Friday, October 20, 2017

Children’s Jazz Concert To Feature Chuck D’Aloia, Noted Jazz Guitarist, At Two Local Libraries

April 14, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Colonie and Clifton Park NY — The Mother Goose Jazz Band, under the direction of composer/saxophonist, Josh Greenberg, will perform two concerts. [private]

Back Row, l to r: Justin Heinrichs, Cole Jones, Ray Ericson, Rebecca Madsen, Riley Smith, Nikki Minkler, Nora Colin, Tatum Kells. Front Row (Seated): Chuck D’Aloia, Gene Garone, Josh Greenberg. Photo courtesy of Josh Greenberg

One will be at the Colonie Library and the next at the Clifton Park Library during the upcoming Public Schools’ Spring Break. Chuck D’Aloia, jazz guitar master, will be the featured performer.  Admission is free for both concerts.

On Thursday, April 20, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, The William K. Sanford Public Library, 629 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211 (458-9274), will be hosting an appearance of the Mother Goose Jazz Band with guest artist Chuck D’Aloia-guitar along with Josh Greenberg- Saxophones, Cathy Olsen- lead vocalist, Diane Geddes-Keyboard, Mike Moss-Bass and Gene Garone-Drums .

The group will be doing a repeat performance on Sunday, April 23, from 2 to 3 pm at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library, 475 Moe Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065 (371-8622).

The group also features a youth chorus of students from Berlin Central Schools where Mr. Greenberg taught elementary band for over 20 years. The music is easily accessible to children, encouraging them to sing and dance, while at the same time appealing to adults who can share in the musical experience.

The Mother Goose Jazz Band, under the direction of Josh Greenberg presents music that respects the natural spirit of playfulness in children.   Their music nurtures an appreciation for a variety of musical styles – From a Thelonious Monk-inspired “This Little Pig Went to Market,” to a Latin version of “This Old Man,” familiar nursery rhymes are given creative  arrangements that bring the rich heritage of Jazz to a whole new generation.

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Mother Goose Jazz Band and they are bringing their music to the public once again in live concerts as well as in MP3 formats available on the internet. Their music is available for streaming from Spotify and their CDs are available from the website www.mothergoosejazzband.com.   [/private]

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