The hot horns and cool sounds of Classified will heat up FultonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Jazz Fast when the popular party band brings its high energy show to the Jazz Fest stage with a live performance at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 8th.
Formed in the early 90Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s the band brought together a number of talented Central New York musicians who had performed with some of the top acts in the area. The collective resume of the members was so long that it looked like a Ã¢â‚¬ËœclassifiedÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ ad, as a result the name Classified stuck and the band began its mission of EOE, equal opportunity entertainment for all.
Classified has been voted the number one group in the Utica area by readers of the Observer Dispatch and has performed with or shared the bill with many international artists, including Maynard Ferguson, Benny Mardones, Rare Earth, Eddie Money, KC & the Sunshine Band, Jason Masalis, Gap Mangione and Earth, Wind & Fire to name a few. The abilities of the members of Classified encompass all styles of music, making them one of the most sought after acts in Central New York. Their exciting performance will be one of the highlights of Jazz Fest.
Scheduled for August 7th & 8th Jazz Fest, coordinated the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce and the City of Fulton, and sponsored by Eagle Beverage and Budweiser, features two days of food, fun, and music from some of Central New YorkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hottest musicians.
Other performers scheduled to appear at Jazz Fest include: the big band sounds of the Do Good Swing Band at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 7th followed by Following at 8:00 p.m. will be Central New York favorites, The Critics, featuring Joanna Jewett on vocals, the dynamic sounds of the Cortini Brothers rhythm section, and The Critics famous horn section. Saturday, August 8th the music starts with a performance by jazz guitar great, Melvin Sparks at 3:00 p.m., followed by one of Central New YorkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s premier jazz vocalists, Nancy Kelly at 6:00 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available both days from some of the areaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s finest eateries.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are thrilled to be working with the City of Fulton and event sponsors Eagle Beverage and Budweiser to bring Jazz Fest back to Fulton,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Executive Director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Beth Hilton. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We invite the community to join us for a weekend of great jazz music and fantastic food with a Cajun flair.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Jazz Fest will be held Friday, August 7th from 5 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, August 8th from 3 to 11 p.m., behind the Fulton War Memorial on West Broadway in Fulton. Food and refreshments will be available both days from some of the areaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s finest eateries. All performances are free and open to the public. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair, no coolers will be allowed. For more information on the event you may contact the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce at 343-7681.