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SBD, Silent but Disco

Friday, August 18th, 2017
American Heart Association of CNY Go Red Silent Disco Registration

American Heart Association of CNY Go Red Silent Disco Registration

The fountains and brick walkways of Hanover Square became a dance floor during the Silent Disco party coordinated by the American Heart Association last night.  The event featured DJ Bella J streaming three channels of music to participants in headphones (provided by SE 2 of Buffalo).  The silence soon gave way to singing, clapping and shouts of joy. During the first hour of the program we saw a massive electric slide that consisted of mothers, daughters, colleagues and friends.

a mother/daughter dance duo

A mother/daughter dance duo

The Silent Disco raised awareness about cardiovascular disease in women.

Move to the groove

Moving to the groove

Jazz in the City (Southside)

Friday, August 4th, 2017
Jazz in the City (1 of 5) with Will Holton (bottom) and hosted by Dunk and Bright (top).

Jazz in the City (1 of 5) with Will Holton (bottom) and hosted by Dunk and Bright (top).

Wayback Wednesday (RIP Chuck Loeb)

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

A Taste of Melodic Imagination from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Northeast Jazz & Wine Fest (Day 1)

Friday, July 28th, 2017
Christian Capocaccia kept time for Symphoria and special guest Joe Magnarelli.

Christian Capocaccia kept time for Symphoria and special guest Joe Magnarelli.

Let This Take You to Church

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

The Lord's Prayer from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

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.