LIVE: Schenectady JAM Concert @ Proctors’ Robb Alley, 4/14/13

April 29th, 2013, 4:00 pm by Greg
Schenectady Mayor McCarthy and Tim Coakley

Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy and Tim Coakley

Review and photographs by Rudy Lu
A JazzApril story

The Annual Schenectady JAM (Jazz Appreciation Month) concert was held this year at Robb Alley at Proctors with the theme of celebrating a hard-woking, multi-talented local jazz hero. This year’s hero is longtime drummer and WAMC-FM jazz radio host Tim Coakley. Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy presented a proclamation naming April 15 as Tim Coakley Day honoring him for all of his many contributions to the Local 518 jazz scene.

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Congrats to Tim Coakley, Jazz Hero

April 5th, 2013, 12:25 pm by Greg

Tim Coakley

A JazzApril story

Tim Coakley has been designated a Jazz Hero by the Jazz Journalists Association. If you’re a fan of jazz, then you undoubtedly know Tim. And you also know that the honor is richly deserved.

Coakley always seems to be working on the Local 518 jazz scene, whether it’s behind the scenes or in the spotlight. You’ll often find him on the drum throne fueling his own Tim Coakley Trio or one of Skip Parson’s various traditional jazz combos. Or you might hear him on the radio; he’s been spinning jazz records for more than 25 years on WAMC-FM. You might also read some of Coakley’s jazz reviews in Schenectady’s Daily Gazette, where he works as a copy editor. Coakley also serves as president of A Place for Jazz, a volunteer organization that produces and presents the acclaimed jazz concert series at the Schenectady First Unitarian Society, as well as running various music education programs.

So, you can see that the Local 518 jazz scene would be a very different place without the many and varied contributions of Tim Coakley. Congrats on being named a true Jazz Hero, Tim!

Last year, the Jazz Journalists Association named WCDB-FM jazz disc jockey Bill McCann as a Jazz Hero. We couldn’t ask for more devoted representatives from our jazz scene.

Five Firsts: Tim Coakley

March 22nd, 2011, 10:00 am by Greg
Clarinet Marmalade

Clarinet Marmalade

NAME: Tim Coakley
BAND AFFILIATION: The Tim Coakley Trio, Clarinet Marmalade

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … “Dixie by Dorsey” with Jimmy Dorsey’s Dixieland Band

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