A Tribute to Bobby Darin
June 9. If anyone can convey the artistry of Darin and other legendary male crooners, it’s Mark Raisch, Dutchess County’s answer to the Rat Pack. Raisch, who mastered American song stylings long before Rod Stewart made his attempts, will be backed by Rich Conley’s Big Band, and insists that “this show is not an impersonation.” Group discounts are available for these two shows at the Cunneen Hackett Art Center.
4:30 and 8pm. $25. Poughkeepsie. (845) 464-5836. www.marksings.com.
June 9. Singer-songwriter Moore, also known as The HooDoo Man, followed his calling from Ulster County to New Orleans, where his roots were only slightly dampened by Hurricane Katrina. After he and his music catalog survived the broken levees, Moore didn’t hesitate to jump back on stage and hit the road as an ambassador of good times. Don’t forget to pick up his excellent CD, More Than Life Itself, at this Rosendale Cafe show. 8pm. $10. Rosendale. (845) 658-9048. www.jessemoore.com.
Christine Spero Group
June 9. Beacon, like Hudson, Kingston, and other small riverside cities, has become a model of mixed-use real estate, allowing artists and galleries to flourish in a pool of cool spaces. The Howland Cultural Center brings back the way-cool Christine Spero and her combo for a benefit concert supporting geothermal project Going Green. Go tropical to Spero’s lush Brazilian and Latin jazz-pop vocals as her band’s soulful rhythms glide alongside its sexy sax and percussion. 8:30pm. $10. Beacon. (845) 831-4988. www.HowlandCulturalCenter.org.
Classics on the Mountain Festival
June 12-16. The opening program of this stellar festival comes straight from Carnegie Hall. Titled “Modern Romance: Jazz Meets Classical,” the June 12 roster features Russia’s jazz ambassador, Igor Butman, on saxophone and composer Igor Raykhelson on piano. Festival director Sherrie Brittain has put together a full five-night program at Mohonk Mountain House of other works by Tchaikovsky, Bach, and Vivaldi. Chef-prepared dinner and concert/reception ($90/person); concert and reception ($50/person); full overnight packages are also available. (Deadline for payment is June 8.) 9pm. New Paltz. (800) 772-6646. www.classicsonthemountain.com.