Upper Jay Art Center ·  12198 Route 9N  ·  Upper Jay, NY 12987    ~    (518) 946-8315


Coming Up

Oct.  24, 8:00pm Two Brooklyn based bands - Why Lie? and Ellen O.
"Why Lie? live on the boundary between song, sound, and story. The band consists of Dave Ruder(Guitar, vocals, clarinet), Aliza Simons (vocals, harmonium), Matthew Gantt(bass guitar, percussion) and Ellen O'Meara(voice, keyboards.

Ellen O. will open the night with her husky voice, synthesizers, and the above musicians backing her up."
Oct.  31, 8:00pm Halloween Costume Party!
Russ Bailey Trio
J. Weed opens solo
Cash Prizes!
$100 - Best Individual Costume
$75 - Best Couple Costume
$50 - Most Inspirational Costume


Nov 14, 8:00pm Adrian Legg is an English guitar player, born in East London in 1948, who has been called "impossible to categorize". Legg plays fingerstyle guitar, mixing an alternating-bass style with harmonics, banjo-peg retuning and single or double-string bending. He makes extensive use of altered tunings and capos, playing custom guitars that are a hybrid of electric and acoustic. His fingerstyle picking technique has been acknowledged by the readers of Guitar Player who voted Legg the "best acoustic fingerstyle" player four years in a row (1993–1996).

For Legg, the fulcrum and essence of his creativity is in live performance. “Playing live is the whole point,” he stresses. “Everyone makes a journey, an effort; we all come together — me, the audience, the people who run the venue — to share this wonderful, universal, human emotional interaction.” Legg is a genuine entertainer who excels at not only painting pictures and telling stories with music but also wittily regaling his audiences with tales from his life and travels. His travels have included concert tours sharing the stage with Richard Thompson, David Lindley, Joe Satriani, and many others. 

“Through fast-fingered picking, spontaneously layering parts and occasional ringing harmonics, he sounds like an orchestra.” 
- St. Petersburg Times.


Upper Jay Art Center
is a non profit 501 (c) (3) organization