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Bringing It Home at Don’t Bring It Home

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

A portion of the Blacklites (called the Blacklites Lite) closed out the COVID-19 Awareness Concert series at the Syracuse Community Health Center tonight. The section of the band (left to right: Emmanuel Atkins, Rick Linzy, Ricky Chisholm and Eddie Brown) also played the opening week on August 27. The month-long series was an alternative to the pre-pandemic Jazz in the City shows that typically travel around Syracuse at the end of each summer. This year the music accompanied a testing center located at the Syracuse Community Health Center. Other acts to perform included Ronnie Leigh, Mike Houston & Sam Wynn. The Central New York Jazz Arts Foundation produced the shows.

Syracuse’s Soundscape

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Mike Houston, vocalist

Wayback Wednesday

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

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SIF Media Report . . . During this COVID Era we were fortunate to add two podcasts to our media diet: Questlove Supreme and Eric Krasno’s Plus One. Krasno (pictured right) is a gifted guitarist and live music advocate. It was on his podcast we first heard about the Save Our Stages initiative. The episode we highly recommend is the Nigel Hall conversation, which chronicles their Lettuce history. Here are some photos from a Soulive performance featuring Krasno and Hall (pictured left) at the Westcott Theater back in the day. . . . #saveourstages #brothersinblue #soulive #royalfamily #nigelhall #songaid #lettuceisnotaveggie #lettuceisaband #plusone #localmusicscene #quantinefinds #waybackwednesday #newschoolfunkateers

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Autumn Delight

Friday, September 4th, 2020

Vocalist Ronnie Leigh belted out a few tunes during the drive by concert at the Syracuse Community Health Center on Thursday. The CNY Jaz/Jazz in the City-inspired shows continue next week.

Don’t Bring It Home

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

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Sounds Like Syracuse . . . In the winter it’s all about @waynestormwatch and the Weather Deck, but if you really want to know the weather prospects for a summer night of live music outdoors in @syracuse1848, you consult @larryluttinger and the Festival Forcast. He’s called scorchers at the Northeast Wine & Jazz Fest, and he’s outwitted late day deluges of rain on more than on occasion for Jazz in the City. Hey Larry, what’s your forecast for Thursday’s inaugural COVID Awareness Concert at the Syracuse Community Health Center? . . . #oldblueeyes #indrummerswetrust #localmusicscene #wearamask😷 #meteorologyisascience #musicisanart #covidawareness #takethetest #hearwhathappens #summervibes #weatherreport #soundslikesyracuse #cymaticfrequencies #lorenzoisourdrummer

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Flashback Friday

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Happy Anniversary BCCE

Sunday, April 19th, 2020

Book of Eli(jah)

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

Here’s a great column by Reggie Seigler recognizing fellow musician Eli Harris, Jr., who passed away this week.

Flashback Friday

Friday, March 27th, 2020

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

The late guitarist Chuck Loeb played what became Funkfest at the New York State Fair in 2016.