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Wynton Marsalis at SPAC & Double H; what it means to our writer Pat

By Patrick Daley, Chronicle Staff Writer

When I was nine years old, Santa Claus brought me Joe Cool’s Blues, the album of Vince Guiraldi music recorded by trumpet virtuoso Wynton Marsalis and his pianist father, Ellis. The opening track is “Linus and Lucy,” a wild, soulful, dynamic version by Wynton’s septet. “Oh, Good Grief,” a track by Ellis’s trio, is one of the first melodies I learned on piano, sometime …

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SPAC chief looks ahead –
Elizabeth Sobol’s view

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

New director Elizabeth Sobol ended her first year at the helm of Saratoga Performing Arts Center on a high — a sold-out concert in early December, where the esteemed St. Luke’s Chamber Orchestra performed all six of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos before about 700 patrons at Bethesda Episcopal Church in Saratoga Springs.

It’s exactly the kind of off-season success Ms. Sobol told The Chronicle she’s …

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