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Jazz in the City Visits Little Italy

Steve Becker
Premier Promotions
Jazz in the City Visits Little Italy
Syracuse NY – The next stop for the Jazz in the City urban neighborhood concert series is Little Italy, celebrating the North Side and the opening gala of the Bleu Chick Restaurant at 317 North Salina Street. The BlackLites, the Rhythm and Blues powerhouse approaching a half century of touring Upstate New York, will perform an outdoor concert from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, and Ronnie Leigh will entertain inside the Bleu Chick before and after the concert, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm and 9:00 to 10:00 pm. The concert is free and open to the public.
“We’re on a roll, coming off our recent concert at the Regency Tower,” says Larry Luttinger, organizer of the series. “We drew over a thousand at that one, and plan on another blowout this Thursday. The BlackLites will have people up and dancing, for sure, and the Bleu Chick’s amazing Creole comfort food will be available for outdoor diners. Their Blackened Shrimp and Grits and Jerk Chicken are already making waves with local foodies.”
Convenient free parking in multiple surrounding locations has been arranged, at the nearby city lot on Pearl Street across the street from Columbus Bakery, and the African Market lot on North Salina, formerly Thanos Market.
Molina healthcare vendors and craft vendors will be present. Some seating is provided, but lawn chairs are suggested. No alcohol is served at Jazz in the City events, except in nearby restaurants. All details may be found at
August 23rd – The BlackLites
Bleu Chick Restaurant, 317 N Salina St, Syracuse 13203
7-9PM – call 315-802-2562 for outdoor dining
August 30th – SIRSY
Le Moyne Plaza, 1135 Salt Springs Rd, Syracuse 13224
About CNY Jazz
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, Jazz@SITRUS, Scholastic Jazz Jams, Jazz at the Plaza, Parties at the Plaza, Jazz at the Cavalier, Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival, Stage of Nations ECOfest, Jazz Vespers Series, Jazz On Tap, SummerJazz Workshop, Jazz in the City, Black History Month Cabaret, Stan Colella Parks and Recreation All-Stars, and events year round in their Jazz Central theater.
The BlackLites 2018