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John Allred and Charlie Bertini, J.T. Hall Jazz Consort, Central New York Jazz Combos and Pebble Hill Presbyterian Congregation Singers, The Djangoners

John Allred and Charlie Bertini. Live & Unplugged (AppleJazz). If pure, passionate and powerful horn-playing is your cup of tea, take a big gulp of this CD featuring Orlando-based trumpeter Charlie Bertini and Big Apple trombonist John Allred. Ably backed by bassist Phil Flanigan, pianist David Solazzo and guitarist Tom Bronzetti, the two brassmen waxed 10 terrific tunes on Oct. 2, 2010, at Homer’s Center for the Arts, a former church sanctuary blessed with near-perfect acoustics.



Fresh Music Friday: Tinush

Listen to Tinush

Presenting various musical styles from around the globe, Fresh Music Friday finds and shares new music with our readers in an ever changing sonic landscape.



Axes to Grind

The Guitar League, now in its 10th year, provides teachable moments for musicmakers

There aren’t many organizations that allow beginners and globe-touring artists to mix, mingle and learn from one another, let alone on a monthly basis. But for 10 years, the Guitar League has been providing guitarists of all levels exactly that opportunity.



Fresh Music Friday: Savant

Listen to Savant

Presenting various musical styles from around the globe, Fresh Music Friday finds and shares new music with our readers in an ever changing sonic landscape.



Folkus Finale Features Seth Glier

Glier performs on Friday, May 15 at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society

At age 12 Seth Glier started writing songs on Sept. 11, 2001, provoked by the events of the day. In 2009, he dropped out of the Berklee College of Music and focused on building a studio in his parents’ basement, where he recorded his first album, The Trouble With People. In 2010, his next album, The Next Right Thing, was nominated for a Grammy Award.



Fresh Music Friday: Alessia Cara

Listen to Alessia Cara

Presenting various musical styles from around the globe, Fresh Music Friday finds and shares new music with our readers in an ever changing sonic landscape.



Jon Nakamatsu: Piano Man

With Symphoria, Nakamatsu already feels at home.

Jon Nakamatsu didn’t go to college for music, nor did he a full-time music career. In fact, just before he won the Gold Medal at the 1997 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, he was a German teacher.



Blues Brothers & Sisters Inducted into NY Blues Hall of Fame

The New York Blues Hall of Fame is an eMuseum growing each year

Central New York blues royalty, including Pete McMahon, Phil Petroff, Colin Aberdeen, Mark Tiffault, Dave Olson, George Rossi, Carolyn Kelly, Dave Liddy, Jimmy Wolf and Tom Townsley, will be inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame this weekend, along with posthumous honorees Roosevelt Dean, K.J. James and Al Nathan.



Folkus at 15

The Folkus Project of Central New York

In the dimly lit sanctuary of May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society Church, 3800 E. Genesee St., folk music enthusiasts fill the pews surrounding the elevated platform for the night’s concert. Before the music begins, there are a few short announcements, which end the way they always do: A volunteer of the Folkus Project of Central New York says to the audience, “Folk, because that’s us!” And the audience calls back in unison, “Us, because that’s who we are!”



The Center of the Movement: Rapping is something you do, hip-hop is something you live

(Part 2 of 2) Khalid Hussein El-Hakim is a Hip-Hop scholar, author, educator and collector.

(Part 2 of 2) To read Part 1 - CLICK HERE