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Jazz in the City (Southside): Better Call Saul

Thursday, August 11th, 2016
U.A.D. singer Saul Brown joined The Blacklites on stage this evening for Jazz in the City.

U.A.D. singer Saul Brown joined The Blacklites on stage this evening for Jazz in the City.

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Blacklites Eddie Brown at Jazz in the City (circa 2011).

Eddie Brown at Jazz in the City (circa 2011).

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Getting the band back together: Mustang Sally @ Jazz in the City (circa 2011)

Getting the band back together: Mustang Sally @ Jazz in the City (circa 2011)

Lady Soulsinger

Saturday, August 6th, 2016
Wendy McIntyre performed in Syracuse last week (with Scott Allen & 3rd Scenario).

Wendy McIntyre performed in Syracuse last week (with Scott Allen & 3rd Scenario).

He Aint Haughty, He’s My Brother (Battle for Clinton Square)

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Drum Play from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

A Bugs Life (in Syracuse): The Sequel

Monday, August 1st, 2016
Scott Bugs Allen blasting the brass

Scott Bugs Allen blasting the brass

Scott “Bugs” Allen is a one-man band of sorts. If you include vocals, he played about eight instruments during his evening set at Saturday’s Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival. He may be categorized as a jazz man, but at times his on-stage energy nearly reached Fishbone levels. He goes quickly, but seamlessly from horn to drums to bass, and despite some technical difficulties during the finale, he was able to send soulful shock waves thru Clinton Square with tributes to Prince and Stevie Wonder.

Allen wears many hats(literally had at least three buckets with him), but his sartorial splendor (fuchsia shirt, fuchsia loafers and patterned bow tie) never outshines his wonderful musicianship.

The vibes were the perfect precursor to the upcoming Jazz in the City series (Aug-Sept).

Allen told the crowd that Larry Luttinger and Joe Lee took care of his 3rd Scenario collective so well in 2014 that his return was imminent.

For the sake of our burgeoning music scene, we hope he comes back to the ‘Cuse again. And again. And again.

Bugs banged the drums during a tribute to Stevie Wonder

Bugs banged the drums during a tribute to Stevie Wonder

Allen really got the crowd involved when he did a Prince tribute during his set.

Allen really got the crowd involved when he did a Prince tribute during his set.

Allen and his wife posed for a photo with WAER FM-88 GM Joe Lee and his wife after the Saturday evening set.

Allen and his wife posed for a photo with WAER FM-88 GM Joe Lee and his wife after the Saturday evening set.

Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival, Day 2: Syracuse Swingin’

Sunday, July 31st, 2016
George Feltman tries to find out what the crowd is working with during the first set for Atlas on Saturday night.

An appearance by Atlas is becoming the norm at the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival. As usual, George Feltman (above) put down his trombone long enough find out what fans were working with during the band’s first set on Saturday night.

Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival, Day 2: Sound Familiar

Sunday, July 31st, 2016
Jamel Lorick (right) and Tamar Smithers sang with Brownskin in the World Beat Pavilion on Saturday.

Jamel Lorick (right) and Tamar Smithers sang with Brownskin in the World Beat Pavilion on Saturday.

The Brownskin Band did three shows for Day 2 of the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival last weekend. The band featured several interchangeable members, but we noticed that the trio of Jamel Lorick, Tamar Smithers and TC Carter also formed a nucleus for one of our all time favorite bands from back in the day, Electric Relaxation. We saw ER for the first time at the old OnaJava Cafe. On Saturday Brownskin slowly built an audience inside the World Beat Pavilion until it became a sweatbox, sort of like Electric Relaxation used to do at OnaJava. The more things change, the more they can often sound the same.

Week in Review: Sounds Great, Less Filling

Sunday, July 31st, 2016
GrupoPagan Lite, Stage of Nations, Hanover Square

GrupoPagan Lite played the Stage of Nations (Hanover Square) on Friday.

Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival, Day 2: A Slice of Lettuce

Sunday, July 31st, 2016
Sam Kinninger played at the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival's World Beat Pavilion last night.

Sam Kinninger played at the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival’s World Beat Pavilion last night.

It seems Lettuce and Soulive sax player Sam Kinninger is popping up all over the area. He played with The Dave Matthews Band at the Lakeview and last night we saw him jamming with Brownskin in the World Beat Pavilion for the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival. Believe it or not, we first met Kinninger when he had a gig in Hanover Square back in the day when the Jazz & Wine Festival was known as Jazz in the Square. He invited us into his show (at a bar) and we’ve been following him ever since.