Upcoming shows & Events
- WhoSharel Cassity
- DateOctober 17, 2015
- Time8pm, Doors
“Sharel Cassity is another no-nonsense lady of the horn...her solos have an insurgent quality..and her deep blue alto wanes with melancholy”--Eric Fine, Downbeat Magazine
“Sharel Cassity has the potential to be one of the leaders of this genre?s next generation” --J. Hunter, All About Jazz
Saxophonist, composer and bandleader Sharel Cassity is quickly making waves on the New York and international jazz scenes with her fiery and soulful style. A native of Yukon, Oklahoma, Sharel attended the Juilliard School for her Master's degree on full scholarship. She has already released three recordings, has appeared at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Blue Note Jazz Club, the Newport Jazz Festival and Dizzy's Club Coca Cola. Besides performing with her own band, Sharel currently assists the most renowned jazz artists today including Jimmy Heath, Nicholas Payton, Joe Chambers, Cyrus Chestnut, the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars, Orrin Evans and Darcy James Argue. She has appeared with Christian McBride, Roy Hargrove, James Moody, Natalie Cole, and Monty Alexander.
Sharel has been voted 'Rising Star Alto Saxophone' in the Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll from 2010- 2015 and was inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in 2011. Sharel received a four-star Downbeat rating for her sophomore release, 'Relentless'. Sharel recently recorded with Michael Benedict on ‘Circulation: The Music of Gary
McFarland’ which was a Downbeat Magazine Editors Pick in July, 2015.
Sharel will be joined by a stellar trio composed of Michael Benedict on drums, Larry Ham on piano and Mike Lawrence on bass.
ONLINE TICKETS WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL AT THE VAN DYCK
DOORS WILL OPEN AT 6:30pm, DINNER AND DRINKS WILL BE SERVED
- Who50th Anniversay of The Beatles -
- DateOctober 24, 2015
- Time8pm, Doors
- Fee$15 Advance, $18 Day of
In 1965, the Beatles recorded and released two albums. One was recorded during breaks in their concert and new movie career, "Help," as were their prior albums. The other was the genre-bending and highly influential masterpiece, "Rubber Soul."
On Saturday October 24th, you can come party and sing along to some of the greatest songs in Rock n Roll history!
For the 50th anniversary these albums, the Van Dyck will host a performance on Saturday October 24. A band consisting of regional experienced rock & roll musicians will perform these two epic Beatles albums in a song by song re-creation of the album cuts' actual order. The band will include guitarist Graham Tichy, bassist Steve "Clyde" Davies, drummer Pete Vumbaco and pianist Mike Kelley. This will the latest in a series commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles phenomenal effect on every generation of music lovers that has followed their magnificent musical output in the 1960's.
“Help!” was the soundtrack to their second film that followed the quartet’s 1964 cinematic debut, “A Hard Day’s Night,” the latter considered one of the best rock music films of all time. The visual presentation of several new Beatles’ songs, including the title track, “Another Girl,” “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” and “You’re Going to Lose That Girl,” is considered influential in the evolution of music videos and also provided something of a template for “The Monkees” TV series, which attempted to translate some of the energy of the Beatles to American television in 1966. The American version of "Help!" reached the number one spot on the Billboard album charts for nine weeks starting in September 1965.
Rubber Soul incorporates R&B, pop, soul, folk rock and psychedelic music styles. The album is regarded by musicologists as a major artistic achievement that continued the Beatles' artistic maturation while attaining widespread critical and commercial success. The album's name comes from the term "plastic soul" which popular African American soul musicians coined to describe Mick Jagger, a white musician singing soul music. Rubber Soul is regarded by fans and critics alike as one of the greatest albums in popular music history. In 2012, Rubber Soul was ranked number five on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time."
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DOORS OPEN AT 6:30, DINNER AND DRINKS WILL BE SERVED
PURCHASING YOUR TICKET RESERVES YOU A TABLE FOR THE EVENING
- WhoAn Evening w/ Psychic Medium Katie Manning-Hilton SOLD OUT
- DateOctober 25, 2015
- Fee$75,SOLD OUT
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, October 25th 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.
TICKETS ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE, AND WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL AT THE VAN DYCK
- WhoMarshall Crenshaw
- DateNovember 14, 2015
- Time6:30 & 8:3
- Fee$18 advance, $22 Day of Show
Over the course of a career that’s spanned three decades, 13 albums and hundreds of songs, Marshall Crenshaw’s musical output has maintained a consistent fidelity to the qualities of melody, craftsmanship and passion, and his efforts have been rewarded with the devotion of a broad and remarkably loyal fan base. After an early break playing John Lennon in a touring company of the Broadway musical Beatlemania, his growing fame in his adopted hometown of New York City helped to win Crenshaw a deal with Warner Bros. Records, which released his self-titled debut album. With such classics as “Someday, Someway” and “Cynical Girl,” that LP established Crenshaw as one of his era’s preeminent tunesmiths?.?
Along the way, Crenshaw’s compositions have been successfully covered by a broad array of performers, including Bette Midler, Kelly Willis, Robert Gordon, Ronnie Spector, Marti Jones and the Gin Blossoms, with whom Crenshaw co-wrote the Top 10 single “Til I Hear It From You.” He’s also provided music for several film soundtracks, appeared in the films La Bamba (as Buddy Holly) and Peggy Sue Got Married, and was nominated for a Grammy and a Golden Globe award for penning the title track for the film comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.
?Always a Van Dyck favorite, his solo shows are filled with great songs, impassioned singing and the occasional humorous aside that keeps everyone at ease and supremely entertained.?
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DOORS WILL OPEN AT 5:30 FOR THE EARLY SHOW, AND A HALF HOUR FOLLOWING THE END OF THE FIRST SET FOR THE LATE SHOW
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- WhoCollege of St. Rose Jazz Ensemble
- DateNovember 18, 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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- WhoStephane Wrembel
- DateNovember 20, 2015
- Time7 & 9pm
- Fee$18 advance, $22 Day of Show
He’s been called “a revelation” by Rolling Stone. Woody Allen recruited him to score the theme to the 2012 Academy Award winning film Midnight in Paris, and he performed live during that year’s Oscar’s telecast. To say that French-born guitarist/composer Stephane Wrembel—who learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside—has already had a remarkable career would be an understatement. But this virtuoso, who is now Brooklyn-based, has truly just begun to make his mark as one of the most original guitar voices in contemporary music.
Born in Paris and raised in Fontainebleau, home of impressionism and Django Reinhardt's music. Wrembel was classically trained in a music conservatory starting at age four. Stephane's life took a decisive turn in his late teens when he first discovered the music of Django Reinhardt and the Gypsies. He spent the next ten years of his life learning, playing, and expanding on this musical tradition. This hard work gave Wrembel the technique, but the time spent playing around the campfires and trailers of the Gypsies gave him the soul - both necessary ingredients for him to master his art form. Stephane's education continued at the Berklee School of Music where after studying contemporary jazz and world music he graduated summa cum-laude. Soon after he moved to New York City to live and continue his career.
Although he built his reputation as a stylist in the mode of the iconic French guitarist Django Reinhardt, Wrembel now revels in transcending and expanding. “I’m digging deeper and deeper into my roots,” he says. He plays everything from blues to flamenco to rock; all of these influences come together as something identifiable only as Stephane Wrembel. The evening will also feature Wrembel’s superior compositional skills; his melodies burst with a panoply of textures and colors, moods and emotions.
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TICKET PURCHASES ALSO RESERVE A TABLE FOR THE EVENING-DINNER AND DRINKS WILL BE AVAILABLE
DOORS WILL OPEN AT 6PM FOR THE EARLY SHOW AND 8:30PM FOR THE LATE SHOW