Celebrating its 11th season, the UpBeat on the Roof summer series highlights regional musical talent in a broad array of styles.
UpBeat on the Roof is free and open to the public. The rooftop is accessible via the museum elevator or outdoor staircases. In the case of inclement weather the series is held inside the museum.
All performances begin at 7:00pm
Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & Heard
Original compositions of World Jazz inspired by rhythms of West Africa and Brazil, featuring Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius, keyboard; Jonathan Greene, woodwinds; John Menegon, bass; and percussionists Brian Melick and Zorkie Nelson.
Sonny and Perley
New Orleans Jazz program
Louis Armstrong defined what it was to play Jazz. His amazing technical abilities,
the joy and spontaneity, and inventive musical mind still dominate jazz to this day. Sonny & Perley along with a band of swinging musicians bring to life some of his iconic recordings including Basin Street Blues, Dream A Little Dream and St. Louis Blues as well as favorites from his popular recordings with Ella Fitzgerald and many others.
The celebration of Armstrong's music and life continues on July 6 with the Stoptime Louis Armstrong Festival. For more information: www.stoptimesaratoga.com.
Melick, Moody, and McKrell
High energy Americana/folk/Celtic
Brian Patneaude Quartet
Formed in 2002, the Brian Patneaude Quartet has become one of the most well known jazz acts in upstate New York. Their 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 Blue Olives
Funky blues, jazz and classic rock
Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys
Steeped in the tradition of Americana roots music, The Railroad Boy’s present an unpretentious blend of traditional mountain music fused with contemporary songwriting. The Railroad Boys are Jim Gaudet, guitar and vocals; Bob Ristau, bass and vocals; Sten Isachesen, mandolin and guitar; and Tim Wechgalaer, violin and vocals.
Nancy Walker Trio
Folk rock singer-songwriter
New old-time music with bluegrass/Celtic twist
Dana and Susan Robinson
Old-time mountain music & contemporary songwriting
With blazing fiddle and banjo tunes, harmony singing and stories of the American landscape, Dana and Susan Robinson present a unique blend of contemporary songwriting and traditional Appalachian music.
The father and son duo known as the Tichy Boys blend their collective musical histories into one entity, unleashing genuine roots music, rock and roll, classic country, and rockabilly.
Funk, folk, pop
Playing guitar, harmonica, and pedal bass with his feet, singer/songwriter Rich Ortiz blends folk-based pop with a funky flair in his original compositions.