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The band, which will showcase songs from its new CD, Christmas Party Sing-A-Long, features Vendetti on keyboards, Mickey Vendetti Jr. on drums, Josh Vendetti on vocals and percussion, Tom Crosier on guitar, Biff Cooper on bass and Charlie Curtis on saxophone.

Tickets cost $7 at the door, or $5 in advance; 345-1002.

JASS holiday jam Tuesday

The Jazz Appreciation Society of Syracuse will host its annual holiday jam session from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, at McNamara's Pub in Camillus. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

JASS was founded 38 years ago to promote New Orleans-style jazz in Central New York. Its jam sessions traditionally conclude with "When the Saints Go Marchin' In."

Area musicians are invited to bring their instruments and sit in with the JASS rhythm section. An electric piano will be provided, and vocalists are encouraged to participate.

McNamara's Pub is located at 5600 Newport Road between Route 5 and Route 695. Food and beverages will be available; 672-8872.

For JASS information, call 652-0547.

- Russ Tarby

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