Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with the Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes Quartet! This free concert will include Michael on vibraphone, Jon LeRoy on keyboard, Mike Richmond on bass and Andy Hearn on drums. The band will be performing straight-ahead jazz as well as Latin influenced jazz including the Bossa Nova and Samba.
Date/Time: Saturday, April 2, 12 – 1pm
Location: Hudson Area Library Community Room
Registration: Space is limited. To register, email email@example.com or call 518-828-1792 x101. Please note: Masks will be required for all attendees over the age of 2.
The concert is cosponsored by the Music Performance Trust Fund associated with the American Federation of Musicians. The musicians are members of the Albany Musicians’ Association, Local 14.
Jazz Appreciation Month was created to be an annual event that would pay tribute to jazz as both a living and a historic music. Schools, organizations, and governments celebrate JAM with free concerts and educational programs. Its first year was 2001, with funding provided by the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation. JAM was created in 2001 by John Edward Hasse, curator of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. It became a national extension of the original Jazz Awareness Month created by the Louisiana Jazz Federation in New Orleans in 1980.