Syracuse Area Music Awards Hall of Fame guitarist Mark Hoffmann will present his acoustic combo, Swing This, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 23, at Sitrus on the Hill, at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel.
Performing revved-up acoustic versions of standards from the Great American Songbook, Swing This also features fiddler Diamond Joe Davoli, bassist Bob Purdy and vocalists Jo Anne Bakeman and Becky Keefe.
CNY Jazz Central hosts the Friday-evening series called Jazz @ Sitrus which will present the Jef Houston Experience on April 13. Jazz @ Sitrus continues April 27, May 11, May 25, June 1 and June 15; cnyjazz.org.
The Sheraton University Hotel is located at 801 University Ave., on the SU Hill; Admission is free; 475-3000.
Cheryl Wilkins Mitchell likes to dance “from the inside out.” The Syracuse choreographer who teaches at the State University College at Oswego collaborates with composer Diane Jones as the Society for New Music presents “Vision of Sound: New Music and Dance” at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at the Carrier Theater, Mulroy Civic Center, 411 Montgomery St., downtown.
“Vision of Sound” is an annual program presented by the Society for New Music in which composers and choreographers collaborate to produce new works for music and dance.
This program will mark the world premiere of Diane Jones’ “Between Lies Infinite Possibilities” for violin and piano, featuring dancer Cheryl Wilkins Mitchell. It will also present the world premiere of a new work for piano trio by Paola Marquez with choreography by former Cuban Ballet soloist Candy Aguilera.
Admission costs $15, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students
Silly and serious
A humorist and a political activist will share the stage when Jeffery Pepper Rogers and the Words and Music Songwriter Showcase returns to Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St., at 8 p.m. Friday, March 30. Admission costs $10; 4798-JAZZ.