Bronzettis at Sitrus Friday
continued Guitarist Tom Bronzetti and his sister, singer Alicia Bronzetti, will team up on a set of jazz standards and show tunes from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 25, at Sitrus on the Hill, at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel.
Last year, Bronzetti released his debut disc, “Make Someone Happy” which features tunes such as “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered,” “Jet Stream” and “London Blues.”
CNY Jazz Central hosts the Friday-evening series called Jazz @ Sitrus which continues June 1 and June 15.
The Sheraton University Hotel is located at 801 University Ave., on the SU Hill; admission is free; 475-3000.
One of the world’s most dynamic banjo players, Syracuse native Tony Trischka, returns to his roots for a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Westcott Community Center.
Last year Trischka – who now lives in Fair Lawn, N.J. – produced Steve Martin’s disc, “Rare Bird Alert,” which features performances by Paul McCartney and the Dixie Chicks. Trischka’s most recent record was 2008’s “Territory,” a 20-track disc which showcases Tony playing both a “John Henry” medley and a Celtic medley.
Trischka’s ability to write captivating melodies perfectly suited for the banjo coupled with his unrivaled knowledge of banjo history and technique have inspired a whole generation of progressive acoustic musicians. In 2011 Tony acted as the musical director of the documentary “Give Me the Banjo,” which aired on PBS.
Admission to Saturday’s concert cost $17 or $15 for WCC members. The center is located at 826 Euclid Ave., at the corner of Westcott Street, on the city’s East Side; 478 -8634; folkus.org.
Dirty Dozen at Westcott
They’re called the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, but this New Orleans combo is actually an octet. The Dirty Dozen will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at the Westcott Theater, 524 Westcott St., on Syracuse’s East Side. Admission costs $15; 424-4973.