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Jazz Fest 35 Podcast

  The Syracuse Jazz Fest has been a staple of the music community in Central New York for 35 years.  It's featured the music of Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Kenny G, and so many more.

In anticipation of the 35 year anniversary of Jazz Fest, WAER presents the Jazz Fest 35 Podcast. Each week host Joe Lee sits with Founding Festival Director Frank Malfitano to discuss the history of the legendary festival. E ach Tuesday new episodes of this limited run podcast will be released online and heard on WAER 88.3 FM.

Latest Episodes
  • This coming June when the first notes of Jazz are played on the campus of Onondaga Community College, the Syracuse Jazz Fest will turn 35. In honor of…
  • When the weather gradually becomes warmer and the snow is a distant memory Central New York Music fans begin to think about Jazz Fest. This June the…
  • It's hard to think about Summer in Central New York without being reminded of the Syracuse Jazz Fest. This June the annual festival will celebrate it's…
  • For three and a half decades now the music community of Central New York has looked forward to Jazz Fest. In recognition of the 35th anniversary WAER…
  • When the Syracuse Jazz Fest takes place at Onondaga Community College this June it will celebrate it's 35th anniversary. From humble beginnings to what it…
  • For 35 years the Syracuse Jazz Fest has been a premiere music event in Central New York. To commemorate the 35th anniversary, WAER presents Jazz Fest 35 a…
  • This year the Syracuse Jazz Fest is celebrating 35 years as a premiere music event in Central New York. To commemorate this milestone WAER presents Jazz…