Jazz in the City

Chris Bolt / WAER News

A music series that brings live concerts into different Syracuse neighborhoods will continue again next month.  This year, the music shares the stage with health and community.


Kevin Fitzpatrick / WAER News

Spaces all around Syracuse will be ‘lighting up’ once again this summer as in the ‘Blacklites’ for Jazz in the City 2018.  

The outdoor concert series has been bringing live music to Syracuse audiences for almost 20 years.  

This year, free concerts will be located in different quadrants of the city every Thursday in August.  Executive Director for CNY Jazz Central Larry Luttinger says there are plenty of great local and national acts to look forward to. 

Syracuse Neighborhoods Will Jam When "Jazz in the City" Returns in August

Jul 19, 2016
cnyjazz.org

Outdoor summer jazz music is not over yet, as Syracuse organizers of “Jazz in the City” announced their lineup Tuesday.  Backed by local R & B band “The Black Lites,” Common Council President Van Robinson says the planned four concerts are about coming together as a community.

John Smith/ WAER News

At least things seem to go together well when we approach these hot days of summer, a shady spot, cool drinks and music!  The line-up of Jazz in the City will return next month with four free concerts to cover all city neighborhoods with national and local jazz artists.  Organizers are offering more concerts this year after being awarded a $10,000 dollar “Challenge America” grant.  Larry Luttinger says the concerts are being delivered to residents who may not ever be able to travel downtown for the larger summer festivals.


Patrick Hosken

Wednesday's Jazz in the City event, held at Perseverance Park at Salina and Fayette streets, was kind of blue. In the jazz realm, that's always a good thing.

John Smith/ WAER News

City of Syracuse residents will get together for an annual Summer Tradition tonight… 'Jazz in the City' returns!  The location is a bit different from previous years when concerts were held in City Neighborhoods.  Speaking to us recently at the New York State Fair, Producer Steve Becker says he’s noticed something that’s happening all-around tonight’s concert venue in Perseverance Park.

CNYjazz.org

The 12th Annual Jazz in the City is just around the corner for city neighborhoods.  Producer Steve Becker made the announcement Tuesday.