Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Drumlins, 800 Nottingham Rd, Syracuse – $35 presale until 2/17; $40 at door

Black History Month Cabaret with Jackiem Joyner & Selina Albright Sponsored by Brackens Financial Solutions Network 4 p.m. Doors; 5 p.m. SHOWTIME

The unparalleled success of last year’s BHM event, which sold out the 400-seat Drumlins space, demanded that we bring Syracuse’s greatest expatriate smooth jazz master Jackiem Joyner back for a reprise performance – but we couldn’t stop there. We’ve paired him with the explosive talent of Selina Albright – yes, she is the progeny of the great Gerald Albright. She’s toured with everyone, including Jeff Lorber, George Duke, Joe Sample, David Benoit, Marcus Miller, Dave Koz, David Sanborn, Hugh Masakela, and the Temptations. This year, requested dress will be “sparkly” at this gala. Special opportunity for two lucky couples: up close and personal onstage VIP loveseat seating, courtesy of Dunk & Bright Furniture, on a first come first served basis, with backstage photo opp with the artists!


Here’s a bit of a bonus – get the chance to sit on the stage with our performers by buying a winning raffle ticket – read all about it here, and visit the store to buy your raffle tickets:


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

We saved the very best for last – the biggest star ever presented in a cabaret setting by CNY Jazz – the inimitable singer, songwriter, performer, producer and chart-topper 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, racking up over 40 million in sales throughout his globetrotting forty-year-plus-and-counting career. Equally comfortable singing the Great American Songbook, he’s starred as Frank Sinatra in “The Rat Pack Is Back” in Las Vegas. His songs have appeared in many movies, and he has nineteen albums of his own to his credit. He’ll be appearing with our very own CNY Jazz Orchestra for a powerhouse show to end our season. Buy now – this one will sell out fast.