Date: November 12, 2021
Location: The Hollow Bar + Kitchen.
Address: 79 N. Pearl St. Albany, NY 12207
Schleigho (pronounced shlay’-ho) was formed at Berklee in 1993 and was touring around the country a year later. The band’s style is a mix of jazz and funk; Instrumental, energetic, raw and at times down-right sinister, with each of its four members contributing equally to bring about an unprecedented wall of sound. Being predominantly instrumental, flowing seamlessly from tight and intricately complex to adventurously improvisational, the band’s incredible talent and versatility allows them to go from opening for the Allman Brothers to playing high scale jazz venues while satisfying the most discriminating of tastes. The band released their first CD (self-titled) in 1995, ‘Farewell to the Sun’ in 1997 and ‘In the Interest of Time’ in 1998. In 2000 the band signed with Flying Frog Records (owned and managed by members of the Allman Brothers). Under Flying Frog Records they released ‘Continent’ in 2000, and ‘Live at HoDown 2000’ the following year. Schleigho has met with great success over the years; from amassing a substantial and dedicated national following to ‘Continent’ breaking into the top 20 on CMJ and college Jazz radio charts. Averaging over 200 shows annually across the country at their peak, they have shared the stage with The Allman Brothers band, Lettuce, Bela Fleck, John Scofield, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Karl Denson, Maceo Parker, Derek Trucks, G. Love and Special Sauce, Galactic, moe. and Soulive, to name a few. Schleigho has performed at the JVC Jazz festival (NYC), the Gathering of the Vibes, the High Sierra Music Festival, and the Berkshire Music Festival, among others, and are veterans of the club/college circuit and large festival scene for almost 30 years. Back at it with the original lineup after a healthy hiatus and only performing a few shows a year, don’t miss Schleigho if they are in your neck of the woods.
The Hollow Bar
79 N. Pearl St. Albany, NY 12207