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Around the (way) Horn

Saturday, August 26th, 2017
Wayne Tucker at Otro Cinco with the Bad Mothas.

Wayne Tucker returned to Syracuse to play Otro Cinco with the Bad Mothas.

Jazz in the City (Byrne Dairy)

Friday, August 25th, 2017
Charles Canon and the Bells of Harmony were the featured act (along with King Solomon Hicks) for the fourth of five Jazz in the City concerts. Last night's show was the first to be held at the Byrne Dairy distribution facility.

Charles Cannon and the Bells of Harmony were the featured act (along with King Solomon Hicks) for the fourth of five Jazz in the City concerts. Last night’s show was the first to be held at the Byrne Dairy distribution facility.

It may have been more blues and gospel than Jazz, but the fans at the Byrne Dairy location still loved the music.

It may have been more blues and gospel than Jazz, but the fans at the Byrne Dairy location still loved the music.

Before King Solomon Hicks hit the stage Common Council President Van Robinson was given an achievement award for his involvement to help grow Jazz in the City.

Before King Solomon Hicks hit the stage Common Council President Van Robinson was given an achievement award for his involvement to help grow Jazz in the City. In the background drummer Norman Edwards gets ready for the final set.

Who, What, Wear (Music Becomes Them)

Thursday, August 24th, 2017
House Band: Shakespeare in the Park for Summer 2017

Shakespeare in the Park for Summer 2017

Hip Hop’s Happy Hour

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

An Audience with the King

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

King Solomon Hicks, who will be in Syracuse for Jazz in the City later this week, participated in an Apollo Theater forum on Black Men and Soul Music a few months ago (along with Duke’s Mark Anthony Neal, vocalist Gordon Chambers and radio personality Gary Byrd). Listen below for the convo and at the end for a Solomon performance (channeling Curtis Mayfield):

Book of Eli

Saturday, August 19th, 2017
US Marine Corp Vet, recording artist and street musician Elijah Harris, Jr. sang the National Anthem for tonight's game against Durham.

Military veteran, recording artist and street musician Elijah Harris, Jr. sang the National Anthem for tonight’s game against Durham.

He’s the Drummer, She’s the DJ (Round One)

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
DJ Bella J and E-Man (ella y mano)

DJ Bella J and E-Man (ella y mano)

Last night’s happy hour contest at Funk & Waffle Downtown between DJ and the Drummer ended in a draw. Next week Bella J and E-man Washington will go for a rematch. We look forward to another epic battle (peppered with a Hip Hop beat).

SIF Scene (notable people, places and events)

Sunday, August 13th, 2017
The Syracuse Latino Festival always seems to bring in the best artists from Puerto Rico. Yesterday Frankie Casals performed and later posed for pictures with his fans.

The Syracuse Latino Festival is back. The event always seems to bring in the best artists from Puerto Rico. Yesterday Frankie Casals performed and later posed for pictures with his fans.

Week in Review

Sunday, August 6th, 2017
The Blacklights were the featured act at the opening of Jazz in the City this week (along with Will Holton). Eddie Brown and his band have been the go-to group for the Dunk-n-Bright location for years.

The Blacklites were the featured act at the opening of Jazz in the City this week (along with Will Holton). Eddie Brown and his band have been the go-to group for the Dunk & Bright location for years.

Jazz in the City (Southside)

Friday, August 4th, 2017
Jazz in the City (1 of 5) with Will Holton (bottom) and hosted by Dunk and Bright (top).

Jazz in the City (1 of 5) with Will Holton (bottom) and hosted by Dunk and Bright (top).