Upcoming shows & Events

Musician
  • WhoKeith Pray Big Band
  • DateJuly 5, 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
  • WhoGene Bertoncini Trio
  • DateJuly 21, 2017
  • Time8PM
  • Fee$20

 

Gene Bertoncini is one of the pre-eminent jazz guitarists’ active today. His fluid technique and lyricism have won him international praise and accolades as the “Segovia of jazz.” An eloquent and versatile improviser, Mr. Bertoncini has been heard with an extraordinary range of jazz greats, including performances and recordings with Benny Goodman, Buddy Rich, Wayne Shorter, Hubert Laws, Paul Desmond among others, as well as such distinguished singers as Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Nancy Wilson, Vic Damone, and Eydie Gorme.

The Washington Post proclaimed his solo appearance in New York City the best jazz concert of the year 1999. Mr. Bertoncini’s acclaim is hardly confined to this country. His CD, “Someone to Light Up My Life” which features his own arrangements of the compositions of the great bossa nova composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, won international raves. Brazilian critic’s and listener’s polls also named him the best acoustic jazz guitarist. Gene Bertoncini has just released a striking new solo CD, “Quiet Now” on the heels of his highly successful “Acoustic Romance,” which reached the top ten of the jazz playlists. Jazziz magazine’s March 2004 issue ranked it Number 1 in their list of the top 20 acoustic guitar CDs.

His newer cds: “Concerti” features Gene with a string quartet and bass; “Reunion” with Michael Mainieri, Michael Moore, Joe Corsello and “Joy” with Clay Jenkins and Ike Sturm. A prolific and popular studio musician, Bertoncini honed his professional chops as a member of the Tonight Show band during Johnny Carson’s tenure, and he has worked with composers and arrangers such as Lalo Schifrin and Michael Legrand and has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

In addition to an active performing and recording schedule, Gene teaches at the Eastman School of Music and William Patterson University. A New York City native, he graduated from the University of Notre Dame ‘59 with a degree in architecture. According to the New Yorker magazine, “Bertoncini is an affecting, highly original guitarist that moves easily back and forth between classical and jazz guitar.” Gene was just nominated as the best jazz guitarist of the year (09) by the New York Jazz Press Association.

On January 20th, 2017, Gene Bertoncini received a distinguished award from the University of Notre Dame honoring his achievements in the performing arts. The Rev. Arthur S. Harvey, C.S.C., Award recognizes Gene’s distinguished work as a jazz musician. The BOPITUDE rhythm section of Michael Benedict will accompany Gene on drums and Mike Lawrence on bass.

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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 AT LEAST 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE START. SEATING CHART WILL BE DONE BASED ON THE QUANTITY PURCHASED. SEPARATE 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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Musician
  • WhoThe Stick Men Featuring Tony Levin
  • DateAugust 12, 2017
  • Time6:30&8:30
  • Fee$22.50 Advance $25 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 AT LEAST 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE START. SEATING CHART WILL BE DONE BASED ON THE QUANTITY PURCHASED. SEPARATE TRANSACTIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO SIT TOGETHER. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIT WITH A LARGE PARTY PURCHASE TICKETS THROUGH ONE ACCOUNT. ENJOY!

STICK MEN - Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto, the powerhouse bass and drums of the group King Crimson for a few decades, bring that tradition to all their playing. Levin plays the Chapman Stick, from which the band takes it’s name. Having bass and guitar strings, the Chapman Stick functions at times like two instruments. Markus Reuter plays his self-designed touch style guitar – again covering much more ground than a guitar or a bass. And Mastelotto’s drumming encompasses not just the acoustic kit, but a unique electronic setup too, allowing him to add loops, samples, percussion, and more. New studio album Prog Noir was released in October 2016, and the band is touring the USA and Canada in August/September 2017, and in 2018 will perform at the Cruise To The Edge 2018 and in Central America and The Caribbean (with special guest David Cross, ex-King Crimson), and in Europe in March 2016.

TONY LEVIN - Born in Boston, Tony Levin started out in classical music, playing bass in the Rochester Philharmonic. Then moving into jazz and rock, he has had a notable career, recording and touring with John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Yes, Alice Cooper, Gary Burton, Buddy Rich and many more. In addition to touring with Stick Men, he is currently a member of King Crimson and Peter Gabriel Band, and jazz bands Levin Brothers and L’Image. His popular website, tonylevin.com, featured one of the web’s first blogs, and has over 4 million visits.

PAT MASTELOTTO - Very rarely does a drummer go on to forge the most successful career on the demise of their former hit band. Phil Collins and Dave Grohl have managed it, so too has Pat Mastelotto, a self taught drummer from Northern California, who has also been involved with pushing the envelope of electronic drumming. Pat has spent a lifetime jumping genres from pop, to prog, to electronica to world music with – among others – Mr. Mister, XTC, David Sylvian, The Rembrandts, Kimmo Pohjonen, and for the last 20 years with King Crimson.

MARKUS REUTER - Markus is a composer, guitarist, and producer. Initially trained as a pianist, he subsequently studied Robert Fripp’s Guitar Craft and learned to play the Chapman Stick, later moving onto the U8 Touch Guitar. Reuter has released several solo recordings and worked extensively with other musicians. 

 

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