Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Syncopated Times for April is in the mail!

I put the finishing touches on the April issue of The Syncopated Times and sent it to the printer early this morning. It's a good one!

Monday, February 20, 2017

The March 2017 Issue Is Published!

I sent the March 2017 issue of The Syncopated Times to the printer this morning. Here's the cover:

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Cornell Jazz Band Celebrates 100 Years of Recorded Jazz

The Original Cornell Syncopators celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first jazz recording with a concert in Ithaca on February 26. The leader is Colin Hancock (cornet), with Hannah Krall (clarinet), Rishi Verma (trombone), Amit Mitzrahi (piano), and Noah Li (drums).


Saturday, January 28, 2017

44th Annual Jazzaffair (April 7,8, and 9, 2017)

The advertisement for Jazzaffair was inadvertently omitted from the February 2017 issue of The Syncopated Times. I offer my sincere apologies for the omission.



From Festival Roundup in the February 2017 issue of The Syncopated Times:


JAZZAFFAIR 2017. (Three Rivers, Calif.) – April 7-9.
Inspired by its longtime hosts—The High Sierra Jazz Band—the Jazzaffair takes place annually in the Central California town of Three Rivers, nestled in the Kaweah River canyon just above Lake Kaweah, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Festival venues include the Lions Club, the Veterans Memorial Building and the St. Anthony Retreat. Free shuttle buses transport festival goers from place to place, according to festival director Rusty Crain. Along with the High Sierra combo, performers for the 44th annual Jazzaffair will be Bob Draga, Tom Rigney, Cornet Chop Suey, Grand Dominion, The Stardust Cowboys, Kylie Castro, High Street, Carl Sonny Leyland, Shelley, Bill & Eddie, Titan Hot Seven, Jerry Krahn Quartet, and the Flip Oakes Quartet.
All-event three-day badge costs $95 if purchased on or before March 15 or $100 after March 15; children ages 13-90 three-day ticket $50; children ages 12 and younger are admitted free when accompanied by parent or guardian; April 6 Lions Recognition Dinner-concert $15. For info, write Jazzaffair, Box 712, 42490 Kaweah River Drive, Three Rivers, CA 93271; call (559) 561-4549; email jbarc@thegrid.net; or visit sierratraditionaljazzclub.com/jazzaffair/index.php.

(Festival Roundup is compiled by Russ Tarby.)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

42nd Central Illinois Jazz Festival

This advertisement was inadvertently omitted from the January 2017 issue of The Syncopated Times. I offer my deepest apologies for the omission.


From our "Festival Roundup" (compiled by Russ Tarby):

CENTRAL ILLINOIS JAZZ FESTIVAL. (Decatur, Ill.) – Feb. 10-12.

The city of Decatur is known far and wide as the Soybean Capital of the World and less famously as the birthplace of jazz singer June Christy and saxophonist Boots Randolph. The Juvae Jazz Society presents the 42nd annual festival at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel, 4191 US 36 West (Wyckles Road) in Decatur is the county seat of Macon County, located smack dab in the center of the Prairie State about three hours south of Chicago. Featured guests for 2017 will be Marilyn Keller, Kathleen Miller and Robin Hopkins; the CIJF All-Stars—Jeff Barnhart, Danny Coots, Eddie Erickson, Russ Phillips, Ken Peplowski, Bobby Durham, & Duke Heitger—and bands such as the Dave Bennett Quartet, Red Lehr’s Powerhouse Five, Cornet Chop Suey, Dan Levinson’s New Millenium Band with Molly Ryan, Dixie Daredevils, Millikin Jazz Lab Bands, Hot Jazz Pie, Gator Nation, and the Fat Babies JB. Music rings out Friday from 2 p.m. to midnight, Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Swing dance sets are scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings at Fountain Hall. A Jazz Gospel Service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday featuring Red Lehr’s Powerhouse Five with vocalist Marilyn Keller at Fountain Hall and is free and open to the public.

Admission prices range from $20 to $40; patron packages which include reserved seating at Holiday Hall events cost $160; maggieforjazz25@comcast.net; (217) 546-6091 or (217) 454-2709; juvaejazz.com.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Compilation CD Benefits ACLU

One the cover of the January 2017 Syncopated Times is an item about a new compilation CD produced by Glenn Crytzer, That New Old Sound. Proceeds from the sale of the album benefit the ACLU.