Sponsored in part by The Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, the E. J. Noble Foundation,
Maresca Family Endowment for the Arts and
The Sweetgrass Foundation.
Legendary Guitarist BUCKY PIZZARELLI & Friends Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm
at SUNY Potsdam
Legendary guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli & friends will be performing in the master swing style along with Russ Kassoff - piano, Jay Leonhart - bass, Dennis Mackrel - drums and Ken Peplowski - clarinet and saxophone.
The evening will feature the artistry and expertise of each musician - all virtuosos on their respective instruments with unlimited worldwide experience in the field of jazz and their own particular musical styles. Russ will be featured on stride piano, Jay will sing one or two of his legendary songs and play the bass, Ken will demonstrate his great improvisatory skills and beautiful sounds with incredible humor and Dennis will swing like no other on the drums.
All will perform as they carry the torch for the great traditions of American swing jazz stemming from the 1920's forward.
Pre-concert Talk with Russ Kassoff at 6:30 pm
Part of the Guest Artist Series.
Masterclasses Thursday, March 24
JAZZ HISTORY CLASS/
with Bucky, Russ, Jay, Dennis and Ken
11 am - 12:15 pm,
with Bucky Pizzarelli
1 - 2 pm, Wakefield Hall
with Dennis Mackrel
1 - 2 pm,
with Russ Kassoff
2 - 3 pm,
with Ken Peplowski
4 - 5 pm,
CRANE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
with Bucky, Russ,
Jay and Dennis
4 - 5 pm, C-119
The public is invited to view these FREE masterclasses.
All take place in the
Crane School of Music.