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.

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 present Jazz Fest 35, a chronicling of the history of the Syracuse Jazz Fest.

This week Joe Lee and Frank Malfitano continue their discussion of the downtown years. They recall the excellent festivals in 1999 and 2000, and of course Ray Charles. Take a trip down memory lane this week with episode four of Jazz Fest 35.

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 has become today Jazz Fest 35 chronicles each step in this iconic festival's history.

This week on Jazz Fest 35 Joe Lee and Frank Malfitano discuss the location change from Longbranch Park to downtown Syracuse. What were the advantages of this new venue? Also, what politics now came into play? That and more on this weeks episode of Jazz Fest 35.

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 discussion on the history of the Syracuse Jazz Fest.  

This week Joe Lee and Frank Malfitano discuss the Long Branch years. What were the benefits of the new venue? Which legendary jazz artists caused the biggest stir during these years? That and more on this week's edition of Jazz Fest 35. 

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 Fest 35, a limited run podcast chronicling the history of the Syracuse Jazz Fest.

This week Joe Lee and Frank Malfitano discuss the early days of the festival. What planted the seed to start this celebration of Jazz?  They'll also discuss changes made along the way. All that and more on Part One of Jazz Fest 35.