M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest

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Much like composers uniquely arrange all of the notes, Onondaga Community College Visual Arts Department Professors also made a masterpiece of their own in a wonderfully organized and colorful art gallery of Syracuse Jazz Fest history.  The newest exhibit that officially opened to the public this week is called “Jazz Fest Memories and Memorabilia.”  

Founder and Executive Producer Frank Malfitano lives and breathes the music industry.  He championed enough support over the years to keep the festival going strong for 35 years.  Malfitano points out that he feels indebted to the work of multi-talented individuals who also shape the festival.

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The photos capture local and national artists who have captivated audiences since the early 80’s.  The Onondaga Historical Association is commemorating this year's 35th anniversary Syracuse Jazzfest with an exhibit of  photos, articles and video from past events.  Local artists Dave Hanlon and Maria DeSantis quickly spotted themselves on stage in photos and shared instant memories.

Pondering the M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest on the Monday after ...

At 5 p.m. Friday, the first notes of the 33rd edition of the M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest will depart from the instruments from the students that make up the city of Syracuse's Park & Rec All-Star Band and roll out over the campus of Onondaga Community College.

  The 33rd edition of Syracuse Jazzfest is approaching, and founder and executive producer Frank Malfitano says he’s always seems to set a new bar for himself.

Syracuse Jazz Fest press kit

  The huge names are coming back out for the 33rd edition M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest on July 17 and 18 on the campus of Onondaga Community College.

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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.

Mark Bialczak

The hills were alive with the sound of music.

  

It's back to the campus of Onondaga Community College for the 32nd edition of the M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest.

Mark Bialczak

Instead of drawing up a list of resolutions for 2014, Mark Doyle says, he came up with a bucket list.