Upcoming shows & Events
- WhoKeith Pray Big Band
- DateJuly 5, 2016
- 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.
- WhoDon Byron and Friends
- DateJuly 15, 2016
- Time7 & 9 PM
- Fee$15 ADV. / $18 DOOR
Don Byron and Friends - “Do The Boomerang"
The Soul and Funk Music of Jr. Walker, Ray Charles, James Brown and more
Featuring : Dean Bowman, Zachary Alford, Pete Levin, Scott Petito & Matt Finck
TWO SHOWS AT 7 & 9 PM
In prolific and versatile Saxman’s Don Byron’s new show, “Do the Boomerang: The Soul and Funk Music of Junior Walker, Ray Charles, James Brown and More,” he plays the tenor sax as convincingly as he plays the clarinet. In fact, he gets downright funky.
Byron is a chameleon. In the past 14 years, he’s released a dozen albums, covering everything from klezmer and cartoon music to chamber jazz, classical pieces, pop songs, soul and bop. This time he serves up a stew of soul, R&B and funk in a salute to the great Motown saxophonist, vocalist and bandleader, as well as some versions of Ray Charles and James Brown tunes.
And what an experienced star-studded outfit Byron has assembled!
-Dean Bowman-Vocals-lead singer for the Screaming Headless Torsos, Charlie Hunter, Reggie Workman and many more.
-Zachary Alford-Drums-has played drums for David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, The B52’s and George Clinton .
-Scott Petito-Bassist for the legendary rock group the Fugs, he has also worked with James Taylor, Chick Corea, Keith Richards, Dave Brubeck, The Band and hundreds more.
-Pete Levin-Keyboards-a top NYC session player, has played keyboards or Gil Evans, the Brecker Brothers, Annie Lennox, Paul Simon, the Levin Brothers.
-Matt Finck-Guitar-Matt has a successful solo career and also performed with Randy Brecker and John Medeski among others.