Entering its fourth consecutive year, this season's Jazz Series features Grammy award winning and nominated artists Dianne Reeves, Gregory Porter, Don Byron and Cyrilee Aimee. All four concerts are hosted in the College's Storer Auditorium.
Additionally, the lineup features two bonus performances at no extra cost to concertgoers who purchase season tickets to the four-part series. The two bonus concerts with Soule Monde and John Medeski will be held in the recital hall of Onondaga's new Academic II building.
Storer Auditorium, 7 p.m.Dianne Reeves is among the world’s top jazz vocalists and a three time Grammy Award winner.Official website: http://www.diannereeves.com/
Storer Auditorium, 7 p.m.Gregory Porter is a jazz vocalist and songwriter who has been nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album and Best Traditional R&B Performance.Official website: http://www.gregoryporter.com/
Friday, November 22Recital Hall in Academic II, 7 p.m.Soule Monde is a two man instrumental jazz/funk band. Hammond Organ player Ray Paczkowski and drummer Russ Lawton spent several years touring and recording with Phish front man’s Trey Anastasio Band.Official website: http://www.soulemonde.com/
Friday, December 6Recital Hall in Academic II, 7 p.m.John Medeski is a jazz keyboard player and composer. He spent more than 20 years as part of the legendary Madeski, Martin and Wood trio before releasing his first solo project.Official website: http://www.johnmedeski.com/
Storer Auditorium, 7 p.m.Don Byron is a master jazz clarinetist and saxophone player who has been named “Jazz Artist of the Year” on numerous occasions. The Don Byron New Gospel Quintet began touring in 2009 and features the vocals of the great Carla Cook. Official websites: http://www.donbyron.com/2_proj.html and http://www.carlacook.com/
Storer Auditorium, 7 p.m.Cyrille Aimee is a French-born jazz vocalist who recently won first place honors at the Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition, the Montreux Jazz Festival competition in Switzerland, and the Sarah Vaughn Jazz Vocal Competition.Official website: http://www.cyrillemusic.com/
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