The acclaimed JAZZ IN THE CITY Neighborhood Outreach Concert Series returns in 2014, featuring national and local jazz artists, plus talented students recruited from the Syracuse City Schools…JAZZ IN THE CITY reconnects urban residents to their culture, brings diverse groups from the suburbs and the neighborhoods together, and provides educational and cultural benefits to youth and residents. UNDERUTILIZED CITY PARKS, neighborhood centers, and commercial corridors gain meaningful use, URBAN ARTISTS gain meaningful employment, MINORITY SMALL BUSINESSES are invited to vend at no cost, and COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUPS are offered a public forum.
This year, Pathfinder Bank will host a gala, extended event in the heart of downtown, in celebration of their stakeholder status as an anchor business of the new Pike Block. The event will be held Wednesday September 3rd, from 5:30 to 8:30pm, in Perseverance Park at Salina and Fayette Streets, a reconstructed plaza now sporting a dramatic new look due to the "Flowscape" street artscape created by Jason Evans, an architect at Ashley McGraw Architects, and George Curry, distinguished teaching professor emeritus at SUNY ESF.
Jazz in the City, loosely fashioned after the famous Harlem Jazzmobile founded by Dr. Billy Taylor, has been serving urban Syracuse since 2002.
Watch this space for more details on other concerts, coming soon!
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