Troy Savings Bank Music Hall announces Summer Square Concert Series

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TROY — The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall announces the Summer Square Concert Series.

Summer Square concerts takes place in the Music Hall Courtyard every Friday and Saturday night in July and August, starting at 6 p.m., and are free and open to the public. All performances are weather dependent, there is no alternate rain location.

The complete Troy’s Summer Square Concert Series:

Jacob Shipley, Friday, July 9, 6 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Courtyard

Troy local Jacob Shipley is an alt/folk artist whose influences run the gamut from Talking Heads to Phoebe Bridgers, from Damien Rice to Lucius, and from Halley’s Comet to South Dakota.

Carol Daggs, Saturday, July 10, 6 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Courtyard

This program will offer some tastefully arranged jazz standards and hip, groovy originals from Jazzage’s Brown Girl Blue Collection. Tune up your voice in preparation for a little audience participation.

Bossamba Brazilian Jazz Trio, Friday, July 16, 6 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Courtyard

Maggie MacDougall has had a life-long passion for jazz. While pursuing her career as a French and Spanish teacher, she gained decades of experience at jam sessions and sitting in on friends’ gigs, earning a reputation as a scat singer. She had her first professional gig at age 69 and has been singing in venues from Cape Cod to the Hudson Valley. Her love of Brazilian music has grown since a trip to Brazil in 2002, and the lockdown provided the opportunity to expand her repertoire, study Brazilian Portuguese, and form the band Bossamba. She and her bandmates, Wayne Hawkins (keyboard) and Pete Sweeney (percussion) look forward to sharing this uplifting music.

Deb Cavanaugh, Saturday, July 17, 6 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Courtyard

She plays many genres, including rock and roll, jazz, blues, children’s songs, folk and more. She incorporates traditional American culture into her events with the mountain dulcimer and limberjack as well as making crankie rolls, another American tradition.

MC², Friday, July 23, 6 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Courtyard

MC² is made up of flutist Melanie Chirignan and pianist Max Caplan with special guests Andrew Hearn on drums and Patrick O’Connell on bass. They will be performing some jazzy music including Max Caplan’s “Three Jazz Preludes” for flute and jazz piano trio, “Sea Change” by Kathleen Vadala for flute and piano, Michael Mower’s “Opus di Jazz” for flute and piano, and the Claude Bolling “Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio.”

Joe Gorman, Saturday, July 24, 6 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Courtyard

Singer, songwriter and vocalist Joe Gorman is a mainstay of the local music scene and has been for many years. Currently, he is a member of the Capital Region musical groups OnKor and Band of Gold. He draws inspiration from his original musical influences, which include 1960’s folk music and the British invasion, and plays a lot of the classics from that era.  

For his Summer Square performance, Joe will be joined by bassist Alex Schettino.

Jon Leroy & Joe Finn Blues Duo, Friday, July 30, 6 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Courtyard

Jazz organist Jon Leroy is joined by jazz guitarist Joe Finn for this performance featuring jazz and blues!

Teresa Broadwell Jazz Trio , Saturday, July 31, 6 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Courtyard

This trio consists of vocalist and jazz violinist Teresa Broadwell, jazz guitarist Mike Novakowski and bassist extraordinaire, Lou Smaldone.

Heard, Friday, Aug. 6, 6 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Courtyard

Heard is a collective of musicians that bring their skills and passion for world music, jazz and improvising together to create irresistible grooves set in a unique sonic tapestry. Together for a decade, their vibrant sound incorporates influences from West Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean and beyond.

Sophia Vastek, Saturday, Aug. 7, 6 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Courtyard

Pianist and composer Sophia Subbayya Vastek has been described as playing with “passion and profound tenderness” (Second Inversion) and with “serene strokes and lyrical beauty” (Brooklyn Rail).

Triskele, Friday, Aug. 13, 6 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Courtyard

Triskele, pronounced Tris-Kay-lee, is Albany’s premier all-female Celtic band. They are known for their stunning harmonies, singing in the Gaelic language and for their Irish wit.

Mark & Jill, Saturday, Aug. 14, 6 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Courtyard

Mark and Jill are a powerful duo of American root blues meets soulful country Texas smoke. Together these two are steeped in the American musical roots of gospel, jazz and blues.

Lost Radio Rounders with Paul “Bowtie” Jossman, Friday, Aug. 20, 6 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Courtyard

Albany’s Lost Radio Rounders is Michael Eck on vocals, mandolin, octave mandolin, ukulele, dobro and guitar, and Tom Lindsay on vocals and guitar. They are upstate New York’s premiere acoustic Americana duo, performing classic songs, ballads and sing-alongs from the Civil War to the Civil Rights era. They are joined by Paul “Bowtie” Jossman on banjo. 

Julia Alsarraf, Saturday, Aug. 21, 6 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Courtyard

Julia Alsarraf is a singer and multi-instrumentalist based in Troy, whose songwriting ranges from contemporary folk to indie pop/rock. Her music has been described as deep, soulful, and vulnerable.

Jordan Taylor Hill, Friday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Courtyard

Jordan Taylor Hill is inspired by African music, percussion, hip-hop, and djembe. As an artist, he hosts Revolution Radio on SUNY’s 90.9FM WCDB radio station and is the founder and curator of SABALI – a monthly celebration of traditional culture.

Ryder Cooley, Saturday, Aug. 28, 6 p.m., Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Courtyard

Ryder Cooley is an inter-disciplinary musician, artist and performer. Weaving together chimeric visions with songs and projected imagery, she creates cinematic performances, drawings and installations.

More information on the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and upcoming programs is available at www.troymusichall.org.

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