Jazz in the city spreads in around


POMCO returns as the Presenting Sponsor and Mayor Driscoll will be honored.

POMCO Presents Jazz in the City 2009 will be bringing the

music to the neighborhoods, on the Southside, Eastside and Northside of

Syracuse with 3 Thursday evening concerts in July andf August. In existence

since 2001, this inner city outreach series features the finest in local

talent, local students and great national guest artists.

Where and when?

The first of the three P0MCO Presents Jazz in the City 2009 events will take

place on the South side at Dunk & Bright.

James F. Bright, President of Dunk

& Bright, had this to say, "Dunk & Bright Furniture is excited again to host

this Jazz in the City concert. Last year we had a huge crowd and look

forward to another successful year."

The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday July 30 and will feature local R&B band, The BlackLites. They will pay tribute to Michael Jackson and also

honor their former keyboard player Donald Ranson, marking the second year of his passing. Headlining the Southside neighborhood concert will be national recording saxophoist Teodross Avery. Teodross, who grew up in California and now resides in New York City, has played with artisits such as Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Roy Ayers, Lauryn Hill and Mos Def. Teo has been on TV shows such as Saturday Night Live and American Idol. Dunk & Bright is located at 2648 South Salina Street.

The POMCO Presents Jazz in the City concert series will be in Eastwood 7p.m.

Aug. 6 at the POMCO parking lot across from Cummings Field, featuring

world famous Latin jazz flutist Dave Valentin. Dave has been a fan-favorite.

He was featured at Jazz in the City back in 2007 and 2005. Evan Knight, the

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