Real Good for Free: Jazz on Jay, Schenectady

Thursday, June 7: Michael Lamkin and April Marie
Thursday, 6/7: Michael Lamkin and April Marie

The long-running Jazz On Jazz free concert series continues this summer on Jay Street in Schenectady. In the event of rain, the concerts will move indoors to the Muddy Cup in Proctors’ Robb Alley on State Street. The weekly lunch-time concerts take place on Thursdays from 12noon-1:30pm.

Jazz On Jay kicks off at 12noon on Thursday (June 7) with a performance jazz vocalist April Marie & the Michael Lamkin Trio.

Here’s the line-up of performances for the 2012 season:

THURSDAY (JUNE 7): April Marie & the Michael Lamkin Trio (with bassist Mike Wicks and drummer Mark Anthony

JUNE 14: Al Haugen & Friends (with saxophonist Cliff Lyons, bassist Lou Pappas and drummer Tim Coakley)

JUNE 21: The Alex Slomka Quartet (with pianist Tyler Giroux, bassist Dylan Perillo and drummer Dave Berger)

JUNE 28: The Dave Fisk Quintet (with trumpeter Steve Lambert, pianist Rob Lindquist, bassist Lou Smaldone and drummer Andy Hearn)

JULY 5: The Sunnyside of the Street Band (trombonist Bryan Brundige, guitarist Thomas LaFond, bassist Eric Margan and drummer Brandon Isles)

JULY 12: Gals Who Play Jazz (vocalist Patti Melita, pianist Peg Delaney and bassist Linda Brown)

JULY 19: The Keith Pray Quartet (with pianist Dave Gleason, bassist Mike Lawrence and drummer Dave Berger)

JULY 26: The Nat Phipps All-Stars (with saxophonist Lee Russo, trombonist Ben O’Shea, bassist Mike Lawrence and drummer Cliff Brucker)

AUGUST 2: Sensemaya (pianist Dave Gleason, bassist Erik Johnson, drummer Bob Halek, trombonist Ben O’Shea and trumpeter Dylan Canterbury)

AUGUST 9: New Regime (pianist Rob Lindquist, saxophonist Eric Walentowicz, bassist Mike Lawrence and drummer Andy Hearn)

AUGUST 16: The Brian Patneaude Quartet (with pianist David Caldwell-Mason, bassist Mike Delprete and drummer Danny Whelchel)

AUGUST 23: John Hines & Friends

AUGUST 30: Bobbie Van Detta


Music in the Park @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack (Tuesdays from June 5 thru July 10)
Rockin’ On the River @ Green Island Bridge parking lot, Troy (Wednesdays from June 20 thru August 29)
Alive at Five @ Riverfront Park, Albany (Thursdays from June 7-August 9)
Backlot Music Festival @ Waterford Public Library, Waterford (Thursdays from June 28-July 26)
Music at Sunset @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson (Fridays thru August 31)
Upbeat On the Roof @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs (Fridays thru August 31)
The Summer Sounds of Salem @ the Train Depot Green, Salem, (Saturdays thru September 1)
Art On Lark @ Lark Street, Albany, Saturday, June 9
River Street Festival @ River Street, Troy, Saturday, June 16
Powers Park Concert Series @ Powers Park, Troy (Saturdays in July and August)
Second Sunday Concert Series @ the Guilderland Public Library, Guilderland (Monthly thru June 13)
Skidmore Jazz Institute Concert Series @ Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs (June 26-July 6)

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