Upcoming shows & Events

Musician
  • WhoKeith Pray Big Band
  • DateMay 3, 2016
  • 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
  • WhoKim Simmonds' Savoy Brown
  • DateMay 6, 2016
  • Time7 & 9pm
  • Fee$21 Adv/ $25 Door
“One of the longest, continuously running, blues/rock bands in the world today.”
 
Anyone with even a fleeting knowledge of blues-rock will appreciate Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown. Rewind to 1965, and Kim was a lynchpin of perhaps the most exciting scene in history, establishing Savoy Brown in the first wave of British blues boomers, opening for Cream’s first London show and being namedropped in the same breath as peers like Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix (with whom he jammed). Even then, the guitarist was emerging as the band’s driving force. “I had a vision,” he says. “And the exciting thing now is, that vision is still alive.” The Savoy Brown band members came and went, and the music scene shifted around him, but the guitarist stuck thrillingly to his guns and reaped the rewards, performing in iconic venues like Carnegie Hall and the Fillmore East and West, releasing more than 30 albums, and later enjoying a well-deserved induction into Hollywood’s Rock Walk Of Fame. Kim Simmonds’ career is sprawling and eclectic, but every move he’s made has always been underpinned by his deep love for the blues.  
 
ONLINE TICKET PURCHASES WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL AT THE VAN DYCK
 
TICKET PURCHASE RESERVES A TABLE FOR THE SHOW
 
DOORS WILL OPEN AT 6pm FOR THE EARLY PERFORMANCE
 
7pm SHOW

 

9pm SHOW


Musician
  • WhoGet Up Jack
  • DateMay 7, 2016
  • Time8:00pm
  • Fee$11

John Haggerty (octave mandolin, guitar, banjo, accordion, vocals).  A journeyman Irish pub singer, John is now in his 5th decade of performing.  He started as a solo singer at The Washington Tavern and The Grinch in the late 70’s, was a founding member of the Irish bands “The Wilde Irishmen” and “The Porters” in the 80’s, and was a founding member and performer with “Hair Of The Dog” (which included 8 tours of Ireland, 10 CDs, numerous award-winning accolades, and performances at festivals and pubs all over the U.S.) from 1993 until 2014.

Mike DeAngelis started with his solo career in 1980, playing the summer Cape Cod circuit.  During that time, he also performed in and around his college campus at the University of New Hampshire.  After college, Mike returned to the Capital Region and joined John in the Irish Band, “The Porters”.Since 2011 he has also been performing (alongside Scott Apicelli) in The Standard Clams (www.standardclams.com), a jazz quintet focusing on classic standards by Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles & the like. In 1993, Mike co-founded the popular Irish band ‘Hair of the Dog’.  Twenty years, eight tours of Ireland, numerous Irish Festivals, sold out shows and a library of recordings later, Mike is excited to be putting his efforts into ‘Get Up Jack’!

Scott Apicelli (drums, percussion, vocals) is a graduate of Berklee College of Music.  Scott spent the 80’s and 90’s touring the northeastern U.S., later landing a gig with the well-known Boston ‘jam’ band, The Candles.  After relocating to New York to join local legends Slipknot and Box of Rain, he opened Blue Sky Recording & Music Studios in Delmar, NY (www.blueskyrecording.com).  In the late 90’s Scott played with jazz-fusion-R&B group Soul Confusion and freelanced in both the rock and jazz circuits, as well as being an in-demand recording session drummer.  During that time, Scott honed his producing and arranging skills, while also maintaining a busy teaching schedule.  From 2003 until mid-2014, Scott performed in the popular Irish-rock band Hair Of The Dog and produced their last two CDs.  Since 2011 he has also been performing (alongside Mike DeAngelis) in The Standard Clams (www.standardclams.com), a jazz quintet focusing on classic standards by Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles & the like.  In addition to his busy performing schedule, Scott is a sought after producer, arranger, engineer and session player at Blue Sky.

Crick Diefendorf (guitar, banjo, mandolin, steel drums, vocals) is also a graduate of Berklee College of Music, and has been a professional musician and music educator since 1987.  Crick is proficient in all styles of American popular music (jazz, country, rock and R&B) and well-versed in African, Latin, Asian, and European music.  He co-founded the Boston-based eclectic acoustic band Made In The Shade in 1990, playing throughout the U.S. and Europe.  They have performed with the Boston Classical Orchestra and at the Newport and Boston Jazz festivals along with such notables as Dave Brubeck, Al Jareau, and Maceo Parker.  As an educator, Crick has taught at numerous private schools in New York and Massachusetts, and now teachers out of his own studio in Albany, NY.  He has also created and developed several arts and education programs, workshops and residencies that he brings to public schools in New England as well as the Tri-State region.  In addition to Get Up Jack, Crick can be seen performing with acts like Harold Ford and the Spirit of Johnny Cash, Captain Squeeze and The Zydeco Moshers, Tropical Beat Steel Band, Skip Parson’s Riverboat Jazz Band, and The Clarinet Marmalade Trio.
 
Tom (TP) Pirozzi (electric and upright bass) was the bass player, as well as a singer and songwriter for the seminal 90’s jam band, Ominous Seapods.  From 1991 to 2001, the “Seapods” recorded 5 CDs and toured relentlessly throughout North America, playing such notable venues as Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, Irving Plaza in NYC, and the House of Blues in LA, Boston, and Chicago.  TP then went on to compose and perform with the Pittsburgh-based modern dance company “Attack Theatre”, performing throughout the U.S. as well as Japan, Indonesia, and Germany.  In 2009 and 2010, TP toured the U.S. and Asia with a Cello/Bass/Drums trio featuring world-renowned cellist Dave Eggar.  Tom currently teaches bass and guitar in the Albany, NY area.

Doug Johnson (harmonica, ukulele, vocals), also known as “Harpo Jenkins”, came to prominence as a harmonica player and original member of the Franklin Micare Trio. He has also performed with Richie Ortiz, Marcus Ruggerio, No Outlet, and Sam Whedon and Grim Orchestra.  In addition to being a musician, Doug is a Poet, an Artist, a Lover, a Philosopher, and an all-around bon Vivant!

 

DOORS OPEN AT 7pm, SHOW AT 8pm.  TICKETS WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL


Musician
  • WhoBobbie Van Detta & The Split
  • DateMay 12, 2016
  • Time7pm
  • FeeNo Cover

Bobbie Van Detta & the Split

Refusing to be stylistically pigeonholed, Bobbie Van Detta & the Split can take you on a journey from Beatles to Blues, Stevie to Sinatra, Ella to Eagles, and beyond.  Bobbie on guitar and vocals is accompanied by a crack core of fellow journeymen: Ed Tourge / bass, Chad Ploss / drums, and Larry Fink / keys. 


Musician
  • WhoSinatra Centennial Salute w/ The Joey Thomas Big Band
  • DateMay 13, 2016
  • Time8pm
  • Fee$15
In recognition of the anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s passing, join The Joey Thomas Big Band for a Sinatra Centennial Salute! Over the last century, Frank Sinatra’s music has been integrated into the scores of many lives, weaving generations together through his passion and artistic originality. Featuring Bob Father, The Joey Thomas Big Band’s Sinatra Centennial Salute embraces the man and the music that has transcended several eras and changed us all.
 
Sinatra's body of work is evidence of his passion to preserve America's greatest songs for later generations. Entering its 24th year, it is with the same passion and pure joy of playing that The Joey Thomas Big Band dedicates itself to the perpetuation of big band music, swing dancing, and the Great American Songbook. The JTBB can be found online at  JoeyThomasBigBand.com
 
ONLINE TICKET PURCHASES WILL BE HELD AT THE VAN DYCK
TICKET PURCHASE RESERVES YOU A TABLE FOR THE EVENING
DOORS WILL OPEN AN HOUR BEFORE THE PERFOMANCE FOR DINNER AND DRINKS
 

Musician
  • WhoColleen Pratt and Friends
  • DateMay 19, 2016
  • Time7:00
  • FeeNo Cover

Colleen Pratt and Friends is a dynamic four piece band that lays down some swinging grooves and serves up some beautiful ballads.  Colleen often devotes her full, rich vocals to swing and jazz idioms, but also enjoys singing contemporary ballads, pop and Motown.


Musician
  • WhoStu Hamm - Solo Bass Show
  • DateJune 3, 2016
  • Time7:30pm
  • Fee$15 adv/$19 door
Stu Hamm - Song and Stories Tour 2016
 
Having stunned audiences across the world with his innovative playing, Stu Hamm -- the only bassist to win Guitar Player magazine's readers award for both best rock bassist AND best jazz bassist in the same year -- has made a name as the go to bass player for the world’s great musicians. Hamm has performed and recorded with Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Alan Holdsworth, Frank Gambale, and many other well-respected guitarists. It was playing  live on tour with Satriani that brought Hamm's skills to national attention. Subsequent recordings with Satriani and other rock/fusion artists, along with the release of his own solo recordings solidified his reputation as a bassist and performer.
 
Now promoting the release of his newest solo album ‘The Book Of Lies,’ Hamm takes to the road with new music, and a host of stories and anecdotes for musicians and non-musicians alike.  Hamm, who has played some of the largest festivals in the world, showed he is very comfortable in an intimate club setting, as he easily bantered with the audience telling stories and cracking jokes between fits of musical wizardry. In an alternate world he would be excellent as a stand-up comedian or a talk show host or a teacher. He even gave some great advice to the audience, revealing his secret to keeping a long, storied career creatively moving forward: “Hire great musicians and get out of their way.”  - http://sfsonic.com/concerts/stu-hamm-band-brings-chaos-and-calm-to-yoshis/
 
ONLINE TICKETS WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL AT THE VAN DYCK
 
DOORS WILL OPEN AT 6:30
 
TICKET PURCHASE RESERVES A TABLE FOR THE SHOW
 

Musician
  • WhoCarl Verheyen
  • DateJune 17, 2016
  • Time7 & 9pm
  • Fee$15 adv/$18 door
“One of the Top 10 Guitar Players in the World” Guitar Magazine
“One of the Top 100 Guitarists of All Time” Classic Rock Magazine
 
A member of the smash hit British rock group Supertramp since 1985, Carl has played to millions of enthusiastic fans in sold out arenas worldwide.  As the creative force behind the Carl Verheyen Band, he has released an impressive and eclectic discography that showcases his endless talents across a wide array of musical genres.
 
The Carl Verheyen Band’s tour will be a rare chance the East Coast audiences to experience a powerful mix of blues, rock, jazz and even country from three world-class musicians in intimate venues.  The Grammy-nominated Verheyen is joined by renowned bassist Dave Marotta (Phil Collins, Neil Diamond, Bruce Hornsby, Gino Vanelli, Manhattan Transfer, Kenny Loggins, and countless others) along with ace drummer John Mader (Booker T. Jones, Steve Miller, Pat Benatar, Patti Austin, Albert King, Randy Newman, and Bonnie Raitt).
 
Verheyen’s 40+ years of solo, band, and studio guitar work have progressed to where hardly a day goes by during which anyone with access to music, movies, or television doesn’t hear him.  As a first-call studio guitarist, Verheyen is the guitar behind some of the most popular TV shows (Seinfeld, Frazier, Cheers, Happy Days, LA Law, Married with Children, among others) and movies (Star Trek, The Usual Suspects, Ratatouille, The Negotiator, hundreds more) of all time.  In addition to his duties as Supertramp’s guitarist, he has performed and recorded with a who’s-who of music giants, ranging from the great BB King, to Joe Bonamassa, Cher, Brad Paisley, Christina Aguilera, The Bee Gees, and hundreds of others.  
 
He frequently performs in arenas closer to 20,000 in capacity with Supertramp. He has released 13 of his own CDs, mixing band music with solo efforts such as his 2015 recording “Alone,” a solo acoustic improvisational release. 
 
ONLINE TICKETS WILL BE HELD AT WILL AT THE VAN DYCK
 
DOORS WILL OPEN AT 6pm FOR EARLY SHOW, AND AT 8:30pm FOR THE LATE SHOW
 
TICKET PURCHASE WILL RESERVE  A TABLE FOR THE SHOW
 
 
7pm

9pm