Jazz Central, Syracuse’s busiest little theater, arts incubator and jazz education center, is in its 11th year – and hasn’t had a facelift! Thanks to our new partners at the Syracuse Poster Project and the Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, we’ll soon be able to show it off in a beautiful new setting. Spectacular enlargements of jazz themed posters, all created by local artists and poets, will be mounted on our walls, with the addition of a new flat-screen display – with your help. Your tax-deductible donations in any amount will go a long way toward making our match.

Donate $25 or more and be recognized on our new digital screen for the rest of the year! donate $50 or more, and you’ll also receive a CNY Jazz Club Discount Card, good for discounts off admission, food and drink at many CNY Jazz events throughout the year, like our Cabaret Series, JAZZ@SITRUS, Jazz On Tap, and January JAZZfest.

Our goal is $1,250, and we have to complete the project by June 1! Help us by donating NOW – just click here – it’s easy!


To download a donation form and explanation of benefits, click here. Simply click the PayPal button to the right to donate securely online. Contributions to the CNYJAF, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation, are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. Contact us at or 315-479-5299 for more information. Don’t forget to print the PayPal receipt for your tax records. Thank you very much for supporting CNY Jazz–your favorite year-round jazz provider–with your financial contribution!


Soloist $50 – $149

  • CNY Jazz Club Card* (1 discount)

Bandleader $150 – $299

  • CNY Jazz Club Card** (2 discounts)
  • Two Preferred Seating Passes @ 2017 Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival
  • Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival

Producer $300 – $599

  • Benefits @ the Bandleader level PLUS
  • Two Full Subscription packages to our 2016-2017 Cabaret series ($200 value)

Impresario $600+

  • Benefits @ the Bandleader level PLUS
  • Four Full Subscription packages (1/2 table) to our 2016-2017 Cabaret series ($400 value)

Corporate $1,200

  • Four Preferred Seating Passes @ 2017 Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival
  • Four admissions into CNY Jazz Corporate Tent@ 2016 Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival
  • Eight Full Subscription Packages (full table) to our 2016-2017 Cabaret series ($800 value)
  • Your donation helps us fulfill our mission to present, perform, and teach the art form of American jazz; contributes to the vibrant cultural life of Central New York; and boosts the local economy–that’s a triple bottom line!

Funds go toward the general fund, unless you indicate otherwise in the PayPal message box—specific CNY Jazz programs that are always grateful for extra funding are our scholastic programs, summer programs (festivals), and theater/building fund. **CNY Jazz Club Card is good for $5 off the public price to selected CNY Jazz events. Also good for club privilegesat participating “CNY Jazz Club” venues. Privileges include: validated parking (Sheraton only) and 10% off food & drink purchases. Discounts limited to the number shown on card. Card must be shown before ordering.