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Throwback Thursday

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
The Beat Goes On: Ralph Kinsey at a show in Syracuse (circa 2003).

The Beat Goes On: Ralph Kinsey at a show in Syracuse (circa 2003).

Cultural Stew

Sunday, January 29th, 2017
Jazz Brown, Sunday Jazz Jam (Brunch), Funk-n-Waffles

Jessica Brown mixed in some improv vocals for the Sunday Jazz Jam (Brunch) at Funk-n-Waffles. The venue featured a few free shows today.

Rhythm & Resolve

Sunday, November 13th, 2016
Miss Marie & Professor Louie (Center for the Arts, Homer, NY)

Miss Marie & Professor Louie (Center for the Arts, Homer, NY)

We visited the artsy, but reverent space known as the Center for the Arts in Homer for the first time on Friday. The Veterans Day tribute featuring Professor Louie & The Crowmatix was a blast. The Pride of Peekskill (aka The Professor) oversaw the wonderful performance either seated at the keys, and or flexing his shoulders to play his vintage accordion.  We particularly enjoyed his vocal chemistry with singer Miss Marie (pictured above).

The show featured a generous 2-hour plus performance, including tributes to Leonard Cohen and Buckwheat Zydeco. As an added bonus, we noticed some familiar faces in the horn section, and their intro paved the way for a truly sonic performance in the formerly sacred space.

Gary Burke

Gary Burke

Gary Burke (who was a guest artist on this album from 1987) drummed up a fuss the entire night, including a great solo on the cut “Mr. Luck.”  Meanwhile guitarist John Planania put the crowd under his spell, especially on the Van Morrison hit “Domino.” Frank Campbell also kept things steady with his trusty bass and background vocals.

The venue featured a spacious lobby as well. The acoustics sometimes suffered from the vaulted ceiling, but there was not a bad seat in the house.  We found the post-it seat reservation system a pleasant dose of nonconformity.

Special thanks to Tom Honan and Live Space Entertainment for the invite.

National Anthem

National Anthem

Have You Seen Chelsea Lately

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
Singer, songwriter and Lemoyne College senior Chelsea Balan showed off her brand of folk soul during the Party in the Plaza series. She is pictured here playing with artist/producer Todd Hobin.

Singer/songwriter Chelsea Balan showed off her emerging talent in folk-soul during the Party in the Plaza series last week. The NYC-native and Lemoyne College senior was joined in performance by artist/producer Todd Hobin.

Week in Review

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Dynamo (part deux) from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Back for Bar-b-que

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
Nate Felty and Dynamo gave off a funky aroma at the Dinosaur BBQ this evening.

Dynamo, with Syracuse’s Nate Felty on drums, gave off a funky aroma at the Dinosaur BBQ this evening. The Nashville-based band’s tour takes them to Oswego and Buffalo next.

Sunday Jazz Brunch (part 3)

Sunday, October 9th, 2016
Flutist and, educator John J. led the house band for a tune during the Jazz Jam at Funk-n-Waffles Downtown on Sunday.

Flautist John J. led the house band for a tune during the Jazz Jam at Funk-n-Waffles Downtown last week.

John J, flautist, educator (Jazz Jam, Funk-n-Waffles Downtown)

John J.

The Sunday Jazz Brunch (part 2)

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Sounds like Sunday from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Great Performances (SIF Archive)

Sunday, September 25th, 2016
RIP Stanley Durell, aka Mr. Wheat

Unapologetically Cajun: RIP Stanley Dural, Jr., aka Buckwheat Zydeco (pictured here at Syracuse Jazz Fest)

No Setlist

Saturday, September 24th, 2016
Dennis live at Onondaga Creekwalk

Dennis: Live at Onondaga Creekwalk