27. January JazzFest

Here’s something I’ve learned about Syracuse since moving back…

This place, LOVES it’s Jazz…


I’m not just talking about a nice little sax here and there, I’m talking about huge jazz bands, huge jazz fests and a huge jazz following.

Usually you have to wait until the summer to visit the Jazz Fest at OCC, but Baldwinsville (yes, another reference to my hometown..sorry!) is hosting a January JazzFest at the historic Mohegan Manor this evening.

If you listen to WAER (88.3 on your radio) in the afternoons, you’ll notice it’s all jazz, which should keep you satisfied until you can see some live Jazz Bands in the area. Jazz is featured Wednesday’s downtown at various locations, and that my friends…is a LOT of fun.

Featuring acts from the ever popular Syracuse Blue’s Fest “SOS” Blues Band, Jim O’Mahoney and more, this is going to be quite the event.

TIP:  Tickets are more than reasonable for a JazzFest coming in at $30 at the door, $15 for students, they can be purchased here.

It starts at 1pm and goes until about 9pm.

You’ll have the opportunity to move around the Mohegan Manor to Club Sushi to check out the various acts, try the tasty foods and partake in an auction/raffle.

I love stuff like this. It’s a great chance to meet new people, get out of the house for a few hours and experience something that is important to this great city.


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