Strand Theatre: Rees Shad and The Conversations – Jazz Americana

Written by on February 5, 2024

On Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 @ 7:30 pm, the Strand Theatre welcomes Rees Shad & The Conversations for a night of Jazzy Americana!
Remarkably prolific singer, guitarist and songwriter Rees Shad has nearly 30 records in his discography. Each album reflects an unyielding combination of emotion and expression that has become the hallmark of Shad’s music.
An essential element in articulating Shad’s musical vision, The Conversations are drummer Bobby Kay, bassist Jeff Link, and percussionist Carlos Valdez.  
Kay has recorded with jazz pianist Cole Broderick and toured with the like of R&B singer Ellen Macilwaine. Kay began his musical tête-à-tête with Shad twenty-five years ago recording and touring half a dozen of Shad’s unique Americana accented albums.

Former Berklee faculty member Jeff Link joined the discourse three years ago after spending two decades honing his musical fluency as a pit musician on Broadway and touring with rock luminaries such as Robben Ford and Albert Cummings.

Whenever the opportunity arises, Shad, Kay, and Link are joined by Afro-Cuban percussionist Carlos Valdez, whose wide-ranging experience includes touring with various musical groups, work both on and off Broadway, composition for TV and film, as well as recording and live performances with his own band, Mambo Kikongo, and many others. 

Together these musicians deliver a swinging conversation revolving around a form of Jazzy Americana that is both literate, imaginatively played, and grooving!

$15/general, $10/senior, students and veterans.

Tickets are available at the Strand Box Office; cash or check only. Doors open into the coffee shop, box office and lobby @ 6:00pm. The Strand Theatre is located at 210 Main St, Hudson Falls, NY.

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