Past Dates

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Main Street Jazz Quartet - 6pm
302 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
845-345-9281 [map]

Christopher Brellochs - saxophone

Larry Ham - keyboard
Chuck Jacob - bass
Andrew Rieser - drums

Rabbit & Turtle is a friendly new meeting and dining destination in the heart of downtown Poughkeepsie. Located within walking distance of the Bardavon, the Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel and The Chance Theater.

 

Read the recent Poughkeepsie Journal article about the Rabbit & Turtle!
 
 

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Helen Avakian Guitar Party - 7:30pm
379 Main St
Beacon, New York 12508
(845) 855-1300 [map]
Price: $15 in advance/$20 at the door
6/29 Towne Crier Café 7:30 PM (Thursday)
Helen Avakian’s Guitar Party!
Celebrating 6 Strings, Singers & Sax, Plus Piano!
MusicLink Benefit
 
This will be an evening featuring virtuoso acoustic guitar performance combining forces with singing, saxophone and piano - International Fingerstyle Guitar Champions Helen Avakian & Mark Sganga, internationally performing saxophonist Christopher Brellochs, music director/vocalist Elizabeth Gerbi and guitarist, Dave Irwin who has performed on ESPN. We will be performing separately and in various groupings together. Music of Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Ralph Towner, Brazilian, Celtic and Originals. We will also play a couple songs with some special guests who are former or current students of ours! If you are a former or current student and wish to join our ensemble, send me an email ASAP and I will be happy to provide further information.
There will be a benefit component to the evening; our beneficiary will be MusicLink Foundation, a national organization providing music lesson scholarships to children in low income families. All proceeds will go to the Dutchess Community College Music School MusicLink so it will stay right here in the community. We will be holding a raffle with items like a guitar, a ukulele, recordings, and gift certificates. Separate voluntary donations may also be made.
 
$15 advance $20 at the door. Reservations recommended and appreciated. Please feel free to post, forward and share. It helps us a lot. Thank you so much!
Dinner available (praised by NY Times), as well as renowned desserts.
379 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508 (845) 855-1300 reservations
Get more info and order tickets at http://townecc.tunestub.com/event.cfm?id=262728&cart
 
Thank you to our generous sponsors: Jacob's Music Center, Jake's Main Street Music, Darkside Records, Guitar Center Middleton.

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

American Songfest - 8pm
1946 Campus Dr
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
USA [map]
Price: $5 students/$20 seniors/$25 general
I'm excited to be playing in a sax quartet with backup orchestra! Student tickets are only $5 for the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kathleen Beckmann presenting:

American Songfest

Saturday, April 22 at 8:00 p.m.
Marriott Pavilion at The Culinary Institute of America

https://www.ndsorchestra.org/

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

"Hudson Valley Saxophone Orchestra's 5th Annual Christmas Concert and Saxophone Wonderland!" - 12pm/6pm
1157 NY-55
Lagrangeville, NY 12540
(845) 486-4860 [map]
Price: $5/$10
Paul Cohen will present a 2 hour "Show and Tell" regarding his collection of over 100 rare saxophones,
 
Joe Giardullo from Sopranoplanet.com will be coming to talk about mouthpieces,  
 
Geoff Vidal and Derek James from West Point will be giving an improv clinic. 
 
And ..........
 
JOE LOVANO!  
 
 
There will be vendors (aiming for all MAJOR brand names) - and college representatives.
 
 
The location of this event is at Arlington High School.  The Date will be Saturday December 17th (snow day on the 18th).  
 
Cost will be $10 for the day - or just $5 for the concert
 
The concert will start at 6pm with an intermission. The first half will be dedicated to performing Bob Shaut's "Valley Views and Bridges" in it's entirety - complete with his "Sax Life" group and other solo type mvts. Paul Cohen will be conducting the first half.
 
After intermission, Bill Stevens will conduct.  This half will be our beloved Xmas concert with a twist.  We will start with the HVSO alone playing the Martino-Type Arrangements.  After that we will invite the "Wonderland" Participants (who attended an earlier rehearsal) onstage to complete the concert as a GRAND orchestra of as many as we can get.
  
 
Paul Effman Music is sponsoring this once again this year, but we need a few more sponsors (please contact me at cb@christopherbrellochs.com to help).  Hopefully this lineup will draw us a HUGE crowd.  
 

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Winter Instrumental Concert - 7pm
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
845-431-8000 [map]
Price: FREE
DCC Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. Christopher Brellochs and DCC Guitar Ensemble directed by Steve Raleigh perform! Dutchess Hall, James & Betty Hall Theatre. Reception to follow.
 

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Music of the Gilded Age: London, France and America - 3:00pm
195 South Greeley Avenue
Chappaqua, New York 10514
USA
(914) 238-4779 [map]
Price: Suggested donation $20
Music by Adolphe Sax, and Gilbert & Sullivan, as well as the songs of Jerome Kern. Vocalist Elizabeth Gerbi, saxophonist Christopher Brellochs, and pianist Cynthia Peterson. Reception to follow.

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

The Derby - Bar & Restaurant
Poughkeepsie Jazz Project Presents Christopher Brellochs and the Dutchess Community College Jazz Ensemble - 6:30pm
96 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 452-3232 [map]
Price: FREE

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Faculty Recital - 7pm
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
845-431-8000 [map]
Price: FREE
Dutchess Hall, James & Betty Hall Theatre. Reception to follow.

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Waryas Park
Jazz In The Valley - 1pm
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 [map]
Price: FREE
Dutchess Community College JAZZ ENSEMBLE SUMMER PERFORMANCE! I'm getting the band back together!!


http://www.jazzinthevalleyny.org/artist-bios

 

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

RIO Jazz with Matt Finley - 7pm
Route 9N
Bolton Landing, NY 12814
518 644-3831 [map]
Price: FREE

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Roger's Park
RIO Jazz - 7pm
Bolton Landing, NY
USA [map]
Price: FREE
Sambas, Bossas and Classic Jazz!
 
Matt Finley - trumpet, flugelhorn, flute, sax
Christopher Brellochs - sax
Bruce Berky - sax
Jeff Ciampa - guitar
Peter Tomlinson - piano
Don Miller - bass
Joel Rosemblatt - drums
Tomas Martin Lopez - percussion

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

Greenvale Park
Crazy Feet Pete - 7pm
2260 New Hackensack Road
Poughkeepsie, NY [map]
Price: FREE

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016

Town Square
The Great American Event with Crazy Feet Pete - 3:30pm
Goshen, NY [map]
Price: FREE

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Storm King Art Center
Crazy Feet Pete - 12pm
1 Museum Rd
New Windsor, NY 12553 [map]

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

DCC Spring Instrumental Concert - 7pm
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
845-431-8000 [map]
Price: FREE
 
The DCC Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. Christopher Brellochs will perform!

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Poughkeepsie Jazz Project Presents Christopher Brellochs and the Dutchess Community College Jazz Ensemble - 6:30-10pm
96 Main St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
(845) 452-3232 [map]
Price: FREE
April is Jazz Appreciation Month so the Poughkeepsie Jazz Project has invited the Dutchess Community College Jazz Ensemble to be their opening act. This is 15 piece big band with two featured vocalists all of which are students at the college! Director Christopher Brellochs will be joining the house band after the opening set and before they open up the jam session! 

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

RIO Jazz - 7:30pm
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
845-431-8000 [map]
Price: FREE
Sambas, Bossas and Classic Jazz!
Matt Finley - trumpet, flugelhorn, flute, sax
Christopher Brellochs - sax
Bruce Berky - sax
Jeff Ciampa - guitar
Peter Tomlinson - piano
Don Miller - bass
Joel Rosemblatt - drums
Tomas Martin Lopez - percussion
 

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Dance - 9-11:30pm
1151 NY-55, Lagrangeville, NY 12540
Lagrangeville, NY 12540
USA
(845) 204-9833 [map]
I'm playing with Crazy Feet Pete for a wonderful dance party with instructor Joe Donato!

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

Arlington Reformed Church
Sunday Swing Dance - 6:30-9pm
22 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
USA [map]
Price: Admission $12; $6 student
Dance to 
Live Music by 
Crazy Feet Swing Band    
     

6:00-6:30 Beginners Lesson
6:30-9:00 Dance 
Bring a snack to share if you wish.

This dance has a beautiful wood floor and is a great place to practice whatever you are learning: Balboa, Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing.  Ask someone to show you how to do a move; bring your friends.  
We make the fun!!!       
Questions or more info: www.hudsonvalleydance.org or 845 454-2571 or 845-255-0614   

Join the excitement!
No Partner Needed!      No Experience Necessary!
Everyone Welcome! 

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

Locust Grove
Private Event
Poughkeepsie, New York
USA [map]
Price: By invitation only
 
I'm looking forward to performing with jazz pianist Peter Tomlinson for this event!

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Aerophone Community Band - 7pm
99 Myers Corners Road
Wappingers Falls, New York 12590
U.S.A. [map]
Price: FREE
 
 
I will be guest soloist with the Aerophone Community Band under the baton of Rich Holod, performing Bernhard Heiden's "Diversion" for Alto Saxophone and Band. Written in 1943, this majestic piece takes listeners on an emotional journey that includes elegance, struggle, and triumph. I will perform an improvised cadenza which means it will be unlike anything you've heard before! If you are familiar with Eugene Rousseau's well known recording, this means I intend this performance to be even more dazzling and exciting!

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

International Saxophone Symposium - 4-5pm
Winchester, VA 22601 [map]
 
We will perform at 4pm in Armstrong Concert Hall!
 
A Tribute to the Rascher Saxophone Ensemble, and Beyond! 
Hudson Valley Saxophone Orchestra - Dr. Paul Cohen, Guest Conductor / Lecturer.
 
  This program would be an hour lecture /recital highlighting the history and legacy of the Rascher Saxophone Ensemble and how it led to the modern day ensemble so prevalent today. The presentation would include performances of original and transcribed works from the library of the Rascher ensemble, arrangements and original works written for subsequent groups that formed due to the pioneering aspects of the Rascher group, and concluding with a world premiere of a new work written for the Hudson Valley Saxophone Orchestra.

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

The Chappaqua Orchestra Benefit - 7pm
Chappaqua, NY
USA [map]
Price: By invitation only
 
I look forward to performing with pianist Cynthia Peterson and singer Elizabeth Gerbi to benefit with fine orchestra.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

DCC Fall Instrumental Concert - 7pm
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
845-431-8000 [map]
Price: FREE
 
The DCC Guitar Consort directed by Steve Raleigh and DCC Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. Christopher Brellochs perform!

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Holiday Jazz - 7:30-10pm
110 S Grand Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
USA
(845) 471-0430 [map]
 
Area college Jazz Ensembles perform for a holiday concert. The Dutchess Community College Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Christopher Brellochs will be there!

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Susie Deane - 8pm
68 Mountain Rd.
New Paltz, NY 12561
845-255-1559 [map]
 
Playing jazz with Susie Deane!

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

TBA
Crazy Feet Pete - 5-8pm

USA [map]
Price: Private Party
Playing jazz with Pete Redmond.

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Poughkeepsie Jazz Project featuring DCC Jazz Ensemble
96 Main St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
(845) 452-3232 [map]
Price: FREE
Come hear the Dutchess Community College Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Christopher Brellochs. Jam session afterwards!

Monday, September 28th, 2015

DCC Faculty Recital - 7pm
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
845-431-8000 [map]
Price: FREE

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Waryas Park
Jazz in the Valley - 3:45-4:30pm
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 [map]
Price: FREE

WHAT: Jazz In The Valley with the DCC Jazz Ensemble

WHEN: Sunday, August 16, 3:45-4:30pm (festival starts at noon)
WHERE: Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie, NY, pavilion just south of the Ice House

The pavilion is free and open to the public; NOTE: the main stage (north of the Ice House) requires tickets. Parking is free at the train station. More information coming soon at: http://www.jazzinthevalleyny.org

DCC Jazz Enesemble
The Dutchess Community College Jazz Ensemble is comprised of music majors, non-majors, high school students and members of the community. The group performs concerts and events at DCC, as well as throughout the community. Community performances have included the Dutchess County Jazz Festival, the Mid-Hudson Civic Center and The Derby with the Poughkeepsie Jazz Project. The group rehearses Tuesday evenings and students can earn college credit.

Alumni of the DCC Jazz Ensemble have transferred as music majors to prestigious colleges such as Ithaca College, SUNY Potsdam Crane School of Music, SUNY Fredonia, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Purchase, The New School, Western Connecticut State University, College of Saint Rose and William Paterson.

The DCC Jazz Ensemble is directed by Dr. Christopher Brellochs, who is also chair of the music program. In addition to being an educator, Dr. Brellochs is an accomplished saxophonist and composer whose recordings have been heard on National Public Radio. He recently returned from a tour which took him to Paris and Strasbourg, France where he performed at Selmer House, Vandoren and The Word Saxophone Congress.

DCC offers courses in all styles of music including contemporary/pop, musical theatre, jazz and classical and are open to music and non-music majors. The college also offers an Associates in Performing (Music Advisement Track) and Music Performance Certificate. Students may take private lessons for college credit, and participate in large groups including the Jazz Ensemble, Chorus, Show Choir, Guitar Ensemble, and Orchestra. For more information contact Dr. Christopher Brellochs at christopher.brelloc@sunydutchess.edu.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Roger's Park
Matt Finley & RIO JAZZ - 7pm
Bolten Landing, NY [map]
Price: FREE

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Aaron Copland, "Quiet City" - 15:30
Strasbourg
France [map]

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

American Saxophone Project - 19:30
76 Rue de la Verrerie
75004 Paris
France [map]

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Lecture and Discussion
56 RUE LEPIC
Paris
France [map]

 

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Saxophone American Day - 20:30
25 Rue Kruger
94100 Saint-Maur-des-Fossés
France [map]

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Master Class - 15:00-17:00
25 Rue Kruger
94100 Saint-Maur-des-Fossés
France [map]

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Concert at Selmer House - 18:30
18, rue de la Fontaine au Roi
PARIS 11
France [map]
Very excited to perform at the place that made the instrument I play!

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Master Class - 10:30am-12:30pm
47, rue de Rome
PARIS 75008
France [map]

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Saxophone exams
25 Rue Kruger, 94100
Saint-Maur-des-Fossés
France [map]
I will be providing comments to student saxophonists for their exams.
 

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Swing Dance with Crazy Feet Pete - 8:30pm
135 S Hamilton St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
(845) 471-1120 [map]
I am playing saxophone for swing dancers!

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra: Americana - 7:30pm
45 North Park Road
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
USA [map]
Price: $5-20
I'll be playing on three pieces with the orchestra, with a really nice solo on "Times Square Ballet".
 
Kathleen Beckmann, Conductor
Susan Olson Santoro, Choreographer
Fanfare for the Common Man
Aaron Copland
 
Outdoor Overture
Aaron Copland
 
Billy the Kid - Suite
Aaron Copland
Poughkeepsie Ballet 
 
Overture to Candide
Leonard Bernstein
 
Quiet City
Aaron Copland
Joël Evans, English Horn
Stephen Austin, Trumpet
 
Simple Song (from Mass)
Leonard Bernstein
 
Times Square Ballet (from On the Town)
Leonard Bernstein
Poughkeepsie City Ballet
 
Selections from West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

6th Annual Hudson Pride Parade - 2pm
Warren Street
Hudson, NY
USA [map]
Price: FREE
This year’s theme is LOUD and PROUD! Bring any kind of instruments or noisemakers and let yourself be heard!
 
I'll be playing saxophone with Crazy Feet as we are pulled on a flatbed along the parade route to the waterfront!

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Trinity United Methodist Church
Spring Music Festival - 2pm
6 S Cross Rd
Lagrangeville, NY 12540 [map]

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Arlington High School
Dutchess County Jazz Festival - 12-5:30pm
1157 NY-55
Lagrangeville, NY 12540
USA
(845) 486-4860 [map]
Price: FREE
The DCMEA-Dutchess County Music Educators Association, along with the Arlington Band Boosters, Inc and the Arlington High School Music Department, are proud to present the Dutchess County Jazz Festival!

The festival will be held in the William J. Sweeney Performance Hall at Arlington High School on Saturday, May 2, 2015 beginning at 12noon. Admission is FREE!
Refreshments will be served. 

The festival will feature performances by many jazz ensembles including: 

Arlington High School Arlington Jazz Machine
Arlington High School Jazz II
Arlington High School Jazz III
DCMEA All-County Jazz Ensemble
Dutchess Communiy College Jazz Ensemble

...and many more!
Christopher Brellochs will be directing the All-County Jazz Ensemble & Dutchess Community College Jazz Ensemble!

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Washingtonville High School
New York Swing Exchange - 4-7pm
54 W Main St
Washingtonville, NY 10992
USA [map]
Subbing with https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkSwingExchange and playing Big Band music!

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Jazz Appreciation Month Celebration! - 6:30-10pm
96 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY
USA
(845) 452-3232 [map]
Price: No Cover
Jazz Appreciation Month Celebration!

Hosted by:
-Poughkeepsie Jazz Project
-Jazz in the Valley c/o Transart, Inc.
-The Derby - Bar & Restaurant


Performances by:
-Poughkeepsie Jazz Project with Special Guest Christopher Brellochs
-Dutchess Community College Jazz Ensemble
-Open Jazz jam session

No Cover
All Ages
630-10pm

The Poughkeepsie Jazz Project:
is a group that hosts a weekly Jazz Jam Session in Poughkeepsie NY. Founding members John Scanlon and Ben Basile started the project in October 2012. The jam session has been running weekly for over 2 years now and has become an established part of the local Jazz community. The group released their debut album in November 2014.
www.facebook.com/poughkeepsiejazzproject


Jazz in the Valley:
was established in 2000 when TRANSART, Inc. received a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts to commission jazz great Ahmad Jamal to compose a piece in homage to the Hudson River Valley. The presentation of this piece, entitled "Picture Perfect," was the beginning of an end-of-summer event for jazz lovers seeking a change of scenery. The event was also an opportunity for local residents to experience jazz. The program has since grown into an annual concert series showcasing music performed by world-class musicians fittingly complemented by breathtaking views of the Hudson River as backdrop.
http://www.jazzinthevalleyny.org/

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Matt Finley & RIO JAZZ - 7:30pm
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA [map]
Price: FREE

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

2:30pm & 5pm
39 Breakey Avenue
Monticello, New York
USA
(845) 794-8840 ext. 10853 [map]
Price: $6
I will be a guest jazz ensemble conductor this weekend!
 
Monticello High School to host 61st annual All County Music Festival
February 26, 2015
The Monticello Central School District will serve as the host for the 2015 Sullivan County Music Educators’ Association All County Music Festival. The festival takes place over two days, culminating in two concert performances on Saturday, March 7, 2015. 

More than 500 top young musicians in grades 4-12 from eight Sullivan County school districts have been selected to participate in this year’s festival. Students will work with notable guest conductors from throughout the United States on Friday, March 6 and during the day on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

The concerts on March 7, 2015 will feature the following All County performance groups: 

Concert I – 2:30 PM – Jr. High School String Orchestra, Elementary Chorus and Middle School Band.

Concert II – 5:00 PM – Sr. High Jazz Ensemble, Sr. High Women’s Chorus, Sr. High Mixed Chorus and Jr. High Band.

Both concerts will take place in the Monticello High School Arnold Packer Hughs Auditorium, 39 Breakey Avenue, Monticello, New York. Tickets are priced at $6. For more information or questions, please contact Andrew Verdino or Michael Mingo, Festival Chairpersons at (845) 794-8840 ext. 10853.

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Dutchess Community College
A French-American Musical Exchange (Concert 2) - 7pm
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA [map]
Price: FREE
 
The spirit of cultural exchange brings French saxophonists Nicolas Prost and Anne Lecapelain to the United States in February 2015 for a series of concerts and masterclasses, including collaborations with American saxophonist Christopher Brellochs; this French-American musical exchange continues in the summer as Christopher travels to France to partner with Nicolas and Anne. The program in the United States will feature French composers including Debussy, Ibert and Milhaud.
 
Here is a video of Nicolas and Anne performing “Disco-Toccata”:
 
 
GUEST ARTIST BIOS
 
 
French saxophonist, Nicolas Prost has been a soloist with the famous Concerts Lamoureux Orchestra in Paris, chamber musician member with the Variance Ensemble and the Saxiana Trio, and appeared as a solo performer with the Philarmonic orchestras of Mexico, Thailand, Suisse-Romande, OP de Strasbourg, Capitole de Toulouse, E.C.Montreal and European Camerata of London.
 
Being very interested in the development of saxophone literature, Nicolas has written numerous works on pedagogy published by Billaudot, Lemoine, Fuzeau etc., contributed to the book "saxophone à la francaise", made numerous recordings receiving positive international reviews, and presented world première performances of more than 80 new pieces dedicated to him from composers such as Hersant, Escaich, Pecou, Bacri, Zavaro, Lauba, Naon and Beytelman.
 
Nicolas Prost won first prizes in 1994 in performance and chamber music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris and several chamber music international competitions. He was named Lauréate of the Yahama Foundation and teaches at Saint-Maur Conservatoire close to Paris and gives conferences and masterclasses in elite French conservatories such as CNSM Paris and international universities in Seoul, Tokyo, Mexico, Amsterdam, Prague, Cologne, Barcelona, Fribourg, Riga and Bloomington.
 
 
 
French saxophonist Anne Lecapelain won the 1st Prize of the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique of Paris in 2000 and earned the  Complete Diplôme with higher distinction in 2001. Prize-winner of the international competition in Limoges in 2001 and the City of Paris in 1995, she dedicates herself to chamber music, and has performed in famous venues throughout France including the Auditorium St Germain, Arsenal de Metz, Cigale de Paris and in Strasbourg. She gives numerous chamber music recitals in Ile-de-France but also in Turkey, Spain, Netherlands, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Mexico, Bangkok and Anglo-Normande Islands.
 
 

She is very interested in the music of 20th century, impressionism, neo-classic and popular styles, she regularly engages in the transcription of romantic or baroque works. She is invited for solos with the Orchestra of Concerts Lamoureux in Paris, National orchestra of Pays de la Loire and to the Suisse-Romande Orchestra and accompanies Pop artists at the Olympia of Paris. She also collaborates in numerous small venues with poets and comedians.
 
A graduate of CNSM of Lyon for the Certificat d’aptitude, she teaches saxophone at the Conservatoire of Saint-Germain-en-Laye and is a co-author of an educational exercise book published by Lemoine edition. Her discography  " Music à la carte (Atout sax)", "Bolero (Erato)", "Nachtgesang (Trio Saxiana)" has received positive musical critiques. Her last CD with the Trio Saxiana (Creations 2011) is dedicated to new works of French composers of international fame: Thierry Escaich, Thierry Pécou, Christian Lauba, Nicolas Bacri.

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

A French-American Musical Exchange (Concert 1) - 3pm
195 South Greeley Avenue
Chappaqua, New York 10514
USA
(914) 238-4779 [map]
Price: FREE ($10 suggested donation at the door)
 
The spirit of cultural exchange brings French saxophonists Nicolas Prost and Anne Lecapelain to the United States in February 2015 for a series of concerts and masterclasses, including collaborations with American saxophonist Christopher Brellochs; this French-American musical exchange continues in the summer as Christopher travels to France to partner with Nicolas and Anne. The program in the United States will feature French composers including Debussy, Ibert and Milhaud.
 
 
Here is a video of Nicolas and Anne performing “Disco-Toccata”:

 
 
GUEST ARTIST BIOS
 
 
French saxophonist, Nicolas Prost has been a soloist with the famous Concerts Lamoureux Orchestra in Paris, chamber musician member with the Variance Ensemble and the Saxiana Trio, and appeared as a solo performer with the Philarmonic orchestras of Mexico, Thailand, Suisse-Romande, OP de Strasbourg, Capitole de Toulouse, E.C.Montreal and European Camerata of London.
 
Being very interested in the development of saxophone literature, Nicolas has written numerous works on pedagogy published by Billaudot, Lemoine, Fuzeau etc., contributed to the book "saxophone à la francaise", made numerous recordings receiving positive international reviews, and presented world première performances of more than 80 new pieces dedicated to him from composers such as Hersant, Escaich, Pecou, Bacri, Zavaro, Lauba, Naon and Beytelman.
 
Nicolas Prost won first prizes in 1994 in performance and chamber music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris and several chamber music international competitions. He was named Lauréate of the Yahama Foundation and teaches at Saint-Maur Conservatoire close to Paris and gives conferences and masterclasses in elite French conservatories such as CNSM Paris and international universities in Seoul, Tokyo, Mexico, Amsterdam, Prague, Cologne, Barcelona, Fribourg, Riga and Bloomington.
 
 
 
French saxophonist Anne Lecapelain won the 1st Prize of the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique of Paris in 2000 and earned the  Complete Diplôme with higher distinction in 2001. Prize-winner of the international competition in Limoges in 2001 and the City of Paris in 1995, she dedicates herself to chamber music, and has performed in famous venues throughout France including the Auditorium St Germain, Arsenal de Metz, Cigale de Paris and in Strasbourg. She gives numerous chamber music recitals in Ile-de-France but also in Turkey, Spain, Netherlands, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Mexico, Bangkok and Anglo-Normande Islands.

She is very interested in the music of 20th century, impressionism, neo-classic and popular styles, she regularly engages in the transcription of romantic or baroque works. She is invited for solos with the Orchestra of Concerts Lamoureux in Paris, National orchestra of Pays de la Loire and to the Suisse-Romande Orchestra and accompanies Pop artists at the Olympia of Paris. She also collaborates in numerous small venues with poets and comedians.
 
A graduate of CNSM of Lyon for the Certificat d’aptitude, she teaches saxophone at the Conservatoire of Saint-Germain-en-Laye and is a co-author of an educational exercise book published by Lemoine edition. Her discography  " Music à la carte (Atout sax)", "Bolero (Erato)", "Nachtgesang (Trio Saxiana)" has received positive musical critiques. Her last CD with the Trio Saxiana (Creations 2011) is dedicated to new works of French composers of international fame: Thierry Escaich, Thierry Pécou, Christian Lauba, Nicolas Bacri.

Friday, January 30th, 2015

PRIVATE PARTY
I am excited to perform with jazz piano extraordinaire Larry Ham.

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Hudson Valley Saxophone Orchestra 3rd Annual Christmas Concert - 1pm & 3:30pm
9 Vassar Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
(845) 486-4571 [map]
Price: $5 suggested donation
Hudson Valley Saxophone Orchestra 3rd Annual Christmas Concert
 
Please come join us for what is quickly becoming a "Hudson Valley Tradition". Fresh musical renditions of timeless Christmas Classics performed by 11 of the Hudson Valley's finest Saxophonists. Proceeds are used to support LOCAL music scholarships! Please join us and also consider checking out our new Christmas CD - "It's That Time Again" - available for $10 at the concert!

TWO PERFORMANCES 1:00pm and 3:30pm

Eric Aweh - Soprano Saxophone 
Ryan Mantell - Soprano Saxophone 
Jim Briggs - Alto Saxophone 
Pat Quinn - Alto Saxophone 
Dan Shaut - Alto Saxophone 
Deborah Tice - Alto Saxophone 
Christopher Brellochs - Tenor Saxophone 
Joe North - Tenor Saxophone 
Alix Janove - Baritone Saxophone 
Charles Gray - Bass Saxophone 
Paul Cohen - Tubax

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Hudson Valley Saxophone Orchestra: Shop to Live Music - 11am-2pm
2001 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
(845) 297-7600 [map]
Price: FREE and open to the public
There is no better time to buy some gifts at the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall than Sunday, December 14 between 11am and 2pm. Hot off a recording session for their first CD, the Hudson Valley Saxophone Orchestra will be performing holiday favorites near JcPenney. Where else can you hear 11 saxophones play "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Klaus"? You know Dr. Seuss would love to experience the rumbling bass saxophone and tubax battling the soaring soprano saxophones!

FREE and open to the public.

Come hear our complete concert with even more selections on Sunday, December 21, 1pm or 3:30pm (see this page for event).

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Schare Recital Hall, Rutgers University
Music for Unconventional Ensembles - 12:15-1:30pm
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 [map]
Price: FREE and open to the public
What: Music for Unconventional Ensembles presented by The Quiet City Chamber Ensemble

When: Saturday, December 13, 2014, 12:15 - 1:30 PM

Description: When world-renowned musicians create an ensemble for which there is little established repertoire, what are the options for creating music and opportunities to perform it?

Where: Schare Recital Hall, Marryott Music Building, Douglass Campus, Rutgers University, 81 George Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901

Cost: Free

RSVP: afranzetti@masongross.rutgers.edu

Biographies: The QUIET CITY CHAMBER ENSEMBLE was founded by Christopher Brellochs in 2010 to record the world premiere of Aaron Copland’s Quiet City in its original instrumentation. Brellochs had crafted a concert version of Quiet City using the unpublished manuscript of the incidental music, which included material that had languished in obscurity for over 70 years. The Aaron Copland Estate and Copland’s publisher, Boosey and Hawkes, embraced this newly reconstructed chamber version and granted Dr. Brellochs the exclusive right to make the world premiere recording. This led to a search for other unrecorded works by American composers and the formation of this ensemble.

The recording Quiet City (Sono Luminus, June 2011) has been well received, garnering significant national radio play along with interviews by Fred Child on APR (American Public Media): PERFORMANCE TODAY, the most-listened-to classical music radio show in America with 1.3 million listeners weekly, and NPR (National Public Radio): WEEKEND EDITION. The recording also received rave reviews both here and abroad, including an article in DER SPIEGEL Online, a German news magazine and one of Europe's largest publications of its kind, with a weekly circulation of more than one million!

The ensemble has gone on to perform publicly, using repertoire from the CD and encouraging composers to write for this unique and wonderful instrumentation. In their 2014-2015 season they present music by Grammy® winning composer Carlos Franzetti, graduate composition student Peter Cody, and winners from their first "Call for Scores."

Members of The Quiet City Chamber Ensemble are Christopher Brellochs, alto saxophone; Donald Batchelder, trumpet; Mitchell Kriegler, clarinet/bass clarinet; and Allison Brewster Franzetti, piano.

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Poughkeepsie Tennis Club
Swing Dance with Susie Dean
135 S Hamilton St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
(845) 471-1120 [map]

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Poughkeepsie Jazz Project CD Release Party - 7-10pm
96 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
(845) 452-3232 [map]
Price: FREE and open to the public
I was a guest artist on the new CD released by the Poughkeepsie Jazz Project. We'll be performing the album live this evening!

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Swing Dance with Crazy Feet Pete - 9-11pm
1000 Mountain Rest Road
New Paltz, NY 12561 [map]
Swing dance with Crazy Feet Pete and his six piece ensemble!

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Paul Winter's, "Earth Mass" - 10am
20 Carroll St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA [map]
I will be playing soprano saxophone on Paul Winter's "Earth Mass" along with a piece for saxophone and organ.

Monday, September 29th, 2014

DCC Faculty Recital - 7pm
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
845-431-8000 [map]
Price: FREE
I will be performing a few pieces alongside my colleagues at Dutchess Community College.

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Cluett Schantz Memorial Park
Joe Carozza Quartet - 8-9:30pm
9W
Milton, NY 12547
USA [map]
Price: Free and open to the public
Outdoor jazz concert!
Christopher Brellochs - saxophone
Steve Raleigh - guitar
Jim Curtan - bass
Joe Carozza - drums

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Centro Grill
In The Pocket - 9:30pm
Fishkill, NY
USA [map]
I'll be playing bari sax with In the Pocket. 
 
"In The Pocket is the Hudson Valley's top rock & soul cover band. How do we know this? Well, you could talk to the fans who keep going to see them, the venues that keep having them back, or the couples who have had them as part of their wedding. Or you could simply look at the fact that they were recently voted "Best Local Musician" in Hudson Valley Magazine's Best of Hudson Valley 2013 contest."
 
For more information click HERE!
 

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Ossining Fireman'n Parade
The Saints of Swing - 7pm
Ossining, NY
USA [map]
Price: FREE
I get to play soprano saxophone like Sidney Bechet in this New Orleans/Dixieland-style parade band The Saints of Swing!

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Newburgh Jazz Series - 6:30pm
Route 416
Montgomery, NY 12549 [map]

The Deane Machine

Danceable swing jazz with hot vocals. Swing, jump, glide or just listen

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Roger's Park at Bolton Landing
Matt Finley & RIO JAZZ - 7:15-9:30pm
Route 9N
Bolton Landing, NY
USA [map]
Price: FREE
26th annual Brazilian jazz concert in the park
with Matt Finley & Rio JAZZ
Roger's Park at Bolton Landing on Lake George
Route 9N
Bolton Landing, NY  See Map
This year marks the 26th annual concert at Bolton for Matt Finley & Rio JAZZ, the Hudson Valley's premier Brazilian jazz concert band. 
Sponsored by the Bolton Recreation Commission, this event is the anchor of their summer concert series. (518) 644-3831
● Admission is Free! ● Bring lawn seating ● In case of rain, the concert is in the Bolton Town Hall 
♫ Matt Finley, flugelhorn, soprano sax & flute ♫ Peter Tomlinson, keyboards ♫ Jeff Ciampa, guitar ♫ Don Miller, bass ♫ Joel Rosenblatt, drums ♫ Chris Brellochs, tenor sax ♫ Tomas Martin Lopez, Latin percussion

Friday, July 18th, 2014

PRIVATE PARTY
Birthday Party - 7pm
Jazz saxophone with pianist Larry Ham.
 

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

PRIVATE PARTY
Susie Dean - 6pm

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Arlington High School
Dutchess County Jazz Festival
NY [map]
Price: FREE
Guest judge for Dutchess County Jazz Festival hosted by Arlington High School and Rich Guillen.

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Recording Session with Poughkeepsie Jazz Project - 6:30-10pm
127 John St
New Windsor, NY 12553
USA
(845) 401-5475 [map]
Price: CLOSED SESSION
I am excited to record a tune with The Poughkeepsie Jazz Project, who happen to include former student and bass player Ben Basile along with John Scanlon and Kesai Riddick (click image below to see their Facebook page):


See the article and interview with them by clicking on the image below:

 

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Crazy Feet Pete - 9-11pm
1000 Mountain Rest Road
New Paltz, NY 12561 [map]

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Dutchess Community College
Matt Finley & Rio JAZZ - 7:30pm
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 [map]
Price: FREE
This year marks the 27th annual concert at DCC for Matt Finley & Rio JAZZ, the Hudson Valley's premier Brazilian jazz concert band. Don't miss this great night of jazz in Poughkeepsie with some of the world's best jazz performers. Sponsored by DCC Student Activities, (845) 431-8050 "Our favorite event of the year" - Mike Weida, Director.

● Free refreshments will be served. ● Free admission! 

♫ Matt Finley, flugelhorn, soprano sax & flute ♫ Peter Tomlinson, keyboards ♫ Jeff Ciampa, guitar ♫ Don Miller, bass ♫ Joel Rosenblatt, drums ♫ Tomas Martin Lopez, Latin percussion

Special guest Christopher Brellochs, saxophone

This is a featured event for the Smithsonian's Jazz Appreciation Month in April.
Visit the RIO Jazz website HERE!

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Elizabeth Gerbi Musical Theater Performance - 7-8pm
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
845-431-8000 [map]
Price: FREE
Elizabeth Gerbi will be singing an entire one-woman musical theatre show in this Northeast performance before performing it Saturday, April 5 at Shenandoah Univeristy in Winchester, VA. She will be accompanied by Christopher Brellochs (saxophone) and Ann Foster (piano). The event will be held in Dutchess Hall, Dutchess East Lounge (D202) at Dutchess Community College.

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Dutchess Community College
Dutchess Community College Faculty Recital - 7pm
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 [map]
Price: FREE

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Chamber Ensemble Extravaganza - 8pm
Alumni Theater 120 Bloomfield Ave.
Caldwell, NJ 07006 [map]

The Quiet City Chamber Ensemble will be performing on a program with other wonderful chamber ensembles. We will play Aaron Copland's "QUIET CITY" and a Scott Joplin rag (arranged for trumpet, alto saxophone, bass clarinet and piano)!  

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Valentine's Day Jazz - 7-10pm
206 Main St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
(845) 485-9999 [map]

Bandleader and bass player Ben Basile provides some sweet jazz for Valentine's Day.

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Liberty Jazz Festival - 3pm
145 Buckley St
Liberty, NY 12754
USA
(845) 292-5400 [map]

I am honored to be the guest artist for the 2014 Liberty Jazz Festival which will include area middle and high scho
ol jazz ensembles!
 

Schedule for the Day

3:00 PM…………..Clinic
4:00 PM…………..Short break!
4:10 PM…………..Clinic continues
5:00 PM…………..Rehearse mass number with all groups
5:30 PM…………..Dinner 
7:00 PM…………..Concert in MS Gym

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Swing Dance with Crazy Feet - 7:30pm
68 Mountain Rest Road
New Paltz, NY 12561
(845) 255-1559 [map]
Price: $15 | $10 Member | Half Price for Students (with Valid ID)

Click HERE for website.

Join us for  the first Fifth Friday Dance of 2014! Crazy Feet is a hot swing dance band from Poughkeepsie, NY.  All the band members have been playing various types of music for decades. The evening will be a mix of east coast swing, west coast swing, blues, Motown and good old rockin blues.

Joining us are: Pete Redmond on guitar and vocals, Robert Bard on bass, Mario Hernandez on trumpet, Chris Brellochs on tenor sax, John Scanlon on keyboards and Andrew Greeny on drums.

Dance lesson by Julie and Joe DonatoClick here to visit their web-site.
Click here to visit Crazy Feet’s web-site.

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Quiet City Chamber Ensemble - 3pm
195 South Greeley Avenue
Chappaqua, New York 10514
(914) 238-4779 [map]

The Chappaqua Chamber Music Series (2013/2014 Season). Click the image below to visit their website:
 
Quiet City Chamber Ensemble
 
Newly Discovered Music by Aaron Copland and
Rarely Heard Compositions by American Composers
 
Quiet City (1939/2007) - Aaron Copland (1900-1990), adapted by Christopher Brellochs
 
Four Piano Blues (1949) - Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
            I. Freely poetic
            II. Soft and languid
            III. Muted and sensuous
            IV. With bounce
 
Ballade (1955) - Leo Ornstein (1893-2002)
 
SoundMovesBlues (1999) - Robert Aldridge (b. 1954)
 
INTERMISSION
 
Suite for Trumpet, Alto Saxophone and Piano (1996) - Seymour Barab (b. 1921)
            I. Allegro
            II. Slow Waltz
            III. Allegro
            IV. Molto lento
            V. Allegro molto
 
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1942) - Leonard Bernstein (1919-1990)
            I. Grazioso
            II. Andantino. Vivace e leggiero
 
Solace (1909) - Scott Joplin (ca. 1867-1917), arranged by Christopher Brellochs
 
 
QUIET CITY CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
 
Christopher Brellochs, alto saxophone
Donald Batchelder, trumpet
Mitchell Kriegler, clarinet
Allison Brewster Franzetti, piano

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

6:30pm
2683 South Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA [map]
Price: PRIVATE EVENT
Jazz duo of Christopher Brellochs (saxophone) and Larry Ham (piano).

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Quiet City Chamber Ensemble - 5pm
116 Pinehurst Ave.
New York, NY 10033
212-923-7800 [map]
Quiet City Chamber Ensemble
 
Newly Discovered Music by Aaron Copland and
Rarely Heard Compositions by American Composers
 
Quiet City (1939/2007) - Aaron Copland (1900-1990), adapted by Christopher Brellochs
 
Four Piano Blues (1949) - Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
            I. Freely poetic
            II. Soft and languid
            III. Muted and sensuous
            IV. With bounce
 
Ballade (1955) - Leo Ornstein (1893-2002)
 
SoundMovesBlues (1999) - Robert Aldridge (b. 1954)
 
INTERMISSION
 
Suite for Trumpet, Alto Saxophone and Piano (1996) - Seymour Barab (b. 1921)
            I. Allegro
            II. Slow Waltz
            III. Allegro
            IV. Molto lento
            V. Allegro molto
 
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano (1942) - Leonard Bernstein (1919-1990)
            I. Grazioso
            II. Andantino. Vivace e leggiero
 
Solace (1909) - Scott Joplin (ca. 1867-1917), arranged by Christopher Brellochs
 
 
QUIET CITY CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
 
Christopher Brellochs, alto saxophone
Donald Batchelder, trumpet
Mitchell Kriegler, clarinet
Allison Brewster Franzetti, piano
 

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Hudson Valley Saxophone Orchestra - 1pm & 3pm
9 Vassar Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 486-4571 [map]
Price: Suggested donation $5
Click on the image below to go to the Facebook page for the Hudson Valley Saxophone Orchestra; enjoy photos and audio clips, and please "LIKE" us!

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Crazy Feet - 9-11pm
1000 Mountain Rest Road
New Paltz, NY 12561 [map]
In the Lake Lounge
Pete Redmond, guitar and vocals
with
Christopher Brellochs, tenor sax
Mario Hernandez, trumpet
John Scanlon, keys
Gary Kelly, bass
Andrew Greeny drums

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

The Chappaqua Orchestra - 3:45pm
PRIVATE
[map]
Price: INVITATION ONLY
Private house party for The Chappaqua Orchestra.
Performing "Scaramouche" by Darius Milhaud with Cynthia Peterson on piano.
 
 

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Dutchess Community College Faculty Recital - 7pm
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA [map]
Price: FREE
Hear a great variety of styles, instruments and vocalists as the lesson faculty at DCC demonstrate their artistry! 

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Mulligan's Irish House
Steve Schultz Trio - 9:30pm
2146 New Hackensack Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 486-9044 [map]
Price: FREE

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Steve Schultz - 10pm
4 S. Chestnut St.
New Paltz, NY 12561
845-255-8636 [map]
Price: Small cover at the door

Singer/Songwriter Steve Schultz (Think Ben Folds meets Bruce Springsteen) with lots of sax solos!

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Ithaca College
Steven Mauk Faculty Recital - 4pm
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-274-1621 [map]
Price: FREE
How do you honor a 25 year musical relationship? Well, here is something that I'm excited about! I studied classical saxophone at Ithaca College with Steve Mauk when I was working on my undergraduate college degree. He discovered all sorts of "holes" in my technique and approach to playing the instrument that he adeptly patched. His musicianship and clearly organized approach to teaching have served as a model for my entire career, both as a performer and educator. I couldn't be more pleased that he will be performing my version of Aaron Copland's "Quiet City" on his faculty recital this coming Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 4pm in Ithaca, New York at Ithaca College's Hockett Family Recital Hall. He graciously invited me to say a few words about the piece so I will be speaking there! Click on images below for more information:

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Heritage Day 150th Anniversary Celebration - Sets 12:30pm & 1:30pm
Ulster Heights Rd.
Ellenville, New York 12428
USA
845-647-4327 [map]
Price: FREE
Hear the rich sounds of a saxophone trio outdoors!
 
Eric Aweh - soprano saxophone
Brain Knauth - alto saxophone
Christopher Brellochs - tenor & baritone saxophone

Music of Mozart*, Dvorak, Debussy, Milhaud and Ibert. All arrangements by Christopher Brellochs except where indicated (*).

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Mulligan's Irish House
Steve Schultz Trio - 9:30pm
2146 New Hackensack Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 486-9044 [map]
Price: FREE
Steve Schultz - vocals, keys, guitar
Christopher Brellochs - saxes
Joe Heider - guitar

--
Think Ben Folds meets Bruce Springsteen.
www.steveplaysmusic.com
www.facebook.com/steveschultzmusic

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Steve Schultz - 10pm
118 Main St
Nyack, NY 10960
(845) 353.4377 [map]
Price: Small cover at the door

Singer/Songwriter Steve Schultz (Think Ben Folds meets Bruce Springsteen) with lots of sax solos!

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Sing-a-Thon/Play-a-Thon - 2-5pm
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
845-431-8000 [map]
Price: Free/Fundraiser

I will be performing Paul Bonneau's "Caprice en forme de valse" at the annual Sing-a-Thon/Play-a-Thon hosted by the Music School at Dutchess Community College in the James and Betty Hall Theatre. Set to open the show is the D’amby Project, an Irish step-dance group.

The event – at which DCC students, faculty and community members perform – benefits the MusicLink Scholarship Fund, which provides free or low-cost music lessons to local students who otherwise could not afford them. While attendance is free, donations to MusicLink will gladly be accepted at the door.

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

RIO Jazz - 7:15-9:30pm
Route 9N
Bolton Landing, NY 12814
518 644-3831 [map]
Price: FREE

Rio JAZZ will be performing their 25th anniversary concert for Bolton Landing's summer outdoor concert series in Roger's Park on beautiful Lake George, NY.

Bring lawn seating. Weather should be great, but if it isn't, performence is inside the Town Hall. For more info, call the Bolton Chamber of Commerce at (518) 644-3831.

Featuring Peter Tomlinson (piano), Jeff Ciampa (guitar), Don Miller (bass), Richie Morales (drums), Chris Brellochs (sax) & Matt Finley (flugelhorn/trumpet/sax/flute).

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra - 4pm
123 Carpenter Ave
Newburgh, NY 12550
USA
(845) 656-5559 [map]
Price: FREE

I will be performing George Gershwin's "An American in Paris" in this orchestra in the park concert!

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Steve Schultz - 7:30pm
2652 E Main St
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
USA
(845) 298-1724 [map]
Singer/Songwriter Steve Schultz (Think Ben Folds meets Bruce Springsteen) with lots of sax solos!

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Classical Revue with Cynthia Peterson - 8pm
1715 E Main St
Mohegan Lake, NY 10547
USA
(914) 455-4272 [map]

Concert pianist Cynthia Peterson performs again at the Winery. She will be joined by colleagues in a delightful program of instrumental and vocal music ranging from beloved classics to favorite moderns.

Christopher Brellochs (saxophone)
Irina Mozyleva (soprano)
Lou Pappas (bass)

Program includes:
Darius Mild, "Scaramouche" (saxophone & piano)
Paul Agricole Genin, "Solo de Concours Op.13" (saxophone & piano)
Joachin Nin, "Le Chant du Veilleur" (voice, saxophone & piano)
Robert Sirota, "Cabaret Songs" (voice, saxophone, bass & piano)

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

Steve Schultz "Over the Edge" CD Release Party - 8pm
27 South Water Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
USA [map]

I play alto, tenor and bar sax on this gig!

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Matt Finley & Rio JAZZ - 7:30pm
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
845-431-8000 [map]
Price: FREE
Brazilian jazz concert - free with free refreshments. Drumlin Hall.
Matt Finley - trumpet, flugelhorn, soprano sax, flute
Bill O'Connell - piano
Jeff Ciampa - guitar
Don Miller - bass
Joel Rosenblatt - drums
Tomas Martin Lopez - Latin Percussion
Chris Brellochs - sax

http://www.riojazz.com/DCC2013.htm

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

North American Saxophone Conference - 11am
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 542-6000 [map]
Lecture Recitals/Presentations

11am: Christopher Brellochs: “Aaron Copland’s Forgotten Score Reemerges: The original Chamber Version of “Quiet City”

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Music Faculty Recital - 7pm
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
845-431-8000 [map]
Price: FREE
"If" (Ralph Towner)
Christopher Brellochs - soprano saxophone
Helen Avakian - guitar
Lou Pappas - bass
Tom Melito - drums

"Afro Blue" (Mongo Santamaria)
Christopher Brellochs - soprano saxophone
Steve Raleigh - guitar
Larry Ham - piano
Lou Pappas - bass
Tom Melito - drums

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Hudson Valley Classical Saxophone Ensemble - 2pm
9 Vassar Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 486-4571 [map]

 

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Dutchess Community College
Dutchess Community College Faculty Recital - 7pm
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 [map]
Price: Free

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Perkins Center for the Arts
ABSTRACTIONS Exhibit - 6pm
30 Irvin Avenue
Collingswood, NJ 08108
(856) 833-0009 [map]
A collaboration with visual artist Gregory Brellochs, my brother, who was part of a three person exhibition at the Perkins Center for the Arts in Collingswood, New Jersey (just outside of Philadelphia). I will be performing music to accompany selected art works.

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Experience New York City through the Music of Aaron Copland - 3pm
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
USA [map]
Price: FREE

On Saturday, April 14 at 3 pm, saxophonist and composer Christopher Brellochs and the QUIET CITY CHAMBER ENSEMBLE present a discussion and performance celebrating the impact of New York City on the art of music. The performance, at Dutchess Community College, Dutchess Hall, Ritz Lounge, 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, New York, features Brellochs' new adaptation of Aaron Copland's Quiet City.

Originally written in 1939, this piece was incidental music to a play set in New York City by playwright Irwin Shaw. Although Quiet City was adapted in 1940 and became an orchestral favorite, the original manuscript was largely forgotten until recently rediscovered by Brellochs. He adapted the score, using the original instrumentation and restoring musical themes that hadn't been heard in over 70 years. At this performance, Brellochs and his colleagues will discuss historical and personal connections to New York and this music.

Also performing are GRAMMY-nominated pianist Allison Brewster Franzetti, New York City Opera principal trumpet Donald Batchelder, and clarinetist Mitchell Kriegler. The program features selections from the new CD Quiet City (Sono Luminus DSL-92135). The recording features American music by Aaron Copland, Leo Ornstein, Robert Aldridge, and Seymour Barab.

Christopher Brellochs lives in the Hudson Valley where he is a professor and chair of the music program at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY. He earned a doctorate from Rutgers University, a master's degree from New York University, and a bachelor's degree from Ithaca College. His other recordings include solo CD, Apotheosis of the Saxophone (2008).

Who: QUIET CITY CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
What: Performance & discussion celebrating New York City and the music of Aaron Copland
Where: Dutchess Community College, Dutchess Hall, Ritz Lounge, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
When: Saturday, April 14, 3 pm
Tickets: FREE
Reception: There will be a reception during the pre-concert discussion.
More information: Visit www.ChristopherBrellochs.com

***The campus Art Gallery opens at 10am and will have an exhibit on New York and there will be a lecture at 1:30pm.

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Music Faculty Recital - 7 pm
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
845-431-8625 [map]
Price: FREE

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

"The City at Night" - 3 pm
455 Byram Lake Road
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
USA
914-788-4659 [map]

Who: Music from Copland House with guest saxophonist Christopher Brellochs 
What: "The City at Night" featuring Copland's QUIET CITY (restored chamber version)
Where: Copland House at Merestead, 455 Byram Lake Road, Mount Kisco, NY
When: Sunday, November 13, 3 pm
More information: Contact Copland House at 914-788-4659 or office@coplandhouse.org.

On 10/16/11 
The New York Times reviewed a recent concert by Copland House and included a preview of an upcoming performance in which I will perform my restored chamber version of "Quiet City"!

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Concert celebrating the world premiere recording of music by Aaron Copland - 7:30pm
20 Carroll Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
(845) 452-8220 [map]
Price: $15

On September 17, hear Aaron Copland’s music as never before

Concert at Christ Episcopal Church in Poughkeepsie features newly-discovered work by Copland and other rarely-heard American works

Reception follows with specially created dessert by
designer cake maker Kim Simons

Who: Saxophonist Christopher Brellochs and friends 
What: Concert celebrating the world premiere recording of music by Aaron Copland
Where: Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
When: Saturday, September 17, 7:30 pm
Tickets: $15 at the door
More information: Contact Christ Episcopal Church at 845-452-8220, and visit the CALENDAR on this website.

My thanks to Boosey & Hawkes, who publishes all of Copland's music, for helping to promote this performance! They list this concert on their website about 2/3 of the way down.

On Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 pm, saxophonist and composer Christopher Brellochs presents a concert celebrating the CD release Quiet City, a world premiere recording of music by Aaron Copland and other American 20th century composers. The concert, at Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll St, Poughkeepsie, features Brellochs and his new adaptation of Aaron Copland's Quiet City. Although Quiet City has been an orchestral favorite for 70 years, Brellochs recently discovered the unpublished manuscript of incidental music to the play. He adapted the score, using the original instrumentation and restoring musical themes that have never before been heard. At this concert, Brellochs will describe his journey with this composition from incidental music to world premiere recording.

Also performing are GRAMMY-nominated pianist Allison Brewster Franzetti, New York City Opera principal trumpet Donald Batchelder, clarinetist Mitchell Kriegler, and saxophonist Paul Cohen. The program features selections from the new CD Quiet City (Sono Luminus DSL-92135). The recording features American music by Aaron Copland, Leo Ornstein, Robert Aldridge, Walter Hartley, Lawson Lunde, and Seymour Barab.

Christopher Brellochs lives in the Hudson Valley where he is a professor and chair of the music program at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY. He earned a doctorate from Rutgers University, a master's degree from New York University, and a bachelor's degree from Ithaca College. His other recordings include solo CD, Apotheosis of the Saxophone (2008).

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY PRESENTS ARTHOR VON BLOMBERG ORCHESTRA WITH A TRIBUTE TO GENE KRUPA - 7pm
35 MARKET STREET
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA [map]
Price: $50/$35

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Andy Polay Quintet - 8-10:30pm
201 S. Division & Esther Street
Peekskill, NY
914-737-1701 [map]
Price: $10
John Castleman - trumpet Christopher Brellochs - saxophone Rahn Burton - keyboard Doug Drewes - bass Andy Polay - drums

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

RIO Jazz - 7:30pm
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 431-8050 [map]
Price: FREE
Playing 2nd set with: Matt Finley, tpt, sax, flute; Peter Tomlinson, piano; Jeff Ciampa, guitar; Don Miller, bass; Joel Rosenblatt, drums; Tomas Martin Lopez, Latin percussionist.

Monday, November 1st, 2010

DCC Music Faculty Recital - 7pm
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 [map]
Price: Free
Dutchess Hall Betty and James Hall Theatre PROGRAM Sonata, IV (Robert Muczynski) Bonnie Ham – flute, Ruthanne Schempf - piano En Gammel Saga (An Old Tale) (Edward Messerschmidt) Bonnie Ham – flute, Ruthanne Schempf – piano "Temerari...Come Scoglio" (W.A. Mozart) from COSI FAN TUTTE Suzanne Clune – voice, Ruthanne Schempf - piano Cantilene and Danse (Marc Eychenne) II. Danse Heeja Questad – violin, Christopher Brellochs – saxophone, Ruthanne Schempf – piano Ballade No.1 (Fryderyk Chopin) Yalin Chi – piano Prelude in E Minor, Op.28, No.4 (Fryderyk Chopin) Etude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 10, No. 4 (Fryderyk Chopin) Richard Devens - piano My Funny Valentine (Richard Rodgers) Christopher Brellochs – saxophone, Richard Devens - piano Kalanta (Greek Traditional, arr. by Helen Avakian and Terry Champlin) Helen Avakian and Terry Champlin - guitar Zambra (Traditional Flamenco, arr. Helen Avakian) Helen Avakian - guitar Verano Porteno (Astor Piazzolla) Milonga del Angel (Astor Piazzolla) Daniel Stevens - guitar Lee Rides Again (Larry Ham) Larry Ham – piano, Lou Pappas – bass, Scott Drewes – drums Brazilian Coffee (Larry Ham) Christopher Brellochs – saxophone, Larry Ham – piano, Lou Pappas – bass, Scott Drewes – drums

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Andy Polay Jazz Group - 7pm
5 John Walsh Boulevard
Peekskill, NY 10566
USA
914-739-0337 [map]
Christopher Brellochs - saxophone John Castleman - trumpet Mark Tonelli - guitar Andy Polay - drums

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Andy Polay Jazz Group - 9pm-midnight
2025 Albany Post Road
Croton-on-Hudson, NY [map]
Christopher Brellochs - saxophone John Castleman - trumpet Mark Tonelli - guitar Andy Polay - drums

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

All-Copland - 8pm
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561
USA [map]
7pm Pre-concert lecture by Christopher Brellochs. All-Copland Program: Appalachian Spring (13-instrument chamber version) Edward Lundergan, conductor The Quiet City (newly-reconstructed version for trumpet, saxophone, clarinet and piano by Christopher Brellochs, Instructor of Music and Program Chair, Dutchess Community College) Old American Songs (Kent Smith, baritone; Ruthanne Schempf, piano)

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

First Hebrew Congregation
New Year Benefit Concert - 8:30pm
1821 Main St.
Peekskill, NY
USA
914- 739- 0500 for reservations [map]
Price: $25 includes admission and food
Christopher Brellochs - sax Mark Tonelli - guitar Dan Pierce - bass Andy Polay - drums

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Andy Polay Trio - 7-10pm
634 Main Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
USA
914- 737- 0515 [map]
Christopher Brellochs - saxophone Brandon Nelson - bass Andy Polay - drums The patio is open and the AC is great inside. Either way, you'll get healthy portions of great dinner and/or experience their full, friendly bar. So come, have some great food, watch the river, and listen to great jazz! Reservations suggested.

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

Andy Polay Jazz Quartet - 8-10:30pm
201 South Division Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
USA
(914) 737-1701 [map]
Price: $10 cover
Featuring Christopher Brellochs on saxophone.

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Andy Polay Jazz Trio - 7-10pm
634 Main Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
USA
(914) 737-0515 [map]
Christopher Brellochs - saxophone Rahn Burton - piano Andy Polay - drums

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Andy Polay Jazz Trio - 8-10pm
124 Main Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516
USA
845-265-2525 [map]
Christopher Brellochs - saxophone Rahn Burton - piano Andy Polay - drums

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

7:30pm
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA [map]
Price: Free
23rd Anniversary Concert of Matt Finley and Rio Jazz with guest artist Christopher Brellochs.

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Andy Polay Jazz Quartet
201 S. Division & Esther Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
USA
914-737-1701 [map]
Price: $7 cover Christopher Brellochs - tenor & soprano saxophone John Castleman - trumpet Rahn Burton - piano/organ Andy Polay - drums

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Andy Poly Jazz Quintet
5 North Division Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
USA
914-739-4330 [map]
Price: free
Christopher Brellochs - tenor & soprano saxophone John Castleman - trumpet Rahn Burton - piano John Goldberg - bass Andy Polay - drums

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Andy Polay Jazz Quintet - 8-10:30pm
201 S. Division & Esther Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
USA
914-737-1701 [map]
Price: $5
Christopher Brellochs - tenor & soprano saxophone John Castleman - trumpet Rahn Burton - piano John Goldberg - bass Andy Polay - drums

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Rutgers University
Rutgers Wind Ensemble Recording Session - 5-9pm
New Brunswick, NJ [map]
Price: not open to the public
Recording Michael Torke "Grand Central Station", Matthew Tommasini "Torn Canvases", and Vincent Persichetti "Serenade for Band"

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Rutgers University
Rutgers Wind Ensemble Recording Session - 3:55-10pm
New Brunswick, NJ [map]
Price: not open to the public
Recording Michael Torke "Grand Central Station", Matthew Tommasini "Torn Canvases", and Vincent Persichetti "Serenade for Band"

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Ruben's
Andy Polay Quartet - 9pm
5 North Division Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
USA [map]
Price: free
Welcome your weekend with renditions from Monk, Miles, Herbie, Shorter, Coltrane and more.

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

An evening of saxophone and piano featuring French and American composers. - 7:30 pm
20 Carroll St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
USA
(845) 452-8220 [map]
Price: $12/$6 student discount*
2008 Grammy® Nominee for Best Instrumental Soloist without Orchestra, pianist Allison Brewster Franzetti has received international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for her stunning virtuosity and musicality, both as a soloist and chamber musician. She joins saxophonist Christopher Brellochs for an evening of music. *Students attending the master class will receive a $6 discount for the recital. 3-5pm Master class at Dutchess Community College “How to Accompany and Work with an Accompanist” featuring DCC students Free and open to the public 53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, New York 12601 Dutchess Hall 217, http://www.sunydutchess.edu/aboutdcc/campusmap/

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

32nd International Saxophone Symposium
George Mason University, Harris Theatre - 4:30pm
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
USA [map]
Price: Free
Symposium: http://www.navyband.navy.mil/saxophonesymposium.shtml Directions: http://www.gmu.edu/welcome/Directions-to-GMU.html Fairfax Campus Map: http://eagle.gmu.edu/map/fairfax.php?building=performing_arts_building

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

32nd International Saxophone Symposium
George Mason University, Performing Arts Building, Chorus Room A323 - 6pm
4400 University Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22030
USA [map]
Price: Free
Symposium: http://www.navyband.navy.mil/saxophonesymposium.shtml Directions: http://www.gmu.edu/welcome/Directions-to-GMU.html Fairfax Campus Map: http://eagle.gmu.edu/map/fairfax.php?building=performing_arts_building