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Throwback Thursday

Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Dr. Joan Hillsman

Dr. Joan Hillsman played Jazz in the City (Southside) with the Syracuse section of the Gospel Music Workshop of America. She is author of the text Gospel Music: An African-American Art Form.

September is Gospel Music Heritage Month.

Jazz in the City (East): Chill in the Air

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Ioana Vintu

Ioana Vintu and Nuf Said were a great fit for the back yard-like setting at Lemoyne Plaza last night. Their return to the Cuse on a cool September evening also provided a fitting diminuendo for the outdoor jazz season.

Jazz in the City (Northside): Keepin it Cool

Thursday, August 25th, 2016
What a pleasant surprise. This guy played a guitar like  Bobby Womack, dressed like a dapper don, has a movie star name and sounds like the late Spencer Harrison. Colionne was the perfect choice for Jazz in the City's North Salina location.

What a pleasant surprise. This guy played guitar like Bobby Womack, dressed like a real Dapper Don, has a movie star name, and crooned like the late Spencer Harrison. Nick Colionne was the perfect choice for Jazz in the City’s North Salina location in so many ways. 

Week in Review

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Here’s a sample from a tune played during the Jazz in the City (Westside) show on Thursday, featuring Elan Trotman and Brian Simpson. Their put together band included Rochester musicians Corey Owens (drums) and Carlton Wilcox (bass). They are featured on the clip.

Their synergy was excellent and the overflowing crowd on Park Street showed them much love.

We saw Wilcox when he played here with Frank McComb, and Owens when he played with Danielle Ponder.

Jazz in the City (Westside): After Dark

Saturday, August 20th, 2016
Brian Simpson (Jazz in the City: Westside)

Brian Simpson (Jazz in the City: Westside)

Brian Simpson’s smooth roots run deep. He co-wrote the 1991 pop ballad “The First Time.”

Taking the music to the people.

Simpson took the music to the people on Thursday evening.

Thoughts of Summer: Cuse’ Loves Sax

Friday, August 19th, 2016
Elan Trotman made a return to Syracuse yesterday for the Jazz in the City Series. He shared the stage with keyboardist Brian Simpson, as well as Rochester musicians Corey Owes and Carlton Wilcox. The show shut down a portion of Park Avenue and overflowed the parking lot of Strada Mia 313.

Elan Trotman went down on bended knee in his return to Syracuse yesterday for the Jazz in the City series. He shared the stage with keyboardist Brian Simpson, as well as Rochester musicians Corey Owes and Carlton Wilcox. The show shut down a portion of Park Avenue and overflowed the parking lot of Strada Mia 313.

WAER media personality Eric Cohen primed the crowd for the return of Elan Trotman.

WAER media personality Eric Cohen primed the crowd for the return of Elan Trotman.

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, August 18th, 2016
Elan Trotman

Elan Trotman signed CDs during last year’s Jazz in the City (Northside). He is pictured here with Syracuse’s Bobbie Jean Willis. Trotman will play tonight with Brian Simpson at Strada Mia 313.

Jazz in the City (Southside): Playoffs

Friday, August 12th, 2016
The Blacklites show featured several collaboration, such as this guitar contest.

The Blacklites show at Dunk & Bright last night featured several collaborations, such as this guitar contest led by Emmanuel Atkins (left). The Jazz in the City (Southside) show made a return to S. Salina Street after being held last year at Kirk Park.

Jazz in the City (Southside): Soul Singer

Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Vocalist Ricky Chisolm assessed the  scene during the first set for the Blacklites this evening.

Vocalist Ricky Chisholm assessed the scene during the first set for the Blacklites this evening.

Jazz in the City (Southside): The Backyard Party

Thursday, August 11th, 2016
This is what it looks like when your song comes on during a Blacklites concert  (Jazz in the City, Southside)

This is what it looks like when your song comes on during a Blacklites concert (Jazz in the City, Southside)