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Joshua Breakstone performs at Jazz Central : Guitar powerhouse celebrates 100th anniversary of jazz legend Art Blakey

Syracuse NY – Jazz guitar powerhouse Joshua Breakstone swings through Syracuse for a tour stop in support of his latest album celebrating the 100th birthday of jazz legend Art Blakey. His trio will perform at Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington Street in downtown Syracuse on Saturday October 12th at 7:30 pm. Admission is $22.00 in advance, $24.00 at the door, and tickets are on sale now at,, or by calling 315-479-5299.

A student of the great Sal Salvador and product of the Berklee School of Music, Breakstone made his recording debut in 1979 with A-listers Joanne Brackeen, Cecil McMee and Billy Hart. He hasn’t looked back since, logging more than 22 recordings as sideman and leader on French, American, and Japanese labels, and countless appearances across the globe since then.
His show in Syracuse will focus on his latest recording, “Children of Art”, a tribute to the impact that drummer and bandleader Art Blakey has had on our culture. The CD features titles made famous by Blakey and his Jazz Messengers, arguably the most well-known and durable small combo in post-war bebop jazz history.

“A future Hall of Famer giving props to an affirmed cultural legend in 20th century American music, that’s how I’d describe this event,” said Larry Luttinger, CNY Jazz director. “Swinging, inspiring, informative, educational and cross-generational. There are so many layers of meaning, excitement and satisfaction underlying this musical happening. Run, don’t walk, to this one.”

A CD signing will take place after the concert.

What: Joshua Breakstone Trio – “Children of Art”
Where: Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St, Syracuse NY 13202
When: Saturday, October 12th at 7:30 pm
Cost: $22.00 advance, $24.00 door
Purchase:,, or 315-479-5299.