Upcoming shows & Events
- WhoKeith Pray Big Band
- DateJune 9, 2015
- 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.
- WhoTuck and Patti
- DateJune 20, 2015
- Time6:30 & 8:3
- Fee$20 advance, $24 day of
Over a career of jazz, R&B, and crossover recordings, husband-and-wife duo Tuck & Patti have produced a remarkable amount of music, especially considering that they rely on the textures of only guitar and voice. Vocalist Patti Cathcart and guitarist Tuck Andress have been a steady performing duo for three decades. Oklahoma born guitarist Tuck Andress met singer Patti Cathcart, a native of San Francisco, at an audition in Las Vegas in 1980. Prior to this, Tuck had been a session performer with The Gap Band.
Tuck and Patti began performing together in California in 1981 and married in 1983. After signing with Windham Hill in 1987, they released several albums for the label before signing with Epic Records for one album in 1995. After several more on Windham Hill, their releases after 2001 have been on 33rd Street Records.
“In our early years of touring, we suddenly found ourselves in the company of people we had never dreamed of even meeting, let alone sharing the stage with: Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Al Grey, Clark Terry, Keeter Betts, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Cab Calloway, Illinois Jacquet, Kenny Burrell, Joe Pass…the list goes on and on. Gradually people like this undergo a transformation from real people to mythical figures, but we were lucky enough to be there when they were very real people, who would tell us, ‘You kids keep doing what you’re doing.’ It meant the world to us.
“How’s this for a job description: ‘For your partner, choose your favorite person. Make your life a living meditation on Love. Put that into music so other people can share it. Be sure to use your creativity and don’t forget to become more and more yourself. Travel around the world and meet the coolest people (they will come to where you work and introduce themselves so you don’t have to search them out). You’ll be unsupervised; just get the job done your way to your satisfaction.’ The hours may be long, but that’s not a bad way to make a living.”
ONLINE TICKETS WILL BE HELD AT WILL CALL AT THE VAN DYCK
DOORS WILL OPEN AT 6pm FOR EARLY SHOW, AND 8pm FOR THE LATE SHOW
- 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
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