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Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival to return for it's 20th year

Man with guitar and a group of people gathered in front of windows of a building, one man standing at podium with microphones
John Smith
Larry Luttinger announces the the return of the Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival outside of Jazz Central June 27, 2023.

There seems to be no shortage of Jazz music this summer and fans have another opportunity to return to Downtown Syracuse next month to see more talented musicians during the Northeast Jazz and Wine festival. The two-day event is a part of Arts-Week, a festival celebrating visual and performing arts throughout the city. The festival will be held in Clinton Square on July 28th and the 29th to help celebrate Artsweek which celebrates visual and performing arts throughout the city.

There will be three stages and surrounding tents in Clinton Square ready to provide Syracuse with a wide array of jazz in "all its many styles, and show off our CNY Jazz legacy performers as well, many are out their touring with the best in the business" says Executive director of CNY Jazz Central Larry Luttinger.

"We pride ourselves on presenting a wide palette of all kinds of jazz because jazz takes many forms. We pride ourselves on presenting jazz of the present and the future. We bring fine, national superstars of all stripes, emerging groups of all kinds, and we mix them up with local and community groups to create a continuous music festival” Luttinger adds.

The event is showcasing the CNY Jazz Youth Orchestra whose members are from city and county school districts and area colleges. The main stage opens up with quartet led by Ryan Peterson. The festival will also feature a singer and trumpeter who Luttinger refers to as a Michael Buble protégé, Jumaane Smith.

More information about the festival as well as the full wine list and links to artist videos and printable schedules can be found on the Jazz Wine Festival website. WAER is a media sponsor of the event.

Morgan Caviness is an undergraduate student who just earned her associates degree at Onondaga Community College for Broadcast Media and Communications and plans to continue studying Broadcast and Mass Communication at SUNY Oswego where she is expected to graduate May of 2025. As a student contributor at WAER, Morgan helps produce digital radio stories.
Marissa Carello is an undergraduate student studying magazine journalism at Syracuse University, expected to graduate in May 2025. As a student contributor at WAER, Marissa helps produce digital and radio stories.