Posts Tagged ‘Syracuse Jazz Fest’

Let It Flow

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Let It Flow from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Jazz Fest 35: Kick Off

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
Singer/voice teacher Margot Hanson was a guest performer at today's Jazz Fest 35 Kick-Off Party at OCC.

Singer/voice teacher Margot Hanson was a guest performer at today’s Jazz Fest 35 Kick-Off Party at OCC.

Reveal

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
The line up for the 35th Annual Syracuse Jazz Fest was released during a press conference this afternoon at M&T Bank

The line up for the 35th Annual Syracuse Jazz Fest was released during a press conference this afternoon at M&T Bank. At the podium Jazz Fest producer Frank Malfitano readies for media questions.

Thirty-five is halfway between 20 and 50, so the line-up for the 2017 Syracuse Jazz Festival includes some old school and some new school. The line up includes the following:

  • Ramsey Lewis
  • Rebirth Jazz Band
  • Todd Rundgren
  • Asleep at the Wheel
  • Marc Broussard
  • The Mavericks

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)

Jazz Is…Negotiation

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
Frank Malfitano and Joanie Mahoney: Building Consensus

Frank Malfitano and Joanie Mahoney: Building Consensus

This week we heard rumors that The Syracuse Jazz Fest may have to move to the Lakeview Amphitheater; we also heard if it did not move, funding may be withheld. Well, Jazz Fest Producer Frank Malfitano and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney appeared at a press conference this afternoon to set the record straight. Their mutual admiration was evident from the start, and if this kind of cooperation is wrong, none of us should wanna be right.

To hear a clip of the press conference, including Malfitano’s comments on why he chooses to keep Jazz Fest on Onondaga Hill (for now), and what the college means to him, click the sound file.

The event, which was held at the historic Second Olivet Missionary Baptist Church, was attended by politicians, local musicians, concerned concert goers, and members of the media.

Between Gold and Silver

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
Raul Malo and Eddie Perez from The Mavericks performed at last weekend's 34th Annual Syracuse Jazz Festival.

Raul Malo (right) and Eddie Perez from The Mavericks performed at last weekend’s 34th Annual Syracuse Jazz Festival.

When it comes to the summer outdoor concert season, The Syracuse Jazz Fest is an event nonpareil. This year’s 34th show was a blast and we eagerly anticipate next year’s version. Here are a some of the artists we’d love to see for the 35th Annual Syracuse Jazz Fest next year:

  1. Stevie Wonder
  2. The Internet
  3. Anita Baker
  4. Brian Culbertson
  5. Lalah Hathaway
  6. Wyclef Jean
  7. Antoinette Henry
  8. Kamasi Washington
  9. Roy Ayers
  10. And any of the following via hologram or on the jumbotron: Grover, Ray Charles, Miles, Dizzy, or Phyllis Hyman

Jazz Is…Freedom of Expression

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016
Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes

O.P.

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016
Jazz Fest Productions President Oscar Peterson

Jazz Fest Productions President Oscar Peterson (right) enjoys the scene at OCC.

Jazz Fest, Day 1: Message in the Music

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016
Michael McDonald talk just enough politics before getting into his litany of hits last night.

Michael McDonald talked just enough politics before getting into his litany of hits last night.

Jazz Is…Audacious

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016
Jerry Dale McFadden of the Mavericks had maybe the coolest entrance for any Jazz Fest in recent history.

Jerry Dale McFadden of the Mavericks had maybe the coolest entrance for any Jazz Fest in recent history.