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Jazz Is…IYBY (in your back yard)

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Beasley, Loeb & Veasley from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Veasley, Loeb, Beasley sounds like the name of a law firm or investment bank, but true fans of the jazz genre recognize that when on stage these names signal a crisply proficient combo. We’ve never been on a smooth jazz cruise before, but the event in Syracuse a few nights ago was just a little bit of water (or a Brian Culbertson sighting) away from the real thing.

Special shout out to Reggie Seigler for producing a great concert for the FunkFest 2k16 (New York State Fair). During the show J.A.M.S., along with Pastor Daren Jaime and People’s A.M.E. Zion, raised over $1100 for victims of a local tragedy.

Pastor Jaime

Pastor Jaime

NYS Fair (Day 10): Showing Some Love

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016
The Cuse' Music Scene has a special spirit of collaboration and is all about showing love  and recognizing good musicianship. Tonight Reggie Seigler (left), founder of JAMS presented a community award to Syracuse Jazz Fest Producer Frank Malfitano.

The more time we log covering the Cuse’ music scene, the more we experience a special spirit of collaboration recognition. Tonight musician and columnist Reggie Seigler (left), founder of JAMS (Syracuse’s Joined Artists Musicians and Singers’ ) presented a community award to Syracuse Jazz Fest Producer Frank Malfitano. The ceremony was during the intermission for the FunkFest 2K16 show.

More from Dr. Alphonso’s (Syracuse) Juke Joint

Friday, February 19th, 2016
Dr. Alphonso Sanders with Mr. Soft Spoken aka Reggie Seigler

Dr. Alphonso Sanders (left) with Mr. Soft Spoken aka Reggie Seigler during a set break at Al’s Whiskey & Wine Lounge.

Rip the Joint

Thursday, February 18th, 2016
“I met so many people from Mississippi tonight I thought I was back home…”
Dr. Alphonso Sanders
Dr. Alphonso Sanders at AL's

Dr. Alphonso Sanders made himself at home at Al’s Wine and Whiskey Lounge.

Musician/educator Dr. Alphonso Sanders turned AL’s (321 S. Clinton Street), into his own personal Juke Joint last night. The multi-instrumentalist made a return to Central New York (with pianist Jimmy Lee, Jr.) for an appearance at SUNY Oswego, but he made a timely pit-stop in Downtown Syracuse.

During the two-set performance, which went way past midnight, Dr. Sanders also invited a collective of Syracuse musicians to find the groove with him. These virtuoso suspects included Reggie Seigler, Glen McArthur, Emanual Washington, Thomas TC Carter, Dequan Bowens, Paul Lee, Sam Wynn, John Heard, and Elijah Harris, Jr.

And while snow was gently falling, along with the temperatures outside, inside the former cigar bar quickly became a sweat box dripping with Delta funk.

If you’ve never seen Sanders you quickly learn to respect his musicianship. He is like a one-man Earth Wind & Fire horn section working the flugelhorn, sax and flute.  He also sang, smooth-talked the ladies from the bandstand, wailed on his harmonica, and even told a joke or two. The night featured some down home blues as well as great covers of Al Green, Miles, Grover, and Stevie.

Blow jazz man blow

The Professor: Unmuted

The star-studded crowd included poet Jackie Warren-Moore, media personality Marc Lamont Hill, and contingent from SUNY Oswego.

Overall it was a great Wednesday night, but next time we’d like to see Dr. Sanders headline a Friday at the Dinosaur BBQ.

Special shout-out to Dr. Jerald Jones Woolfolk (another Mississippi native) for her assistance.

It’s a Love Thing

Friday, September 26th, 2014
Donna Alford and Reggie Seigler led the Donna Alford JaSS band brought some brand new funk to the Sitrus Lounge on Friday night.

Donna Alford and Reggie Seigler led the Donna Alford JaSS band brought some brand new funk to the Sitrus Lounge on Friday night.

Fresh off their headline gig at Jazz in the City, The Donna Alford JaSSBand (featuring the husband/wife team of Reggie Siegler and Donna Alford) came to The Sitrus Lounge Friday and unleashed a brand new funk.  One of the highlights of their set was a Michael Jackson medley, which carefully blended “Rock with You” and “Love Never Felt So Good.”  The MJ set was so smooth we expected to see a hologram appear on stage.

Unfortunately, this was their only appearance at the Sitrus showcase this season.