By Barbara Bedell
After a three-year hiatus, the Sugar Loaf Music Series has been revived and will offer a monthly concert beginning Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. when jazz guitarists Vic Juris and Bob Devos perform.
By Barbara Bedell
Published: 2:00 AM – 07/30/13
It will be at the former estate of renowned artist Kurt Seligmann at 23 White Oak Drive in Sugar Loaf, currently the site of the nonprofit Seligmann Center for the Arts. The series organizing team includes Maddy Shaw, former co-owner of Soft Winds Jazz Club in Campbell Hall,
Jim Eigo of Jazz Promo Services and artist/businessman Russ Layne.
Each series includes four concerts. The price is $80 for the series. Individual concerts are $25.
The schedule includes jazz guitarist Dave Stryker and bassist Jay Anderson Oct. 20, jazz guitarists Howard Alden and Jack Wilkins Nov. 19, and folk artist John Flynn, hosted by radio personality Sonny Ochs, April 6.
All concerts will be at 3 p.m. at the Seligmann Center, where seating is limited. For tickets, visitsugarloafmusicseries.com.
For information, call 986-6463.
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‘Autumn in New York’ brings jazz masters and folk artist to Seligmann Arts Center
Vic Juris (pictured) and Bob Devos start off the series on Sept. 29
SUGAR LOAF — Veteran jazz producer Russ Layne, who ran Sugar Loaf Music for more than 27 years, returns with a new music series after a three-year hiatus.
The new series is called “Autumn in New York: Why Does It Seem So Inviting!” Vernon Duke wrote the song in 1934. Charlie Parker recorded it in 1949, Billie Holiday and Oscar Peterson in 1952, Dexter Gordon in 1955, and two years later, Ella and Pops. It’s the theme for a series of performances by these jazz guitar masters:
September 29 — Vic Juris and Bob Devos
October 20 — Dave Stryker with bassist Jay Anderson
November 17 — Jack Wilkins and Howard Alden (think the guitar sound track in Woody Allen’s movie “Sweet and Low Down”
The series continues on April 6 with folk artist John Flynn hosted by former WAMC personality Sonny Ochs.
All performances will be held on Sundays at 3 p.m. at the Seligmann Arts Center in Sugar Loaf.
Subscribe to the entire series for $80. Individual tickets are $25.
In its 27 years, Sugar Loaf Music Series has brought local audiences folk legend Tom Paxton, “Mambo King” Ray Barretto, piano maestro Richard Kimball, blues man Albert Collins, Cuban jazz great Paquito D’rivera, and local jazz icons Jeff Ciampa, Mark Egan, Frank Vignola, among many others.
The new Salon Series is “meticulously culled from the best jazz and folk music practitioners anywhere,” Layne says.