Upcoming shows & Events

Musician
  • WhoComedy Club Feb. 13th feat. Tom McTiernan and Tommy Gooch
  • DateFebruary 13, 2016
  • Time7pm & 9pm
  • Fee$15

The Van Dyck Comedy Club is back with great talent every Saturday in February!!  Tonight will feature two separate shows in honor of Valentine's Day, so join us for the early show or the late one.  Buying your tickets will reserve you a table for the evening to enjoy a drink and a special Valentine's Day Menu.

TOM McTIERNAN is one of eight children, and grew up in the suburbs of New York City. Being a product of such a multi-cultural and media driven area of the country can lead to many unanswered questions. Tom’s quest to find those answers has pointed to many laughs and more   questions.  While   traveling   around   the  country   performing   at some of the best comedy clubs, Tom can also be seen in theatres
opening for the likes of Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Joy Behar, to name a few, and was a frequent opener for the late John Pinette.

Following an appearance, comedic actress Anne Meara (Ben Stiller’s mom!) stopped back stage  to   tell  Tom  how  much   she enjoyed his performance. An article in Newsday calls Tom ''one of the sharpest comics in New York,'' saying  ''his comedy is  very funny, intelligent and good natured, someone you will be hearing a lot about.

 

TOMMY GOOCH was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He now   resides   in   Staten   Island   and   has   been   doing   stand-up comedy   all   over   the   area   for   over   13   years.   Tommy   has performed on all the major stages in New York City. His comedy has traveled well and succeeded in places such   as  Poconos   PA
Resorts, Catskills NY, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Philadelphia, as well as many other areas in the Northeast. His ranting self-deprecating, family-oriented style of comedy always makes him a loveable favorite in all comedy situations.

Tommy's   specialization   in   audience   interaction   makes   him   a popular   emcee   and   host.   Successful   venues   such   as   dinner shows, fundraisers, and corporate events, to name a few, have lead him to many return engagements. He has been seen on the Staten Island Comedy Show on Time Warner and is a regular at the world famous Broadway Comedy Club and New York Comedy
Club in NYC. Tommy regularly hosts at Jester's Comedy Club in Chester,  NY.  Make   sure   to   check   the   dates/times   to   come   see Gooch live. You can connect with Gooch on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook,   as   well   as   check   out   his   website   at www.TommyGooch.com.

Until then, thank you everybody, you've been great...

TICKETS WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL

DOORS WILL OPEN AN HOUR BEFORE THE EARLY SHOW, AND 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE LATE SHOW

7:00pm Show

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9:00pm Show

 

Musician
  • WhoHair of the Dog
  • DateFebruary 19, 2016
  • Time8pm
  • 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 rbedrosian@verizon.net. Our address is PO Box 2, Delmar, NY, 12054, USA.

www.hair-of-the-dog.com

ONLINE TICKETS WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL AT THE VAN DYCK

DOORS WILL OPEN AT 6:30PM


Musician
  • WhoComedy Club Feb. 20th feat. Tom Anzalone and Gene Trifilo
  • DateFebruary 20, 2016
  • Time8:30pm
  • Fee$15

The Van Dyck Comedy Club is back with great talent every Saturday in February!  The purchase of your ticket reserves you a table to enjoy dinner and drinks.

TOM ANZALONE is a comedian, entertainer, musician and teacher who uses his talents to delight audiences of all ages.

Classically trained in Opera at West Virginia University, Tom began his career performing in musicals and operas while pursuing his stand-up comedy routine. Tom has performed in venues of all sorts across the country and internationally.

Tom appears in comedy clubs, operas, corporate venues, cruise ships, and in schools and private parties as his alter ego Songflowerman… helping kids love to sing.

With a few simple props, guitar and roll of electrical tape (yes, electrical tape), Tom Anzalone produces quick and quirky musical impersonations of Elvis, Elton, Springsteen and countless more. But it is off-key creativity that spawns his usual standing ovation. His Springsteen recites the alphabet (to the tune of “Born In The U.S.A.”), his Pinball Wizard (from the rock opera Tommy) is sung, well, opera style. Anzalone consistently hits the right notes for any audience.

Anzalone’s television appearances include America’s Funniest People (ABC) and the Showtime Comedy Club Network. In addition, he has been profiled on radio’s All Things Considered (NPR).

He has performed at New York City’s Laugh Factory, Atlantic City’s and Las Vegas’ Tropicana Hotels and in more than forty states. In addition, he has entertained passengers on the Carnival and Royal Caribbean cruise lines.

Anzalone enlisted for Comics on Duty, a series of shows for troops stationed stateside.He has “opened” shows for comedian Bobcat Goldthwait and the musical group Chicago.

Tom has delighted audiences in comedy clubs and colleges around the country. He’s filmed a segment on the ” Showtime Comedy Club Network,” as well as “America’s Funniest People,” “Comedy Central,” and of course, many radio shows and theater appearances. Tom has showcased at the National Association for Campus Activities Illinois/Indiana Regional Conference in 1989, as well as, the East Coast Coffeehouse Convention in 1990. Recently, Tom has written, directed and starred in his own children and family oriented show, “Songflower Seeds” and has sung and co-written songs for a recording on A&M Records.

 

“Crazy” Gene Trifilo was born February 3rd 1976 in Beacon NY. He was delivered by a doctor that was missing fingers on his right hand. Gene has spent a lifetime entertaining crowds all over the United States, Canada and even Europe. Gene was nominated class clown by his senior class in 1994 and shortly after he began his amazing career that has led him perform all over including New York City, New Jersey, Las Vegas, the Hudson Valley, Denver, Detroit, Tampa, Miami, London and Paris to name just a few. Gene can perform in front of any audience including clubs, bars, dinner shows, corporate events, fundraisers, even churches and private functions.


Gene has been seen in some of the best clubs including the Broadway Comedy Club, Manhattan Comedy Club, Rascals, The Brew Ha-Ha, and The Improv. He has also performed numerous dinner shows including the world famous Totonno’s Italian Bistro in Yonkers New York.


Television appearances include NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Laugh out Loud, and Comedy for a Cause.


You may have also heard Crazy Gene on WPDH 101.5 FM with Coop and Tobin and on Good Morning Hudson Valley 1260 AM with Bruce Owen and Jay Verzi.

ONLINE TICKETS WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL AT THE VAN DYCK

DOORS WILL OPEN AT 7:00


Musician
  • WhoJeremy Gold EP Release
  • DateMarch 4, 2016
  • Time6:30pm
  • Fee$8 Advance, $10 Door
Rob Schwartz of Who? Mag ( www.whomag.net ) says of Your Skin, the title track off the Jeremy's debut EP,  "Jeremy Gold is a creative artist and songwriter with a lot of talent."
 
When asked how his creative process works, Jeremy says "I write songs on piano and vocals, and then produce them into electronic pop music, using my software synths and this cool Casio mobile synth I got a few years back. If Thom Yorke and Calvin Harris had a baby, it's sound would be like mine ya know without all the crying of course."  
 
Hailing from upstate New York, in a small town with a big name, Niskayuna, Jeremy has been performing music since his early teens.  Since starting out as a saxophonist in the middle school jazz ensemble and ultimately attending Purchase College at their prestigious conservatory on scholarship to the Jazz Studies program, Jeremy has been layin' it down for years.  After having the experience of performing across the northeast playing jazz saxophone, and also being a recent graduate from SUNY Albany with a Bachelors degree in psychology, Jeremy began writing and arranging pop music for both himself and other musicians on the rise.  He had fallen in love with the road, and more importantly, with writing music.  "Sometimes you need your own voice for that," he says.  
 
Producing beats and "eclectic music," as he says was always a dream of his, so when it became necessary for a producer, Jeremy learned to do it himself.  His DIY attitude has gotten him far, boasting an entire live show founded in electronically produced music, while other artists have began to envy his style and are asking for his services.  
 
Be sure to check out his Facebook page for Gold Productions for more information about those projects.
 
Jeremy's current release is his debut EP, titled after his first single - "Your Skin."  While showcasing his talents as a vocalist, he will also be premiering some up beat pop as well as somewhat "experimental" production.  Andrew Gregory, of Albany NY's local radio broadcast WEXT, says of one of the tracks soon to be released on the Album following the EP,  "Monarch: from pulsing opening chords and shout out, this dance track quickly gets to the lyrical heart of the matter.  Keeping kings and queens only interested in moving on the dance floor are piano clanging out the beat and shifting rhythms, while a pleading chorus gives release."
 
Jeremy will now be taking the stage at the Van Dyck, where he made his first public appearance at age 15, to now celebrate his recent release of "Your Skin EP," a 4 track debut of his singing and production work. 
 
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30pm WITH MUSIC STARTING FROM RYAN CLARK AT 7:30pm, AND JEREMY GOLD TAKING THE STAGE AT 8:30pm
 

Musician
  • WhoSchenectady County Community College Jazz Showcase
  • DateMarch 9, 2016
  • Time7:30pm
  • FeeNo Cover

The Van Dyck will present three groups of up and coming musicians on Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00pm. The evening will feature performances by the Schenectady County Community College Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. William Meckley as well as two five-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 Combos give students an opportunity to learn to play jazz music in a small group setting. Members of the combo are all students in SCCC's nationally accredited music program.


Musician
  • WhoGrand Central Station
  • DateApril 8, 2016
  • Time9pm
  • Fee$5

Stop out and get your groove on for a night of great dance music with one of the area's best bands, Grand Central Station!!


Musician
  • WhoCollege of St. Rose Jazz Ensemble
  • DateApril 13, 2016
  • Time7pm
  • 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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Musician
  • WhoAn Afternoon w/ Psychic Medium Katie Manning-Hilton
  • DateApril 24, 2016
  • Time11:00am
  • Fee$75


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 brucnh reading April 24th at the Van Dyck.

THIS IS AN EXCLUSIVE EVENT SO TICKETS WILL BE LIMITED!!

 

11:00am-12:30pm -Gallery Style Group Readings **No guarantee everyone will be read**

12:30pm - Full Buffet Brucnch, Alcohol served, including complimentary Mimosa

***THIS EVENT IS NOT HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE*** We apologize for the inconvenience.

$5.00 from each ticket will benefit Things Of My Very Own


TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE, AND WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL AT THE
        VAN DYCK