Enjoy a night of jazz music from Matt Niedbalski and talented musicians!

On the Third Thursday of each month, join Matt Niedbalski and a rotating cast of young and talented jazz musicians at The Park Theater!

Drinks and desserts will be available from Doc's Restaurant to make the night even sweeter!

Below is the lineup for Third Thursday Jazz in 2021!

November 18 at 8:30pm - The GNP Trio
  • Matt Niedbalski, is a drummer known for bringing musicality and energy to the bandstand. Born and raised in New York’s Capital District, Matt was exposed to music at a very early age. While in high school he took private drum lessons with drummer/author Ted Mackenzie and participated in the Empire State Youth Orchestra as well as the Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute. Before graduating high school Matt played with many local musicians, performing at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, the Final Stretch Music Festival and the Lake George Jazz Festival where he opened for Rudresh Manthappa and Bunky Green.

  • Tyler Giroux is a valve trombone and piano player in Upstate New York.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and a Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.  He has performed and studied with many notable musicians, including John Daversa, Alan Ferber, Mitch Frohman, Dante Luciani, Brian Lynch, Scott Robinson, Tony Succar, and Bret Zvacek.  He finished 1st place in the 2014 International Tuba Euphonium Conference Rich Matteson Jazz Competition, and has performed at numerous festivals, including the Monterey Jazz Festival and Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival.  He recently performed with jazz artist and vocalist Sheila Jordan as part of the Quebec Jazz Festival.

    Currently, Tyler performs regularly around New York State’s Capital Region.  He performs with his own groups, as well as the Giroux Brothers, Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra, GNP, the Dylan Perrillo Orchestra, Bryan Brundige and the Piggly Wigglies, Mike Jenkins and the Fat Ties, and several other local musicians.

    In addition to his performing career, Tyler is an avid music educator.  He is an experienced private instructor and clinician, topics including trombone, euphonium, piano, jazz theory, and improvisation.

  • Dylan Perrillo leads the Dylan Perrillo Orchestra from Albany, NY, performing popular American music from 1890-1950 taking a particular liking to the songbook of the 1920’s. Complete with a six-piece horn section, violin, vocalist and rhythm section, DPO boasts an impressive line up of accomplished musicians of their own accord. Beginning in 2013, the big band has steadily been working towards building an audience for their unique interpretation of classic and not-so-classic, jazz-influenced compositions.

December 16 at 8:30pm - The Matt Niedbalski Trio feat. Charles Cornell
  • Charles Cornell “Grew up learning this music together” is an understatement. After meeting in high school, I began playing with my drummer, Matt Niedbalski and bass/saxophone player, Steven Kirsty. Together we’ve developed a relationship that is now 10 years in the making. These guys are my brothers in music. As you might expect, when you play together with a group of guys for that long, you start to get to know what each other is going to do. There’s almost a sense of telepathy going on on the bandstand.

    We’re all connected by a common taste and appreciation of Jazz and its historic roots. But even so, we each have our own style and preferences that we bring to the table. Aside from being two of my best friends in the world, they’re some of the most talented players I’ve ever known.

    Somewhat unfortunately, I now live in Denver, CO and we don’t get many chances to play these days. As much as I love living in the Rockies, here’s hoping we’ll figure out how to spend more time doing what we love to do together. Yelling at Steve… and playing music or whatever

  • Matt Niedbalski is a drummer known for bringing musicality and energy to the bandstand. Born and raised in New York’s Capital District, Matt was exposed to music at a very early age. While in high school he took private drum lessons with drummer/author Ted Mackenzie and participated in the Empire State Youth Orchestra as well as the Skidmore Summer Jazz Institute. Before graduating high school Matt played with many local musicians, performing at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, the Final Stretch Music Festival and the Lake George Jazz Festival where he opened for Rudresh Manthappa and Bunky Green.

  • Steve Kirsty is a bass player

January 20, 2022 - The Matt Niedbalski Trio feat. TBD