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NYS Fair (Day 2): Wiggle Room

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Singer Jason Derulo, the modern-day dance machine, wowed the crowd at Chevy Court on Friday night.

Singer Jason Derulo, the modern-day dance machine, wowed the crowd at Chevy Court on Friday night.

Throwback Thursday: Voices

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Frank McComb in Clinton Square (circa 2013)

Frank McComb in Clinton Square (circa 2013)

This may not be too far back for a Thursday, but these guys made some serious music together.  Listen closely and notice how they nearly resurrect the voice of Donny Hathaway.

Branford Marsalis playing Clinton Square (circa 2006)

Branford Marsalis playing Clinton Square (circa 2006)

Creative Lineage

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Houston to Washington

Houston to Washington: From one generation to the next, the Syracuse music scene has roots that go deep and wide. Guitarist Jeff Houston caught a groove with drummer Emanuel Washington and keyboardist Travis Reed (not pictured) during a recent Art & Soul Cafe event at Munjed's.

Another Freedom Summer?

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

We Shall Overcome by Sifsound on Mixcloud

Here is a clip of a timeless classic, sang beautifully by Tamar Smithers during the CCJI Conference at Syracuse University’s College of Law earlier this year. We are thankful for the power of music.

Throwback Thursday: The Fair

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Shawn, Wanya, Nate: Boyz II Men played the NYS Fair in 2009

Shawn, Wanya, Nate: Boyz II Men played the NYS Fair in 2009

Drum Tight 315

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Young drummer Maxwell Brown leads the Syracuse Elks Band in closing out the 12th Annual Mothers Against Gun Violence Vigil on Sunday. His father is drummer Nate Brown from Brownskin Band.

Young drummer Maxwell Brown led the Syracuse Elks Band drumline on stage to close out the 12th Annual Mothers Against Gun Violence Vigil on Sunday. His father is drummer Nate Brown from Brownskin Band.

Here is a photo of Maxwell with his father a few years ago (during a performance at the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival).

Drum Tight 315

Drum Tight 315

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Luther Edwards, singer, Latin American Festival (circa 2008)

Luther Edwards, singer, Latin American Festival (circa 2008)

Throwback Thursday: Houston Chronicle

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Jeff and Mike Houston (aka J Project) played Hanover Square in 2006

Brothers Jeff and Mike Houston (aka J Project) performed together at Hanover Square in 2006. These days Jeff has the Jeff Houston Experience and Mike performs with Anjela Lynn.

Let the Music Play

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Street Musicians

Street Musicians, East Onondaga Street

Rude Boys Nouveau

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Henry, Aubertin & Gentile-a portion of the New Age Reggae Collective Morning Sun & the Essentials

Henry, Aubertin & Gentile-a portion of the New Age Reggae collective Morning Sun & the Essentials played the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival last week (Day 1). Marshall Henry (left) is a member of Symphoria here in Syracuse.