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Trumpeter Joe Magnarelli visits Syracuse



Larry Luttinger


Trumpeter Joe Magnarelli visits Syracuse

Touring date scheduled at Jazz Central

Syracuse NY – Joe Magnarelli, Syracuse’s world-class jazz expatriate, always makes time for his hometown when on tour. His busy road schedule includes an upcoming stop at the Jazz Central theater on Saturday January 21st at 7:30 p.m. Magnarelli, who made his bones with stints in Harry Connick’s band and the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, will front his current touring trio of luminaries, including organist Pat Bianchi, veteran of the Pat Martino and Lou Donaldson groups; Eastman School faculty Bob Sneider on guitar, and drummer Joe Strasser, former percussionist for artists as diverse as Harold Mabern, Jane Monheit, David Hazeltine, and Kyle Eastwood. All are leaders in their own right.

Advance sale tickets are available now at

Well known to local audiences, Joe has appeared many times at CNY Jazz festivals and concerts, to play with his group, as a guest soloist with other jazz legends, or with the Syracuse Symphony and Symphoria.

“We haven’t seen enough of Joe Mags of late, due to pesky conflicts like pandemics,” according to Larry Luttinger CNY Jazz founder. “Area fans have been waiting too long for his return, so we expect them to line up for this one as well. The red carpet will be fully rolled out.”

Magnarelli’s career output continues to grow as his heavy international schedule continues into its fourth decade, including past experience with leaders Buddy Rich, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Brother Jack McDuff, Maria Schneider, Ray Barretto, his wife Akiko Tsuruga, and many groups of his own. He has recorded over 15 albums as leader and logged many, many more as a sideman.

Mask wearing is encouraged at the cozy downtown venue.

If You Go

Who: Joe Magnarelli Quartet

Where: Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St, Syracuse NY 13202

When: Saturday January 21st, 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $25 advance at and at the door, $10 with valid student I.D.