Daughter Lindsey sings, dad Rick directs and plays trumpet in the top floor ballroom.

Four floors of jazz warms up the winter

From bottom to top, the CNY Jazz plan to keep the genre hopping at Mohegan Manor worked quite well. The Syracuse arts organization uses its winter one-day festival in the big, old brick building in quaint village of Baldwinsville, N.Y., to raise funds and awareness for America’s own brand of music. On the last day…

From CD Cover

Irv Lyons delivers his songs with love

Irv Lyons Jr., , Wonderland Syracuse guitarist and singer Irv Lyons Jr. obviously put his heart and soul into his new album Wonderland. The 10-song collection bursts with love songs touched with his rich guitar work, innermost lyrical poetry and plenty of help from his Syracuse music community friends. The veteran member of standout blues…

Joey Alexander, taken from my wide-screen.

Joey Alexander has the world at his fingers

Joey Alexander is great, period, the music critic from New York City told the 60 Minutes reporter Anderson Cooper. Not just for a 12-year-old. Indeed, I thought, as my dear wife Karen and I watched this stunning piece Sunday night on CBS, this is a jazz artist that can flat-out play. Cooper did a nice…