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The Medley Page

Here's where you'll find links to a variety of stories, videos and pictures
of assorted miscellany that doesn't fit anywhere else.


Local drummer Fred Randall, 99 years old, is a member of the Schenectady Musicians Union and an ardent supporter of both APFJ and Swingtime Jazz Society concerts. Here's a link to his new book, Keeping Time.

Leslie Hyland named 2016 "Jazz Hero"

Lee Shaw Named 2015 "Jazz Hero"

Tom Pierce Named 2014 "Jazz Hero"

Tim Coakley Named 2013 "Jazz Hero"

Bill McCann named 2012 "Jazz Hero"

Watch Lee Shaw's interview at the University of Central Oklahoma

The Importance of Jazz Education

Visit Tom Pierce's fine web site, VocalTraditions.com, for all sorts of jazz-related goodies: reviews of CDs and live performances, history and background info about A Place for Jazz and Swingtime Jazz Society, personal perspectives on many artists, CDs and songs and much, much more. The site's tag line says it all: "A passionate fan celebrates the music he loves."

April 15, 2011 was Butch Conn/APFJ Day in Schenectady.
Read the
 City's Proclamation and the County's Proclamation