News & Updates

Jazz at Infinity

On Friday, March 27, 2015 the Infinity Jazz Concert Series will feature An Evening Of Jazz with the Marla Harris Band, at 7:00 pm.

The evening will feature the Marla Harris Band performing jazz, funk, rhythm and blues as well as some original vocal compositions.

Chautauqua Lake Idol winner, Marla Harris will be accompanied by Steve Davis at the keyboard, Cody Anderson on trumpet, Jed Thomson on guitar, and Jim Sturdevant on drums.  Marla Harris tells of her relationship to her band.

“We’ve become a family and love to make music together. We appreciate each others’ talents and encourage each other to become better musicians. Writing original music is key to moving forward. We all have a lot of ideas, similar tastes and the desire to create our own sound” says Harris. “I am just extremely blessed to know these guys! It’s always a good time with them and I’m amazed at the level of talent these guys bring to every performance. They start to play and I’m immediately in my happy place.”
Opening for the concert will be Mark Alpaugh’s Infinity Jazz Quartet performing jazz standards that will feature host and saxophonist, John Cross.

The concert is free and open to the public.  Attendees can gain access to the Infinity Café by entering the former USPS door on the corner of 3rd Street.

Please join us and invite a friend for a great evening of music for jazz enthusiasts!

Spring Break Time Traveler Camp

Time Traveler Camp

Spring Break Time Traveler Camp!
Monday, March 30-Thursday, April 2, 2015
8:30am-4:30pm
Ages 5-16

We still have spots available, and you don’t want to miss out on the fun!
Time Traveler Camp is a virtual tour of different time periods throughout history, culminating in an exclusive Talent show and Art exhibit on the last day of camp.

Call today for more information! 716-664-0991

New Student Orientation

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Thursday, March 19

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center.
301 East 2nd Street, Suite 101
Jamestown, NY 14701

Please contact the Infinity Office for availability and time slot reservation. Orientations sessions last approximately 20 minutes and are followed by a tour of the facility and the scheduling of lessons.

Registration fee ($20) and first full month’s membership fee ($55) are both due at the time of scheduling.

For any questions, or to reserve a slot, contact us at 664-0991

Fredonia Guitar Quartet at Infinity!

The Fredonia Guitar Quartet

Thursday, March 12, 2015
7:00pm-8:30pm
Infinity Arts Café

The Fredonia Guitar Quartet will be in Jamestown the second week of March for a special taping of Trinity Guitars’ Back Room Radio Hour. The event will take place at Infinity Visual and Performing Arts on Thursday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The Fredonia Guitar Quartet is one of the select touring ensembles at the Fredonia School of Music, State University of New York, and carries on the tradition of guitar ensemble playing from its director, Distinguished Professor James Piorkowski. For 18 years, Piorkowski was a member of the internationally acclaimed Buffalo Guitar Quartet, which Guitar Player Magazine called “one of the world’s premiere classical guitar ensembles.”

The program will consist of works by Johann Pachelbel, Roland Dyens, Stephen Funk Pearson, and Antonín Dvořák.

The members of the Fredonia Guitar Quartet are:

Matthew Downey, a master’s degree student in Music Performance, is from Otego, NY.
Matthew Kingsley, a senior Music Performance major, is from Lockport, PA.
Kieran Franzone, a senior Music Performance major, is from Ronkonkoma, NY.
Alexander Rockwell, a senior Music Performance major, is from Ballston Spa, NY

In past years, the Fredonia Guitar Quartet has performed in France, Germany, Spain, Venezuela, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and has also traveled in the United States, where they have performed at numerous universities and guitar festivals.

Of special interest is the fact that all four guitars have been built here in Jamestown by luthier Jim Holler. He will also have additional Holler-built guitars on display that evening.

This concert will be a special edition of the Trinity Guitars Back Room Radio Hour, which is broadcast weekly on WRFA (107.9 FM Jamestown, NY). It will be recorded and broadcast on the station and streamed at www.wrfalp.com on Monday, March 16.

Time Traveler Camp

March 30-April 2
8:30am-4:30pm
Ages 5-16

We will journey through time and explore a variety of different eras and time periods through music, art, dance, theater, and literature activities and experiences. Early drop off/late pick up available for an additional cost.

Call to register today! Limited availability, and spots fill quickly! 716-664-0991

Jazz at Infinity

On Friday, February 27, 2014 the Infinity Jazz Concert Series at 301 East 3rd Street in Jamestown, NY will feature An Evening Of Jazz with Bluze Inn, at 7:00 pm.

The evening will feature percussionist, Ray Domanski whose early bands included The Vandals, Welkin, and later the formidable soul band, Hard Luck, with the late, great sax and piano player and lifelong friend Chu Nero.

Moving to New York City, Ray studied with Peter Nero drummer, Joe Cusatis, and entered the jazz scene, eventually being lured back to Buffalo for a steady gig with The Professors under mentor Steve Willis. Here he was also in the pit band at the former Melody Fair, backing Brook Benton, Frankie Laine, The Drifters and The Shirelles.

Soon Ray was off to the West Coast, playing with Buffalo saxophone legend Don Menza, and bandmates Frank Rosolino, Conte Candoli, Pepper Adams, Joe Romano, Frank Strazzeri and John Heard.

Having returned to his home town of Dunkirk, Ray continues to perform in various settings, including backing Lucy Arnaz at Jamestown’s Comedy Fest, and with many other local jazz talents. He takes drumming from just keeping time to having its’ own voice in the process of improvisation, and is constantly striving to connect with people through his playing.

Joining Ray Domanski with be other members of Bluze Inn including Steve Swanson on keyboards, Jim Karapontso on guitar and John Cross on saxophones.
Bluze Inn will perform a variety of blues and standard jazz repertoire.

Opening for the concert will be Stephanie Benson. Stephanie is a vocalist, guitarist, and pianist who has been a student at Infinity for 7 years. Miss Benson has played in venues around the area including the Jamestown Farmers’ Market, Lakewood Rod & Gun, and has been a soloist in Infinity’s Spring Showcase. She has been a member of many Infinity ensembles and plans to continue pursuing music in college. Her current instructor is Amanda Barton.
The concert is free and open to the public. Enter the former USPS door on the corner of 3rd Street.

Please join us for a great evening of music for jazz enthusiasts and support our new performance venue!

New Student Orientation

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Thursday, February 19

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center.
301 East 2nd Street, Suite 101
Jamestown, NY 14701

Please contact the Infinity Office for availability and time slot reservation. Orientations sessions last approximately 20 minutes and are followed by a tour of the facility and the scheduling of lessons.

Registration fee ($20) and first full month’s membership fee ($55) are both due at the time of scheduling.

For any questions, or to reserve a slot, contact us at 664-0991