HAMILTON, NY—Chobani will sponsor Arts at the Palace’s February through April “Jazz at Noon” program as part of its Underground Series which showcases regional jazz musicians playing in a unique and comfortable nightclub setting on the basement floor of the Palace Theater in Hamilton known as the Palace Underground.  The next performance is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 13, noon to 2 p.m., and will feature trumpeter James McDowell, Rich Mollin on bass and Dennis Turechek on guitar.

While admission is free to the public, there is a $5 suggested donation. An additional a la carte lunch menu will also be available.

The upcoming schedule includes (both shows run from noon to 2 p.m.):

  • Saturday, March 12: trumpeter and host Jim McDowell, saxophonist Joe Carello, mandolinist/ fiddler Joe Davoli, and percussionist Josh Dekaney.
  • Saturday, April 9: trumpeter and host Jim McDowell, vibraphonist/percussionist Jimmy Johns, and bassist Tom Brigandi.

“A strong foundation in the arts is one of the building blocks of a healthy, vibrant community,” said Chobani Senior Manager of Corporate Communications Jeff Genung.  “That’s why Chobani is proud to sponsor the Arts At The Palace Underground Series, giving local residents yet another opportunity to explore and celebrate the many facets of the rich artistic community that surrounds us.”

Arts at the Palace’s mission is to offer quality programming focused on a full spectrum of the arts and education. The facility can be leased for other purposes such as weddings, conferences and events. Arts at the Palace also nurtures the growth and development of artists, arts organizations, or arts enterprises through an incubator program that provides non-profit cultural groups and arts entrepreneurs with the skills, tools, and business environment necessary to meet short and long-range objectives.