The 3rd season of downtown Syracuse’s over-the-hump-day jazz series will feature some new twists, designed by CNYJazz and the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. The hours are shifting to 6:00 to 9:00pm, with food and drink service available at 5:30. The hotel will be raffling off New Year’s Eve packages, a completely new jazz-themed signature cocktail menu will be rolled out, and an enhanced talent lineup will feature one-of-a-kind collaborations and celebrity sit-ins.

The debut installment is scheduled for Wednesday October 2nd, with Nancy Kelly and her accompanist Rick Montalbano, augmented by celebrity sit-in Jeff Stockham on trumpet. The series continues weekly, with a short holiday break, until May 13th, 2020. There is no cover or minimum.

“We’re mixing it up more this season, adding to the overall gumbo to give the gigs a party atmosphere, and a touch of the unexpected,” said Larry Luttinger, CNY Jazz director and series curator. “That kind of spontaneity is what jazz is all about. You’ll see new faces, established talent, new combinations of players, and more folks dropping in to sing or play for a tune or two, or a whole set. A new look, a new sound around that grand piano, and new tastes in food and drink - we’re keeping it fresh.”

CNY Jazz Discount Card holders will receive 10% off food and drink for all series events. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE!

Oct 2 Nancy Kelly & Jeff Stockham

Oct 9 ESP with Kirsten Tegtmeyer

Oct 16 Jon Seiger & Friends

Oct 23 Andrea Miceli & Friends

Oct 30 Jeff Stockham

Nov 6 Ronnie Leigh

Nov 13 Melody Rose

Nov 20 Nancy Kelly

Dec 4 Scott Dennis & Friends

Dec 11 Danielle Patrice

Dec 18 Jon Seiger & Friends

Jan 8 Rick, Julie, & Lorenzo

Jan 15 Jeff Stockham

Jan 22 Scott Dennis & Friends

Jan 29 Melody Rose

Feb 5 Nancy Kelly

Feb 12 Danielle Patrice

Feb 19 Edgar, Bill, & Lorenzo

Feb 26 ESP with Kirsten Tegtmeyer

Mar 4 Ronnie Leigh

Mar 11 Julie Falatico

Mar 18 Scott Dennis & Friends

Mar 25 Andrea Miceli & Friends

Apr 1 Nancy Kelly

Apr 8 Ronnie Leigh

Apr 15 Jon Seiger & Friends

Apr 22 Scott Dennis & Friends

Apr 29 Melody Rose

May 6 Nancy Kelly

May 13 Ronnie Leigh