Previous events

ZOMBO invades the Jive Hive

ZOMBO! ZOMBO is a Super Tight Acid Jazz band...shaken, not stirred, with a funk twist! ZOMBO! Developed over the summer and we do 90% original music. ZOMBO! is: Matt Girtler: Guitar, Vocals, Raps, Sweat Towels Dave Macejka: Drums, Percussion, Spatula, Brooms John Portolese: Electric Bass, Electric Shirts, Backing Raps Dr. Ted Nelson, aka Nick Vollbrecht: Guitars, Effects, Man Buns Billy "Rings" Ringwood: Saxophone, Jawbone, Cigars Mantra: "If you play the shit out of it, people will dig!" * *Johnny Sunday approved Stay tuned for more in the next few days....always keep your finger on the pulse of... ZOMBO! You're gonna love what we're layin' down!

Franklin Micare Trio brings the Jive to the Hive !

Jive Hive Live, Albany, NY

Franklin Micare Trio brings the Jive to the Hive ! This is a Hivestream AND an Invitation Only Live Fans in Person event. Enter to win VIP Special Guest status if you are in the 518 area and able to get to Albany for the show.

Please consider supporting Franklin and the fellas. Any donation -your choice- will help ease some of the COVID related "unemployment" that musicians all over the world have felt.

House of Saturn is bringin da rings to the Jive hive

Jive Hive Live

House of Saturn 🪐 is a group of close friends based in Troy, NY playing covers and originals spanning a wide range of genres and styles. • Jessica Bowen - Guitar, Violin, Vocals, Synths • Brian Brancato - Drums, Vocals, Guitar • Alex Domaszowec - Vocals, Keys • Malcom Kane - Bass, Trombone We are incredibly excited to blast off into new adventures together as House of Saturn 🪐 and hope you join us along the way!

NoLaNauts Funk Up Tom's Birthday

Jive Hive Live, Albany

Who said Humpday can't be HiveDay on Tom's B'Day??? The NoLaNauts stream into the Hive to funk up Tom's B'Day. It's a party. We have some things planned that will make you wish you were celebrating along with us in person. Special guests of all types will join this Hivestream both near and afar. Hope you can help us blow it out! Take Thursday off :-)

Embe Esti brings the globe to a Hivestream!

Jive Hive Live

Join us in welcoming Embe Esti to a Hivestream that's sure to impress, intrigue and infiltrate your musical membrane.

Embe Esti is a New York Capitol-Region intercontinental fusion band that incorporates Afrobeat, North African and other global traditions into their soulful dance music.

The group consists of:

Lady T: Vocals Scott Collins: Guitar Carl Blackwood: Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards Mike Dimin: Bass Aaron Shields: Drums

Hanzolo blasts off for a Hivestream!

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Jive Hive Live

The Jive Hive welcomes Hanzolo for their first Hivestream!

HANZOLO is a 7-piece band from Upstate New York, toting an explosive and emotional sound that mixes soul, jazz, rock, and funk. Their songs are dance-ably fun with thoughtful lyrics, backed up by a bright horn section.

The Wheel's Electric "Hivestream"

Jive Hive Live

The Wheel rolls into Albany's newest live streaming oasis, the "Jive Hive" with their authentic blend of Grateful Dead Music and Beyond. It will be their first official "Hivestream". Special guest Dr. Pete on percussion. Tune in on Thursday, March 18th from 8-10pm and hear what the buzz is all about. Here's the YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srq-HvbptuM. A donation link will be posted the day of the show. Thank you. See Less

Keeping up with the Buzz

Jive Hive Live is an intimate, state of the art, private space built for live recording and video livestream productions.  Our mission is to provide a resource of both people and "things" that will enable talented musicians, artists and other creatives to share their work with "the world" in a professional manner typically out of reach.  The goal is to build a self sustaining community that is "better together" vs the typical "zero sum game" environment that we've all encountered along the way.

Jive Hive Live is ready to welcome like minded and "user friendly" folks who navigate the world with style and above all, grace.

Join our Mailing List to catch the "Buzzing of the Hive" !

Jive Hive Live Calendar of Events

Previous events

ZOMBO invades the Jive Hive

ZOMBO! ZOMBO is a Super Tight Acid Jazz band...shaken, not stirred, with a funk twist! ZOMBO! Developed over the summer and we do 90% original music. ZOMBO! is: Matt Girtler: Guitar, Vocals, Raps, Sweat Towels Dave Macejka: Drums, Percussion, Spatula, Brooms John Portolese: Electric Bass, Electric Shirts, Backing Raps Dr. Ted Nelson, aka Nick Vollbrecht: Guitars, Effects, Man Buns Billy "Rings" Ringwood: Saxophone, Jawbone, Cigars Mantra: "If you play the shit out of it, people will dig!" * *Johnny Sunday approved Stay tuned for more in the next few days....always keep your finger on the pulse of... ZOMBO! You're gonna love what we're layin' down!

Franklin Micare Trio brings the Jive to the Hive !

Jive Hive Live, Albany, NY

Franklin Micare Trio brings the Jive to the Hive ! This is a Hivestream AND an Invitation Only Live Fans in Person event. Enter to win VIP Special Guest status if you are in the 518 area and able to get to Albany for the show.

Please consider supporting Franklin and the fellas. Any donation -your choice- will help ease some of the COVID related "unemployment" that musicians all over the world have felt.

House of Saturn is bringin da rings to the Jive hive

Jive Hive Live

House of Saturn 🪐 is a group of close friends based in Troy, NY playing covers and originals spanning a wide range of genres and styles. • Jessica Bowen - Guitar, Violin, Vocals, Synths • Brian Brancato - Drums, Vocals, Guitar • Alex Domaszowec - Vocals, Keys • Malcom Kane - Bass, Trombone We are incredibly excited to blast off into new adventures together as House of Saturn 🪐 and hope you join us along the way!

NoLaNauts Funk Up Tom's Birthday

Jive Hive Live, Albany

Who said Humpday can't be HiveDay on Tom's B'Day??? The NoLaNauts stream into the Hive to funk up Tom's B'Day. It's a party. We have some things planned that will make you wish you were celebrating along with us in person. Special guests of all types will join this Hivestream both near and afar. Hope you can help us blow it out! Take Thursday off :-)

Embe Esti brings the globe to a Hivestream!

Jive Hive Live

Join us in welcoming Embe Esti to a Hivestream that's sure to impress, intrigue and infiltrate your musical membrane.

Embe Esti is a New York Capitol-Region intercontinental fusion band that incorporates Afrobeat, North African and other global traditions into their soulful dance music.

The group consists of:

Lady T: Vocals Scott Collins: Guitar Carl Blackwood: Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards Mike Dimin: Bass Aaron Shields: Drums

Hanzolo blasts off for a Hivestream!

 —  —

Jive Hive Live

The Jive Hive welcomes Hanzolo for their first Hivestream!

HANZOLO is a 7-piece band from Upstate New York, toting an explosive and emotional sound that mixes soul, jazz, rock, and funk. Their songs are dance-ably fun with thoughtful lyrics, backed up by a bright horn section.

The Wheel's Electric "Hivestream"

Jive Hive Live

The Wheel rolls into Albany's newest live streaming oasis, the "Jive Hive" with their authentic blend of Grateful Dead Music and Beyond. It will be their first official "Hivestream". Special guest Dr. Pete on percussion. Tune in on Thursday, March 18th from 8-10pm and hear what the buzz is all about. Here's the YouTube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srq-HvbptuM. A donation link will be posted the day of the show. Thank you. See Less

Honeycomb of Hivestreams Past

Friends of the Hive

We are huge fans of the work that Jim Gilbert and the entire Nippertown.com crew does to help promote, amplify and expose the 518 to great local music, artists and food.

Thanks for the shoutout Jim!.  The Jive Hive content kicks in around the 7:50 mark.

We're looking forward to hosting some of the great bands from Nippertown's March Madness tournament.

Jive Hive Tech and Production

Jive Hive Live  has the following backline and technical capabilities on the ready to help make performances smooth and professional.

Technical Stuff:

  • 40 Channel Midas Digital Mixer and stagebox
  • Up to 14 personal IEM mixes
  • 6 PTZ 10-30x Optical Zoom NDI cameras
  • vMix 4K Broadcast Production software
  • 4 Additional HDMI Ports for BYO Camera
  • Green Screen capabilities  
  • IMAG Capabilities HD Projection
  • 12 core Windows based server
  • i7 iMac with Final Cut Pro, Studio One Professional DAW
  • Gretsch Drums- BYO Snare, Cymbals and personal favorites
  • Full World Percussion set up with Congas, Timbales, Blocks, Bells, Chimes, Shakers etc
  • Fractal Audio Guitar processing
  • Fender Vibrolux amp
  • Fender Bass Rumble 800HD with Modeling and Effects
  • Kurzweil Keys, Nord Keys, Radial Key Largo
  • Microphones, Stands, Cords or BYO
  • Full stage lighting with Movers and Haze controlled by Onyx pro console

 

Depending on your needs it's a great approach to utilize as much of the existing backline as possible.  It minimizes setup time.  If you have that "very special tech need" that only you can fulfill...we're happy to accommodate.  All guitar amps will be miced in isolation room to minimize spill and help get  great Hivestreams and recordings.

Production Staffing:

Jive Hive Live can provide sound and video engineering services for your performance.  We work with a variety of very capable and talented local sound/video pros and they've helped us get better every day. Or- you can bring your own engineers to the show.  We will provide technical orientation as needed but we'd expect your team to be "fluent" in modern video and audio production techniques.

Hospitality - Logistics 

Jive Hive Live has a bathroom, kitchen and bar available for your use with the understanding of "leave it like you found it." 

  • We do not serve, sell or provide alcohol to our guests
  • We can recommend a number of great local food options if you'd like to enjoy a meal between soundcheck and performance
  • Parking is relatively limited.  We ask that you do as much carpooling as practical, which should be enabled to a degree by use of our existing backline

Day of Show & Preshow Planning:

  • Please provide accurate Stage Plot, Input List and Media ready graphics, audio, video samples at least 1 week prior to show date
  • Set list in running order at least 48 before show if you would like custom video titles, virtual tip jars etc.
  • Plan to arrive and load in 3-4 hours before Go Live for soundcheck and technical rehearsal
  • Plan to load out within 1 hour of performance end

Legal Stuff:

  • Jive Hive Live is not a public facility.  You are invited as our private guests.  That being said, we will require everyone in attendance at a particular performance to sign appropriate releases which will address any liability issues that may arise.  We  also request that Jive Hive Live have free use of performance audio, video and photographs resulting from your visit and performance.  We will use your performance artifacts for the general promotion of Jive Hive Live and are not seeking to monetize your performance directly.
  • Jive Hive Live will abide by any COVID-19 regulations and guidance in place at the time of your performance date.  This may include health screening questions and temperature checks.  It's common sense and non-negotiable.
  • All of the above requirements should never be necessary but sometimes the saying "no good deed goes unpunished" is unfortunately true more times than we'd like to believe.

Hive Forum

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Ideas for Jive Hive Live shows, productions

Please share your ideas for great Bands, Musicians, Artists, Performers to be part of the Jive Hive Live family

108/19/2021 by Victor Murdock

Video Production and Staging Discussion

Place for ideas about staging, techniques, equipment, sound and lights

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