Upcoming shows & Events

Musician
  • WhoKeith Pray Big Band
  • DateJuly 7, 2015
  • 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
  • WhoStu Hamm
  • DateJuly 11, 2015
  • Time7 & 9:30pm
  • Fee$18 advance, $22 Day of Show


Virtuoso Bassist Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai) will appear at The Van Dyck Saturday July 11, 2015 with Testament Guitarist Alex Skolnick and Drummer Joel Taylor (Al DiMeola, Allan Holdsworth)
Tickets will be $18 advance and $22 the day of performance.

As one of today’s leading electric bassists, Stu Hamm has released six critically-acclaimed studio recording showcasing his unique style of playing the bass as a lead instrument on a genre-spanning repertoire that merges rock, jazz, fusion, classical, country, and urban sounds.

In addition to his barrier-breaking solo work, Hamm has been hailed for his recording and touring stints with guitar icons JOE SATRIANI, STEVE VAI, GREG HOWE, CARL VERHEYEN, FRANK GAMBALE of Chick Corea’s Elektric Band and former Journey drummer STEVE SMITH. His long-time associations with Vai and Satriani have received a long list of awards such as “Best Jazz Bassist” and “Best Rock Bassist” multiple times in major print polls.

Through his innovative work as a solo artist and his contributions as a sideman to Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, Stuart Hamm has firmly established himself as one of the most influential electric bassists of the past half-century. Extending the non-traditional function of the electric bass revolutionized by Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke in the 70s, Hamm helped to reshape the concept of the bass guitar as an unaccompanied instrument with polyphonic, two-handed tapping, slapping and popping techniques, chords, and harmonics.
 
Live at the Iridium, NYC, 2015: https://youtu.be/hS0ZRMFsRt8
Live Video of STU HAMM BAND:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j89AHvhe0nM
http://www.stuarthamm.net/

ONLINE TICKET PURCHASES WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL AT THE VAN DYCK

DOORS WILL OPEN AT 6PM FOR THE EARLY SHOW, AND 9PM FOR THE LATE SHOW

7PM

 

9:30PM


Musician
  • WhoGene Bertoncini/Paul Meyers Quartet
  • DateJuly 17, 2015
  • Time8pm
  • Fee$15

 

Gene Bertoncini is one of the pre-eminent jazz guitarists active today.  His fluid techniques 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 and Paul Desmond among many others, as well as distinguished singers as Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Nancy Wilson, Vic Damone and Edye Gorme.  He performed for two years on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

 

Paul Meyers has performed and/or recorded with an ever growing list of jazz greats such as Geri Allen, Harry Allen, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Ray Drummond, Eliane Elias, Clare Fischer, Sonny Fortune, Eddie Gomez, Annie Ross, Wynton Marsalis, Bill Mays, Rufus Reid, David Sanchez and Steve Wilson. He's also toured for years with two of the greatest jazz singers ever - Jon Hendricks since 1993, and Andy Bey from 1997 to 2008.  Additional tours include the Salute to Duke Ellington Orchestra (along with Bob Brookmeyer, Mel Lewis and Joe Wilder), Karrin Allison, and Gary Burton.  Mr. Burton also recorded Paul's tune Panama on his "Reunion" CD with Pat Metheny.

 

This quartet will be rounded out with the BOPITUDE rhythm section of Michael Benedict on drums and Mike Lawrence.

DOORS OPEN AT 7PM FOR THIS 8PM SHOW

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


Musician
  • WhoStanley Jordan - Friday Night
  • DateSeptember 11, 2015
  • Time7 & 9pm
  • Fee$22 advance, $26 day of

In a career that took flight in 1985 with immediate commercial and critical acclaim, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan has consistently displayed a chameleon musical persona of openness, imagination, versatility, respect and maverick daring. Be it bold reinventions of classical masterpieces or soulful explorations through pop-rock hits, to blazing straight ahead jazz forays and ultramodern improvisational works—solo or with a group—Jordan can always be counted on to take listeners on breathless journeys into the unexpected.

 

Jordan's spectacularly original two-handed tapping technique allows him to play melody and chords simultaneously. He has 13 albums, 4 Grammy nominations and has performed at many jazz festivals, including the Kool Jazz Festival, Concord Jazz Festival, and the Montreux International Jazz Festival.

 

http://www.stanleyjordan.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ruEkWMtdM8&feature=related Eleanor Rigby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3gHtPLXQOI 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeooHiX4oH0&feature=related Stairway To Heaven

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

DOORS WILL OPEN AT 6pm FOR THE EARLY SHOW, AND 8PM FOR THE LATE SHOW

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A TABLE WITH ANOTHER PARTY, PLEASE CALL THE VAN DYCK

6:30 SHOW

 

8:30 SHOW


Musician
  • WhoStanley Jordan - Saturday Night
  • DateSeptember 12, 2015
  • Time6:30 & 8:3
  • Fee$22 advance, $26 day of

In a career that took flight in 1985 with immediate commercial and critical acclaim, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan has consistently displayed a chameleon musical persona of openness, imagination, versatility, respect and maverick daring. Be it bold reinventions of classical masterpieces or soulful explorations through pop-rock hits, to blazing straight ahead jazz forays and ultramodern improvisational works—solo or with a group—Jordan can always be counted on to take listeners on breathless journeys into the unexpected.

 

Jordan's spectacularly original two-handed tapping technique allows him to play melody and chords simultaneously. He has 13 albums, 4 Grammy nominations and has performed at many jazz festivals, including the Kool Jazz Festival, Concord Jazz Festival, and the Montreux International Jazz Festival.


http://www.stanleyjordan.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ruEkWMtdM8&feature=related Eleanor Rigby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3gHtPLXQOI 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeooHiX4oH0&feature=related Stairway To Heaven

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

DOORS WILL OPEN AT 5:30 FOR THE EARLY SHOW, AND 8PM FOR THE LATE SHOW

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A TABLE WITH ANOTHER PARTY, PLEASE CALL THE VAN DYCK

6:30 SHOW

 

8:30 SHOW


Musician
  • WhoWishbone Ash
  • DateSeptember 25, 2015
  • Time7 & 9pm
  • Fee$22 advance, $26 day of

Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, returns to the Van Dyck on September 25, 2015 on their Pilgrimage North America Tour. Following their previous sold-out 2011 Van Dyck show that featured the group's biggest hits, this year Wishbone Ash will present classics spanning their 46-year career and showcase selections from their latest release, “Blue Horizon.”

Formed in 1969, Wishbone Ash has to its credit 24 original studio recordings, 10 live albums and four live DVDs along with a DVD rockumentary (“This is Wishbone Ash”). The band is led by founding member Andy Powell on guitar and vocals, trading licks with Finland’s guitar wizard Muddy Manninen. Bassist Bob Skeat, an 18-year veteran of the band and in-demand studio musician, sets the pace with Joe Crabtree, one of the best of Britain’s new breed of drummers whose performance credits include Pendragon and David Cross of King Crimson.

Lynyrd Skynyrd cites Wishbone Ash as a primary influence on their style along with Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden and, more recently, heavyweights like Opeth. All have been transformed by the original, legendary twin-guitar approach of Wishbone Ash. There is no other rock band in history that has done more with the twin guitar concept than The Ash.

www.wishboneash.com

ONLINE TICKETS WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL AT THE VAN DYCK, AND WILL RESERVE YOU A TABLE FOR THE SHOW

DOORS WILL OPEN AT 6PM FOR THE EARLY SHOW, AND A HALF HOUR FOLLOWING THE FIRST SET FOR THE LATE SHOW

IF YOU PURCHASE TICKETS SEPERATELY THEN THE REST OF YOUR PARTY, PLEASE CALL THE VAN DYCK TO ARRANGE A TABLE FOR THE GROUP

 

7PM SHOW

9PM SHOW


Musician
  • WhoRory Block
  • DateOctober 3, 2015
  • Time6:30 & 8:3
  • Fee$18 advance, $22 Day of Show

Heralded as “a living landmark” (Berkeley Express), “a national treasure” (Guitar Extra), and “one of the greatest living acoustic blues artists” (Blues Revue), Rory Block has committed her life and her career to preserving the Delta blues tradition and bringing it to life for 21st century audiences around the world. A traditionalist and an innovator at the same time, she wields a fiery and haunting guitar and vocal style that redefines the boundaries of acoustic blues and folk. The New York Times declared: “Her playing is perfect, her singing otherworldly as she wrestles with ghosts, shadows and legends.”
 

 
ONLINE TICKETS WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL AT THE VAN DYCK, AND WILL RESERVE YOU A TABLE FOR THE SHOW

DOORS WILL OPEN AT 5:30PM FOR THE EARLY SHOW, AND A HALF HOUR FOLLOWING THE FIRST SET FOR THE LATE SHOW

IF YOU PURCHASE TICKETS SEPERATELY THEN THE REST OF YOUR PARTY, PLEASE CALL THE VAN DYCK TO ARRANGE A TABLE FOR THE GROUP
 
6:30pm

8:30pm


Musician
  • 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.?

www.marshallcrenshaw.com

ONLINE TICKETS WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL AT THE VAN DYCK AND WILL RESERVE YOU A TABLE

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

IF GROUP TICKETS ARE PURCHASED SEPERATELY, PLEASE CALL THE VAN DYCK TO ARRANGE YOUR TABLE TOGETHER

6:30pm

8:30pm