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Songbird, Sunshine Superman fly at Syracuse Jazz Fest this weekend

Kenny G (right) and Donovan (left) will headline the 30th annual Syracuse Jazz Festival, June 22 and 23, respectively, at Jamesville Beach.

Kenny G (right) and Donovan (left) will headline the 30th annual Syracuse Jazz Festival, June 22 and 23, respectively, at Jamesville Beach.

— The best-selling jazz musician of all time and an icon of the psychedelic Sixties will headline the 30th anniversary M&T Bank Syracuse Jazz Festival when Kenny G and Donovan perform at Jamesville Beach on Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, respectively. As usual, admission will be free.

Syracuse Jazz Fest

A Syracuse tradition continues on June 22 and 23 when Syracuse Jazz Fest is staged at a new venue, Jamesville Beach Park. Festival artistic director Frank Malfitano has announced some of the featured artists:

Friday, June 22

2:30 p.m. Scholastic ensemble.

3:30 p.m. Guitarist Harri Stojka’s a tribute to Gypsy Swing.

5 p.m. Cyrille Aimee and Diego Figueiredo

6:30 p.m. Funksters Mingo Fishtrap.

8 p.m. Gregory Porter

9:30 p.m. Smooth jazz saxophonist Kenny G.

Saturday, June 23

2:30 p.m. Scholastic ensemble.

3:30 p.m. Guitarist Harri Stojka’s a tribute to Gypsy Swing.

5 p.m. Jaimoe’s Jassz Band.

6:30 p.m. Billy Vera Big Band.

8 p.m. Donovan.

9:30 p.m. The Average White Band.

11 p.m. Price Chopper Fireworks.

“Our headliners are household names,” said festival director Frank Malfitano. “But we also have some rising stars, some fan faves and a couple blasts from the past. I hope people enjoy the lineup and come over to our gorgeous new site in Jamesville.”

The fact that the festival has lasted three decades puts it in rarefied company among the longest-running American music festivals. That select group includes the Monterey Jazz Festival in California, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the Detroit International Jazz Festival and the Newport Jazz Festival, which celebrates its 58th year this summer.

Jamesville Beach is located at 4110 Westshore Manor Road off Apulia Road. Motorists may want to approach the beach from the south, as the 3,000-space parking lot sets on the south end of the park. The parking fee is $5 per vehicle.

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