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Jazz Is…A Sheet of Sound

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Bugs in the House from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Scott “Bugs” Allen and 3rd Scenario will return to Syracuse this week for the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival (Downtown).

Caroling along the Corridor

Friday, December 11th, 2015
Bob Brown, Larry Luttinger with Tom Witkowski (on piano).

Bob Brown, Larry Luttinger with Tom Witkowski (on piano).

Rejoice in Rhythm

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Rejoice in Rhythm from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Cultural Achievers on the Corridor

Thursday, December 11th, 2014
Writer/Editor Russ Tarby and Music Exec. Larry Luttinger

Writer/Editor Russ Tarby (left) and Music Executive/Drummer Larry Luttinger have made some great contributions to Central New York arts scene. We first met Russ when he was the go-to-guy for music at the New Times about two decades ago; we met Larry when he was first putting together the Jazz Arts Foundation. They are pictured here at Tuesday’s Jazz Central Holiday Reception.

Griot on Washington Street

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Thanks to The Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company (PRPAC) for choosing one of our photos for their most recent production. The PRPAC is producing “Mama Said There Would Be Days Like This” with Omanii Abdullah at Jazz Central. We saw a similar production when it was staged at CFAC.  The shows were directed by Ryan Johnson-Travis.

Not So Silent Night

Thursday, December 12th, 2013
Jazz Central Christmas Party

Jazz Central Holiday Reception

The annual holiday party at Jazz Central continues to be a great after work mixer (and not just to get a taste of Judy Murphy’s meatballs).

The intimate theater provides a great opportunity to catch up with all those folks you’ve seen through the year at jazz shows sponsored by the CNYJAF (from Sitrus, treat  Jazz in the City and the Cabaret series as well as the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival).

A few years ago, despite a snow storm, we caught an impromptu piano performance by Cookie Coogan, Chris Jones and Jeff Stockham.  Last night the mood was just as festive with Dave Solazzo providing the musical ambiance.

Assemblyman Sam Roberts, Lanessa Owens and Mike Atkins at the party.

Jazz Patrons: Assemblyman Sam Roberts, Lanessa Owens and Mike Atkins attended the party.

Rhythm of the Night

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Baldwinsville-bred comic Dan Frigolette appeared on W. Kamau Bell’s show recently and nearly hijacked the street interview with a obscure R&B reference. We knew Dan was funny, but had no idea he was up on Debarge. We like it!

Frigolette will be doing a comedy workshop next month at Jazz Central.

Four for the show

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
T. Blunt (MC)

T. Blunt

T’was four nights before Christmas and laughter could be heard coming out of the theater at Jazz Central . The intimate music spot became a venue for some down-home laughs (and occasional snorts) last night.
Anna Phillips

Anna Phillips

Dan Frigolette

Dan Frigolette

Hoboken’s Dan Frigolette (graduate of Baldwinsville High) put together another joke fest this year, featuring Anna Phillips, and Syracuse natives Jessimae Peluso and newcomer T. Blunt (who served as the MC).  There were two sets for the Friday show.

Jessie Mae Peluso

Jessimae Peluso

Scholastic Saturday (continued)

Monday, October 22nd, 2012
Ryan Fox (guitar) jams with the musicians at Jazz Central on Saturday.

Ryan Fox (guitar) jams with the house band at Jazz Central during Saturday's session.

Jazz for a Saturday afternoon

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Living Word Academy's Oliva Michael, Acacia Bunker and their teacher Paula Michael participated in a Scholastic Jam Session today at Jazz Central.

Living Word Academy’s Oliva Michael, Acacia Bunker and their teacher Paula Michael participated in a Scholastic Jam Session today at Jazz Central.