Archive for April, 2014
Shout out to WAER’s Joe Lee for hooking up with CFAC to bring Mimi Jones and her jazz fusion experience to Syracuse last night. Jones came to CNY previously to play along side Tia Fuller. This time she came with her own band, made up of Camille Thurman (sax and flute), Justin Faulkner (drums) and Luis Perdomo (keys).
In addition to being band leader, Jones is also the head of her own music label.
This show was a great way to put an exclamation point on Jazz Appreciation Month and adds another great show to the legend of CFAC.
Justin Faulkner, who played with the Mimi Jones band last night at CFAC, and who is currently a member of the Branford Marsalis Quartet, is DWA: a drummer with attitude. This young cat is definitely one to watch. And don’t let his urbane fashion sense fool you, Faulkner can roll up his sleeves, work those sticks and funk you right out of your chair.
We would love to see him return to Central New York very soon (maybe even with Marsalis, Revis and Calderazzo).
Here is a short video clip of the McGriff brothers playing one of the songs from the Great American Modern/Pop Songbook during their set at Jazz & Wine (at CFAC) last night. The McGriffs, who have played many venues along the Corridor, opened for Mimi Jones.
An impromptu fashion show happened in preparation for the Earth Day Celebration in Forman Park this evening as activists showed up dressed as their favorite flora or fauna.