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The APFJ 2016 Concerts

All concerts are at 7:30 pm in the Great Hall, the beautiful listening-space in the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady at 1221 Wendell Ave in Schenectady, NY. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students, and children under 12 are free if they're with an adult. To order tickets, call 518-393-4011, email Tim Coakley or use this order form. But first, read about the benefits of membership.

For directions to the Whisperdome, click here. [NOTE: cash and checks are the only acceptable forms of payment at the door; we're not equipped to accept credit cards.]

For a history of previous concerts, click here

The 2016 Fall Concert Series

September 9: Scott Hamilton Quartet

September 23: Steven Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet

October 7: Vocalist Denise Donatelli

October 21: Joe Barna & Sketches of Influence

November 4: Christian Jacob Trio

Musician drawings © by Tony Avacato

Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton Quartet. Scott Hamilton came on the scene in the 1970s, carrying forward the tradition of the classic jazz tenor saxophone. He recorded his debut album in 1977 for Concord Records. In the early 1980s, he formed his own group and began touring throughout the world.

Steven Kroon

Steven Kroon Latin Jazz Sextet. Percussionist Steve Kroon studied AfroCuban percussion with Tommy López, Sr. and later Brazilian rhythms with Dom Um Romão. He has performed with such diverse artists as Diana Krall, Spyro Gyra, Bette Midler and Gary Bartz.

Denise Donatelli

Vocalist Denise Donatelli. Denise Donatelli performs at jazz festivals and clubs, art centers, and with university jazz bands. She has toured and performed with Bill Cunliffe, Tamir Hendelman and the Stan Kenton Alumni Band. Her 2015 CD “Find A Heart” was nominated for a Grammy as Best Jazz Vocal Album.

Sletches of Influence Joe Barna and Sketches of Influence. Drummer Joe Barna, a native of Troy, studied with jazz great John Faddis, Hal Galper, Adam Nussmaun and John Riley. He has recorded on over 10 albums as a sideman and has four albums as a leader. His most recent effort, "Suite Lee," is a tribute to pianist Lee Shaw, which his group will perform for us along with other music.
Christian Jacob Christian Jacob Trio. Born in Lorraine, France, Christian Jacob began playing classical piano at age 4 He was 9 or 10 when he discovered jazz . He first gained widespread exposure as co-leader, arranger and pianist with the Tierney Sutton Band, which played at A Place for Jazz in 2009, and has since built a substantial career as a solo artist.

The best of jazz in an intimate space with great acoustics, no smoke,
 no clattering of glasses ... 
just great music in a place meant for listening


This concert series is made possible in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

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