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2021 Concert Series

Artemis 2022Artemis (A Stewart’s Signature Series Event)

Sunday, June 27 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Presented by the Skidmore Jazz Institute in partnership with the Saratoga Performing Arts Center as part of the Freihofer’s Jazz Festival (Absolutely Live Entertainment)

Tickets available here

2021 Jazz Journalist Association's "Mid-Size Ensemble of the Year," Artemis is an all-female supergroup comprising of the most acclaimed musicians in modern jazz. Featuring pianist and musical director Renee Rosnes, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, tenor saxophonist Nicole Glover, bassist Noriko Ueda, and drummer Allison Miller. Rosnes, Jensen and Glover have close ties to Skidmore’s Jazz Institute having served on the faculty and staff previously. ARTEMIS conjures a powerful collective voice from this quintet of visionary bandleaders and composers. Named after the Greek goddess, the group is distinctive not only for bringing together artists, each renowned for their own remarkable solo career; but for its multi-generational and globe-spanning line-up, with members hailing from the US, Canada, and Japan. Their Blue Note Records debut was released in September 2020. 

 

Jazz Faculty MontageSkidmore Jazz Faculty All-Star Quartet

Tuesday, June 29, 7 pm at Caffe Lena

Presented by the Skidmore Jazz Institute in partnership with Caffe Lena

$10/$5 Tickets for live performance and information on livestream available here

Featuring Jimmy Greene (saxophones), Dave Stryker (guitar), Todd Coolman (bass), Dennis Mackrel (drums) and Bob Halek (drums).

 

 

James Francies QuartetJames Francies Trio (A Stewart’s Signature Series Event)

Thursday, July 1, 7 pm at Caffe Lena

Presented by the Skidmore Jazz Institute in partnership with Caffe Lena

$10/$5 Tickets for live performance and information on livestream available here

Pianist, producer, and composer James Francies has released “713,” a vivid tribute to his Houston hometown that is the first single from his forthcoming album Purest Form, due for release on Blue Note Records May 21. The group also features Jeremy Dutton (drums) and Burniss Travis (bass). Francies and Travis are former Skidmore Jazz Institute students.  

 

The Skidmore Jazz Institute is sponsored, in part, by Stewart’s Shops/Dake Family, the Howard Bayne Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, and The New York State Council on the Arts.

Skidmore Jazz Institute Concerts are typically held in the Arthur Zankel Music Center and streamed live whenever possible. We look forward to returning to the Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall next season.

Click here for a list of the Institute's former Guest Artists.