A jazz singer who seeks discipline and adventure

You can’t always get what you want, right, Mick? But if you try some time, you just might find … Well, as much as he wanted to get me some phone time with rising star jazz vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant for my weekly community blog column today for Syracuse Public Media site waer.com, her publicist…

A return to OCC for Corea sounds great forever

The last time Chick Corea played on the campus of Onondaga Community College some three years ago the American jazz legend was on a huge stage with one of the world’s biggest band’s headlining an enormous free jazz festival. Yes, that night in June 2011 was hugely memorable for all that saw that tingling set…

One-hit wonders? No, they have more to deliver

Oh, the world of the one-hit wonder. How many bands would have killed for that single hit, that taste of fame, the bucks that may have come along with it. How many bands wave their hands at that notion, saying, we don’t measure our worth in mass popularity, maybe even making a bit of fun…

A good time on the rolling hills

My posts Saturday and Sunday about the M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest concentrated on the music. Big time, big fun for the 32nd edition of the free-admission event. For my weekly community blog for Syracuse public media site waer.org, I commented about how the return this summer to the rolling hills of Onondaga Community College brought…