Matt “Grandpa” Musselman, trombonist extraordinaire, flees small town Maryland to try his luck in New York City. Upon arrival he assembles a first rate band with five of the city’s top men including Vince “The Kid” Nero, saxophones; Russ “The Chief” Moore, trumpet; Bryan “The Professor” Reeder, piano; Dan “The Boss” Peck, tuba; Will “Doc” Clark, percussion. Boasting a repertoire of turn of the century ragtime, 1920’s jazz and depression era swing by composers such as Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton and Duke Ellington, the Syncopators become the premier music ensemble any side of the Mississippi. The group soon captivates the nation’s imagination through performances at the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Louis Armstrong House Museum, the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, the Montauk Club, the Gershwin Hotel, and Bargemusic. Grandpa Musselman & His Syncopators continue to bring masterpieces from the first generation of jazz to audiences far and wide.
Donna Mucks is an award winning singer, songwriter and author receiving the “Friend of Children Award” in 2013 from the Child Care Council of Cornell Cooperative Extension for her outstanding dedication to children and the “Red, White and Blue Award” in 2014 from the American Legion for her moving military tribute song
For You and For Me.
Since 2007, Donna has been a music specialist with the KEYS Program sharing her gifts to bring hope and smiles to children battling cancer and their families through the power of music.
A certified teacher, Donna, provides educational and inspiring music workshops to teachers, parents, care givers and community groups. Her workshops are a beautiful blend of live music, positive spirit and inspiration that will bring out the song your heart.
Loren Barrigar, of the Barrigar Brothers, is a local favorite in Syracuse, playing at venues throughout the area as well as performing tour dates this year that take him as far as Tennessee.
Second set of Cincinnati Creek playing at the Remsen Arts Center. Cincinnati Creek features seasoned musicians Lori Thompson, Chris Pepe, Gary Dygert, and Cathy Martin. They have been entertaining audiences with an acoustic variety of bluegrass, gospel, pop tunes, and original compositions. Cincinnati Creek is based in the Adirondack foothills, the groups name is derived from the creek that runs through the area. Their 2010 release, “Doing As We Please” and the 2005 release, “Little Bit of Love” feature songs about life, love, and local folklore. Live performances include traditional bluegrass instrumentals and three and four part harmonies, sprinkled with some history, and fun too.
Steve Falvo’s Easy Money Big Band plays the Remsen Arts Center in Remsen, NY. Playing music by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Bobby Darin, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, and so many mor
Jazz, Delta Blues, Swing, Rock & Roll– America’s great art forms. This is the music that Monk Rowe knows, loves and plays. This is the music he teaches in his popular blues and jazz workshops for young people.
Fiddlin’ Future is a non for profit youth group of young fiddle players. They play old time fiddling music such as jigs and reels. Some of their favorite songs are: “Chinesse Breakdown”, “8th of January”, and “Old Joe Clark”.
The group is run by the kids. Ages range from as young a four years old and as old as eighteen years of age. The players range in different skill levels, from beginners to more mature players. All levels are welcome!
For more information about joining or to have the kids play at your event please contact the group at email@example.com or go to our contact page.