Universal Preservation Hall Announces 2016 LIVE! Music Series Line Up!

Contact: Corey Aldrich - Producer | Phone: 518.928.4622

Universal Preservation Hall Announces

2016 LIVE! Music Series Line Up!

Jazz-Based Program Expands to Five Performances

The LIVE! Music Series at UPH is sponsored by Ianniello Anderson, PC.

Saratoga Springs, NY—JUNE 9, 2016—Universal Preservation Hall announces the lineup for its third annual LIVE! Music Series, which continues a jazz theme, featuring five internationally known acts from June to October.

All performances, 7:30 p.m. at Universal Preservation Hall, 25 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs. Tickets are $25 advance, $30 evening of show. For more information, call 518.584.2627 or visit www.universalpreservationhall.org/2016-music-series.


Friday, June 24–The Dan Brubeck Quartet

Nominated for a 2016 JUNO award, the group’s newest release,Live from the Cellar: Celebrating the Music and Lyrics of Dave and Iola Brubeck, casts a penetrating light on a brilliant but little-known chapter in the Brubeck creative alliance, which transformed the way jazz is presented and perceived. 

Friday, July 22–Triple Play

Over the past decade, Chris Brubeck (on bass, trombone, and piano), guitarist Joel Brown, and multi-instrumentalist Peter ‘Madcat’ Ruth have honed a vast and vivid repertoire encompassing Delta Blues, Tin Pan Alley standards, New Orleans grooves, jazz gems and incisive originals.

Friday, August 19–Howard Fishman

Critically-acclaimed composer, guitarist, songwriter, singer and bandleader Howard Fishman has toured the world as a headliner for nearly two decades, fronting ensembles versed in pop, New Orleans jazz, country, bluegrass, classical, punk, gospel and experimental music, but tied to no particular genre.

September–To Be Announced | WILDCARD! 

Saturday, October 1–The Chuck Lamb Quartet wsg/ Petia Kassarova

Lamb has been pianist for the Brubeck Brothers Quartet for over a decade and has played all over the world, including spots at the Newport Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl.

The Chuck Lamb Quartet is Chuck’s most recent project. His LIVE! Music Series performance will feature music from their recently recorded album 'North by Northeast'. The concert will feature these new compositions as well as musical inspirations of his recent time in Russia, Japan, Singapore and Switzerland. Chuck will be joined by drummer / percussionist Steve Holloway who has toured the globe with Riverdance. Steve is a master of Celtic percussion and will be featured on his brilliant playing of the Irish frame drum, The Bodhran. The powerful and melodic playing of Jeff Nania will be featured on Saxophone and flute. And finally, Petia Kassarova, cellist of the Grammy winning Albany Symphony Orchestra will also be performing, creating a one-of-a-kind moment in regional jazz history!

"I am thrilled to have three variations on the Brubeck Brothers Quartet this year,” says Corey Aldrich of 2440 Design Studio, producer of the LIVE! Music Series. “Exploring different projects by core band members is an interesting way to contextualize the overall group. Add to this Howard Fishman, and you have the makings for a stellar series!"

Proceeds from the series will benefit the ongoing development and restoration of Universal Preservation Hall as a year round venue for the performing arts and community events in downtown Saratoga Springs.

"The Hall is the perfect venue to showcase these fantastic musicians!” says UPH Campaign Manager Teddy Foster. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to present them, and our audiences are always delighted by the music and the space. It’s a win-win for everyone as we strive to raise funds to complete the renovation of this architectural and community landmark.” 

Show sponsors include Mangino Buick GMC; Adirondack Studios; Bouchey Financial Group, Ltd and Cool Insuring Agency, Inc.