POMCO presents Jazz in the City 2008. It will be returning to the neighborhoods on the Southside, Westside, Northside and Eastside of Syracuse with four Thursday evening concerts in July and August. In existence since 2001, this inner city outreach series features the finest in local talent, local students and great guest artists.
The City of Syracuse will be partnering again with the CNY Jazz Arts Foundation to bring this cultural event to the neighborhoods. Key community supporters include a state grant secured by Senator David J. Valesy; our corporate presenter, POMCO and sponsors Dunk & Bright, WellCare of New York, Alliance Bank, Red Mill Inn and Syracuse Fire Department Federal Credit Union. Media sponsors include Time Warner Cable, Power 106.9, WAER, Syracuse New Times, Eagle Newspapers, Syracuse.com, Table Hopping and CNY Latino.
City of Syracuse Mayor Matthew J. Driscoll said, "This event personifies jazz as uniquely American, with its diverse cultural influences and urban sound. We are pleased that our parks department can support Jazz in the City as it reaches out to a variety of neighborhoods during the summer. We extend our congratulations and a big thank you to Larry Luttinger and all who have consistently brought quality jazz music to our community."
POMCO has made a commitment for this urban outreach series as its presenting sponsor. Established in 1978, POMCO is one of the largest independent professional benefits administrators in the country.
"We are once again proud to be the presenting sponsor for Jazz in the City. As a company that has called Eastwood home for nearly 30 years, we're so excited to again help Jazz in the City return to the neighborhoods of Syracuse where it belongs," said Robert W. Pomfrey, POMCO president & CEO.
"Strong, diverse neighborhoods are the backbone of our society, which is why events like Jazz in the City that expose people of all ages to new and different cultural experiences are so important."