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Crowd hears excellent sets before storm halts jazz fest

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The city of Albany made the call to hold the Riverfront Jazz Festival at its outdoor amphitheater Saturday. Sadly, they made the wrong call. Albany mayor Gerald Jennings closed the show at 3 p.m. after the third band, canceling the following three headline acts and the 8 p.m. fireworks because of threatening weather. “We can’t continue, as far as I’m concerned,” said Mayor Gerald Jennings before the announcement. “Public safety is my first concern.” While ...


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