The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall has announced the first round of concerts in its upcoming 2010-2011 performance series:
Tuesday, October 26, 8pm
$45, $42, $35, $30
Joan Baez is a true force of nature whose musical and social voice has shaped a generation. She merges her distinctive vocal style with ballads, rock, gospel and even country on such classic hits as “We Shall Overcome,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and “Diamonds and Rust.” Whether singing in coffee houses and festivals or marching on the front line of the civil rights movement, Baez has brought a myriad of societal issues into the spotlight.
Friday, October 29, 8pm
$35, $29, $25, student $15
With accolades from The New York Times and a debut studio album topping the Billboard Jazz Chart, 16-year-old Canadian prodigy Nikki Yanofsky is on a roll. The Montreal Gazette says, “There is a richness and a maturity and heart and an effortlessness that divas twice her age would kill for.” She debuted to an adoring crowd at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2006 and has already recorded alongside such musical luminaries as Etta James, Linda Ronstadt, Diana Krall and Natalie Cole. Her 2008 release, “Ella… of Thee I Swing,” garnered critical acclaim, and won Yanofsky two Juno nominations including New Artist of the Year and Vocal Jazz Album of the Year.