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Marriott Downtown Continues Top Ranked Cabaret Series

Larry Luttinger
441 E. Washington St.
Syracuse, NY 13202

Marriott Downtown Continues Top Ranked Cabaret Series

Syracuse NY – The storied Marriott Syracuse Downtown, the historic Hotel Syracuse, will host a second season of the “Jazz at the Cavalier” series in the Cavalier Room. All events will take place Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, beginning on September 19th, and are free, with no cover charge. “CNY Jazz Club” cardholders will receive 10% off food and drink.

Thirty one events are scheduled from September 19th through May 8th, featuring many of Upstate New York’s finest resident jazz and cabaret vocalists with grand piano accompaniment. Back for another year are Nancy Kelly, who will kick off the series, Ronnie Leigh, Moe Harrington, Andrea Miceli, Danielle Patrice, Scott Dennis, Richard Crawley, Julie Falatico from Utica, Rochester’s Jon Seiger, and Ithaca-based Sally Ramirez. Newcomers to the series like Maria DeAngelis, Cookie Coogan, recent Brooklyn transplant Melody Rose, and Lorenzo will appear. Accompanists including Rick Montalbano, Dick Ford, Dave Solazzo, Andrew Carroll, Jeff Unaitis, and Jimmy Cox will support their efforts. The full schedule may be found at

Modeled after formats made famous in midtown Manhattan at hotels like the Carlisle and the Algonquin, the series provides an intimate cabaret atmosphere in the cozy, clubby surroundings of the Cavalier Room. “The public responded to last year’s series in a big way,” according to Larry Luttinger, organizer of the series. “Exit interviews showed that the Cavalier Room was the top rated space in the hotel last year. Our series quickly became ‘the place to be’ as a midweek happy hour destination, and will continue to do so. Top singing talent, presented in an engaging atmosphere with grand piano, will always do it in these classy surroundings. The Great American Songbook fits this space perfectly. ”

Said Ed Riley, developer and driving force behind the hotel’s renaissance, “The Cavalier Room was designed to be the perfect setting for patrons to relax and enjoy everything the hotel has to offer, and we’re delighted to continue to partner with CNY Jazz as host of this series. Jazz at the Cavalier personifies our commitment to quality hospitality for travelers and downtown residents alike, carrying on our hotel’s tradition as the social and cultural hub that this grand old girl has been for almost a century.”

2017-18 CNY Jazz Club Cards will be honored until November 14th. A full “Jazz at the Cavalier” entertainment schedule can be found at