The APFJ 2016 Concerts
All concerts are at
7:30 pm in the
the beautiful listening-space in the
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
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For directions to the Whisperdome,
[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 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 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.
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.
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 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
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