Upcoming shows & Events
- WhoCollege of St. Rose Jazz Ensemble
- DateApril 23, 2014
- FeeNo Cover
The Saint Rose Jazz Ensemble is a big band directed by Paul Evoskevich. The St. Rose Chamber Jazz Ensemble is conducted by Cliff Brucker. Band members are chosen by audition each fall. Emphasis is placed on solo improvisation as well as on carefully rehearsed ensemble playing. The group performs frequently throughout the school year on and off-campus. Recent performances have included concerts at area high schools and colleges, area nightclubs, for the Saratoga Polo Association, and for the Albany Symphony. Repertoire for the ensemble is quite varied and spans the history of big band jazz from the late 1920’s up to the present day. In 1993, the Saint Rose Jazz Ensemble became the only college ensemble that has ever performed in the Newport Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Members of the ensemble toured Russia in 1996.
Many of the finest jazz musicians in the world have performed at Saint Rose in recent years providing inspiration and valuable instruction for our students. These have included Bill Watrous, Chris Vadala, Gerry Niewood, Frank Foster, Byron Stripling, Mark Vinci, Jeff Jarvis, Jim Pugh, Jim Hynes, Bob Mintzer, John Fedchock, Marvin Stamm, Terell Stafford, “Blue” Lou Marini, Allen Vizzutti, Dave Brubeck, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Doc Severinson and Bill Cunliffe.
- DateApril 26, 2014
From Big Band Swing to the Standards of the Great American Songbook, to more modern classics, Brass-O-Mania recreates the greatest music of the last 75 years, with the full, rich sound of a complete 19 piece Jazz Orchestra. Brass-O-Mania was created in 1994, as a New Orleans-style Street Band and performed for 16 years at the famous Saratoga Race Track. After a few years, the band began to perform as a complete Jazz Orchestra. They draw top instrumental players in the Capital Region and have become widely known for their fun, hip, improvisational style.
DOORS WILL OPEN AT 7PM. DINNER AND DRINKS WILL BE AVAILABLE.
- WhoTom Wopat Trio
- DateMay 2, 2014
- Time7pm & 9:30
- Fee$30 advance, $35 Day of Show
This will be a stunningly diverse program of material from a performer who may be best known for his starring role in the '80s hit television series The Dukes of Hazzard. But his versatility was there from the beginning, and on full display in a career reaching from his television work of the ‘70s and ‘80s to high visibility Broadway roles in 1999’s Annie Get Your Gun and 2008’s Catered Affair (he received Tony Award nominations for both), as well as Chicago, Forty-Second St., Sondheim on Sondheim, and most recently the Tony-Award winning play The Trip To Bountiful starring Cicely Tyson.
But music is Wopat's main passion, and at a time when male vocal artists have been in fairly short supply, his singing is a welcome addition. “Performing these songs the way we do in I’ve Got Your Number is the most creative thing I do,” Tom concludes. “It’s extremely satisfying and fulfilling. And as long as it feels that way, I’m going to keep right on doing it."
7PM Tickets DOORS WILL OPEN AT 6PM. DINNER AND DRINKS AVAILABLE
- WhoComedy Night w/ Chris Roach and Dennis Rooney
- DateMay 3, 2014
Chris Roach is a fast rising Comedian/Actor born and raised in New York. He has brought his unique and self deprecating sense of humor to some of the biggest and best known stages such as The Borgata in Atlantic City and Caroline’s on Broadway. Known for some of his work on television commercials, he has also appeared on Comedy Central, The Michael J. Fox Show, and had a recurring role as Rodney the loveable mental patient on the soap opera One Life to Live. Be sure to catch Chris at a comedy club near you!
Dennis Rooney has slowly risen up the comedy ladder that is Long Island. Little is known about him, but he seems like a cool enough guy.
DOORS OPEN AT 7PM FOR DINNER AND DRINKS
- WhoKeith Pray Big Band
- DateMay 6, 2014
- 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.