Posts Tagged ‘Central New York Jazz Orchestra’

The Sound, Fusion & Future

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
DJ Spooky In Concert: Happening

DJ Spooky In Concert: Sonification

So this is what edge-craft sounds like…

After seeing the DJ Spooky concert we are convinced he was influenced by Pharaoh Sanders or Sun Ra.  His futuristic, genre-bending show took the definition of mixing to the far reaches of anything Hip Hop has seen. In a toned-down exhibition that included a commentary/listening party, DJ Spooky blending the sounds of nature with club beats and the live musicianship of the Central New York Jazz Orchestra (including Brett Zvacek and Joe Davoli).

The Future of the Mix: DJ Spooky with members of the Central New York Jazz Orchestra

The Future of the Mix: DJ Spooky on stage with musicians for a live sample/mix.

Summer Breeze

Saturday, August 28th, 2010
Urban Jazz Collective's Duane Tribune (left) and Richard Randolph play on stage in Little Italy

Urban Jazz Coalition’s Duane Tribune (left) and Richard Randolph

Columbus, OH-based Urban Jazz Coalition brings an unofficial end to the outdoor live jazz season in Syracuse on Thursday. They performed in Little Italy for the season finale of  Jazz in the City, a neighborhood concert series produced each summer by Larry Luttinger and the Central New York Jazz  Orchestra.

Age Aint Nothing But a Number

Monday, July 27th, 2009
Young Cats

Young Cats

Props to the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet (pictured are members Nick Frenay and Chad Leftkowitz Brown) the young cats who served as the defacto house band for the Northeast Jazz & Wine Fest late night jam sessions at Jazz Central over the weekend.

Tear the Roof off tha Sucker

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Sax man Marion Meadows said he’s wanted to perform in Syracuse for a long time, sick especially since his sister lives here.  He finally got his chance last night during a sizzling performance for the Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival (formerly Jazz in the Square).  During the set Meadows did a roll call of musicians that have influenced his band, people such as Grover, Ella, Miles, Coltrane, James Brown and some others. Then before bringing the house down, he asked a simple question: “What happens when some Funk falls into your cereal?”

The crowd in Clinton Square for the festival concert got the answer, but Meadows added a cresendo later when his band brought their steady rhythms to Jazz Central for an intimate late night jam session (which typically follow the festival performances).

In addition to his quartet, Meadows vibed with musicians such as Eudy Ferdandez and The Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet, featuring Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Noah Kellman, Nick Frenay, Zach Brown, and Corey Fonville.

Joe Magnarelli also joined the session, which funked up the house til well past midnight.