Posts Tagged ‘Violin’

A Certain Kinda Moxie

Saturday, September 10th, 2016
Univ. of Michigan grads and band mates Fritz McGirr and Diana Ladio provided some show stopping fun during the Moxie set at the Syracuse Irish Festival this evening.

Univ. of Michigan grads and band mates Fritz McGirr and Diana Ladio provided some show-stopping musical improvisation during the Syracuse Irish Festival this evening. They are members of the group Moxie Strings.

Live from Syracuse, It’s Saturday Night

Monday, February 9th, 2015

If you are one of those people who says there is nothing going on in Syracuse…we simply are not going to listen to you any more. Period.

Here was one of our favorite scenes from Phi Beta Sigma, Inc.’s Saturday Night Live: Showcase featuring the soulful and jaunty violinist Damien Escobar. His layered riffs definitely excited the crowd on this cover of a Michael Jackson classic.

Future of the Funk

Saturday, April 26th, 2014


Here is a short video clip of the McGriff brothers playing one of the songs from the Great American Modern/Pop Songbook during their set at Jazz & Wine (at CFAC) last night. The McGriffs, who have played many venues along the Corridor, opened for Mimi Jones.

Hanging on a String

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Composer Daniel Bernard Roumain, is part of a new collective of musicians (think DJ Spooky and Dr. Dre) who push the envelope and explore uncharted territory, forge historic collaborations, and basically are re-writing the rules of what it means to be a performer/producer and artist.

Roumain talked to us before his performance at the Community Folk Art Center’s series exploring┬ámusic from the African Diaspora.