Relax by the fireplace and experience the fine cuisine in the Dining Room at the Stockade Inn. Our elegant, yet comfortable fine dining restaurant specializes in American cuisine with Tuscan influences. Be it for an intimate dinner or business meeting the dining room is the ideal place for an unforgettable experience.View Restaurant Photos
Relax and enjoy our newly redecorated lounge. Our Lounge Menu proudly features gourmet lounge fare, martinis, dessert, coffee, and glass wine selections to enjoy at your leisure. Visit our Lounge to enjoy an excellent meal in a setting that will make you feel like you're in a different world. The Lounge offers live jazz every Wednesday from 6 to 9 PM and Thursday from 7 to 10 PM. We also offer Happy Hour Specials Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 6 PM.
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The Lee Shaw is a contemporary piano group, drawing mostly on the virtuoso end of Bop language, in standards and original compositions. Lee Shaw was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1993 and has appeared on Marian McPartland's PIANO JAZZ.The Trio has performed at the Freihofer Jazz Festival, Kennedy Center, Northpointe Arts Center, Spencertown Academy,Linda Norris Auditorium,done clinics and concerts at various colleges in NY state and Oklahoma and plays regularly in clubs in NY state and Massachusetts.
Prior to relocating to the Capital Region in 1972, accordionist Al Haugen was a much sought after member of the club and jazz scene in the Hudson Valley, New York City and New Jersey. He played his first professional gigs at age 14 and later auditioned for the United States Military Academy Band at West Point where he served for three years as accordionist and chief music copyist on the band's arranging staff. After completing military service, Al gigged in New York City and was staff music copyist at Radio City Music Hall and various music writing and recording agencies. While earning BS and MS Degrees in Geology at Alfred University and State University College at New Paltz, he minored in music and subsequently taught science at secondary and post secondary levels and taught private lessons on accordion. Al and his inspiration and close friend of nearly 50 years, Art Van Damme (father of the jazz accordion), have travelled together nationally in efforts to bolster the image of the accordion as a jazz instrument. Al continues to perform with his groups (trio, quartet, quintet) in the local jazz scene including the Stockade Inn, the Van Dyck Restaurant, Tosca Grille and others.
Hailed as “a captivating jazz singer” by Jim Dwyer of the New York Times, New York native JEANNE O'CONNOR has brought her jazz singing to New York's Blue Note, Elaine's, Sweet Rhythm, the Rainbow Room, Smoke, and many other jazz clubs. .Jeanne was recently a featured vocalist on opening night of "Midsummer Night's Swing" at Lincoln Center, sharing the stage with Nicholas Payton. In the New York Capital Region, Jeanne has appeared at the legendary Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, the Stockade Inn, “A Place for Jazz” at the Schenectady Whisperdome, concerts sponsored by the Swingtime Jazz Society, Justin's jazz club in Albany, and the Saratoga Springs Arts Festival.
As a member of the String of Pearls jazz female vocal trio, Jeanne has appeared at the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall, Town Hall, and other venues in the U.S. and abroad.
Says the Albany Times Union, "Exquisite... a buttery alto and nimble, graceful phrasing.” And the Daily Freeman says, “She sings with a confidence and assuredness that is quite infectious, and has an uncanny ability to get to the heart of a song and make it her own. Timeless and true, O'Connor is the real thing.”
Jeanne’s set will include classics from the American songbook, blues, Brazilian-inflected songs, and jazzy versions of pop classics.
WeB3 is the premier organ jazz trio in the region. Playing all styles of jazz from the classic hard bop of Jimmy Smith and Brother Jack MacDuff, to the cool sounds of Wes Montgomery and Antonio Carlo Jobim.
Cliff Brucker on Drums provides the tasty grooves and hard swing to propel this trio.
A professor of music at The College of St. Rose and a fixture on the capital region jazz scene, Cliff has played with the Empire Jazz Orchestra, Leo Russo and The Albany Symphony.
Mike Lamkin on B3 organ is a fabulous keyboardist, pianist and organ player. Mike has the special skill of walking the bass line from his left hand and his foot pedals while playing some smokin' jazz lines and artful comping. Mike can really crank it up and can also play some really sweet organ sounds!
Mike Novakowski is a special guitarist that is in high demand in the regional jazz community. Mike performs with the Empire Jazz Orchestra as well as the Teresa Broadwell Band and anyone else lucky enough to book him. Mike plays tasty lines and swings in the tradition of Wes Montgomery and Kenny Burrell.
Come check out this awesome swinging unit, you won't be disappointed!
Wednesday 3/26 – Azzaam Hameed & Annette Harris
Azzaam Hameed’s musical roots are derived from gospel, having grown up in a Pentecostal church environment. However, he did receive some formal training as a teenager, including classical music and theory when he enrolled as a student at Union College in Schenectady, New York. He pursued music on a full-time basis for several years, performing throughout the Northeast in several locally based Top–40 groups, but ultimately he decided to abandon the “road circuit” for a more predictable lifestyle and, in doing so, developed a more versatile style as both a pianist and a vocalist. Azzaam’s musical style incorporates a tasteful blend of Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, and Gospel, with colorful accents of Latin and Brazilian overtones. One can hear the influence of Ahmad Jamal (pianist), McCoy Tyner (pianist), Ramsey Lewis (pianist), Joe Sample (pianist), George Duke (pianist/vocalist), Lonnie Liston Smith (pianist) in the melodic overtones on the piano. It is not a far stretch to say one also hears nuances of Johnny Hartman, Lou Rawls and Joe Williams when he sings. Azzaam is the Organist/Pianist at Friendship Baptist Church, Schenectady, NY, where he has served in this capacity since 1986. http://www.smoothkeys.com
String bass. Musician for over 50 years, playing string bass for weddings, banquets, proms with musicians from the area and out of town. Led a 15 piece big band. Dino played for the BiCentenial Dance in 1976 with Peter Duchin Orchestra, did summer work with the Sammy Kaye Orchestra, and also many Lake George establishments.
The Stockade Inn is located at the corner of Union and Church Streets in the historic Stockade District of Schenectady, New York.