35 Years of Jazz Fest

Syracuse’s 35th annual Jazz Fest is right around the corner. OCC is proud to be hosting this historic Syracuse festival. To commemorate the rich history of this festival, the Ann Felton Gallery at OCC is displaying memorabilia until June 15th, 2017.

The exhibit includes a mix of never before seen content including t-shirts, caps, pins, mugs, posters, CDs and much more. Also on display is the work of prominent local artists.

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The Anne Felton Center will be open from 12-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday for all the jazz lovers who would like to see this rich history. For more information on the exhibit visit our website.

Syracuse’s 35th Jazz Fest will be held at OCC on from June 8th – 10th. For more information on this year’s Jazz Fest visit their website.

Jazz Fest 35 is Coming to OCC

2017 SJF Poster

Jazz Fest 35 is coming to OCC from June 8th to June 10th. OCC is proud to be hosting the three-day long festival created and organized by OCC Alum Frank Malfitano ’67.

The festival will kick off on June 8th at 6 p.m. in Storer Auditorium with Central New York jazz legend Peter Mack & the Macket. It’s followed by two nights of jazz performances from artists like UAD Kings of the Fall, the Mavericks, the Ramsey Lewis Electric Quintet, Asleep at the Wheel, Todd Rundgren, Rebirth Brass Band and more. The skies will light up on Friday night with a fireworks display at 9 p.m.

For a full schedule of events visit the Jazz Fest Website.

Get excited for the historic 35th year, by visiting the Jazz Fest 35 Memorabilia Exhibit. The exhibit will go on display this Monday, May 15th at 12 p.m. at the Ann Felton Multicultural Center in Ferrante Hall at OCC. Memorabilia will be displayed until June 15th. Visit the Jazz Fest Website for more details.

We’re proud to be hosting Jazz Fest again and hope you’ll be able to join us for the 35th celebration!

Syracuse Jazz Fest


The smooth sounds of jazz returned to the Onondaga campus on July 11 and 12 during the 32nd annual M&T Jazz Fest. Festival founder and Executive Producer Frank Malfitano, ‘67, brought in Trombone Shorty to headline Friday night’s performances. Saturday night B.B. King was the big attraction, followed by a spectacular fireworks show. You can find the latest information on Jazz Fest at syracusejazzfest.com.