The acclaimed JAZZ IN THE CITY Neighborhood Outreach Concert Series returns in 2015 with four concerts featuring national and local jazz artists, plus talented community performers and students from the neighborhoods and Syracuse City Schools. The goals of Jazz in the City are to reconnect urban residents to their culture, bring diverse groups from the suburbs and the neighborhoods together, and provide 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 service groups and businesses are present to distribute information and discount coupons. All four events will be managed by a new La Liga Youth Volunteer Corps, a partnership with the Syracuse Housing Authority, giving summer employment, work experience and adult responsibilities to neighborhood youth at risk.
Concerts are scheduled for August 6th, 13th, 20th, and September 3rd! Bookmark these Thursday evenings now, and watch this space for the announcement of the complete lineup of national acts, to be announced at our press conference on July 28th.
All events are free and open to the public. No alcohol is served. Bring lawn chairs!