Isreal Hagan Music Songwriter Showcase March 25

Isreal Hagan, a Syracuse Area Music Hall of Famer and lead singer for the R&B band Stroke, performs a special solo acoustic set of his original songs at the Words and Music Songwriter Showcase on Thursday, March 25. This concert is a rare chance to experience Hagan's songwriting in the intimate theater setting of Syracuse's Jazz Central. The show starts at 7:30, and tickets are $10.

The opening set will feature Timothy Daniel plus a reunion of series host Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers with his brother and former bandmate, Dru Rodgers, visiting from California. For more about all the performers, see below, and listen to songs at the series home page:


Isreal Hagan

with Timothy Daniel, Dru Rodgers, and Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers

WHAT: Words and Music Songwriter Showcase

WHEN: Thursday, Mar. 25. Doors at 7, music at 7:30.

WHERE: Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington, Syracuse, 315-479-5299

TICKETS: $10. For reservations, email showcase@wordsandmusic.info

LISTEN to songs by all the performers at the series home page:



Isreal Hagan, recently inducted into the Syracuse Area Music Hall of Fame, is an accomplished songwriter and singer. He brings his voice and guitar to give his audience a no-frills solo rhythm and blues experience like never before. Isreal has written, arranged, and recorded over 35 of his original songs that are featured on his many singles, albums, CDs, and cassettes. Isreal's 25 years as lead singer with Syracuse's premier R&B group Stroke comes through in every performance. This four-time Sammy Award winning vocalist combines the excitement of a live R&B show with the intimacy of a coffeehouse setting.


Timothy Daniel is a popster with a penchant for unexpected melodies and chords which somehow match the equally atypical themes he favors. He is a songwriter with range and substance shaped by hundreds of performances throughout the U.S. and Europe, four albums, and a lifetime of never quite fitting in.

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