Upcoming shows & Events

Musician
  • WhoSCCC Jazz Showcase Spring 2017
  • DateMarch 29, 2017
  • TimeDoors 6:30
  • Fee

The Van Dyck will present three groups of up and coming musicians on Wednesday, March 29 at 7:30pm. The evening will feature performances by the Schenectady County Community College Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. William Meckley as well two six-piece Schenectady County Community College Jazz Combos directed by Brian Patneaude.

The Schenectady County Community College Jazz Ensemble is comprised of students enrolled in the SCCC Performing Arts: Music Degree or Music Business degree programs. Members come from school districts throughout New York State. The ensemble is acclaimed for its performance of classic and contemporary scores for big band.

The Schenectady County Community College Jazz Combo program gives students an opportunity to learn to play jazz music in a small group setting. Members of the combos are all students in SCCC's nationally accredited music program.


Musician
  • WhoLevin Brothers
  • DateMarch 31, 2017
  • Time7PM & 9 PM
  • Fee$18 Advance $22 Day of

NOTICE: UPON THE PURCHASE OF TICKETS AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO THE VAN DYCK CONFIRMING YOUR PURCHASE. THIS PURCHASE GUARANTEES FULL-SERVICE DINING SEATING BEFORE AND DURING THE EVENT. DOORS TO ALL SHOWS OPEN 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE START. SEATING CHART WILL BE DONE BASED ON THE QUANTITY PURCHASED. SPERATE TRANSACTIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO SIT TOGETHER. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIT WITH A LARGE PARTY PURCHASE TICKETS THROUGH ONE ACCOUNT. ENJOY!

 

The Levin Brothers Return To The Van Dyck Friday March 31, 2017

Fresh from a five country tour of Latin America (Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, El Salvador and Uruguay), the Levin Brothers Band return to the Van Dyck on Friday March for two shows at 7pm and 9pm. Tickets: $18 Advance, $22 at Door and Day of

These two brothers, based in Woodstock area, had and have enormously successful careers – Pete as keyboard player working with jazz greats like Gil Evans, Jaco Pastorius, Lenny White, John Scofield, and countless others, while Tony made his mark with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, with his own band and lately with his own Stick Men (favorites at the Van Dyck), and a number of rock collaborations, as well as work in the field of jazz. 

Since graduating from the Eastman School of music, Tony has become the bass and Chapman Stick voice for Peter Gabriel and King Crimson. In addition, he has played on notable recordings for John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Dire Straits, Carly Simon, Judy Collins, and many others. Tony has major jazz credentials, having worked with Buddy Rich, Steps Ahead, L'Image, Gary Burton, Chuck Mangione, and Herbie Mann. He currently records and tours with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, Stick Men, and The Crimson Project.

As a French Horn major, Pete earned a master’s degree from the Juilliard School. In the early ‘70s he switched to keyboards, becoming a synthesizer specialist in the New York City recording studio scene. Over the years, he has graced hundreds of jazz and pop recordings and performances by the likes of Miles Davis, Gil Evans, Jimmy Giuffre, Dave Brubeck, David Sanborn, Joe Louis Walker, Don Elliott, Freddie Hubbard, Annie Lennox, Charles Mingus, Jaco Pastorius and Wayne Shorter. He currently records with his organ trio with Dave Stryker and Lenny White.

They're joined by Erik Lawrence on sax and former Capital District resident Jeff Siegel on drums.  Don't expect abstruse songs or long-winded solos - this band is all about great, melodic songs with high level performances by all the players. 

 
 

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Musician
  • WhoKeith Pray Big Band
  • DateApril 4, 2017
  • Time8:00
  • FeeNo Cover

The Big Soul Ensemble is a lot of band with a lot of soul.  Comprised of over a dozen of the Capital Region's finest musicians, the Big Soul Ensemble pays homage to the past while playing material specifically written or arranged for the band, by its own members.


Musician
  • WhoGet Up Jack
  • DateApril 8, 2017
  • Time8PM
  • Fee$12 Pre-Sale

NOTICE: UPON THE PURCHASE OF TICKETS AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO THE VAN DYCK CONFIRMING YOUR PURCHASE. THIS PURCHASE GUARANTEES FULL-SERVICE DINING SEATING BEFORE AND DURING THE EVENT. DOORS TO ALL SHOWS OPEN 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE START. SEATING CHART WILL BE DONE BASED ON THE QUANTITY PURCHASED. SPERATE TRANSACTIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO SIT TOGETHER. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIT WITH A LARGE PARTY PURCHASE TICKETS THROUGH ONE ACCOUNT. ENJOY!

John Haggerty (octave mandolin, guitar, banjo, accordion, vocals).  A journeyman Irish pub singer, John is now in his 5th decade of performing.  He started as a solo singer at The Washington Tavern and The Grinch in the late 70’s, was a founding member of the Irish bands “The Wilde Irishmen” and “The Porters” in the 80’s, and was a founding member and performer with “Hair Of The Dog” (which included 8 tours of Ireland, 10 CDs, numerous award-winning accolades, and performances at festivals and pubs all over the U.S.) from 1993 until 2014.

Mike DeAngelis started with his solo career in 1980, playing the summer Cape Cod circuit.  During that time, he also performed in and around his college campus at the University of New Hampshire.  After college, Mike returned to the Capital Region and joined John in the Irish Band, “The Porters”.Since 2011 he has also been performing (alongside Scott Apicelli) in The Standard Clams (www.standardclams.com), a jazz quintet focusing on classic standards by Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles & the like. In 1993, Mike co-founded the popular Irish band ‘Hair of the Dog’.  Twenty years, eight tours of Ireland, numerous Irish Festivals, sold out shows and a library of recordings later, Mike is excited to be putting his efforts into ‘Get Up Jack’!

Scott Apicelli (drums, percussion, vocals) is a graduate of Berklee College of Music.  Scott spent the 80’s and 90’s touring the northeastern U.S., later landing a gig with the well-known Boston ‘jam’ band, The Candles.  After relocating to New York to join local legends Slipknot and Box of Rain, he opened Blue Sky Recording & Music Studios in Delmar, NY (www.blueskyrecording.com).  In the late 90’s Scott played with jazz-fusion-R&B group Soul Confusion and freelanced in both the rock and jazz circuits, as well as being an in-demand recording session drummer.  During that time, Scott honed his producing and arranging skills, while also maintaining a busy teaching schedule.  From 2003 until mid-2014, Scott performed in the popular Irish-rock band Hair Of The Dog and produced their last two CDs.  Since 2011 he has also been performing (alongside Mike DeAngelis) in The Standard Clams (www.standardclams.com), a jazz quintet focusing on classic standards by Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles & the like.  In addition to his busy performing schedule, Scott is a sought after producer, arranger, engineer and session player at Blue Sky.

Crick Diefendorf (guitar, banjo, mandolin, steel drums, vocals) is also a graduate of Berklee College of Music, and has been a professional musician and music educator since 1987.  Crick is proficient in all styles of American popular music (jazz, country, rockand R&B) and well-versed in African, Latin, Asian, and European music.  He co-founded the Boston-based eclectic acoustic band Made In The Shade in 1990, playing throughout the U.S. and Europe.  They have performed with the Boston Classical Orchestra and at the Newport and Boston Jazz festivals along with such notables as Dave Brubeck, Al Jareau, and Maceo Parker.  As an educator, Crick has taught at numerous private schools in New York and Massachusetts, and now teachers out of his own studio in Albany, NY.  He has also created and developed several arts and education programs, workshops and residencies that he brings to public schools in New England as well as the Tri-State region.  In addition to Get Up Jack, Crick can be seen performing with acts like Harold Ford and the Spirit of Johnny Cash, Captain Squeeze and The Zydeco Moshers, Tropical Beat Steel Band, Skip Parson’s Riverboat Jazz Band, and The Clarinet Marmalade Trio.
 
Tom (TP) Pirozzi (electric and upright bass) was the bass player, as well as a singer and songwriter for the seminal 90’s jam band, Ominous Seapods.  From 1991 to 2001, the “Seapods” recorded 5 CDs and toured relentlessly throughout North America, playing such notable venues as Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, Irving Plaza in NYC, and the House of Blues in LA, Boston, and Chicago.  TP then went on to compose and perform with the Pittsburgh-based modern dance company “Attack Theatre”, performing throughout the U.S. as well as Japan, Indonesia, and Germany.  In 2009 and 2010, TP toured the U.S. and Asia with a Cello/Bass/Drums trio featuring world-renowned cellist Dave Eggar.  Tom currently teaches bass and guitar in the Albany, NY area.

Doug Johnson (harmonica, ukulele, vocals), also known as “Harpo Jenkins”, came to prominence as a harmonica player and original member of the Franklin Micare Trio. He has also performed with Richie Ortiz, Marcus Ruggerio, No Outlet, and Sam Whedon and Grim Orchestra.  In addition to being a musician, Doug is a Poet, an Artist, a Lover, a Philosopher, and an all-around bon Vivant!

 

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Musician
  • WhoSt. Rose Jazz Ensemble
  • DateApril 26, 2017
  • Time7PM
  • Fee

The College of Saint Rose Jazz Ensemble’s members are chosen by audition each fall. The group performs frequently throughout the school year on and off-campus. Recent performances have included concerts at area high schools and colleges, area nightclubs, for the Saratoga Polo Association, and for the Albany Symphony. Repertoire for the ensemble is quite varied and spans the history of big band jazz from the late 1920’s up to the present day. The Saint Rose Jazz Ensemble is the only college ensemble that has ever performed in the Newport Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

Emphasis is placed on solo improvisation as well as on carefully rehearsed ensemble playing. Several professional jazz musicians from throughout the USA are brought to Saint Rose each year to rehearse and perform with the Saint Rose and Empire State Youth Jazz Ensembles. These have included Bill Watrous, Chris Vadala, Gerry Niewood, Sherrie Maricle, Frank Foster, Liesl Whittaker,  Byron Stripling, Mark Vinci, Jeff Jarvis, Jim Pugh, Jim Hynes, Bob Mintzer, John Fedchock, Marvin Stamm, Rich DeRosa, Terell Stafford, “Blue” Lou Marini, Allen Vizzutti, Dave Pietro and Bill Cunliffe.

Paul Evoskevich is Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies at The College of Saint Rose. A graduate of the Hartt School and The Eastman School of Music, he has performed with numerous orchestras and with such music luminaries as Louis Bellson, Bob Mintzer, Bill Cunliffe, Paul Anka, Liza Minelli, Joel Grey, Johnny Mathis, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Sarah Vaughn, Theresa Brewer, and Ben Vereen. He has extensive experience recording for television and radio jingles and is an active performer of classic saxophone repertoire and jazz. He has performed and presented master classes throughout the United States and Europe. A former staff writer for The Saxophone Journal and Jazz Player Magazine, Mr. Evoskevich has written many articles on woodwind playing and jazz. Mr. Evoskevich is director of The College of Saint Rose Jazz Ensemble and The Empire State Youth Jazz Ensemble, a group comprised of outstanding high school jazz musicians from throughout the greater Albany, NY area.

 


Musician
  • WhoGreg Howe
  • DateAugust 4, 2017
  • Time7PM & 9 PM
  • Fee$22 adv. / $26 day of

NOTICE: UPON THE PURCHASE OF TICKETS AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO THE VAN DYCK CONFIRMING YOUR PURCHASE. THIS PURCHASE GUARANTEES FULL-SERVICE DINING SEATING BEFORE AND DURING THE EVENT. DOORS TO ALL SHOWS OPEN 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE START. SEATING CHART WILL BE DONE BASED ON THE QUANTITY PURCHASED. SPERATE TRANSACTIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO SIT TOGETHER. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIT WITH A LARGE PARTY PURCHASE TICKETS THROUGH ONE ACCOUNT. ENJOY!

In his 30 year career, Greg Howe has produced, written and arranged nine solo instrumental studio albums along with two collaboration albums with Richie Kotzen of the Winery Dogs. In addition, Howe has contributed to a long list of albums/records by other artists.

VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXpV76A00tg&feature=youtu.be

Greg Howe has collaborated with artists such as Dennis Chambers, Victor Wooten, Richie Kotzen, Jason Becker, Billy Sheehan, Stu Hamm, Simon Phillips, Marco Minneman, and Eddie Jobson.  He's also made a name for himself as a stellar sideman and session musician with artists like Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias, and many more.  His TV appearances include The Grammy's, American Music Awards, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, The Billboard Awards, Teen Choice Awards,  just to name a few.

Howe has also developed a solid reputation as a technical innovator, particularly for his strong utilization of tapping, unusual time signatures and his "hammer-on from nowhere" legato method. His self-titled debut album "Greg Howe" is ranked tenth best shred album of all time by Guitar World Magazine.

In 2006, Shrapnel Records celebrated Greg's 20 year career with “Collection – The Shrapnel Years” – an album containing some of his best musical moments — comprised of  shred fest ditties such as "Bad Racket" and "Joker's Wild," as well as the popular "Jump Start" and the funky "Howe 'Bout It." These tracks also contain standout performances by some of the greatest musicians in progressive music, including drummers Dennis Chambers and Atma Anur, Keyboardist Vitalij Kuprij, as well as bassists Billy Sheehan and Victor Wooten along with other world class players.

In 2012 Greg Howe decide to take a break from the instrumental world and announced that he would be putting together a rock band named Maragold, which had much international success.

Greg Howe's new album, "Wheelhouse", which is due out later this year, marks a highly anticipated return to his solo instrumental work. It features Greg Howe at his best along with an appearance from guitar legend, Richie Kotzen (Winery Dogs, Mr. Big).  Described by Howe as his most personal work to date, the album is destined to again set the bar for guitarists everywhere.

Musical trends may come and go, but you always know what's in store with a new Greg Howe release, and this veteran shredder certainly won't disappoint with this breathtaking showcase as one of the best rock/fusion players in the world.

NEW ALBUM DESCRIPTION:  Greg Howe "Wheelhouse" is paying homage to what Greg Howe is best known for. The album also has a somewhat throwback vibe to it in which there are musical ideas that you'll most commonly find on some of Greg Howe's previous albums such as "Introspection" and "Tilt". The sound is very upbeat, with a special guest appearance by Richie Kotzen from the Winery Dogs.

SHOW/TOUR DESCRIPTION: You can expect Greg Howe doing Greg Howe and if you like the way he plays you'll get a live version of that. Greg Howe will be performing new songs off of the most current album "Wheelhouse", but will also perform his most popular and fan favorite songs such as "Jump Start", "Kick it all over", "Sunny", and many more.

Greg Howe endorses: DV Mark Amps, Kiesel Guitars, D'Addario Strings, Seymour Duncan Pickups, and Carl Martin Pedals.

 
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