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After the Show…

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Hot Tones/Warm Reception: Camille Thurman finds a score of fans after her blazing vocals for the cover of the Roy Ayers classic "Everybody Loves the Sunshine."

Hot Tones/Warm Reception: Camille Thurman finds a score of new fans after her blazing vocals on the cover of Roy Ayers "Everybody Loves the Sunshine."

All About Strings: Anthony and Eric McGriff with Mimi Jones

All About Strings: Anthony and Eric McGriff with Mimi Jones

Future of the Funk

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Focus on Strings from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

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.

Interpreter

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Composer and Violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain at CFAC

Composer and violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain at CFAC

You didn’t have to be a fan of classical music or chamber music to enjoy the performance by Haitian-American composer Daniel Bernard Roumain last night.  His goal since age 5 has been to make the violin cool so it can be real; make it real so it can be relevant; and be relevant so he can build relationships.

Last night he made some new fans (from elementary school age to the upper decades) by interpreting everything from classic pieces, hip hop music, the national anthem of two countries and even the paintings on the gallery walls.

Roumain has worked with Luther Campbell, Bill T. Jones, Paul Miller (DJ Spooky) and many more.

His  performance was part of the on-going series at the Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) exploring the music of the African Diaspora.

Stay tuned for an interview with Roumain, which will be published soon.

Yayoi Ikawa, Anthony McGriff, Dr. Kheli Willetts, Daniel Bernard Roumain and Eric McGriff at CFAC on Friday night.

Yayoi Ikawa, Anthony McGriff, Dr. Kheli Willetts, Daniel Bernard Roumain and Eric McGriff after last night's performance.

Year in Review (Music)

Friday, December 28th, 2012

 

Jazz singer Gregory Porter (pictured here at the Syracuse Jazz Fest) gave a genre-bending performance that nearly parted the waters at Jamesville Beach. Easily the best performance I saw in 2012.

Jazz singer Gregory Porter (pictured here at the Syracuse Jazz Fest) gave a genre-bending performance that nearly parted the waters at Jamesville Beach. Easily the best performance we saw in 2012.

 

Wouter Kellerman made his Syracuse debut and danced up a storm at the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival.

Flute player Wouter Kellerman made his Syracuse debut and ended up dancing and playing up a storm at the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival.

 

Mike Houston and Anjela Lynn brought their soulful show to the Hill and easily became the most popular group to play the Sitrus Lounge in 2012.

Mike Houston and Anjela Lynn brought their soulful show to the Hill and easily became the most popular group to play the Sitrus Lounge in 2012.

Rick Ross plays the Carrier Dome
Rick Ross played the Rock the Dome show and showed why he’s considered a boss.

 

Nothing but strings: The McGriff brothers may be Syracuse's best kept classic secret. The are pictured here as part of the Connective Corridor's In Motion Series from the Spring.

Nothing but strings: The McGriff brothers may be Syracuse's best kept classic secret. They are pictured here as part of the Connective Corridor's In Motion Series from the Spring playing a mini Hip Hop symphony.

 

Chris Taylor, the country singer, wins the contest for best mike stand in the land.

Chris Taylor, the country singer and leader of the Custom Taylor Band, wins the contest for best mike stand in the land.

 

World B Free almost rhymed the Syracuse Orangemen into the Final Four last year.

World Be Free almost rhymed the Syracuse Orangemen into the Final Four.

 

Miami Sax Machine Jessy J kept it hot as the headliner for the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival.

Sax on Stage: Jessy J kept it hot as the headliner for the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival.

 

Guitarist Edgar Pagan helped organize the Sandy Relief Concert at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.

Guitarist Edgar Pagan helped organize the Sandy Relief Concert at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.

 

Bill Horrace and his band took their show on the road and played a few gigs on the 443 Corridor Bus.
Bill Horrace and his band took their show on the road and played a few gigs on the 443 Connective Corridor Bus.

 

Nothing But Strings

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Anthony McGriff, 2012 T.A.P. Festival

Anthony McGriff, 2012 T.A.P. Festival

Twins Eric and Anthony McGriff demonstrated their clever musicianship playing from classics scores to tunes by Michael Jackson (Smooth Criminal and Beat It) at the T.A.P. Festival Program at Bethany Baptist Church today.

Eric McGriff, 2012 T.A.P. Festival

Eric McGriff, 2012 T.A.P. Festival

Activist Geneva Hayden was recognized as the 2012 Harriet Tubman Spirit Award during the program as well.  The award was presented by Michelle Jones-Galvin, the great-grandneice of Harriet Tubman.

Geneva Hayden, Michelle Jones-Galvin and Deborah Crouch

Geneva Hayden, Michelle Jones-Galvin and Deborah Crouch