Albany will host a weekend of jazz performances next week with the second installment of Live @ The Town Hall.
Albany City Hall will transform into a jazz club on August 5 and 6 with four musicians bringing their sweet sounds to the stage.
The weekend will kick off with Jazztrix Quartet, which has opened for artists including Carole King, James Taylor, Diana Krall, James Morrison, Chris Isaak and Paul Kelly.
The Miles Davis tribute will play well-known songs from the legendary American jazz trumpeter’s catalog, including from his album Kind of Blue.
Daniel Susnjar Jazz Quartet will also perform on Friday.
Susnjar has previously shared the stage with music legends such as Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Steve Miller, Terence Blanchard, Hank Marvin, Arturo Sandoval, Alex Acuna and Dave Grusin.
Saturday night will open with a performance by the Rainbow Coast Big Band featuring Bluebirds playing a selection of classic swing tunes and tribute songs.
Then Daniel Susnjar will return to the stage, this time alongside the Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group.
The seven-piece ensemble will present their original jazz compositions influenced by Afro-Peruvian rhythms and unique arrangements of traditional Peruvian folk songs.
The weekend will be the second episode of Live @ The Town Hall, following the first event from June 24-25 which featured performances from Adrian Dzvuke, Grace Sanders, Joel Jackson and Chris Nelson.
City of Albany Director of Arts and Culture Paul Nielsen said Live @ the Town Hall is proving popular with the local community.
“This is such a versatile event where we have the ability to showcase genres, groups, styles and cultures through every Live @ the Town Hall series,” he said.
“Jazz music holds a special place in many of our hearts, so we’re expecting a huge turnout for a wonderful weekend of big band, jazz and dance.”