2-band day fits for Jazz Fest on a holiday weekend

The M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest took a different role in my life this holiday weekend. Through more than two decades I’ve stuck a pad and pen in my pocket, hung a VIP-seating pass around my neck and made my way to wherever founder and executive director Frank Malfitano staged the fantastic event. For the bulk…

Pat Doherty and students.

My ukulele-playing fingers don’t bend like that

My Saturday assignment at the Liverpool Public Library fit neatly into my bucket list. I took photographs and shot videos at the monthly Ukulele for Beginners workshop led by Pat Doherty. Earlier this year, my dear wife Karen surprised me with the gift of a ukulele because I’d told her I’d like to learn to…

Nothing but blue sky.

A Taste of the 20th year

A couple of weeks back, Rick from Syracuse radio station TK99 sent me a Facebook request for a few minutes of my time. Could he talk to me for a show he was putting together for the 20th anniversary of the Taste of Syracuse, please? Sure, I replied. Then, I thought: Has it been that…