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Fred Ho: Book Signing, Music, and Community Raw Food Reception

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Artist and raw food radical, Fred Ho, returns to the Capital Region with his new books Diary of a Radical Cancer Warrior: Fighting Cancer and Capitalism at the Cellular Level and Raw Extreme Manifesto! Fight cancer and capitalism through raw food and revolutionary music, featuring Fred Ho and Ben Barson, baritone saxophonists. With Raw Food […]

Live from Lock One: Tisziji Muñoz Quartet

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Electric guitarist Tisziji Muñoz, formerly of Schenectady, is considered by many to be among the greatest and least-known living musicians. His music evokes the cosmic free jazz of John Coltrane's later work and, like a saxophonist, Muñoz plays only one note at a time, yet he can play with such velocity that the notes blur, […]

Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg Duo

Pianist Myra Melford and clarinetist Ben Goldberg present a concert program of new compositions. Melodic, exploratory, lyrical, swinging, virtuosic this is chamber music for the twenty-first century where composition meets improvisation to surprise and enlighten. Their music combines the precision of classical music with the creative spirit and soul of jazz...

Jaimeo Brown: Transcendence

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Jaimeo Brown (pronounced jah-mayo) is emerging as one of the preeminent drummers on the new creative music scene. The percussionist is one of the leaders of a new circle of young New York City musicians grounded in the African-American roots of their music and dedicated to extending it well into the new century. Comfortable in […]

Joe Barna and Sketches of Influence

Joe Barna and his group Sketches Of Influence in performance one night only! This event is a homecoming of sorts as Barna grew up in North Troy and graduated from Lansingburgh High School, just a few blocks away, in 1994. Joining the quartet for this special engagement will be Stacy Dillard-sax (Roy Hargrove, Stevie Wonder, […]

Daniel Kelly Trio and the Seeing with Photography Collective Underground Gallery Opening

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Award-winning composer and pianist Daniel Kelly transforms the stories of everyday people into dramatic and compelling music that blends jazz, classical and folk music into a signature sound. His music has been declared “powerfully moving” by Time Out New York, and he has brought his unique talent to performances with Grammy award-winning jazz legends Michael […]

5th Anual StoryHarvest: A Celebration of Art and Food from Seed to Table

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Just as farmers reap the harvest, providing sustenance for all, it is time to celebrate all our harvests--the results of seeds sown through art, education, agriculture, tolerance, and everything we do to build strong, healthy communities. Co-sponsored by: KitchenSanctuary, Take Back our Community and Friends of Freedom Square, NATURE Lab, PreRamble with Transport Troy, Transition Troy, […]

Tani Tabbal with Michael Bissio and Adam Seigel

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

With his love of avant-garde and traditional jazz with world rhythms, Hudson Valley jazz percussion icon Tani Tabbal creates dynamic new music. He appears with his trio, featuring Troy native Michael Bisio on bass and Albany’s Adam Seigel on alto sax, in an adventurous program of modern jazz.

Satoko Fujiii and Tobira

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Electrifying jazz pianist Satoko Fujii performs with her quartet Tobira, featuring Natsuki Tamura, trumpet; Todd Nicholson, bass; and Takashi Itani, drums. A master of reinvention, Satoko Fujii transformed her New Trio into the wildly inventive quartet Tobira with the addition of trumpeter Natsuki Tamura. The pianist, composer, improviser and overall whirlwind, Fujii leads the quartet […]

Sketches of Influence/Ivory Romance, 1/09-1/10/16

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Join Joe Barna's Ivory Romance... a live recording documenting brand new music including a piece entitled "Suite Lee," dedicated to pianist Lee Shaw. Because of the generosity KickStarter donors have each offered, this music will receive proper documentation at The Sanctuary for Independent Media. It’s to honor a very special friend and fellow musician Lee […]

Freedom Fest 2016

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Celebrate the community with an afternoon of music, food, and art on and around the Stage at Freedom Square, the mystical spot on 101st Street where Fifth and Sixth Avenues meet in North Troy. There will also be kid’s bike giveaways. Come here world jazz ensemble Heard, with special guest guitarist, School 12 sophomore Kien […]

Frank Lacy and 10^32K

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

The Planck temperature; the temperature at which matter ceases to exist, and conventional physics breaks down. According to Nova, at this point, “strange things, unknown things, begin to happen to phenomena we hold near and dear, like “space and time.” Also an apt description for what happens when you mix the cerebral flamboyance of Frank […]

Michael Bisio Accortet

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Chronicling more than 30 years of acclaimed Troy-native bassist Michael Bisio's life as a composer in song form and otherwise, balancing freedom and swing in a euphorically compelling quartet. Named after its unusual instrumentation, Accortet is the eponymous debut of a group led by renowned contrabassist Michael Bisio, featuring the unique frontline of accordion and […]

Melissa Aldana Quartet

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

A rising tenor saxophonist taking the jazz world by storm, Melissa Aldana leads a high octane quartet featuring: Michael King, piano; Pablo Menares, bass; Tommy Crane, percussion. Originally from Chile, Aldana broke into the New York jazz scene in 2009. She quickly asserted herself as one of the most esteemed tenor saxophonists of her generation. In […]

Taylor Ho Bynum & Tomas Fujiwara

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum and drummer Tomas Fujiwara incorporate all manner of inspiration into their purely musical dialogues to celebrate the roots and branches of jazz. Tomas Fujiwara is a bandleader, composer and drummer who is a member of the trio Thumbscrew, plays as a duo with Taylor Ho Bynum, and is a supporting member […]

Ras Moshe Burnett

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

A multimedia performance of "Peace Be With You: Letters From Rap" with the Music Now! Unit, based on letters written by Burnett’s father during deployment in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970. Ras Moshe Burnett is a native of Brooklyn NY, born on the 22nd of March 1968 into a family of musicians. He performs on […]

Christoph Irniger’s Pilgrim

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

The quintet Pilgrim, founded by Zurich-based tenor saxophonist Christoph Irniger, has over the years become one of the most exciting ensembles in young European jazz. They present their fourth recording, Crosswinds, in which there is a certain ambiguity. "Some compositions are freely improvised, while others are completely notated, yet most lie in between, with an […]

Jana Herzen’s Nothing But Love, Featuring Charnett Moffett [CANCELED/COVID]

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

On Nothing But Love, her soulful and timeless song-cycle of folk, pop, world, blues, reggae, and jazz-tinged originals, singer-songwriter Jana Herzen (who happens also to head up the Multi-GRAMMY®- winning Motéma label,) reaches new heights as a musical storyteller, composer, and guitarist.  Supported by an ace band led by world-renowned jazz bassist Charnett Moffett,  Herzen’s […]

Dance Party With Lookie Lookie [CANCELED/COVID]

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Discriminating jazz and world music listeners alike will love Boston’s festive eight piece dance band featuring the Latin Bugalu style pioneered by Puerto Rican musicians in 1960's New York City. Fusing R&B and rock into the Afro-Caribbean matrix, the music unfolds at tempos everyone can dance to. You don't need salsa chops or double jointed […]

Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita | SUBA Trio

The Sanctuary 3361 6th Ave, Troy

Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita | SUBA Trio featuring percussionist Gustavo Ovalles are coming to the Sanctuary for the CD release of SUBA Trio, presented in cooperation with The Egg Performing Arts Center. Through the music we bring a message of peace, hope and unity. When everything around us falling apart, the one thing we […]


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