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10th Anniversary January Jazzfest now a weekend affair

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT:

Larry Luttinger

441 E. Washington St.

Syracuse, NY 13202

315-479-5299

larry@cnyjazz.org

10th Anniversary January Jazzfest now a weekend affair

Virtual festival and VIP watch party options

Syracuse NY – Serious fans of America’s music will be relieved to know that the Seneca Savings January Jazzfest will be back for its 10th Anniversary at Mohegan Manor in Baldwinsville, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday January 30th and 31st. A double bill featuring nationally recognized acts will appear each day of the virtual event. Private VIP dinner watch parties will take place at Mohegan Manor through the weekend as well. Tickets are on sale now at tix.com for $15.00 per day or $25.00 for the entire event, and all details about the shows and watch parties may be found at www.cnyjazz.org.

Saturday’s show kicks off at 7 p.m. with the eclectic blues, funk, roots music and Americana of Mark Nanni & The Intention, followed by the horn-driven neo-soul and blues of Miller & The Other Sinners expanded band. Sunday’s double bill opens at 5 p.m. with pianist Chuck Lamb of Brubeck Brothers fame, topped off by KJ Denhert’s unique brand of funky “urban folk”.

Viewers will have the option of saving their ticket cost and viewing either or both days for free by attending VIP dinner watch parties at Mohegan Manor, the festival’s traditional host venue, where the shows will be cast to big screen TVs with enhanced audio. Table reservations for parties of up to four may be made by calling the Manor at 315-935-6866 or emailing moheganmanor@yahoo.com to reserve a table and choose menu selections for a fixed price of $45.

“We’re full speed ahead and presenting fine music for everyone at a time when we all need its communal, healing power the most,” said Larry Luttinger, Director of CNY Jazz. “We realize that everyone is in a unique situation, so we’ve built maximum flexibility into this year’s fest. Each day’s schedule is a little over two hours long, to fit a home watch party dinner or the private dinners at Mohegan. Whatever your comfort level or cuisine of choice, it’s here for you to mix and match. Go all virtual, all live to enjoy the Manor’s high-end cuisine, or choose a combination of the two. Add four nationally respected acts that we’ve presented on our major festival stages in the past, and you’ve got a party for sure. So buy local, support the arts, and have a ball watching this festival.”

Mohegan Manor has designed a special prix fixe festival menu including prime rib, pork osso bucco, wild mushroom ravioli, baked salmon, and chicken marsala for the private parties, which will be seated at large, well-distanced banquet tables with a maximum groups of four. A 100% mask requirement when not seated and dining will be in effect, and the facility will be disinfected daily.

Virtual tickets will only be available until 75 minutes before showtimes, with links sent one hour before show times.

IF YOU VIEW OR ATTEND

What: The Seneca Savings January Jazzfest

Where: home viewing or private watch parties at Mohegan Manor in Baldwinsville NY

When: 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Saturday January 30th, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday January 31st

Tickets: $15 per day or $25 full festival at tix.com available until 75 minutes before showtimes, links sent one hour before showtimes

Dinners: Call 315-935-6866 or email moheganmanor@yahoo.com for reservations and menu selections in advance (no walk-ins), prix fixe $45 includes salad and breads