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At our next concert (June 14, 2015):
Guitarist Mark Capon led groups at New York City jazz venues Cleopatra's Needle, The Garage, Creole, and others as well as many in the capital region. He received jazz study grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1988 and 1989, was featured on the 1994 television broadcast TELEJAZZ in Newark, New Jersey, and was a semifinalist in the Fish Middleton Jazz Scholarship competition in Gaithersburg, Maryland in 1995 and 1996. Mark accompanied various vocalists in the 2012 New York City documentary "Sandy Jordan's World of Jazz and Cabaret." Mark studied with the late legendary jazz guitarist Tal Farlow. Mark's CD release The Jazz Guitar Of Mark Capon received notable reviews in All About Jazz and other publications.
Pete Toigo has been active as a bassist in the capital region and beyond for several decades. Recent performances for the Swingtime Jazz Society have included the Tim Olsen Quartet, the Nat Phipps Trio featuring Jeanne OíConnor, String of Pearls, the Teresa Broadwell Quartet and Patti O and the Hip Hooligans. He continues to perform with all these groups, among others. Recent jazz recordings include four tracks on Tim Olsenís Creature of Habit on Planet Arts Records, Tom Scaranoís Jazz at Fosterís on Zinnia Records (an independent label dedicated to the music of Lennie Tristano & Sal Mosca) and Terry Adams of NRBQís upcoming release of the music of Thelonious Monk.
Percussionist Mark Foster covers all areas of percussion: classical, drum set, vibes, electronics and accessories. As a performer, he has recorded over two dozen commercial recordings with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, including their recent Grammy-winning release on Naxos. Local recent combo jazz performances include Michael Benedict, James Wilson, Colleen Pratt and Peggy Delaney. With the Empire Jazz Orchestra, he has performed with Randy Brecker, Benny Golson, Lee Konitz, Rufus Reid and David "Fathead" Newman. Previous live jazz gigs include Sal Maida, Bobby Massaro, J.R. Montrose and numerous others.