Calendar of Events

April

3rd

A - 3

Time: 6:30 ~ 9:30

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A3
Bill Alston, Mike Dimin, Judd Staley


(518) 505-3504
A3fineacousticjazz@gmail.com


A3 performs their unique acoustic interpretations of Jazz Standards, appearing at such venues as Provence, Aperitivo, Prime at Saratoga National, SUNY Jazz Brunch Sundays, the Saratoga Arts Fair, and numerous private engagements.

A3 is comprised of :

Bill Alston - Steel string acoustic guitar
Mike Dimin - Bass
Judd Staley - Nylon string acoustic guitar.

All of the members of A3 have performed with numerous groups in the Capital Region. 

If your looking for a professional trio presenting Blues, BeBop, Ballads and Bossa, A3 is your answer.

 

10th

Esprit Lounge

Time: 6:30--9:30

Playing the classic jazz you know and love with an international flavour...

 

 

Esprit Lounge

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Swingtime magazine says..... 
A new one for me was Esprit Lounge with leader Tony Schettino on guitar, his son Alex Schettino on bass, Michael Carlito on drums and pretty Samantha Grassian on vocals. 
How High the Moon was one of their best, with nice bopping by Samantha and good, impressive guitars minus the legendary whoop bam Les Paul ending,

 

http://www.bogmusic.us/espritlounge

 

 

17th

Paul Borello Michael Roach Duet

Time: 6:30 ~ 9:30


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Paul Borrello
drums


518 858 7556
paulborrello@yahoo.com

www.paulborrello.com


Paul Borrello is a percussionist, drum set, and mallet player that lives in the Capitol region. He studied music at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, received an Associates degree from Schenectady Community College and received a Bachelors degree in music industry and a teaching certification from Saint Rose. He will also have completed a Masters degree at Boston University in the fall of 2013. Paul has worked with many notable musicians in the capitol region such as Maria Zemauntauski, Dan Dobek, Sten Isaachsen, George Muscatello, Peter Einhorn, and many others. Paul is currently working with the John Savage Band, the LAB Trio with Bill Leary and Brian Axford and Ten 27 with Monica Roach. Paul also performs on vibraphone in a piano-vibes duo with Michael Roach. Paul has studied with Ed Saindon from Berklee School of Music, Jay Hoggard from Wesleyan and pianist Dan Dobek. Presently, he teaches instrumental lessons at the Brown School in Niskayuna, New York.

 

 

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Michael Roach
piano


(518) 316-1250
mlrbp@excite.com

http://micmon.net/solopiano



Michael Roach is a pianist, multi-keyboardist, and composer. He is originally from New York City, but now resides in the Capital District Region. He received training in classical and popular piano as a youngster. He has had the opportunity to play many different genres of music including: Jazz, Rock, Pop, Classical, and Rhythm and Blues. Michael also plays in various musical situations including: solo, duet, and trio formats. 

Michael has performed at venue/spaces such as: The Whitney Museum of American Art, Symphony Space, the Black Rock Coalition Festival in New York City, the Black Expo, Albany's Lark Fest, and the Albany Tulip Festival.

He is also an integral part of the jazz trio, TEN27, which has a configuration of piano/keyboards, cello/bass, and drums. With this trio, in addition to playing piano, he plays synthesizer, a vintage Fender Rhodes, and a Wurlitzer electric piano.

 

24th

Michael Lamkin

Time: 6:30 -- 9:30

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Michael Lamkin

Pianist & Organist, Michael Lamkin is from the Boston area via Miami. During his time in Miami he studied with the late Red Norvo pianist Walter Cirillo and led a number of trios and quintets. He has performed with multi-horn man Ira Sullivan, altoist Jay Corre of the Buddy Rich band. He relocated to Los Angeles for various studio sessions before returning to the northeast.

Michael has performed extensively throughout the northeast region. He has worked with saxophonists Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers and Great Barrington’s Charlie Tokarz and Albany area's Eric Walentowicz, Keith Pray, Trumpet/Vocalist Mo Rancourt.

He has accompanied vocalist Jeanne O'Connor, Albany's Kathy Olsen, Joan Taub and April Marie, also Trumpet & Vocal leader Bill Dexter. Other notable pairings include guitarists Joe Finn, Mike Krajewski, Jason Ennis, Mark Capon, Sam Farkas; and bassists Otto Gardner, Pete Toigo, Tom Charlap, John Suters and Lou Scott. Drummers Joe Sorrentino, Jeff Dowd, Leo Kachidurian, Mark Anthony and Cliff Brucker among other top musicians.

Groups he has performed with are Latin jazz veterans Caribe Mambo, Groove Nouveau, The Jazz Machine and swing band Nitro Jive. Additionally, he has performed as a soloist and with his own trios and quartets in venues such as The Van Dyck, One Caroline Street, The Albany Crowne Plaza, Justin's On Lark, Provence, Nicole’s, The Circus Café, , Saratoga National Golf Club, Tosca, the Gideon Putnam and the Castle Street Café.

Michael has appeared on WAMC radio's "Dancing on the Air" and WGY radio’s Don Weeks program. Recorded airplay has included WHRL-FM, WABY, WGY, WRPI as well as several other stations nationally. He has performed on Alan Chartock's "See, Hear" television program on WNYT Channel 13 as a solo pianist and with his jazz organ trio. Recording credits include LA studio work and a CD with Caribe Mambo that received a favorable revue in Jazz Times magazine.

 

May

1st

Jeanne O'Connor

Time: 6:30 ~ 9:30

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JEANNE O'CONNOR is a jazz vocalist who has delved deep into the heart of the Great American Songbook with swing, subtlety, and deep musicality.  She has also brought her clear, expressive alto voice to Brazilian music, pop, and R and B.  She has performed as a soloist with jazz combos and big bands throughout the New York City region and beyond.   A versatile vocalist, she is also a member of the celebrated String of Pearls female vocal trio, and the soulful and swinging Lanham  and  O'Connor vocal duo.

 

For more information, goto http://jeanneoconnor.net/

 

8th

Lee Shaw Trio

Time: 6:30 -- 9:30

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Lee Shaw Trio

 

LEE SHAW

RICH SYRACUSE

JEFF "SIEGE" SIEGEL 

 

Swinging, exciting, acoustic jazz piano trio led by a woman who not only expands the tradition but helped to create it

 

There is far too much to say about this group SO,.... GOTO  http://www.leeshaw.org/

 

April

3rd

A - 3

Time: 6:30 ~ 9:30

 Image result for A3 acoustic albany

 
 


A3
Bill Alston, Mike Dimin, Judd Staley


(518) 505-3504
A3fineacousticjazz@gmail.com


A3 performs their unique acoustic interpretations of Jazz Standards, appearing at such venues as Provence, Aperitivo, Prime at Saratoga National, SUNY Jazz Brunch Sundays, the Saratoga Arts Fair, and numerous private engagements.

A3 is comprised of :

Bill Alston - Steel string acoustic guitar
Mike Dimin - Bass
Judd Staley - Nylon string acoustic guitar.

All of the members of A3 have performed with numerous groups in the Capital Region. 

If your looking for a professional trio presenting Blues, BeBop, Ballads and Bossa, A3 is your answer.

 

10th

Esprit Lounge

Time: 6:30--9:30

Playing the classic jazz you know and love with an international flavour...

 

 

Esprit Lounge

Image result for Esprit Lounge albany

Swingtime magazine says..... 
A new one for me was Esprit Lounge with leader Tony Schettino on guitar, his son Alex Schettino on bass, Michael Carlito on drums and pretty Samantha Grassian on vocals. 
How High the Moon was one of their best, with nice bopping by Samantha and good, impressive guitars minus the legendary whoop bam Les Paul ending,

 

http://www.bogmusic.us/espritlounge

 

 

17th

Paul Borello Michael Roach Duet

Time: 6:30 ~ 9:30


Image result for paul borrello albany

 


Paul Borrello
drums


518 858 7556
paulborrello@yahoo.com

www.paulborrello.com


Paul Borrello is a percussionist, drum set, and mallet player that lives in the Capitol region. He studied music at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, received an Associates degree from Schenectady Community College and received a Bachelors degree in music industry and a teaching certification from Saint Rose. He will also have completed a Masters degree at Boston University in the fall of 2013. Paul has worked with many notable musicians in the capitol region such as Maria Zemauntauski, Dan Dobek, Sten Isaachsen, George Muscatello, Peter Einhorn, and many others. Paul is currently working with the John Savage Band, the LAB Trio with Bill Leary and Brian Axford and Ten 27 with Monica Roach. Paul also performs on vibraphone in a piano-vibes duo with Michael Roach. Paul has studied with Ed Saindon from Berklee School of Music, Jay Hoggard from Wesleyan and pianist Dan Dobek. Presently, he teaches instrumental lessons at the Brown School in Niskayuna, New York.

 

 

 Image result for Michael Roach albany

 


Michael Roach
piano


(518) 316-1250
mlrbp@excite.com

http://micmon.net/solopiano



Michael Roach is a pianist, multi-keyboardist, and composer. He is originally from New York City, but now resides in the Capital District Region. He received training in classical and popular piano as a youngster. He has had the opportunity to play many different genres of music including: Jazz, Rock, Pop, Classical, and Rhythm and Blues. Michael also plays in various musical situations including: solo, duet, and trio formats. 

Michael has performed at venue/spaces such as: The Whitney Museum of American Art, Symphony Space, the Black Rock Coalition Festival in New York City, the Black Expo, Albany's Lark Fest, and the Albany Tulip Festival.

He is also an integral part of the jazz trio, TEN27, which has a configuration of piano/keyboards, cello/bass, and drums. With this trio, in addition to playing piano, he plays synthesizer, a vintage Fender Rhodes, and a Wurlitzer electric piano.

 

24th

Michael Lamkin

Time: 6:30 -- 9:30

Image result for Michael lamkin albany

 

 

Michael Lamkin

Pianist & Organist, Michael Lamkin is from the Boston area via Miami. During his time in Miami he studied with the late Red Norvo pianist Walter Cirillo and led a number of trios and quintets. He has performed with multi-horn man Ira Sullivan, altoist Jay Corre of the Buddy Rich band. He relocated to Los Angeles for various studio sessions before returning to the northeast.

Michael has performed extensively throughout the northeast region. He has worked with saxophonists Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers and Great Barrington’s Charlie Tokarz and Albany area's Eric Walentowicz, Keith Pray, Trumpet/Vocalist Mo Rancourt.

He has accompanied vocalist Jeanne O'Connor, Albany's Kathy Olsen, Joan Taub and April Marie, also Trumpet & Vocal leader Bill Dexter. Other notable pairings include guitarists Joe Finn, Mike Krajewski, Jason Ennis, Mark Capon, Sam Farkas; and bassists Otto Gardner, Pete Toigo, Tom Charlap, John Suters and Lou Scott. Drummers Joe Sorrentino, Jeff Dowd, Leo Kachidurian, Mark Anthony and Cliff Brucker among other top musicians.

Groups he has performed with are Latin jazz veterans Caribe Mambo, Groove Nouveau, The Jazz Machine and swing band Nitro Jive. Additionally, he has performed as a soloist and with his own trios and quartets in venues such as The Van Dyck, One Caroline Street, The Albany Crowne Plaza, Justin's On Lark, Provence, Nicole’s, The Circus Café, , Saratoga National Golf Club, Tosca, the Gideon Putnam and the Castle Street Café.

Michael has appeared on WAMC radio's "Dancing on the Air" and WGY radio’s Don Weeks program. Recorded airplay has included WHRL-FM, WABY, WGY, WRPI as well as several other stations nationally. He has performed on Alan Chartock's "See, Hear" television program on WNYT Channel 13 as a solo pianist and with his jazz organ trio. Recording credits include LA studio work and a CD with Caribe Mambo that received a favorable revue in Jazz Times magazine.

 

May

1st

Jeanne O'Connor

Time: 6:30 ~ 9:30

Image result for Jeanne Oconnor music albany

JEANNE O'CONNOR is a jazz vocalist who has delved deep into the heart of the Great American Songbook with swing, subtlety, and deep musicality.  She has also brought her clear, expressive alto voice to Brazilian music, pop, and R and B.  She has performed as a soloist with jazz combos and big bands throughout the New York City region and beyond.   A versatile vocalist, she is also a member of the celebrated String of Pearls female vocal trio, and the soulful and swinging Lanham  and  O'Connor vocal duo.

 

For more information, goto http://jeanneoconnor.net/

 

8th

Lee Shaw Trio

Time: 6:30 -- 9:30

Image result for Lee Shaw Trio music albany

Lee Shaw Trio

 

LEE SHAW

RICH SYRACUSE

JEFF "SIEGE" SIEGEL 

 

Swinging, exciting, acoustic jazz piano trio led by a woman who not only expands the tradition but helped to create it

 

There is far too much to say about this group SO,.... GOTO  http://www.leeshaw.org/

 

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