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An Afternoon of Jazz Standards

When: Sunday, January 26, 2014

Time: 2pm

Where: Willard Memorial Chapel, 17 Nelson Street, Auburn, NY  13021


Posted: Monday, December 23rd, 2013 @ 1:12 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Fun Fact about Syracuse/Onondaga County …. did you know …..

……that jazz great Mark Murphy was born in Syracuse in 1932 and grew up in Central New York as part of a musical family. He developed his own jazz style with scatting and improvisations on the poetry of Jack Kerouac and others using songs that were not always part of the standard jazz repertory.

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Posted: Friday, June 25th, 2010 @ 11:19 am by Curt
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Jazz Guitarist/Singer John Pizzarelli Headlines Skaneateles Arts Council Gala

Jazz Guitarist/Singer John Pizzarelli Headlines Skaneateles Arts Council Gala

Jazz Guitarist/Singer John Pizzarelli Headlines Skaneateles Arts Council Gala

John Pizaarelli, lauded by the Los Angeles Times as “madly creative” and by The Toronto Star as “the genial genius of the guitar,” will perform July 25 at “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream,” the annual gala of the Skaneateles Area Arts Council.

Festivities will be held lakeside at the Stella Maris Retreat and Renewal Center, a former Roosevelt mansion on Skaneateles Lake. The program will run from 6 to 10 p.m. and include cocktails; dining al fresco by Chris Kuhns, executive chef of Phoebe’s Restaurant and the Sherwood Inn; and an intimate concert by Pizzarelli.

Skaneateles residents Jean McGlynn and Fouad Dietz are co-chairs of the gala. Dr. Robert Kiltz, owner of CNY Healing Arts and CNY Fertility Centers, is the artist sponsor. Proceeds will support the Arts Council’s cultural events and community grants program. (more…)

Posted: Monday, June 14th, 2010 @ 5:38 pm by Curt
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Seafood JazzFest at the Sherwood Inn
The Sherwood Inn will host its 17th Annual Seafood Jazzfest on Sunday, September 7th. The seafood festivities kick off at noon on the West Lawn. The Jazzfest begins at 1 PM and features a terrific lineup of regional jazz talent, including: Angelo Candelo and the Skaneateles High School Jazz Band, Dave Hanlon ”Cookbook”, Grupo Pagan (”Sammy” Award Winners), the Joe Whiting Band with special guest Brian Murphy and Loren Barrigar. The music will be served up with plenty of delicious food and beverages by the Sherwood Inn, including Raw Bar, Jambalaya, Seafood Gumbo, Steamed Clams, Hoffman Hots, sodas and cold beer. All of this and no cover charge! Bring a chair and lounge by the lake while enjoying some great local fare and entertainment. 
Date:   September 7, 2008
Website:   http://www.thesherwoodinn.com
Location:   Sherwood Inn West Lawn
26 W. Genesee Street
Skaneateles NY 13152
Contact:   Rita Trenti
Email:   rtrenti@thesherwoodinn.com
Date/Time Details:   Noon – 7 PM
Noon for Seafood
1 PM  for Jazz.
Fees/Admission:   No Cover

Posted: Monday, September 1st, 2008 @ 2:17 pm by Curt
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Jazz in the Square
Clinton Square

 W. Genesee and S. Clinton Street


July 24-26
The 7th Anniversary  “Jazz in the Square” festival will be held July 24-26 in Clinton Square, Hanover Square and across downtown Syracuse, NY. This year the festival is the performing arts anchor for the inaugural “Syracuse Artsweek” festival of festivals, with a proven total audience of 50,000. Appearing will be major artists such as Blues Brother “Bones” Malone, Arturo O’Farrill’s Latin Jazz All-Stars, “The Saxtress” Pamela Williams, NEA Jazzmaster Curtis Fuller and his Superband with Randy Brecker and Jason Marsalis, the National Youth Jazz Sextet led by Noah Kellman, and the CNY Jazz Orchestra, among many other great bands. Opening the festival is a symphonic jazz concert featuring the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra with vocalists Nancy Kelly & Ronnie Leigh. AGAIN THIS YEAR on the second stage is a full weekend of Latin Jazz and Funky Jazz, followed by late night jams at Jazz Central and dance parties sponsored by The Ohm Lounge and Sophistications Jazz Cafe. The third Hanover Square Club Crawl is again sponsored by Hollerback Productions and 40 Below Public Art, featuring cutting edge funky jazz bands that will appear on stage in Hanover Square, strolling in Armory Square, and in select clubs across downtown, in an expanded three-day schedule. A fine dining restaurant row and wine court are features of the festival site in Clinton Square. A scholastic festival will again be presented on the main stage with Yamaha artist Bret Zvacek as guest artist-educator, who will solo with each group an dcoach in an “open classroom” setting. Late night jam sessions in the “Jazz Central” arts center will complete each evening. The entire three-day outdoor event is free of charge (some clubs may charge small covers).

For More Info:  315-479-5299      
Website:  www.JazzInTheSquare.org

Posted: Thursday, July 24th, 2008 @ 8:25 pm by Lynn
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