January 27th @ 9 pm – Brian Patneaude Quartet

Brian Patneaude is a saxophonist and educator currently living in Glenville, NY. He has performed with a variety of groups including The Empire Jazz Orchestra, Keith Pray’s Big Soul Ensemble, Michael Benedict & Bopitude, Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra and The Refrigerators among others. He has performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Kingston International Jazz Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival Saratoga, the Lake George Jazz Festival, the Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival, the Rochester International Jazz Festival and countless clubs and concert halls throughout the Northeast including an eight and a half year weekly residency at what was Albany’s premiere jazz club – Justin’s. In addition to performing, Patneaude teaches at Schenectady County Community College, the College of Saint Rose and Blue Sky Music Studios and maintains www.albanyjazz.com, an online guide to the region’s jazz community.

Formed in 2002, the Brian Patneaude Quartet’s music is an organic blend of modern jazz styles, featuring accessible melodies and harmonic textures that appeal to the casual listener and jazz aficionado alike. The group’s close-knit musical relationship and seamless interplay is a result of performances at numerous venues and festivals throughout the Northeast. The quartet has been repeatedly cited as “Best Jazz Group” by the writers and readers of Metroland magazine and has gained increasing attention, both nationally and abroad. Tracks from the group’s five CDs have been played on over 50 radio stations worldwide, including the nationally syndicated “Jazz After Hours” with Jim Wilke and “Listen Here!” hosted by Neil Tesser & Mark Ruffin.