Albany High jazz talent to be featured on Ch. 18 in April
N.Y. (March 29, 2017) --
The Albany High School Jazz Ensemble will
celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month with appearances throughout April on
Channel 18, one of Albany’s three public access television stations.
The ensemble will perform on the show “Albany Tempo
Spectrum,” which will air at 5 p.m. Saturday. The show will run
Thursday-Sunday at 5 p.m. during the rest of the month.
“Albany Tempo Spectrum” is produced by Donald Hyman,
who heard the jazz ensemble perform in October and wanted them on his
show. The Albany High musicians were supposed to share the bill with
other acts, but Hyman was so impressed by what heard that he decided
they would be the solo performers.
Pictured left to right are senior Aaron Shields,
drummer; senior Noah John, clarinet player; freshman Toussaint
Santicola-Jones, alto sax player; sophomore Sam Weinstein, drummer;
Donald Hyman; junior Ness Anderson, baritone sax and piano player;
junior Matan Adler, piano player; junior Logan Bennett, trumpet; senior
Austin Smith, guitar; and teacher John Halvorsen, director.