LIVE: Cliff Brucker’s Full Circle @ Rivers Casino, 3/11/18
Photographs by Rudy Lu
Jazz fans were treated to two sparkling sets of straight-ahead jazz at Rivers Casino’s Van Slyck’s in Schenectady last month. Drummer Cliff Brucker led his band Full Circle through standards as well as some impressive originals for an enjoyable Sunday afternoon of listening. It was a CD release party for the band’s new album Full Circle Vol. 2 featuring Leo Russo, and the afternoon’s setlist was filled with selections from the album.
In addition to the multi-talented Brucker on drums and the veteran, 81-year-old saxman Leo Russo, the band also featured bassist Otto Gardner, trumpeter Dylan Canterbury, keyboardist Pete Levin and guitarist Mike Novakowski.
UPCOMING: The band – with Wayne Haskins sitting in for Pete Levin – will also be performing for Capital District Jazz’s new Spring Jazz at the Arts Center at 7:30pm on Tuesday, April 24 at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $15 in advance; $20 at the door.