Friday, 07 February 2014 11:20

Fab! - Ballston Spa Pianist Cole Broderick To Perform In Free Events Honoring The Beatles

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Fab! - Ballston Spa Pianist Cole Broderick To Perform In Free Events Honoring The Beatles
BALLSTON SPA – Cole Broderick was a high school senior in Albany in February 1964 when – like millions of other American teens – he was mesmerized and inspired by the first performance of The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show. Half a century later, the noted jazz pianist is looking forward to being part of a NY Living Legacy Project sponsored by the Egg Performing Arts Center that will commemorate and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic arrival of The Fab Four in The Empire State. Broderick, who devoted nearly two years of his life to painstakingly interpreting some of the group’s most popular songs for his eighth CD titled A Solo Piano Tribute to The Beatles, will perform in eight Capital Region libraries leading up to a landmark event at The Egg at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 14. Songs to be performed by Broderick at the “All You Need Is Love” Valentine’s Day concert will be A Hard Day’s Night, All My Lovin’, Can’t Buy Me Love, Eight Days A Week, I Saw Her Standing There and Penny Lane. Also on the bill at The Egg show will be high-energy performances by the Nutophians, the guitar trio of Rick Bedrosian, Tom Rainer and Brad Jarvis and violinist/vocalist Sara Milonovich with guitarist Scott Petito. Although concert at Albany’s Egg is free, tickets must be secured through the box office in advance with seating on a first-come, first served basis. In addition to his performance at The Egg, Broderick will open and close a series of free NY Living Legacy multi-media lectures titled “She Loves You – The Beatles and New York” to be led by ethnomusicologist, Beatles scholar and Skidmore College Professor Gordon Thompson. “It’s an honor and a thrill to be preparing for these performances,” said Broderick. “Being a classically trained jazz pianist, my renditions naturally include improvisations. You’ll never hear me play the same song exactly the same twice.” Broderick, who is also in demand for performances that showcase selections from The Great American Songbook and his four-part Seasons of Saratoga creation that garnered a Critic’s Choice from Billboard, plans to release a CD with additional Beatles tunes in 2015. “Their songs were all so great and their music lends itself to interpretation and improvisation – the two things I’m most passionate about,” said Broderick. “I’m eager to dig into songs like Strawberry Fields Forever that there wasn’t time to explore a few years ago when I was working on my first solo piano tribute to The Beatles.” To learn more, call (518) 885-3214, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit
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