susan Halloran, Holli Ross and Saratoga Springs’ own swingin’ songstress Jeannie O’Connor intertwined their fabulous voices in complex vocal harmony, evoking memories of the legendary Andrews Sisters from the 1940s.
From “Doodlin'” to “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” these sisters-in-spirit scatted, blew and crooned the classics to the delight of the standing-room-only audience. Backing them was NYC pianist Tony Regusis, as well as Nippertown’s own Pete Toigo on bass and Pete Sweeney on drums.
Together these ladies of song have recorded two inspired CDs in recent years – “Gems” and “Brazilian Jewels” – with top-flight producers at the helm, including traps-meister and composer Akira Tana.
If you like Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, the New York Voices or even the Pointer Sisters, then this is a must-see group because they swing with aplomb and elegance.
Review and photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk