Events

Sunday, September 15

The Eric Alexander Jazztet

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts

Event Details

Sunday, September 15

The Eric Alexander Jazztet

We open on Sunday, September 15.  Tenor sax giant ERIC ALEXANDER headlines.  His ensemble includes organist PAT BIANCHI and drummer RUDY PETSCHAUER.  Organist Bianchi is guitar great Pat Martino's regular keyboardist, while Canadian native Petschauer's spent four decades performing with the biggest names in jazz. 

Three-decades ago, world renowned jazz saxophonist ERIC ALEXANDER began a professional career as one of jazz's highly touted "Young Lions."  He's since risen to elite status in jazz circles, earning that honor by leading many ensembles, and by performing and recording with numerous legendary jazz artists.  George Coleman, Pat Martino, Harold Mabern, Charles Earland, Jimmy Cobb, Cecil Payne, John Hicks and Joe Lovano are among them.  

Alexander's distinguished resume also contains awards for his playing from the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, "Downbeat" Magazine and online publication, "JazzWeek."  With an international, high-demand performance schedule at top jazz clubs, colleges and festivals, Alexander also continues to record frequently.  His huge discography includes countless leader CDs, many more as co-founder and co-leader of the noted "One for All" sextet and others as a sought after sideman.

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts

Sunday, October 6

The Joe Magnarelli Quartet

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts

Event Details

Sunday, October 6

The Joe Magnarelli Quartet

Premier jazz trumpeter JOE MAGNARELLI headlines on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6th in our series' second fall show.  His quartet includes legendary Philadelphia saxophonist LARRY McKENNA, dynamic organist AKIKO TSURUGA, Hot House Magazine's 2017 "Best Organist," and in-demand drummer BYRON LANDHAM.

Syracuse native Magnarelli's performance artistry's delighted audiences worldwide for more than three decades.  His credits include awards won on trumpet from the Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition and Downbeat Magazine.  He was also honored in Downbeat as "one of the top five, over 30 post bebop trumpet players today." 


Magnarelli's distinguished resume contains numerous performance credits with a host of jazz elites, with Rosemary Clooney, Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, Ray Barretto, John Pizzarelli and Harry Connick, Jr. among them.  It also includes his substantial recorded work as both a leader and sought after sideman.


3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts

Sunday, November 3

The Frank Basile Quintet

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts

Event Details

Sunday, November 3

The Frank Basile Quintet

Our jazz series concludes its 2019 fall season on Sunday, November 3rd.  Baritone sax phenom FRANK BASILE headlines.  Joining his talented N.Y. quintet are tenor saxophonist SAM DILLON, pianist JEB PATTON, MIKE KARN on bass and drummer AARON KIMMEL.       


An award-winning graduate of North Texas State's prestigious jazz program, Illinois native Basile's become an in-demand performer in big band jazz settings.  His two-decade professional resume includes important work in the big bands of Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Mel Lewis Jimmy Heath and Christian McBride, among others.


Despite his wealth of big band experience, Basile continues to feature the baritone in small group settings and on CDs.  He does so to pay homage to the baritone legends who preceded him, including Pepper Adams, Gerry Mulligan, Cecil Payne, Leo Parker and Nick Brignola.  Continuing to delight audiences in performance worldwide, Basile's recorded work includes honoring Pepper Adams with a two-CD set of all his compositions. 

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Lyceum Hall Center for the Arts