Win FREE Tickets to This Weekend’s Bridge Jazz Festival

The Marcus Roberts Trio
The Marcus Roberts Trio

Two nights. Two different venues. Six diverse jazz bands heating up this long, cold winter… This weekend the inaugural Bridge Jazz Festival takes over the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Friday and the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts on Saturday.

FRIDAY (FEBRUARY 27), 7:30pm
at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy
Featuring the Marcus Roberts Trio, the Anat Cohen Quartet and Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard
Tickets: $28, $36 & $42; $15 Test Drive tickets are also available to people who have not previously purchased tickets to the Hall.

at the College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts, Albany
Featuring the Fred Hersch Trio, Cécile McLorin Savant and Gretchen Parlato/Alan Hampton Duo
Tickets: $40; $30 students

All-festival tickets are also available for both nights priced at $60; $40 students.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE ALL-FESTIVAL TICKETS – that’s two tickets to Friday AND Saturday night. To enter, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12noon on Friday (February 27), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday afternoon. Don’t delay, enter today! And good luck!

Here’s more about the musicians:

THE MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO: Pianist Marcus Roberts, bassist Rodney Jordan and drummer Jason Marsalis are known for a style that is strongly rhythmic, melodic and filled with dynamic contrast. The group was founded in 1995, and nearly 20 years later, is known around the world for its signature trio style.

THE ANAT COHEN QUARTET: Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. Cohen has been voted Clarinetist of the Year six years in a row by the Jazz Journalists Association, as well as 2012’s Multi-Reeds Player of the Year.

ELIZABETH WOODBURY KASIUS & HEARD: Led by keyboardist-composer Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius, the Local 518 band blends elements of jazz, world music and classical music.

Gretchen Parlato
Gretchen Parlato

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

GRETCHEN PARLATO with ALAN HAMPTON: Gretchen Parlato is one of the most inventive and mesmerizing vocalists of her generation. The multi-talented Alan Hampton has worked with an eclectic bunch of musicians, including Andrew Bird, Meshell N’Degeocello, Robert Glasper, Sufjan Stevens, Kendrick Scott, Esperanza Spalding and more.

CECILE McLORIN SALVANT: The 25-year-old French-American vocalist recorded her first album Cécile with Jean-François Bonnel’s Paris Quintet. She won four categories in the 2014 Down Beat Critics Poll: Jazz Album of the Year, Female Vocalist, Rising Star–Jazz Artist and Rising Star–Female Vocalist.

THE FRED HERSCH TRIO: Fred Hersch, proclaimed by Vanity Fair as “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade,” balances his internationally recognized instrumental and composing skills with significant achievements as a bandleader, collaborator and theatrical conceptualist. Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

  1. Brian Ford says

    Nice to see that the Capital Region has continued to provide fine and sophisticated music that speaks to the soul.

  2. Mark says

    Love to see both shows at these great theaters.

  3. Newland says

    Looking forward to attending this festival.

  4. steve nover says

    that’s a bridge too close

  5. Brian says

    pick meeee

  6. Herb says

    An incredible festival and an offer too good to ignore.

  7. Bill says

    Perhaps the 2 best sounding venues in the Capital District. I am interested.

  8. Stella says

    Hi- looking forward to see the shows!

  9. melissa says

    ohh yes please!

  10. mike says

    Please pick me-I love Jazz, the Capital District and it would be a great belated birthday gift.

  11. Rich says

    Would make for a great weekend! 🙂

  12. Jim says

    Great lineup of jazz musicians!

  13. Ed says

    Hoping this festival is a huge success! Would be great to see even more jazz in the area! Hope you all know about “Jazz Near You” at!

  14. Laura w says

    Would love to go hear these great musicians!!!

  15. Bob says

    Have not seen Marcus in many years. Words will not do him justice. Thanks for a shot at the tix.

  16. Vonda Mason says

    What better way to stay warm on a freezing weekend than two days of hot jazz?

  17. ira says

    Sounds like something my wife and I would enjoy

  18. dawn says

    Jazz would make for the perfect evening

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