A $10 donation is suggested for Jazz `N Caz performances in the Catherine Cummings Theatre. All attendees at the Friday and Saturday night performances may enter to win a day spa package at Ska:n : the Spa at Turning Stone Resort in Verona.
Daniel Brubeck (drums), Chris Brubeck (bass and trombone), guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb complete this dynamic quartet. Their Koch release, "Classified," has already earned this rave review from All About Jazz: "Once again the BBQ attains that rarefied level where music is both relaxed and expressive, and their joy in its creation is contagious. There's really nothing out there that comes close to their unique brand of inventiveness."
Jane Monheit returns
On Friday Sept. 24, jazz vocalist Jane Monheit will grace the stage at 9:15 p.m., with Rick Montalbano, drums; Neil Miner, bass; and Mike Kanan, piano.
Jane Monheit is a gifted jazz vocalist whose sincere and romantic interpretation of exceptional songs has made her a favorite in both the jazz and cabaret worlds. Her first album, Never Never Land, was voted top debut recording by the Jazz Journalist's Association. Subsequent albums either charted high, or debuted at number one, and yielded two Grammy nominations. For more information, visit janemonheit.com.
Local jazz groups play Saturday
Local jazz groups will play intimate jazz on Saturday Sept. 25, at the Catherine Cummings Theatre at Cazenovia College, 16 Lincklaen St., in Cazenovia.
The Cazenovia High School Vocal Ensemble will sing at 4 p.m.
The Salt City Jazz Collective takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. The group includes music educators, touring musicians, freelance musicians, business professionals, and university professors, sharing their affinity for jazz.
At 9:30 p.m., the Jazz 'N Caz All Star Swingtet, fronted by Warren Chiasson, with Ken Peplowski, Danny D'Imperio, Harold Danko and Linc Milliman will offer a special tribute to Jack Maheu, who played at Jazz 'n Caz until 2005 when he suffered a stroke.
For diehards, Jazz After Hours at the Lincklaen House, on the corner of Albany and Lincklaen streets, begins at 11 p.m., with musicians jamming informally.