Upcoming shows & Events

Musician
  • WhoSt. Rose Jazz Ensemble
  • DateApril 26, 2017
  • Time7PM
  • Fee

The College of Saint Rose Jazz Ensemble’s members are chosen by audition each fall. 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. The Saint Rose Jazz Ensemble is the only college ensemble that has ever performed in the Newport Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

Emphasis is placed on solo improvisation as well as on carefully rehearsed ensemble playing. Several professional jazz musicians from throughout the USA are brought to Saint Rose each year to rehearse and perform with the Saint Rose and Empire State Youth Jazz Ensembles. These have included Bill Watrous, Chris Vadala, Gerry Niewood, Sherrie Maricle, Frank Foster, Liesl Whittaker,  Byron Stripling, Mark Vinci, Jeff Jarvis, Jim Pugh, Jim Hynes, Bob Mintzer, John Fedchock, Marvin Stamm, Rich DeRosa, Terell Stafford, “Blue” Lou Marini, Allen Vizzutti, Dave Pietro and Bill Cunliffe.

Paul Evoskevich is Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies at The College of Saint Rose. A graduate of the Hartt School and The Eastman School of Music, he has performed with numerous orchestras and with such music luminaries as Louis Bellson, Bob Mintzer, Bill Cunliffe, Paul Anka, Liza Minelli, Joel Grey, Johnny Mathis, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Sarah Vaughn, Theresa Brewer, and Ben Vereen. He has extensive experience recording for television and radio jingles and is an active performer of classic saxophone repertoire and jazz. He has performed and presented master classes throughout the United States and Europe. A former staff writer for The Saxophone Journal and Jazz Player Magazine, Mr. Evoskevich has written many articles on woodwind playing and jazz. Mr. Evoskevich is director of The College of Saint Rose Jazz Ensemble and The Empire State Youth Jazz Ensemble, a group comprised of outstanding high school jazz musicians from throughout the greater Albany, NY area.

 


Musician
  • WhoJazz Master JON GORDON w/Sketches Of Influence
  • DateApril 29, 2017
  • Time7:30 Doors
  • Fee$15 Adult $10 Students (Door Only with ID)

NOTICE: UPON THE PURCHASE OF TICKETS AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO THE VAN DYCK CONFIRMING YOUR PURCHASE. THIS PURCHASE GUARANTEES FULL-SERVICE DINING SEATING BEFORE AND DURING THE EVENT. DOORS TO ALL SHOWS OPEN 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE START. SEATING CHART WILL BE DONE BASED ON THE QUANTITY PURCHASED. SEPARATE TRANSACTIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO SIT TOGETHER. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIT WITH A LARGE PARTY PURCHASE TICKETS THROUGH ONE ACCOUNT. ENJOY!

On Saturday, April 29th saxophonist Jon Gordon will take the stage at the prestigious Van Dyck in Schenectady NY.

Gordon will be joined by drummer Joe Barna and his band Sketches Of Influence, which will include: Dave Solazzo (piano) Mark Kleinhaut (guitar) and NYC bassist Ryan Berg.

Gordon is considered by many to be one of the greatest alto saxophonists and soloists of all time. His control of the instrument, lush tone and approach to improvisation are well respected world wide.

Credits for Jon Gordon include: winner of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, 5 albums as a leader on Criss Cross Records, member of the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, first call sideman for many of the world's top bandleaders and he isawell respected college educator both nationally as well as internationally.

Gordon is a protege of the late jazz legend Phil Woods, which is evident each time he performs. His sound and effortless ability to navigate through the most difficult of compositions are traits shared by both Gordon and Woods.

This show promises to make an engaging and exciting evening for all those in attendance.

Reservations are suggested for this one night only special event.


• Sets at 7:30pm & 8:45pm

$15 for adults
$10 for students at the door with I.D.

 

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Musician
  • WhoMake A Wish Beer & Wine Pairing
  • DateMay 24, 2017
  • Time7PM
  • Fee$75

Mad Jack Brewing Company at The Van Dyck Lounge will be hosting a Make A Wish Fundraiser for the Delicato Family Vineyard Fundraising Campaign:

Who has partnered with Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area to help make wishes come true for kids like Alicia, age 7. Alicia is battling Leukimia and is undergoing a bone marrow transplant. She wishes to go a cruise to the Caribbean. She is looking forward to swimmng with dolphins, enjoying beautiful white sand beaches and spending time with her family. Buy Your Tickets to the Event Here:


Musician
  • WhoPeter Asher & Albert Less
  • DateJune 17, 2017
  • Time6:30 & 8:3
  • Fee$28 Advance $32 Day Of

NOTICE: UPON THE PURCHASE OF TICKETS AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO THE VAN DYCK CONFIRMING YOUR PURCHASE. THIS PURCHASE GUARANTEES FULL-SERVICE DINING SEATING BEFORE AND DURING THE EVENT. DOORS TO ALL SHOWS OPEN 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE START. SEATING CHART WILL BE DONE BASED ON THE QUANTITY PURCHASED. SEPARATE TRANSACTIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO SIT TOGETHER. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIT WITH A LARGE PARTY PURCHASE TICKETS THROUGH ONE ACCOUNT. ENJOY!

As individuals in the world of music, Peter Asher and Albert Lee have done it all. They have played on – or produced – some of the biggest-selling albums ever released and performed in stadiums and concert halls all over the world. In fact, their combined influence and contribution to music spans over a century and includes work with Eric Clapton, Dolly Parton and The Beatles. So it is no surprise that when they get together they are a force to be reckoned with.

Now the multi-Grammy Award-winning Asher and Lee, who was voted Guitar Player Magazine’s Best Country Guitar Picker five times, have gone on the road together. Influenced by their earliest days as musicians and performers, Asher and Lee’s show is a history of song, and promises acoustic performances of classic songs and stories about their illustrious careers. Lee and Asher have known each other for years and share a love for the early rock and roll made by Buddy Holly and The Crickets. But they only started playing together a couple of years ago after their managers encouraged them to work as a duo after they teamed up for some songs at a Buddy Holly Birthday Bash. 

“We kind of mix it up, really,” Lee says. “We do songs mostly by people we were involved with. I’ve been a long-time member of The Crickets, too. That gives me the right to sing a Buddy Holly song, I suppose.” 

Despite decades of acclaim, Asher remains humble about his own musical talents and jokes about Lee’s superiority as a guitarist. “He’s such a good guitar player people tend to overlook what a good singer he is,” Asher adds. “I’m just there for contrast.” As the bespectacled half of Sixties rockers Peter & Gordon, one of the biggest roots acts in the world in their pre-Beatles, pre-Simon & Garfunkel days, Asher had 10 top 40 hits, including I Got to Pieces and the Paul McCartney-penned World Without Love, which topped the charts in more than 30 countries. Not bad for a song that which "Paul maddeningly finished in eight minutes” and was deemed “too cute” by John Lennon. “Yes, I have the original, just in case the music business goes down and I have to run like the wind to Sotheby's," laughs Asher. 

Asher’s connection to the Beatles does not end there. McCartney once dated a model called Jane Asher, who also happens to be Peter’s sister, and lived in the Asher house, rooming next to Peter. If that was not enough, by coincidence, Asher’s mother taught Beatles producer George Martin to play the oboe. The friendship between McCartney and Asher led to Peter becoming A&R director for The Beatles' record label, Apple. While there he discovered and signed a then unknown singer named James Taylor, who he managed and produced. As a manger and producer, Asher also guided the careers of everyone from Bonnie Raitt, Cher and Randy Newman to Robin Williams, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Ed Sheeran and more. He remains the only Artist Manager to be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, and his studio work has led to two Grammy Awards for Producer of the Year. 

Despite these achievements, Asher does not outshine Lee. Lee, one of the most respected guitarists in the world, began his career as a touring musician in the early Sixties and made his name playing R&B, country and rockabilly. It wasn’t long before he was sharing a stage with Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton and Emmylou Harris. This led to a 25-year stint as music director of the Everly Brothers and coincided with Lee’s studio and stage work with Vince Gill, Roseanne Cash, and also Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. Even with all this, he found the time to record 10 solo and band albums. His work has led to four Grammy Awards nominations and two awards. Lee is also among the world-class musicians who appeared at the Concert for George, a memorial to George Harrison, at the Royal Albert Hall.

As well as touring with Lee, Asher is musical supervisor on Bright Star, Steve Martin’s Broadway musical which was nominated for five 2016 Tony Awards (Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Performance by an Actress, and Best Orchestrations) but lost out to the dominance of Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton.

 

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Musician
  • WhoGreg Howe
  • DateAugust 4, 2017
  • Time7PM & 9 PM
  • Fee$22 adv. / $26 day of

NOTICE: UPON THE PURCHASE OF TICKETS AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO THE VAN DYCK CONFIRMING YOUR PURCHASE. THIS PURCHASE GUARANTEES FULL-SERVICE DINING SEATING BEFORE AND DURING THE EVENT. DOORS TO ALL SHOWS OPEN AT LEAST 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE START. SEATING CHART WILL BE DONE BASED ON THE QUANTITY PURCHASED. SEPARATE TRANSACTIONS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO SIT TOGETHER. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIT WITH A LARGE PARTY PURCHASE TICKETS THROUGH ONE ACCOUNT. ENJOY!

In his 30 year career, Greg Howe has produced, written and arranged nine solo instrumental studio albums along with two collaboration albums with Richie Kotzen of the Winery Dogs. In addition, Howe has contributed to a long list of albums/records by other artists.

VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXpV76A00tg&feature=youtu.be

Greg Howe has collaborated with artists such as Dennis Chambers, Victor Wooten, Richie Kotzen, Jason Becker, Billy Sheehan, Stu Hamm, Simon Phillips, Marco Minneman, and Eddie Jobson.  He's also made a name for himself as a stellar sideman and session musician with artists like Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Enrique Iglesias, and many more.  His TV appearances include The Grammy's, American Music Awards, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, The Billboard Awards, Teen Choice Awards,  just to name a few.

Howe has also developed a solid reputation as a technical innovator, particularly for his strong utilization of tapping, unusual time signatures and his "hammer-on from nowhere" legato method. His self-titled debut album "Greg Howe" is ranked tenth best shred album of all time by Guitar World Magazine.

In 2006, Shrapnel Records celebrated Greg's 20 year career with “Collection – The Shrapnel Years” – an album containing some of his best musical moments — comprised of  shred fest ditties such as "Bad Racket" and "Joker's Wild," as well as the popular "Jump Start" and the funky "Howe 'Bout It." These tracks also contain standout performances by some of the greatest musicians in progressive music, including drummers Dennis Chambers and Atma Anur, Keyboardist Vitalij Kuprij, as well as bassists Billy Sheehan and Victor Wooten along with other world class players.

In 2012 Greg Howe decide to take a break from the instrumental world and announced that he would be putting together a rock band named Maragold, which had much international success.

Greg Howe's new album, "Wheelhouse", which is due out later this year, marks a highly anticipated return to his solo instrumental work. It features Greg Howe at his best along with an appearance from guitar legend, Richie Kotzen (Winery Dogs, Mr. Big).  Described by Howe as his most personal work to date, the album is destined to again set the bar for guitarists everywhere.

Musical trends may come and go, but you always know what's in store with a new Greg Howe release, and this veteran shredder certainly won't disappoint with this breathtaking showcase as one of the best rock/fusion players in the world.

NEW ALBUM DESCRIPTION:  Greg Howe "Wheelhouse" is paying homage to what Greg Howe is best known for. The album also has a somewhat throwback vibe to it in which there are musical ideas that you'll most commonly find on some of Greg Howe's previous albums such as "Introspection" and "Tilt". The sound is very upbeat, with a special guest appearance by Richie Kotzen from the Winery Dogs.

SHOW/TOUR DESCRIPTION: You can expect Greg Howe doing Greg Howe and if you like the way he plays you'll get a live version of that. Greg Howe will be performing new songs off of the most current album "Wheelhouse", but will also perform his most popular and fan favorite songs such as "Jump Start", "Kick it all over", "Sunny", and many more.

Greg Howe endorses: DV Mark Amps, Kiesel Guitars, D'Addario Strings, Seymour Duncan Pickups, and Carl Martin Pedals.

 
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