Jazz Fest Night 2 Highlights By Joe Lee • Jul 7, 2013 ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email VIEW SLIDESHOW 1 of 11 Retro-funk group, Sophistafunk, shows why they are a regional favorite. Joe Lee VIEW SLIDESHOW 2 of 11 Sophistafunk keyboardist, Adam Gold, gives the audience something to dance to. Joe Lee VIEW SLIDESHOW 3 of 11 Sophistafunk MC, Jack Brown, and drummer Emanuel Washington, along with Adam Gold reward die-hard music fans with head-bobbing funk and soul. Joe Lee VIEW SLIDESHOW 4 of 11 To the brave souls that showed their support despite the wet weather, we salute you! Joe Lee VIEW SLIDESHOW 5 of 11 Jazz Fest board President and WAER announcer, Oscar Peterson; festival director, Frank Malfitano; and WAER Music Director, Eric Cohen, enjoying some downtime back stage between sets. Joe Lee VIEW SLIDESHOW 6 of 11 WAER was pleased to serve as the presenting sponsor for the legendary Yellowjackets Joe Lee VIEW SLIDESHOW 7 of 11 Yellowjackets pianist/keyboardist, Russell Ferrante, played with verve and subtle touches for a loyal crowd. Joe Lee VIEW SLIDESHOW 8 of 11 Saxophonist, Bob Mintzer, showed why he is a well respected musician and leading voice in jazz. Joe Lee VIEW SLIDESHOW 9 of 11 Members of the Frank Zappa tribute group, Grand Mothers of Invention, setting the stage for a memorable performance. Joe Lee VIEW SLIDESHOW 10 of 11 Torrential downpours caused a slight delay for Grand Mothers of Invention Joe Lee VIEW SLIDESHOW 11 of 11 For those that braved the storm, Grand Mothers of Invention provided some memorable Jazz Fest moments Joe Lee Despite the rain on Saturday, hardcore jazz fans showed up to Jamesville Beach for some magical moments. Here's what you missed if you stayed away. Tags: JazzDiverse MusicSyracuse Jazz FestWAER JazzYellowjacketsSophistafunkGrand Mothers of Inventionmusic Related Content Revised Jazz Fest Schedule Features Celebrated Vocalist 1 year ago View the discussion thread.