Jazz Fest set for Nisky Schools | Arts & Culture
Young musicians will perform at Niskayuna High School Wednesday night for the school district's Jazz Fest. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.
Featured guest artist and saxaphonist Mark Beaubriand will perform along with the Middle School Jazz Band, High School Stage Band, High School Jazz Ensemble and the High School Studio Singers.
Beaubriand is a graduate of the University of Miami with a Masters degree in Jazz Pedagogy. He is currently the Chair of the Music Department and Director of Band and Jazz Band at Saratoga Springs High School. Under his direction, the Saratoga Springs High School Jazz Ensemble has won many New York State and national awards and has commissioned works by Frank Mantooth, Jeff Jarvis, and Jim Snidero. Beaubriand is a frequent performer in the northeast and has appeared with Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Johnny Mathis, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Liberace, and Bobby Vinton.
Admission to the concert is free. The performance will be followed by a Java Jazz reception hosted by Friends of Music.