Free Summer Outdoor Jazz Concert

Summer Jazz Outdoor Concert Featuring David Gonzales Latin Jazz. Join us as Latin jazz meets spoken word in a production exploding with passion, intelligence and energy. A quartet of New York’s hottest players sets David’s compelling poetry like a diamond in a mambo/funk music box. Sunday, June 10 at 5 PM at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage Parking Lot. FREE with ticket.

The Geneva Music Festival Opens this Week

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The Geneva Music Festival opens this week.  Geoffrey Herd, the director and also one of the performers, talks about the wide-ranging music being performed in the festival, and about the rather wide-ranging venues for them. http://wskg.org/audio/genevagoeff.mp3

 

Photo credit: Cavani String Quartet for the Geneva Music Festival

OCA Welcomes the Todd Williams Quartet

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The Oneonta Concert Association presents the Todd Williams Quartet on Friday, April 21 at 7pm.  A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, and music educator Todd Williams brings his quartet to the Foothills Performing Arts Center. http://wskg.org/audio/Williams.mp3

 

Photo credit: Todd Williams

'Sinatra at 100' Comes to Cooperstown

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The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival welcomes jazz historian and saxophonist Loren Schoenberg and his quintet for a celebration of the songs of Frank Sinatra.  The concert is in the ballroom of the Otesaga Resort Hotel.  He brings pianist John Di Martino, bassist Michael Karn, drummer Aaron Kimmel, and trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso. http://www.wskg.org/audio/sinatramix.mp3

 

Photo credit: Cooperstown Summer Music Festival

Arts Roundup: A Chorus Line in Cortland, Darkhorse Dramatists in Binghamton, and Chad Lefkowitz-Brown and Christian Li in Elmira

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Chris Kocher, Entertainment Editor for the Press & Sun-Bulletin, the Elmira Star Gazette, and the Ithaca Journal, joins Crystal Sarakas to talk about some of the other arts events coming up in the region. Grammy-award winning jazz performer Chad Lefkowitz Brown and pianist Christian Li, both Horseheads natives, return for one final performance at the Starlight Room in Elmira. Here’s a talk that Christian Li did at the TEDx Chemung River program in 2015. Li believes that improvisation is not only the key to Jazz, but an important aspect of a well-lived life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpljZUtUxKg