Three New Concerts Announced for Skidmore’s Zankel Music Center


Jon Batiste – celebrated New Orleans pianist and house bandleader for Stephen Colbert’s “The Late Show” – is bringing his band, Stay Human, to Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center in Saratoga Springs at 8pm on Thursday, July 6 as part of the Stewart’s Signature Series.

In addition to Batiste, the band features Eddie Barbash (alto sax, and vocals), Louis Cato (acoustic & bass guitar, tuba, percussion, vocals), Ibanda Ruhumbika (tuba), Jonathan Lampley (trumpet, tuba), Grace Kelly (alto and baritone saxophone), Russell Hall (bass) and Joseph Saylor (drums).

Batiste and Saylor are both former students at the Skidmore Jazz Institute, and the upcoming concert is a fundraiser for the McCormack Skidmore Jazz Institute Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $30.

Also new on Jazz Institute’s summer concert schedule, trumpeter Terell Stafford leads his quintet – featuring Tim Warfield, Bruce Barth, David Wong and Billy Williams – into the Zankel Music Center at 8pm on Tuesday, June 27. Tickets are priced at $8; $5 seniors; $3 students.

And in support of their new collaborative album, Mozart in Havana, acclaimed classical pianist Simone Dinnerstein joins forces with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 and No. 23 at 7pm on Tuesday, June 20 at the Zankel. The concert is a co-production of Skidmore College and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $30; $25 seniors.

Tickets for all three newly announced concerts are now on sale.

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