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Acoustic Stardust at Colony

Acoustic Stardust at Colony

Saturday, Jan. 12: Colony in Woodstock hosts a celebration of what would have been David Bowie’s 71st birthday with Acoustic Stardust, a novel homage to the legendary rocker who lived in Shokan, offering a stripped-down and acoustic treatment of songs from all periods of his chameleonic career.

Menegon Quartet marks George Shearing’s 100th at Senate Garage

Menegon Quartet marks George Shearing’s 100th at Senate Garage

Friday, January 11: The great, blind British pianist and composer George Shearing lived so long and recorded so much with so many that no one even remembers how he used to be dismissed by the hardasses of jazz. He outlasted them all, and emerged as a pioneer in several respects: as the man principally responsible for the sophisticated “locked-hands” piano technique, and also as one of jazz’s earliest adopters of Latin music.