Albany’s “Alive at 5” Concert Series Begins June 8 with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Let’s Be Leonard

“Alive at 5” is heading into its 28th season, starting off on June 8 with performances by Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and Let’s Be Leonard. The summer series takes place at Jennings Landing from 5-8 p.m. on Thursdays (with the exception of July 4). A partial lineup for other dates has been announced, including performances by Average White Band, The Funky Meters, Marian Hill, and King Yellowman & the Sagittarius Band. Regional support for these headliners comes from Victory Soul Orchestra, Wurliday, and Dr. Jah and the Love Prophets.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe  is a funk soul band from California. Frontman Denson also plays saxophone for The Rolling Stones, and just wrapped up a tour with them. Primed to release a new album this year, KDTU will be performing some of their new songs at Alive at 5.

Saratoga’s jazz fusion phenoms Let’s Be Leonard will open the show. Renowned for their improvisational style, the band just released Live at Gug’s, a session recorded in Glenn’s Falls earlier this year. Read the NYS Music review.

2017 Alive at 5 Dates (Full Schedule Will Be Announced Soon):

June 8 – Karl Denison’s Tiny Universe / Let’s Be Leonard
June 15 – Average White Band / Victory Soul Orchestra
June 22 – TBA
June 29 – TBA
July 13 – The Funky Meters / Wurliday
July 20 – TBA
July 27 – Marian Hill / TBA
August 3 – King Yellowman & the Sagittarius Band / Dr. Jah and the Love Prophets

For more information and updates, visit www.albanyevents.org.