Alive at Five opening night lineup announced
Albany’s signature free concert series premiered in the summer of 1990 with a performance by legendary folk artist Richie Havens, and has since grown into a staple of summer in the Capital Region. This year’s season begins on and runs through August 6 (with no show on ), showcasing a diverse lineup of big names, up-and-coming acts and the region’s most talented original local artists. The concerts take place at Jennings Landing at the Corning Preserve from nights, with a rain location at the Corning Preserve Boatlaunch.
About the bands:
THE BAD PLUS JOSHUA REDMAN[The Bad Plus website] [Joshua Redman website] [press kit] [press contact]
A collaboration between powerhouse trio The Bad Plus and Grammy Award nominated saxophonist Joshua Redman, The Bad Plus Joshua Redman seamlessly blends Redman’s melodic prowess with the “avant-garde populism” of Reid Anderson, Ethan Iverson and David King – pushing the boundaries of jazz beyond all imagination. Metroland describes the supergroup best: “It’s as though Redman is the long-lost fourth member of the group, just waiting to be snapped snugly into place. Imagine if the Beatles had spent the first decade of their career as a trio before adding Paul. It’s like that.” Now touring as a four-part collective, The Bad Plus Joshua Redman prepares to release an album of original compositions written by – and specifically for – this ensemble. As The Boston Globe says, “The new album seems to seal this collaboration as a creative unit on its own terms, not merely a band showcasing a featured soloist”
Voted Best Local Jazz Band in the 2015 Metroland Readers Poll, Capital Region favorites The Chronicles are a high energy six-piece band that brings together jazz, funk, soul, and hip-hop into one genre-bending sound. Formed in 2009 by horn players Bryan Brundige and Jeff Nania, The Chronicles recently released their second full length album, Spanning the Gap, produced and mixed by Alan Evans of Soulive. Hailing from Albany, the group has performed at major venues and festivals throughout the Northeast, and shared the stage with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Bernie Worrell, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Alan Evans Trio, and many more.
The 2015 Alive at Five concert series is brought to you by Bud Light & Shock Top Belgian White, Key Bank and CDTA.
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