SUN RA ARKESTRA TO HEADLINE 2ND ANNUAL BEACON JAZZ FESTIVAL

BEACON, NY — The legendary cosmic jazz of Sun Ra Arkestra — under the direction of their longtime, nonagenarian alto saxophonist, Marshall Allen — headlines the second annual Beacon Jazz Festival. Sponsored by Birches Associates and once more celebrating this quintessential American music, alongside the distilleries, craft vendors, culture and natural splendor of the Hudson Valley, the second Beacon Jazz Festival will take place on Saturday,

INGRID LAUBROCK AND TOM RAINEY TO PERFORM AT QUINN’S MAY 10

The wife-and-husband duo of tenor and soprano saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock and drummer Tom Rainey will perform at Quinn’s on Tuesday, May 10 at 9 PM. They will play two sets featuring their fiery brand of dramatic improvisation, wide-ranging in texture and virtuosic in expression. There will be no cover charge for admission but donations for the musicians are requested. Quinn’s is

EVENT CHANGE: JOE MCPHEE/JOE MORRIS/LUTHER GRAY – BEACON YOGA ON JUNE 30

(May 31, 2016) – It is with tremendous sadness that OHIU announces that the previously announced concert featuring saxophonist Marco Eneidi has been changed due to his untimely passing. Mr. Eneidi’s longtime musical colleagues who were to perform with him that evening  — Joe Morris on bass and Luther Gray on drums — will commemorate the late artist’s life and music in performance with the

QUINNSONIC SOCIETY ELECTRONIC MUSIC NIGHT WITH BRIAN CRABTREE TOMORROW NIGHT

(June 20, 2016) – The inventor and manufacturer of the Monome, Brian Crabtree, brings his ingenuity to the Quinn’s stage tomorrow night to feature his original music. This is a very rare opportunity to see a performance by one of music’s prominent modern inventors. Electronic music performer Matthew Aidekman will also be performing. The show will begin at 8:30 PM. Quinn’s is

QUINN’S MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ SESSIONS – MIKE PRIDE’S I HATE WORK TRIO

(July 10, 2016) – “Mike Pride, a drummer-composer who balances metal-derived aggression with postbop finesse, leads a piano trio dedicated to reinterpretations of songs by MDC, the famed Austin hardcore band he used to drum for. This should be one offbeat treat.” — Time Out New York The next Monday jazz session (July 11 at 8-11 PM) features Hudson Valley drum

MONDAY JAZZ SESSIONS AT QUINN’S – NICK GIANNI’S INNERSPACE ENSEMBLE

(July 19, 2016) – Quinn’s goes back to back with electric jazz ensembles when multi-instrumentalist Nick Gianni, last heard at the venue with mandolin master Snehasish Mozumder (and with both returning to Quinn’s the Sunday before Labor Day, Sept. 4), brings the tough groove of his Innerspace Ensemble to the next Monday jazz session. The band features Nick on saxophones and

TOWNE CRIER TO HOST “A CAUSE FOR PAWS” BENEFIT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ANIMAL SHELTERS DEALING WITH DISPLACED COMPANION ANIMALS IN LOUISIANA FLOOD ZONE

(August 23, 2016) – In response to the recent catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, the Towne Crier Cafe in Beacon will host “A Cause for Paws,” a benefit to raise funds for shelters dealing with displaced companion animals in the affected areas. A concert and silent auction are set for Saturday, Aug. 27. The event will start at 5 p.m. with performances

FREE CONCERT TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THE AMERICAN CENTER FOR FOLK MUSIC

(October 3, 2016) — The Hudson Valley music community will celebrate the opening of the American Center for Folk Music (ACFM) with a concert on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m., at Long Dock Park on Beacon’s waterfront. The performance will feature folk legends John McCutcheon, Tom Chapin and WC Handy Award winner Joe Louis Walker. Admission is free, but

EUGENE CHADBOURNE TO PERFORM IN A RARE HUDSON VALLEY PERFORMANCE ON 10/16/16 AT QUINN’S IN BEACON

(October 9, 2016) – On Sunday, October 16 at 8:00PM, Quinn’s in Beacon will present in a rare Hudson Valley appearance the legendary guitarist, banjoist, singer, writer, instrument builder and postmodern troubadour Eugene Chadbourne. A prolific recording artist with over 200 recordings to his name, and a past collaborator with a wide variety of artists ranging from John Zorn to

‘MOLSKY’S MOUNTAIN DRIFTERS’ CD RELEASE EVENT AT THE TOWNE CRIER IN BEACON NOVEMBER 10

(November 7, 2016) – On Thursday, November 10 local Americana and Roots band, Molsky’s Mountain Drifters will host a CD Release Event at The Towne Crier. The event will begin at 7:30 PM. Grammy-nominate fiddler and Berklee Visiting Scholar Bruce Molsky brings the next generation of roots players, guitar genre-bender Stash Wyslouch (Deadly Gentlemen) and master of the clawhammer banjo,

JAZZOETRY: IN AND OUT OF TIME, MUSIC SET TO WORDS

(February 17, 2017) – JAZZOETRY: In and Out of Time, Music Set To Words  is a hotly anticipated inaugural event that will feature many of the Hudson Valley’s celebrated actors, poets, and storytellers who know how to “groove ‘n flow” with the incredibly gifted musicians that make up the Jazzoetry Quartet. On Monday, February 27 from 8-11pm, Quinn’s in Beacon will host

THE MOD SQUAD NYC CD RELEASE PARTY IN BEACON – MARCH 20

(March 6, 2017) – On Monday, March 20, the community is invited to celebrate The Mod Squad NYC’s CD release party at Quinn’s in Beacon. Beacon is the official home of the making of the band’s debut record – recorded at Cassandra Studios. During their last appearance at Quinn’s this band completely destroyed any conception of what had been thought of the style

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