Summer Events 2023
Stewart’s Signature Series Celebrates Community and Partnerships
Stewart’s Signature Series is a line-up of premiere summer events made possible through a generous grant from Stewart’s Shops and the Dake Family. We recognize and celebrate our local partners who work together with us to create community connections and student opportunities.
Skidmore Jazz Institute Faculty All-Stars
Sunday, June 25, 11:30 am at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Presented by the Skidmore Jazz Institute in partnership with the Saratoga Performing Arts Center as part of the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival (Absolutely Live Entertainment) Tickets available here .
Skidmore Jazz Institute Faculty All-Stars Centennial Celebration of Wes Montgomery, Tito Puente & Dexter Gordon featuring Clay Jenkins, Jimmy Greene, Michael Dease, Dave Stryker, Bill Cunliffe, Todd Coolman and Dennis Mackrel
Renowned bassist John Clayton, creator of the multi-platinum-selling national anthem arrangement of the 1991 Super Bowl, partners with his son Gerald Clayton, a six-time Grammy-nominated jazz pianist and composer. The two most recently collaborated with Charles Lloyd and Justin Brown on Gerald’s latest single, “Bells on Sand.” The quartet also features Marcus Gilmore (drums) and Joel Ross (vibes). A Skidmore Jazz Institute Concert.
Miguel Zenon Quartet
Grammy Award Nominee, Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón (alto saxophone) is joined by Luis Perdromo (piano), Hans Glawischnig (bass), and Varun Das (drums).
Poetry & Jazz²: An Evening with Robert Pinsky, Todd Coolman & Bill Cunliffe
Join us for an evening with former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, and Grammy Award-winning musicians Todd Coolman (bass) and Bill Cunliffe (piano). Co-sponsored by the Skidmore Jazz Institute and the New York State Summer Writers Institute.
John McWhorter and Thomas Chatterton Williams Reading and Discussion
Thursday, July 13, 8 pm in Davis Auditorium; free and open to the public.
American linguist John McWhorter (Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America) and Author Thomas Chatterton Williams (contributing writer The Atlantic; Self-Portrait in Black and White). A New York State Summer Writers Institute Event.
Francine Prose and Danzy Senna
Monday, July 17, 8 pm in Davis Auditorium; free and open to the public.
A New York State Summer Writers Institute Reading with Fictionist Francine Prose (The Vixen) and Novelist-memoirist Danzy Senna (Caucasia; Where Did You Sleep Last Night).
Joyce Carol Oates and April Bernard
Tuesday, July 18, 8 pm in Gannett Auditorium; free and open to the public.
A New York State Summer Writers Institute Reading with Novelist Joyce Carol Oates (Zombie; Blonde; The (Other) You: Stories) and Poet April Bernard (The World Behind the World: Poems).
For information on other events offered this summer, consult the College’s Latest News and Calendar or these program websites: