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Week in Review

Sunday, September 17th, 2017
Kindred Family Soul was the headline act for the inaugural Sankofa Festival.

Kindred Family Soul was the headline act for the inaugural Sankofa Festival.

Week in Review

Sunday, September 10th, 2017
This year at the Syracuse Irish Festival Steve Phillips (left) of The Elders played a tune on stage he produced for The Moxie Strings.  He is pictured here with Diana Ladio.

This year at the Syracuse Irish Festival Steve Phillips (left) of The Elders played a tune on stage he produced for The Moxie Strings. He is pictured here with Diana Ladio. Both groups played two sets for the weekend.

Week in Review (Funk Lives)

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Week in Review (Jazz in the City)

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

When you hear the Screaming Headless Torsos on stage, its like you are listening to the past, present and future of jazz all at the same time.

Week in Review

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Larry, Paul, Issac, Reggie & Eddie. These principals from JAMS put together a great concert at the @nysfair2017 on Saturday night. The stage was Empire Experience stage was in a remote location, but the sound was great (big up to the engineers) and the @steve_arrington set was maybe the best show we saw all summer. Even a rain shower couldn't quench the fire the Minister of Funk (and voice of Slave) created on that far western part of the fairgrounds. The sound carried up to the parking lot near gate four ("slide, slide"). We heard someone say the bass was a touch loud, but that is never true in a funk universe. Our wish list goes goes something like this: 1) We hope Steve's band gets their lost luggage before the next gig; 2) JAMS needs to bring @parliamentfunkadelic or @mazefeaturingfrankiebeverly to the fair next year, and 3) that stage need to be closer to a gate. #thingstodoinsyracuse #bestshowofthesummer #bestofthefair #jamsfunkfest2017 #siberianstage #verygoodsoundquality #mtrushmoreofcusemusic #summermusicfestivals #justatouchofthefunkallthetimekeepsmehighallthetime #thegreatnewyorkstatefair #alilraincantstopthestank @mr.leepaul15

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How Funky Was It?

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017
Steve Arrington unleashed some Dayton dumpster funk at the NYS Fair on Saturday night.

Steve Arrington unleashed some Dayton-style dumpster funk at the NYS Fair on Saturday night.

Jazz in the City (Lemoyne)

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
Screaming Headless Torsos founder and guitarist David Fiuczynski and his band led a out-of-the-box fusion explosion at Lemoyne Plaza to close out the Jazz in the City series.

Screaming Headless Torsos guitarist David Fiuczynski and his band led an out-of-the-box, genre-bending fusion explosion at Lemoyne Plaza to close out Jazz in the City.

Week in Review

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

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.