Last Friday night, the Handsome Husband and I hied ourselves over to Skidmore College for the first of their free summer concerts on the roof of the Tang Museum.
Now TONIGHT, July 9, you can go to a different Skidmore venue, the Zankel Music Center, and pay to see the Skidmore Jazz Institute Faculty Septet at 8 pm. They will be featuring Sean Jones (trumpet), Jimmy Greene (tenor saxophone), James Burton III (trombone), Bill Cunliffe (piano), Paul Bollenback (guitar), Doug Weiss (bass), and Dennis Mackrel (drums). Admission is: $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, free for students and children. Check out the Skidmore website for tickets here.
But if you want totally free music, you still have another shot at hearing these sixty-six high school jazzists on Friday, July 10, at 1:00 PM, also at the Zankell Center. They were really good last week. Imagine how much better they will be this Friday, after an additional seven days of intensive work with the Jazz Institute faculty.
You can find more info about the free UpBeat on the Roof concert series at the Tang site.
Check out what other artsy/academic events at Skidmore are open to the public this summer at the main Skidmore site. Their campus is a lovely, lively place to visit.