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CNY Jazz Announces Twenty First Season – Cabaret Series Brings International Jazz and Pop Stars

Syracuse, NY – CNY Jazz Central’s 2016-2017 subscriber series, the CNY Jazz Cabarets, will present three concerts with international guest artists in the Sheraton Syracuse University Ballroom and Drumlins Country Club.

The series offers an eclectic mix of jazz, soul and pop, with guest artists of high stature. Alita Moses, recent winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival Vocal Competition, opens the series, followed by a return engagement by Syracuse’s famous jazz expatriate Jackiem Joyner, who will perform with Selina Albright for a double bill during Black History Month. Closing the season is pop and “blue eyed soul” legend Bobby Caldwell, who will appear with the CNY Jazz Orchestra, and speak at area colleges while in Syracuse.

“We’ve invested heavily in the kind of star-studded lineup that our fans tell us that they want,” according to Larry Luttinger, CNY Jazz founder and director. “There’s no better time for the public to celebrate the best in America’s music with us, with fine food and drink in a classy cabaret atmosphere, and at community theater prices to boot. There’s nothing like this in terms of quality in an intimate cabaret setting anywhere in Central New York.”

Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.cnyjazz.org/subscribe or by calling 315-479-5299. Full subscriptions are offered for $80 until November 11th. Individual tickets, group and corporate tables are also available.

At all Cabaret Series events, a cash bar and affordable buffet stations are available. All CNY Jazz subscribers and donors will be given a “CNY Jazz Club Card” to receive validated parking privileges and 10% discounts on food and drink at all cabarets and other CNY Jazz Series. More details can be found at cnyjazz.org/subscribe and cnyjazz.org/donate.

The upcoming CNY Jazz season includes other series and special events like Jazz Vespers, Nancy Kelly Vocal Jazz Jams and Cabarets, January JAZZfest, and their Le Moyne College programs: Jazz at the Plaza, Parties in the Plaza, and Scholastic Jazz Jams. Information on all programs is available at www.cnyjazz.org.

Cabaret Schedule

Sunday, Nov. 20th, 2016
Alita Moses “Voices in Jazz”
4 p.m. Doors; 5 p.m. SHOWTIME at the Sheraton Syracuse University

Alita Moses brings her prize-winning voice to bear on the world’s finest jazz repertoire to open the series. Winner of the 2014 Montreaux jazz vocal competition while still an undergrad at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts, and protégé of the legendary Al Jarreau, Alita performs across the globe in concert, club and festival settings.

Sunday, Feb. 19th, 2017 at Drumlins
Black History Month Cabaret with Jackiem Joyner & Selina Albright
Sponsored by Brackens Financial Solutions Network
4 p.m. Doors; 5 p.m. SHOWTIME

After last year’s sellout performance, Billboard #1 smooth jazz saxophonist Jackiem Joyner returns with Selina Albright, who has toured with David Benoit, David Sanborn, Hugh Masakela, and the Temptations.

Sunday, April 9th, 2017
An evening with Bobby Caldwell & The CNY Jazz Orchestra
4 p.m. Doors; 5 p.m. SHOWTIME at the Sheraton

Bobby Caldwell, acclaimed song stylist and in-demand pop and RnB songwriter for Chicago, Boz Scaggs, Neil Diamond, Al Jarreau, Boyz II Men, Cee-Lo Green and others, will be appear with the sixteen-piece CNY Jazz Orchestra.

ARTIST VIDEO LINKS

Alita Moses – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-4yafIDPLs
Jackiem Joyner & Selina Albright – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR2YFQGBUgY
Bobby Caldwell – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAbvevufJIE