Jazz quartet Swing Street to play outdoor concert at Kinderhook E.C. Church Today

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Jazz quartet Swing Street to play outdoor concert at Kinderhook E.C. Church Today
Jazz quartet Swing Street to play outdoor concert at Kinderhook E.C. Church Today

Is there a greater scene for stay music than a summertime night below the celebs?

Swing Avenue guitarist Chuck Oettel doesn’t suppose so, particularly in a time when convening in shut quarters in a four-walled room is a doubtlessly harrowing proposition.

For that motive, Oettel is launching what he hopes to be a brand new, lasting live performance collection: Swingin’ Beneath the Stars, which his band Swing Avenue will kick off Saturday from 6:30 to eight:30 p.m. The present will happen in entrance of Kinderhook Evangelical Congregational Church, 560 Kinderhook Highway, Columbia. A second present, that includes one other band Oettel is a member of, The Anna Alexander Trio, is slated to carry out on the second installment on Saturday, Aug. 1. Rain dates for each performances are the Sundays the next day.

Together with music, Harrisburg-based meals truck Greenback Payments Greenback Canine will probably be readily available for hungry appetites. Visitors are invited to both stay of their automobiles and tune into the music through a radio receiver, or deliver tenting chairs to sit down at a decent distance.

Tickets for the present are $20 for a automobile with two folks or extra, or $10 for particular person entry.

We all know individuals are hurting financially proper now, so we tried to think about a technique to cost to cowl the overhead and in addition give some to the church for internet hosting, as effectively,” Oettel explains over the telephone. “The musicians are hurting, too.”

For musicians like Oettel, these previous 4 months have led to not only a lack of revenue, however a scarcity of alternatives on the whole to carry out music. Together with Swing Avenue and different gigs, Oettel estimates that he’s missed or needed to cancel practically 60 performances since March.

“Continuity with a band is essential, it’s like enjoying with a soccer group,” Oettel says. “You possibly can lose that stream should you don’t play for some time.”

Although Oettel is modest in dialog, Swing Avenue is a well-respected Lancaster jazz outfit, as evidenced by its nomination earlier this 12 months on the first Central Pennsylvania Music Corridor of Fame awards for “Greatest Jazz Band.”

The quartet options Oettel on guitar, Pete Bainbridge on bass, Mike Truitt on keys and Olivia Daugherty on vocals. Although the group has been enjoying collectively in a single type or one other for practically a decade, Swing Avenue kicked into excessive gear six years in the past when Daugherty joined on vocals.