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Jazz is…Respect

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Onondaga at Onondaga Hill from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

There’s a top 10 list somewhere as to why Frank Malfitano, producer, director, talent cultivator, and cultural savant “gets it” when it comes to showing pride for Syracuse and Central New York. Bringing Chief Lyons, the statesman, onto the stage at Jazz Fest tonight is high on that list. Respect.

Julyin’

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Jumpstart Jazz Fest Weekend from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Jazz Is…Sultry

Friday, July 1st, 2016
Gina Bryant was a guest vocalist with the Shawn Seals Experience (Munjed's Restaurant)

Gina Bryant was a guest vocalist with the Shawn Seals Experience this evening. The event, which was held at Munjed’s Restaurant, was part of the Urban Solution Group’s Jumpstart Jazz Fest Weekend.

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
Antonio Hart played the Hotel Syracuse's Persian Terrace in 2007.

Antonio Hart played the Hotel Syracuse’s Persian Terrace in 2007.

Jazz Is…Movement

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
Sitrus Lounge

Joe Ferlo of Utica played the Sitrus Lounge with Laurie Dapice last week.

Built to Last

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
Frank Malfitano will produce the 34th Annual Syracuse Jazz Fest in July. Today  Mayor Miner named April 19 "Frank Malfitano Day."

Frank Malfitano will produce the 34th Annual Syracuse Jazz Fest in July. Today Mayor Miner named April 19 “Frank Malfitano Day.”

Week in Review: No Pressure

Sunday, April 10th, 2016
Renowned trombonist and teacher Wycliffe Gordon encourages a student to improvise during his class at Syracuse University on Saturday.

Renowned trombonist and teacher Wycliffe Gordon encourages a student to improvise during his clinic at Syracuse University on Saturday. He will visit Cornell University on Sunday.

Jazz Is…Finding Your Voice

Saturday, April 9th, 2016
“The instrument is an extension of your voice…if you can sing it, you can play it.”
-Wycliffe Gordon
Wycliffe Gordon

Wycliffe Gordon at Syracuse University

Who’s Your Daddy?

Friday, April 8th, 2016
Scotty Morris and his dapper mates, better known as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will appear at the NYS Fair on Aug. 25. The show is at Chevy Court. Voodoo Daddy appeared at Jazz Fest in 2014.

Scotty Morris (above) and his dapper band mates, better known as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, will appear at the NYS Fair this summer. The show will be Aug. 25 at Chevy Court. Voodoo Daddy appeared at Jazz Fest in 2014.

Jazz Is…Improvisation

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016