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O'Connor Quartet to kick off Jazz on Jay series

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— The summer Jazz on Jay concert series will open at noon Thursday with a performance by the Jeanne O'Connor Quartet.

The free concerts will continue through Sept. 4 on the Jay Street Pedestrian Mall. In the event of inclement weather performances will be held at Proctors' Robb Alley.

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See reporter Jeff Wilkin's Q & A with Jeanne O'Connor

“The Schenectady-Amsterdam Musical Union is proud to continue our partnership with the ElectriCity Arts District to present live jazz for the community,” said AFM Local 85-133 President Catherine Sheridan. “We are excited to have Jeanne O’Connor and her quartet opening the 2014 Concert Series, and look forward to great jazz performances all summer.”

The schedule:

Thursday: Jeanne O'Connor Quartet

June 12: Alex Slomka Trio

June 19: A3

June 26: Azzaam Hameed Trio with Norm Frederick

July 3: Signature Brass Quintet

July 10: Ten27

July 17: Sonny & Perley

July 24: Mike Wicks Quintet with Mainstream Originals

July 31: Steve Lambert and the Little Big Band

Aug. 7: Mike Lawrence Trio

Aug. 14: Arch Stanton Quartet

Aug. 21: Dylan Canterbury Quintet

Aug. 28: Keith Pray’s Soul Jazz Revival

Sept. 4: The Frank Capri Show

Funding for this project is made possible by a grant from the Schenectady County Legislature through its County Initiative Program, the ElectriCity Arts District, and the AFM Local 85-133 Community Performance Fund.



June 6, 2014
9:02 p.m.

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This is a great way to spend your lunch hour. Grab a bite to eat at Ambitions. Or a slice of shrimp scampi pizza at Pizza King! Or bring your own! Great entertainment and a free mental health break from your work day!