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Camille Millar

Trained in vocal jazz under Kelly Eisenhower, former backup singer for Gladys Knight, Camille has soloed with the premier big band, Synthesis, and was a member of the first 9-girl acapella group to win the International Championships of Collegiate Acappella, the story behind the movie Pitch Perfect. Camille has won solo competitions at festivals and invitationals across the country, and is a 2020 Judge for the Syracuse High School Theater Awards. She has performed in over 25 musical theater productions and met her husband when they were leading roles in Beauty and the Beast. Currently she lives in Syracuse and sings regularly at The Fitz, the 1920's speakeasy within the restaurant Oh My Darling.

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ESP

E.S.P. is a high energy, contemporary jazz group featuring original music. Their recordings are part jazz, part funk and part world music. Its real jazz, you just won't need your GPS to follow it!. This exciting jazz quartet's 2009 album Time’s Up! (SPIDER RECORDS) was featured in JAZZIZ magazine. In 2010, the record won a Syracuse Area Music Award (Sammy) for best jazz Recording and continues to receive airplay in more than 120 cities worldwide. In 2012, E.S.P. was voted “Best Jazz Group” in the Syracuse New Times annual reader’s poll. ​ Their 2011 release, Reach (SPIDER RECORDS), was produced by the Grammy Award-winning bassist of The Yellowjackets, Jimmy Haslip, and features three tracks with legendary keyboardist Jeff Lorber

ARTICLE: NEW YORK @ NIGHT

Django A Gogo 2017 Music Festival

Read "Django A Gogo 2017 Music Festival" reviewed by Peter Jurew

Django A Gogo 2017 Music Festival Carnegie Hall New York, NY March 3, 2017 Stephane Wrembel, the France-born, Berklee-educated guitarist now based in New Jersey, produced the first Django A Gogo festival in 2004 as a single evening to pay homage to Django Reinhardt. Since then, the “Gypsy ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Joe Magnarelli: On Three On Two

Read "Joe Magnarelli: On Three On Two" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Trumpeter Joe Magnarelli is and has been one of the most respected jazz players on the jazz scene for years. A native of jny: Syracuse, New York, “Mags" has recently returned from a critically well-received European tour and has just announced release of Three On Two for Posi-Tone Records. All About Jazz: Joe, ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett primed for 2015 Syracuse Jazz Fest; $150K needed to make it happen

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett primed for 2015 Syracuse Jazz Fest; $150K needed to make it happen

SYRACUSE, NY: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett could bring one of jazz's most eclectic duos to Syracuse next year, if the community can find the money in the next four days. Frank Malfitano, founder and executive director of M&T Syracuse Jazz Fest, said Gaga and Bennett's agent is seeking a date in Upstate New York in ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Cephas Bowles, 40-Year Public Radio Advocate And Innovator, To Be Inducted Into WAER/Syracuse University Hall Of Fame

Cephas Bowles, 40-year Public Radio Advocate and Innovator, To Be Inducted into WAER/Syracuse University Hall of Fame at Gala Ceremony on September 19 NEW YORK, NY – Cephas Bowles, a staunch advocate for public radio and jazz for more than four decades and former CEO/President of WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM, will be inducted into the WAER-FM ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Billy Vera Debuts His Big Band Sound At Syracuse Jazz Fest

Billy Vera Debuts His Big Band Sound At Syracuse Jazz Fest

Billy Vera and the Beaters’ frontman Billy Vera has moved into the world of Jazz. He has just finished up recording a new Jazz album at Capitol Records Studios that is a tribute to his favorite black songwriters. Vera and his 18-piece All-Star Syracuse Big Band will be debuting his new tunes this Saturday, June 23rd ...

NEWS: EVENT

CNY Jazz Orchetra Series Opens with Dennis Mackrel

CNY Jazz Orchetra Series Opens with Dennis Mackrel

On Saturday, October 25th at 8pm, the CNY Jazz Arts Foundation will officially open their 13th season with a concert by the CNY Jazz Orchestra with special guest artist Dennis Mackrel, famed drummer with the Count Basie Orchestra and McCoy Tyner Big Band, an internationally acclaimed musician, composer and educator. The event will take place in ...

NEWS: EVENT

Boys & Girls Choir of Harlem Alumni Ensemble to Record & Film in Rome, NY

Boys & Girls Choir of Harlem Alumni Ensemble to Record & Film in Rome, NY

The world-renowned Boys & Girls Choir of Harlem Alumni Ensemble comes to RFA in Rome, NY on October 13th to record and perform LIVE with the YCCA Wind Ensemble. PBS will be filming this historical concert for a one-hour DVD Special. Ticket sales go to support the YCCA Music Program. The Boys Choir of Harlem Alumni ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Summer Jazz Film and Concert Series at Nopl

Summer Jazz Film and Concert Series at Nopl

Looking At: Jazz, America's Art Form" video discussion and concert series starts at the Northern Onondaga Public Library at North Syracuse, NY WHAT: The Northern Onondaga Public Library, North Syracuse, NY will host a free six-part film viewing, discussion, and concert series called “Looking At: Jazz, America's Art Form." The series uses ...


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