Posts Tagged ‘Spencer Murphy’

Throwback Thursday: Cuse in the Village

Thursday, July 25th, 2013
Our Man in the Village

Spencer Murphy, bass

Here is a photograph of Syracuse bassist Spencer Murphy that was taken from a Jazz in the Square show (circa 2005).  Murphy currently hosts Monday night’s “After Hours” at Smalls Jazz Club in the Village.

Talking all that Jazz

Friday, December 9th, 2011
Noah Kellman, musician, blogger, CNY-native (circa 2005)

The Superfriends: Noah Kellman, musician, composer,  blogger, plays on stage with Spencer Murphy and Nick Frenay (circa 2005).

I got a message yesterday that pianist Noah Kellman, a musician and young veteran of the local jazz scene will be writing a blog for the CNY Jazz Arts Foundation.  I first heard him play on one of the scholastic stages for the Jazz in the City (now the Northeast Jazz & Wine) with Nick Frenay and Spencer Murphy.  Since then Kellman, now an award-winning pianist and composer, has shared the stage with Nicholas Payton, Antonio Hart and he’s even played the Grammys.  Talk about a rising star. It will be good to read an insider’s perspective on the local jazz scene from an accomplished home-grown talent.