Upcoming shows & Events
- WhoThe Duke Robillard Band
- DateApril 3, 2015
- Time7 & 9:30pm
- Fee$18 advance, $22 Day of Show
Acclaimed Guitarist, Bandleader, Songwriter, Singer. Producer, Session musician at one time or another with Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Jay McShann, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Hammond, Dr. John, Maria Muldaur, Roomful of Blues (band he founded) among many others.
“One of the great players” BB King
“Robillard is a soloist of stunning force and originality.” the New York Times
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DOORS WILL OPEN AT 6pm FOR THE EARLY SHOW, and 9pm FOR THE LATE SHOW
- WhoNellie McKay
- DateApril 4, 2015
- Time6:30 & 8:3
- Fee$22 advance, $26 day of
“McKay’s (has) virtually unlimited gifts as a singer, songwriter, actress, pianist, ukulele player, mimic, satirist and comedian.” (New York Times).
The multi-talented Nellie McKay made her smash debut nearly a decade ago with her groundbreaking double-CD, “Get Away from Me,” showcasing her eclectic blend of pop, rock, jazz and hip-hop and her dazzling lyrical wit. Since then, Nellie has won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum in the Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera and performed onscreen in the film PS I Love You, as well as writing original music for the Rob Reiner film Rumor Has It and contributing to the New York Times Book Review.
Her music has also been heard on the TV shows “Weeds,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “NCIS,” “Privileged,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Nurse Jackie,” and Nellie has appeared on numerous TV shows including Late Show with David Letterman, The View, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Live with Regis & Kelly and CBS Saturday Morning. Nellie recently finished contributing to the soundtrack for the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. Home Sweet Mobile Home is McKay’s latest album of all-original material and features the musical wanderlust, lyrical playfulness and unique point of view that has characterized her music since her breakthrough debut Get Away From Me.
A recipient of The Humane Society’s Doris Day Music Award in recognition of her dedication to animal rights, Nellie is known as an outspoken and fierce advocate for feminism, civil rights and other deeply felt progressive ideals.
This spring, Nellie premiered her latest project, “I Want to Live!” the “brilliant, zany film-noir musical biography” (New York Times) of Barbara Graham, the third woman to die in the gas chamber at San Quentin, “McKay’s virtually unlimited gifts as a singer, songwriter, actress, pianist, ukulele player, mimic, satirist and comedian into a show that is much deeper than its surface might suggest…In the most lighthearted way they evoke a heartless environment of social injustice in which people who fall through the cracks are invisible to everyone else” (New York Times).
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DOORS WILL OPEN AT 5:30 FOR THE EARLY SHOW, AND 8PM FOR THE LATE SHOW
- WhoKeith Pray Big Band
- DateApril 7, 2015
- 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.
- WhoAn Evening w/ Psychic Medium Katie Manning-Hilton
- DateApril 12, 2015
- Fee$75, (includes dinner)
Have you ever known something or had a gut feeling that turned out to be right?
Or had a déjà vu experience? Or just felt like you were not alone, when clearly you were. The dream that just won't leave you the next day and even years later that seemed so real featuring a loved one that has passed over. This has been Katie Manning Hilton's experience her entire life. Come meet Katie at a gallery and dinner reading on Sunday, April 12th at the Van Dyck
4:00pm - Meet and Greet with Complimentary Appetizers and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
4:30pm-6:00pm -Gallery Style Group Readings **No guarantee everyone will be read**
6:00pm - Full Buffet Dinner, Alcohol served
***THIS EVENT IS NOT HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE*** We apologize for the inconvenience.
- WhoColleen Pratt and Friends
- DateApril 16, 2015
- FeeNo Cover
Colleen Pratt and Friends is a dynamic four piece band that lays down some swinging grooves and serves up some beautiful ballads. Colleen often devotes her full, rich vocals to swing and jazz idioms, but also enjoys singing contemporary ballads, pop and Motown.
- WhoThe Alan Payette Project
- DateApril 18, 2015
- Fee$10 advance, $14 day of
" An Evening of Original Music"
- featuring Alan Payette on guitar and vocals, Tommy Verrigni, Sean Wheaton on drums, Steve Aldi, Scott Simpson on bass, Rob Aronstein on keyboards, and other special guests.
SEATING WILL BE GENERAL ADMISSION
THERE WILL NOT BE FOOD SERVED AT THIS SHOW, PLEASE CALL THE VAN DYCK TO MAKE A DINNER RESERVATION BEFORE THE SHOW STARTS
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- WhoCollege of St. Rose Jazz Ensemble
- DateApril 22, 2015
- FeeNo Cover
The College of Saint Rose Jazz Ensemble is a big band directed by Paul Evoskevich. Band members are chosen by audition each semester. 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.
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- WhoGet Up Jack
- DateApril 25, 2015
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, rock and 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!
DOORS OPEN AT 7pm, SHOW AT 8pm. TICKETS WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL
- WhoHair of the Dog
- DateMay 1, 2015
- Fee$15 Advance, $18 Day of
Originally formed as an acoustic trio in 1993, Hair Of The Dog has become one of the world’s foremost Celtic rock bands. They’ve released ten wildly popular CDs including “at The Parting Glass,” “Let It Flow,” “Donegal,” and “Liam Left The Lights On Again.” In May, 2012, The Irish Echo stated, “Liam Left the Lights On Again...in its entirety is simply a delight to listen to” and in January, 2008, the Kingston, New York Freeman Times declared, “Hair Of The Dog plays with a cohesive oneness that most bands never get. They are a regional music treasure.” The Dog was also mentioned in Billboard Magazine as one of Irish Music’s biggest sellers. Their song “One Sunday Morning” was featured on the 2003 Colleen Records compilation CD “Songs of Irish Freedom Vol. 3.” In 2005 they appeared on “One Child At Time,” a charity compilation. Other artists included U2, James Taylor, The Chieftains and Carly Simon. Hair Of The Dog has repeatedly been named “Best Band” since the late 1990’s by Upstate New York’s top regional newspapers and magazines.
Based in Upstate New York, Hair Of The Dog is Rick Bedrosian (bass and vocals), Larry Packer (fiddle), Eric Finn (electric guitar, mandolin, violin and vocals), Brian Gibney (acoustic guitar and vocals) and Joe Morizio (drums). The band members boast impressive resumes. Larry Packer was a member of Sha Na Na, had a top ten hit with a Jimi Hendrix produced band called Cat Mother and the All Night News Boys and appeared with The Band in Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Waltz.” He also guested on NBC’s Saturday Night Live’s third episode which originally aired October 25th, 1975. Packer’s name appears on albums and playbills from other major acts including Hall and Oates, Lou Reed, Phoebe Snow and the New York Rock Ensemble.
Bedrosian lived in Nashville in the 1980’s where he performed and recorded with Stevie Ray Vaughn, Marshall Crenshaw, Gene Clark of The Byrds and John Stewart of The Kingston Trio. Bedrosian’s an accomplished film critic and fine art photographer too. His photo of Paul McCartney landed on the cover of the Spring 2010 issue of Classic Drummer magazine. From 2009 through 2012, Rick Bedrosian was the head writer and host of “Rick’s Picks,” a humorous, multi-award winning movie review and interview podcast on iTunes. Rick’s guests included Susie Essman from HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Bedrosian is also a founding member of the legendary Celtic bluegrass group, The McKrells, was a member of Donnybrook Fair, and currently portrays lead guitarist George Harrison in Hey Jude, a popular Beatles tribute band.
Eric Finn is a graduate of Boston’s famed Berklee School of Music and a renowned musical arranger. Guitarist/singer Brian Gibney fronted several Irish groups before becoming a member of The McKrells and eventually, Hair Of The Dog. Joe Morizio has been playing the drums since he was eight years old. Joe honed his skills under the tutelage of some of the great masters such as Henry Adler and Joe Cusatis. Hair Of The Dog has performed in clubs and concert venues in many American cities including Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Port St. Lucie, Danbury, Hartford, New York and Buffalo. They regularly headline or co-headline at Celtic Festivals such as The Irish 2000 Music and Arts Festival, The Great American Irish Festival and The East Durham Irish Festival. They also tour Ireland frequently.
Hair Of The Dog’s CDs are distributed internationally by October Eve Records (518-439-8713) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our address is PO Box 2, Delmar, NY, 12054, USA.
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DOORS WILL OPEN AT 6:30PM
- WhoRhett Tyler and Early Warning
- DateMay 2, 2015
- Fee$12 advance, $15 Day of
Rhett Tyler's Early Warning is a progressive fusion-blues power trio featuring Rhett Tyler on guitar and lead vocals, Al Buonanno on bass and vocals, and returning drummer Mike Piescki. Together they take the audience on an intense musical journey stimulating mind and spirit with a house rockin’ show propelling modern blues-rock to the next level and beyond. WNTI radio host Pete Hoff describes Rhett’s performance as “Musical Lightening!” and Buddy Guy biographer Donald Wilcock wrote, “Rhett is not just proficient throughout the spectrum of today’s blues, he’s a universal master of all… You gotta hear him live!”
Tyler was born in San Antonio, TX, and spent his youth in the mid west listening to and learning about music and the blues. His career spans over forty years of innovative music, blending genres and pushing the boundaries of modern blues. Rhett has independently recorded eight CDs including his latest effort, entitled “The Rhythm, The Power, The Blue” (2013). Following a decade long near fatal battle with Lyme disease this virtuoso guitarist has returned to the stage with a renewed appreciation for life and was honored in 2011 with an induction into the Blues Hall of Fame as Master Blues Artist.
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DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM FOR THIS 8:00PM SHOW
- WhoTuck and Patti
- DateJune 20, 2015
- Time6:30 & 8:3
- Fee$20 advance, $24 day of
Over a career of jazz, R&B, and crossover recordings, husband-and-wife duo Tuck & Patti have produced a remarkable amount of music, especially considering that they rely on the textures of only guitar and voice. Vocalist Patti Cathcart and guitarist Tuck Andress have been a steady performing duo for three decades. Oklahoma born guitarist Tuck Andress met singer Patti Cathcart, a native of San Francisco, at an audition in Las Vegas in 1980. Prior to this, Tuck had been a session performer with The Gap Band.
Tuck and Patti began performing together in California in 1981 and married in 1983. After signing with Windham Hill in 1987, they released several albums for the label before signing with Epic Records for one album in 1995. After several more on Windham Hill, their releases after 2001 have been on 33rd Street Records.
“In our early years of touring, we suddenly found ourselves in the company of people we had never dreamed of even meeting, let alone sharing the stage with: Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Al Grey, Clark Terry, Keeter Betts, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Cab Calloway, Illinois Jacquet, Kenny Burrell, Joe Pass…the list goes on and on. Gradually people like this undergo a transformation from real people to mythical figures, but we were lucky enough to be there when they were very real people, who would tell us, ‘You kids keep doing what you’re doing.’ It meant the world to us.
“How’s this for a job description: ‘For your partner, choose your favorite person. Make your life a living meditation on Love. Put that into music so other people can share it. Be sure to use your creativity and don’t forget to become more and more yourself. Travel around the world and meet the coolest people (they will come to where you work and introduce themselves so you don’t have to search them out). You’ll be unsupervised; just get the job done your way to your satisfaction.’ The hours may be long, but that’s not a bad way to make a living.”
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DOORS WILL OPEN AT 6pm FOR EARLY SHOW, AND 8pm FOR THE LATE SHOW