Monday, May 22, 2017

The Syncopated Times for June 2017 is on the way!

The June issue of The Syncopated Times is in the mail to subscribers. It's a good one!

Monday, April 24, 2017

The May 2017 issue is on its way to you!

Subscribers should be receiving the May 2017 issue of The Syncopated Times soon. Included in this issue is a celebration of TST writer Lew Shaw's JJA Jazz Hero award. Read about Lew here.

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; or visit

(Festival Roundup is compiled by Russ Tarby.)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017