By Tim Coakley Gazette/Copy Editor
December 27, 2015
This year saw the death of Capital Region pianist Lee Shaw after a long and inspirational career. Along with the late saxophonist Nick Brignola, she was one of the pillars of the jazz community for decades, and will be sorely missed.
Gazette writers Michael Hochanadel, David Singer and Kirsten Ferguson reviewed nearly 70 shows during 2015, a year of few superstars except for homegrown Sawyer Fredericks but abundant talent in rock, folk, blues, country and R&B/soul.
By David Singer/For The Daily Gazette
December 17, 2015
Squeeze founders Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook played a two-man show at Troy’s Music Hall Wednesday night, filling the two-set show with Squeeze hits, songs from their solo lives and from a recent new record together, their first since 1998.
By Geraldine Freedman/For The Daily Gazette
December 14, 2015
The wonderfully plummy baritone of Thomas Meglioranza enchanted a large crowd Sunday afternoon at Union College’s Memorial Chapel as part of the Union College Concert Series. It was his debut on the series.
By Kirsten Ferguson/ For The Daily Gazette
November 13, 2015
Regardless of weary voice, Gordon Lightfoot’s songs are timeless and convey great empathy, possessing an emotional depth that resonates despite the delivery and a lyrical richness that creates whole worlds within each song.
By Geraldine Freedman/ For The Daily Gazette
October 16, 2015
Inspired by the launching into flight of Admiral butterflies, the Admiral Launch Duo — saxophonist Jonathan Hulting-Cohen and harpist Jennifer Ellis — propelled an audience of enthusiasts into an evening of adventurous listening on Thursday at the Carl B. Taylor Auditorium at the Schenectady County Community College. The concert opened the SCCC Chamber Music Series.