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December 5, 2019 - 2:25pm
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November 29, 2019 - 1:28pm
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November 26, 2019 - 10:17am
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Plaza Caribe is an original song by Batavia native Daniel King.

November 24, 2019 - 1:47pm
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The Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble performs at 4 p.m. today at Pembroke High School.  Here's one of the numbers ensemble will play, American Overture for Band by Joseph Jenkins conducted by Philip J. Briatico.

October 16, 2019 - 3:57pm
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Here is the Genesee Symphony Orchestra during Monday's rehearsal performing Aaron Copland's "John Henry."

The Genesee Symphony Orchestra opens its 2019-20 season this Sunday at 4 p.m. with a concert in the auditorium of Pembroke High School.

The concert, "Symphonic Pictures I: Portraits" features "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" by Debussy, "John Henry," by Aaron Copland, "The Swan of Tuonela," by Sibelius, and "Pictures at an Exhibition," by Mussorgsky.

This is the fourth season S. Shade Zajac leads the orchestra.

For casual fans of orchestra music or those who have never been to see an orchestra perform, this is an excellent show. The pieces are largely modernist and fun. The Mussorgsky piece is particularly exciting (watch the video) and Aaron Copland is perhaps America's greatest composer.  

If you watch the video, you will likely want to attend this show.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and students (with ID) get in for free. Tickets are available at Roxy's Music Store, GO ART!, The YNGodess Shop, Bank of Castile in Le Roy and at geneseesymphony.com.

Pembroke High School is located at 8750 Alleghany Road (routes 5 and 77), Pembroke.

Previously: Video: GSO prepares for opening concert of the season, rehearsing 'Pictures at an Exhibition,' by Mussorgsky

October 15, 2019 - 11:23am
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Deep Blue played in Saturday's finale of the Smokin' Eagle BBQ & Brew Battle of the Bands contest and finished second but this video, if you ask me, came out really well. You should watch it. It's Deep Blue performing the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's "Born in Chicago."

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October 14, 2019 - 1:51pm
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The John Payton Project won the 2019 Smokin' Eagle BBQ & Brew's Battle of the Bands on Saturday night. Here's JPP performing the third song of their set.

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July 26, 2019 - 8:14am
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July 18, 2019 - 12:27am
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Red Creek performed at the Genesee County Fair on Wednesday. Here's their version of "What I Like About You."

Tonight, Savage Cabbage takes the stage at 7:30.

July 16, 2019 - 7:24pm
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The band BB Dang performed at the Genesee County Fair last night.

BB Dang is based in Rochester but features on bass Cameron Carlson, a ninth-grader at Byron-Bergen High School.

The rest of the band is Michael Valle (drums) Alex Sherwood (guitar) Greg Gutch (guitar) Ben Guisto (vocals) Isabella Barbagallo (vocals) Dominic Bonacci (keyboard).

The group came together through Camp Roc Star, a project of Elvio Fernandes, a member of the band Daughtry.

There is live music at the fair every night through Saturday.

 

 

July 12, 2019 - 10:21am
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Michael DiSanto performs Simple Things on the third floor of the historic Newberry Building/Eli Fish Brewing Co., Downtown Batavia, NY.

July 5, 2019 - 9:00am
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The Batavian Sessions: Delano Steele November Ends recorded April 29 2019 at the historic Newberry's Building/Eli Fish Brewing Co. on the third floor.

June 20, 2019 - 9:00am
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The Batavian Sessions: "A" Blues Band, Foolish Child

June 13, 2019 - 9:00am
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The Daniel King band playing ... for this episode of The Batavian Sessions.

Daniel now lives in Rochester but is from Batavia.

Bands interested in participating in The Batavian Sessions, email [email protected]

June 6, 2019 - 9:00am
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Evan Anstey performs his song, "Living in Reverse" in this edition of The Batavian Sessions.

Bands, to record for The Batavian Sessions, email [email protected]

May 30, 2019 - 9:00am
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Our latest edition of The Batavian Sessions features Michael DiSanto, who is originally from Batavia and is now a full-time musician living in Buffalo.

If you would like your band featured on The Batavian Sessions, email [email protected]

To see previous videos click here (and subscribe to our YouTube channel to get free early access to our future releases).

May 23, 2019 - 9:00am
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Today's edition of The Batavian Sessions features Delano Steele performing "By My Side."

If you're in a band and would like to be included in The Batavian Sessions, email [email protected]

May 16, 2019 - 9:00am
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Today we're officially launching a new series, "The Batavian Sessions."

Though I've recorded a couple of live performances in the past few months and called those videos "The Batavian Sessions," those were really tests of the concept. Last month, we started recording area bands for the launch of this new series. 

I'm a big rockabilly fan and a year or so ago I discovered a series on YouTube called "The Bopflix Sessions." I've watched all 200-plus of those videos, many multiple times. I loved the kind of web-native, intimate and immediate vibe of the videos and those videos, as much as anything, are why you've been seeing a lot more video on The Batavian since November.

We kick off the series with "A" Blues Band performing their original composition, "Shelby Swamp Boogie." 

Here's an invitation to all bands in the region: If you can meet me at an appropriate venue (well lit and quiet) somewhere in Genesee County ready for a live recording of two or three songs, we will include you in "The Batavian Sessions." If you're able and willing, email [email protected]

March 16, 2019 - 2:16pm
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No Blarney! performed a concert of traditional Irish music Friday night at the Holland Land Office Museum.

Here are two videos from that performance, one of "Drink It Up, Man," and the other "Drunken Sailor."

Thank you to No Blarney! and the audience for allowing me to make these two videos. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

 

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February 1, 2019 - 8:17pm
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The Genesee Jazz Collective played at GO ART! on Thursday night as part of GO ART!'s Fifth Thursday night, this time with a theme of Jazz & Jam. The evening featured P&J sandwiches, live jazz and a jazz jam session.

Members of the Genesee Jazz Collective are: Dan Klinczar on Brass, Mike Grammatico on Sax and Clarinet, Andrew Lawton on Drums, Phil Briatico on Bass, And Brian Goeltz on Guitar.

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Joining the Genesee Jazz Collective during the jam session on vocals, Stuart McLean.

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