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CNY Jazz Kicks Off Regional Jazz Club Series


Contact: Larry Luttinger, Executive Director
CNY Jazz Arts Foundation, Inc.
(315) 479-5299
(315) 479-7409 (fax)

CNY Jazz Kicks Off Regional Jazz Club Series

Skaneateles Brewpub Hosts 20 “Jazz On Tap” Dates

Syracuse, NY, September 6th — Music Lovers will be glad to hear that CNY Jazz Central will again offer a full schedule of 20 “Jazz On Tap” events at Finger Lakes On Tap, 35 Fennell Street, Skaneateles. Holders of CNY Jazz Club discount cards will receive 10% off food and drink at these free shows.

The schedule begins with a special Saturday night kick-off party from 6 to 9pm on September 9th, featuring Diana Leigh, Ithaca’s premier jazz chanteuse, with her band. All ensuing dates are scheduled for Sunday afternoons from 2 to 5pm, with the exception of a special New Year’s Day party with the Angelo Candela group on Monday January 1st from 2 to 5pm.

The lineup represents a cross-section of the region’s finest musicians across a wide variety of styles. Artists scheduled for return appearances are Ronnie Leigh and Marcus Curry, Jimmy Johns, Steve Brown, Angelo Candela, Melissa Gardiner, Cookie Coogan, Jeff Stockham, and Bob Piorun. Newcomers are Carol Bryant, Take Four, Ithacans Diana Leigh and Sally Ramirez, and Rochester’s Jon Seiger.

“This series was an instant hit when it debuted last year,” according to Larry Luttinger, founder of CNY Jazz Central and organizer of the series. “We’re extending our regional reach with this offering, to introduce new faces to CNY Jazz programs and bring more into the fold because of the discount card, which pays for itself in short order. Call it a gateway series, if you will. We dare you not to have fun at these shows, and want you to get interested in more of the over 300 events that we produce every year. Many thanks to Tom Ierardi, our gracious host, who always offers the best regionally brewed craft beers and light menu at his establishment, which is a perfect setting for our events. These gigs are a fun new experience for anyone who love good music, food and drink, and who wants to know more about CNY Jazz Central.”

For more information on how to purchase a discount card by making a tax-deductible donation, visit or call 315-479-5299 for detailed information. The discount card is honored at many other events as well, including the upcoming CNY Jazz Cabaret Series, to be announced at a later date.

Jazz On Tap 2017-2018 Schedule:

Saturday September 9th, 6 to 9pm – Kickoff Party with Diana Leigh

Sundays 2-5 pm:

September 24 – Ronnie Leigh & Marcus Curry
October 8 – Jimmy Johns Trio
October 22 – Steve Brown Guitar Duo
November 5 – Ronnie Leigh & Marcus Curry
November 19 – Sally Ramirez Latin Duo
January 1 – Angelo Candela’s NYD Party – Monday!
January 14 – Jon Seiger Trio
January 28 – Bob Piorun & The Swing Kats
February 11 – Jeff Stockham
February 25 – Steve Brown Guitar Duo
March 11 – Melissa Gardiner’s MG3
March 25 – Take Four: Jazz
April 8 – Jimmy Johns Trio
April 22 – Cookie Coogan
May 6 – Ronnie Leigh & Marcus Curry
May 20 – Jeff Stockham
June 3 – Sally Ramirez Latin Duo
June 17 – Carol Bryant Trio
June 24 – Steve Brown Duo

About CNY Jazz Central
The CNY Jazz Arts Foundation, established in 1996, is the primary year-round provider of jazz presentations for the public and for schools across the entire Upstate New York region. Its growing list of programs includes The CNY Jazz Cabaret Series, Scholastic Jazz Jams, Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival, Stage of Nations ECOfest, Jazz Vespers Series, SummerJazz Workshop, Jazz in the City, Syracuse Parks and Rec “Stan Colella” All-Star Big Band, and much more.