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Roger DeVore, of Cazenovia, plays a variety of old-time jazz; everything from New York-style Chicago jazz, to authentic New Orleans, to modern jazz and old style blues every Thursday evening out of WVOA in East Syracuse.

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Jazzing it up

Roger DeVore broadcasts ‘real, old-time jazz’ every week out of East Syracuse

Roger DeVore can remember hearing live jazz bands at his uncles' houses as well as many jazz records at his family’s home when he was just 5 years old, growing up in Ridgewood, New Jersey in the 1940s. His interest in the genre grew stronger as he got older, and he began visiting New York City nightclubs when he was as young as 16 to listen to the different jazz musicians who performed there.

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