Archive for July, 2015

Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival: Adjustment Periods

Friday, July 31st, 2015
NEJWF 2015

Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival 2015.  Overall it was three days of Syracuse-style fun.

We have to give credit where credit is due.

Larry Luttinger and the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival staff did a great job this year. Not only did they extend the festival a third day (to add Blues), but also literally weathered a thunderstorm, followed by sticky humidity, one cancelled performance, and another headliner who showed up injured.

But of course, the show must go on.

Overall we heard some great music and saw some memorable performances, including a tribute to Jeff Houston and fantastic Friday dance party with Atlas.

Hopefully, the Jazz in the City series that they produce in August won’t bring so many surprises.

John Mooney

New Orleans guitarist John Mooney was a great addition for the Sunday Blues showcase.

Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival, Day 3: Nothing but the Blues

Friday, July 31st, 2015
Mississippi Heat's Inetta Visor works the call and response with the crowd.

Mississippi Heat’s Inetta Visor works the call and response with the crowd.

Conceptual Metaphor (VII): Mississippi Heat

Friday, July 31st, 2015
Hot Chicago Blues goes well with Hot Syracuse Weather, all courtesy of the group Mississippi Heat.

Hot Chicago Blues goes well with Hot Syracuse Weather, all courtesy of the group Mississippi Heat.

Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival, Day 3: Hot Blues, Cool Hats

Friday, July 31st, 2015
Pierre Lacocque of Mississippi Heat

Pierre Lacocque of Mississippi Heat

Duke Robillard

Duke Robillard

Mark Nanni

Mark Nanni

Michael Dotson of Mississipi Heat

Michael Dotson of Mississipi Heat

Cowboys of Western Swing

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Here is a short clip of the Western/Country Swing band,Skiffle Minstrels,  who performed in the World Beat Pavilion on Day 2 of the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival last week.

Honky Tonk from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival, Day 2: Efficacy Test

Thursday, July 30th, 2015
Chieli Minucci performed with Special EFX

Chieli Minucci made night grooves with Special EFX on the Pomco Main Stage,despite the occasional downpour.

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

We won’t throw back too far with this video clip from earlier this month.

All in the Family from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Robert Randolph & The Family Band sock it to Syracuse for NYS Blues Fest (July 11, 2015)

Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival, Day 2: The Power of Lao

Thursday, July 30th, 2015
Lao Tizer played Oswego Harbor Fest and the Northeast Jazz & Wine Fest (Syracuse) last Saturday.

Lao Tizer performed at Oswego’s Harbor Fest and the Northeast Jazz & Wine Fest (Syracuse) last Saturday. He played with  Chieli Minucci & Special EFX in Syracuse.

Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival, Day 2: Brooklyn to Bahia and Beyond

Thursday, July 30th, 2015
Janis Seigel passes off to Nanny Assis during a number on the Pomco Main Stage last week.

Vocalist Janis Siegel passes off to Nanny Assis during a number on the Pomco Main Stage last week.

Atlas XXXV

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Funky Friday (part 2) from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Atlas funks up Clinton Square.