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CNY Jazz Swings Into Action At LeMoyne Plaza


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

CNY Jazz Swings Into Action At LeMoyne Plaza

Twin Series Celebrate Jazz and Americana, Jams Mix Students with Pros

Syracuse, NY — Le Moyne College and CNY Jazz will collaborate on a new season of jazz and Americana with a continuation of the “Jazz at the Plaza” and “Parties in the Plaza” series, as well as their “Scholastic Jazz Jams”. A total of 50 CNY Jazz events are scheduled throughout the upcoming season at Le Moyne Plaza, 1135 Salt Springs Rd, the college and community center bordering the college campus.

Jazz at the Plaza, a Wednesday “lunch and listen” series, features area veterans like Dave Solazzo, Jeff Stockham, John Spillett, Melissa Gardiner, and Edgar Pagan, among others, and add newcomers Kanjira, Ithaca’s Sally Ramirez, LuBossa and the Jeff Martin Organ Trio to the mix.

Entering its second season, the Saturday evening singer/songwriter Americana series “Parties in the Plaza” relies on experienced, published professionals including Mark Hoffmann, Todd Hobin, Just Joe, Frenay & Lenin, and Dave Porter, along with Novak/Nanni, Lisa Lee, Jason Bean and the Ghost Town Ramblers.

Four more “Scholastic Jazz Jams” are slated for Saturday afternoons, where aspiring jazzers can hone their skills backed by the CNY Jazz Quartet in a welcoming setting.

“Le Moyne Plaza is becoming known as a relaxing environment where good music is regularly available, and where the community is welcome to enjoy the friendly, laid-back atmosphere,” according to Larry Luttinger, CNY Jazz founder and designer of the content for all three series. “Thanks to Le Moyne College, campus and community come together seamlessly to enjoy fine music in the cozy surroundings of the plaza, with food and drink on hand from Cam’s Pizzeria and Dunkin. The college’s commitment to Syracuse, and to the arts as a unifying force, is a model for the nation, and I thank them for their vision and ongoing partnership.”

Complete schedules and details on all three series are available at

All events are free and open to the public.

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 Orchestra Big Band Club dates, Scholastic Jazz Jams, Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival, Stage of Nations ECOfest, Jazz Vespers Series, SummerJazz Workshop, Jazz in the City, the Black History Month and Jimmy Van Heusen Cabarets, Syracuse Parks and Rec “Stan Colella” All-Star Big Band, and more.