ROCK HALL — The Mainstay in Rock Hall welcomes renowned saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk and the Jazz Update at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16.
Tickets are $20 online and in advance and $25 at the door or by phone.
The Mainstay is dedicated to the safety of its patrons, performers, volunteers and employees. As such, the Mainstay requires proof of full vaccination at the door with corresponding ID, a news release states.
Unvaccinated patrons may be admitted if they have documentation of a negative COVID-19 test no greater than 72 hours before the show.
Masks are required for all patrons at indoor performances when not specifically eating or drinking. If you do not have a mask, the Mainstay will provide one at the door.
Known for his probing interpretations of the jazz cannon, Antoniuk and his band of like-minded players from throughout the Mid-Atlantic will leave you searching for more of their work.
Armed with a program that ranges from Duke Ellington and Cannonball Adderley favorites to cutting-edge originals, Antoniuk and the band are poised for a memorable night in a rare Rock Hall appearance, the release states.
Among the evening’s highlights will be “Prelude to a Kiss,” showcasing the special interaction between Antoniuk and bassist Tom Baldwin. This arrangement, which appears on Antoniuk’s highly acclaimed second album, “Brotherhood,” was praised recently by Ron Netsky of the Rochester City Paper.
Joining Antoniuk and Baldwin is Wade Beach on piano and Tony Martucci on drums.
The Mainstay (Home of Musical Magic) is the friendly informal storefront performing arts center on Rock Hall’s old time Main Street.
Upcoming Mainstay performances include:
Oct. 23 — Alynn Johnson and Robert Redd Two Piano Show
Oct. 24 — Hedgelawn Classical Concert with Teodora Adzharova.
Nov. 6 — Karen Somerville
Nov. 8 — Joe Holt and Dick Durham
Nov. 13 — Frank Vignola and Vinnie Raniolo
Nov. 20 — Sue Matthews
Nov. 22 — Joe Holt with Barbara Parker and Bob Taylor
Dec. 12 — Harp and Soul Holiday Show
Dec. 13 — Mainstay Monday Finale Joe Holt with Sharon and Shawn