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Celebrating 30 Years: A Preview of the 2013 Lake George Jazz Weekend

The New Gary Burton Quartet. Photo Courtesy of Lake George Arts Project
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Lake George Jazz Weekend 2013, Preview Great Music at this Year’s Lake George Jazz Fest For 30 years, the Lake George Jazz Weekend has been an annual tradition that has presented many renowned jazz legends as well as many up and coming young performers. Past festivals have featured such notable performers as Paquito D’Rivera, the [...]

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Phew…Phish! Review of the 2011 Phish Benefit Concert in Essex VT

2011 Phish Benefit Concert, Essex, VT
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Phish Benefit Concert, Essex, VT (Review) 2011 Phish Benefit Concert for VT Flooding Raises $1.2 Million With benefit concerts springing up around the flood-devastated regions of Vermont and New York, the Phish show in Essex raised $1.2 million dollars for the cause. As a born and bred Vermonter I found magnificent comfort in supporting a [...]

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moe.down 2011 (Review)

moe.down 2011. Photo by Ben Lapham
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moe.down 2011 at Gelston Castle, Review A Look Back at the 2011 moe.down Concert in Mohawk, NY Video: Ozomatli down in the crowd at moe.down 2011. Over Labor Day weekend, at Gelston Castle in Mohawk, NY, the jam band moe. held its 12th annual moe.down concert. The three day concert festival not only featured five [...]

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John Hammond and The Abrams Brothers at Caffe Lena, Review

John Hammond. Photo by Monica Sirignano.
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John Hammond and The Abrams Brothers at Caffe Lena July 10, 2011, Review In the intimate environs of Caffè Lena, audiences were treated to a copious mélange of sounds by the youthful Abrams Brothers opening for the legendary Blues master, John Hammond on Sunday, July 10, 2011. Originally from Ontario, Canada, The Abrams Brothers – [...]

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Phish at the Glen – It’s Nice to be Home Again

Phish at the Glen. Photo by Jennifer B. Brown
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Phish at Watkins Glen, NY 2011 Concert Review Almost ten years ago, I went on my last summer Phish Tour, traveling from Colorado and across the Midwest for the weekend festival in Oswego, NY (Camp Oswego). The year before I’d traveled cross-country with the same friends, from NY up the eastern seaboard ending with their [...]

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A Review of 2011 Freihofer’s Jazz Fest at SPAC

Dee Dee Bridgewater. Photo Monica Sirignano
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Freihofer’s Jazz Festival 2011 at SPAC, Review This year’s Freihofer’s Jazz Festival at SPAC, was a well-rounded celebration of improvisation. For the two days of the festival (June 25-26, 2011), concertgoers, fans and the curious were treated to nonstop entertainment that showcased legends from the world of jazz. Highlights on the first day featured the [...]

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Company of Thieves at Northern Lights, Review

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Review of the Company of Thieves at Northern Lights Despite having a new album out that placed a solid #25 on the Rock Billboard charts, Chicago-based Company of Thieves is not the recipient of a lot of hype. And while they have a highly marketable sound with distinctly awesome female vocals, you will not see [...]

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Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play featuring Dave Brubeck, Review (Saratoga Arts Fest Concert at Skidmore)

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Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play featuring Dave Brubeck-Saratoga Arts Fest Concert at Skidmore, Review The sound of jazz came alive on Friday, June 10th at the Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College with a performance by Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play featuring special guest Dave Brubeck. As part of this year’s Saratoga Arts Fest, this was [...]

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Best Upstate NY Summer Music Festivals

Mountain Jam
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Best 2011 Summer Music Festivals in Upstate NY & the Adirondacks It’s that time of the year again. Time to pack up the tent and head out to hear your favorite bands (and some new favorites waiting to be discovered) at area music festivals. Nothing means summer to music fans more than spending three days [...]

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Taking Back Sunday’s May 1st Show at Northern Lights, Review

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Taking Back Sunday at Northern Lights, May 1st, Review (w/ an Intro to Emo) A few months ago, on my way to work I heard an ad on the radio not only informing me that all the original members of Taking Back Sunday had reunited, but they were going to be touring again and playing [...]

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