Andrea Miceli and Moss make music on the Hill

Best Bets

— Andrea Miceli and Moss will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 9, at Sitrus on the Hill, at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel. An amazingly versatile quintet, Moss can play tunes from the 1940s through the 1990s; andreamiceliandmoss.com.

CNY Jazz Central hosts the Friday-evening series called Jazz @ Sitrus which will present Mark Hoffmann and Swing This on March 23. Jazz @ Sitrus continues April 13, April 27, May 11, May 25, June 1 and June 15.

The Sheraton University Hotel is located at 801 University Ave., on the SU Hill; admission is free; 475-3000.

Symphony swings

When more than 60 musicians swing collectively, the overall effect can take your breath away.

So take a deep breath and hold onto your hat when the Symphony Syracuse performs “Hometown Big Band” in collaboration with the Stan Colella Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Crouse Hinds Concert Theater at the Mulroy Civic Center, 411 Montgomery St. in downtown Syracuse. Ticket prices range from $10 to $50; 476-7372.

Among the treasured tunes will be “Back Beat Boogie,” “Embraceable You” and “Take the A Train,” all arranged by the late Calvin Custer.

Crookston gets quirky

Joe Crookston knows he’s an anomaly. “I’m performing quirky folk music in an ‘American Idol’ world,” he said.

The Ithaca-based singer-songwriter known for his meticulous musicianship and charismatic stage presence will appear at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Ave., at the corner of Westcott Street, on Syracuse’s East Side. Saturday’s concert is hosted by The Folkus Project. Admission costs $15, or $12 for WCC members. For reservations, call 440-7444; folkus.org.

Crookston – who plays guitar, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, mandolin and accordion – will showcase tunes from his new CD, “Darkling & The Bluebird Jubilee.” The title tune is pure Crookston, a mesmerizing blend of cynicism, struggle and transcendence. Other tracks include “Caitlin at the Window,” “Good Luck John” and “The Nazarene.”

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