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Two Chances to Jam with CNY Jazz

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

Two Chances to Jam with CNY Jazz

The coming weekend will offer plenty of chances for aspiring jazz musicians to be coached by professionals and perform in public, with two opportunities offered by CNY Jazz Central.

The first, for singers, is the Nancy Kelly Vocal Jazz Jam and Stars of Tomorrow Cabaret, held at Jazz Central and hosted by Kelly, Syracuse’s most famous female jazz vocalist and dedicated educator. Saturday from 2 to 5 pm, she will individually coach vocalists of all ages and abilities in a friendly, supportive master-class setting, with piano accompaniment provided. Then on Sunday evening at 7 pm, all the singers return for a public cabaret performance, backed by the CNY Jazz Trio, with Nancy closing the show with a feature song and a scatting, vocalese blues jam with all participants.

To sign up, email or call 315-479-5299 to reserve a space. Enrollment is limited, on a first come, first served basis. The fee for vocalists is $30 for the weekend, and both events are open to the public for $10 admission, under eighteen $5.

For budding instrumentalists, the last Scholastic Jazz Jam of the season will be held Saturday from 2 to 5 pm at Le Moyne Plaza. Improvisers in all styles and on any instrument may sit in and play tunes of their choice with the CNY Jazz Quartet, a group of musician-educators from the CNY Jazz Orchestra, and will receive real-time coaching on the bandstand. These sessions are free and open to the public, sponsored by Le Moyne College. No advance registration is necessary.

More information on both programs can be found at at the “ALL EVENTS” tab.

What: Nancy Kelly Vocal Jazz Jam and Stars of Tomorrow Cabaret
Where: Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St, Syracuse NY 13202
When: Coaching Sessions Saturday, April 7, 2-5 pm
Cost: vocalists $30, all others $10, under eighteen $5

When: Stars of Tomorrow Cabaret Sunday, April 8, 7pm
Cost: vocalists no charge, adults $10, under eighteen $5

What: Scholastic Jazz Jam
Where: Le Moyne Plaza, 1135 Salt Springs Rd, Syracuse NY 13224
When: Saturday April 7, 2-5 pm
Cost: FREE

About CNY Jazz Central
CNY Jazz Central, upstate New York’s largest year-round provider of jazz and American music in public and in schools, presents over 300 events to an annual audience of over 54,000. They include a summer season of festivals and concerts including the Northeast Jazz & Wine Fest, the Stage of Nations ECOfest, and Jazz in the City; the CNY Jazz Cabaret Series, a busy arts-in-education service, shows at downtown’s Jazz Central theater, the SummerJazz Workshop, the Stan Colella Parks & Recreation All-Stars, two music series held at Le Moyne College’s Le Moyne Plaza, the new Jazz at the Cavalier Series at the historic Marriott Syracuse Downtown, and other series of all kinds throughout the extended region.