The Fulton Jazz Festival with cool jazz and hot nights, returns Friday, Aug. 7 and Saturday, Aug. 8, and the event’s first jazz fundraiser is set for May 20 at Under The Moon, it was announced by Festival Committee Co-chairs Joe Cortini and Bill Hubel. The event is on the shore of Lake Neahtahwanta, behind the Fulton War Memorial on Route 3 and admission is free.
Fulton Savings Bank, Oswego Health, SUNY Oswego, and Mimi’s Drive-in have all returned as major sponsors for this year’s event, Cortini said. “We’ve also scheduled our first jazz jam fundraiser for Wednesday, May 20 from six to nine p.m. at Under the Moon in Fulton. Admission is $25 per person and seating is limited so we strongly urge people to call 598-4770 for reservations. Tickets are available at Blue Moon Grill and at Cortini Shoe Store.”
“In addition to seeing and hearing performances from a variety of local jazz professionals, like The Longwood Jazz Project and special guests, you can sample a variety of delicious Blue Moon Grill Cajun cuisine favorites like jambalaya and red beans and rice, while you enjoy the show,” Hubel said. “We are extremely grateful to all the local musicians who are donating their time and talent to help make this fundraiser the best yet.”
“This year also marks an exciting new chapter for this event as the Fulton Jazz Festival will now be produced by an independent committee working in partnership with the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce and the Fulton Community Development Agency, ” Cortini said. “We are finalizing our lineup and will be announcing it very soon as the slots are filled for both nights.”
For more information about the festival, sponsorship opportunities, or about the May 20 fundraiser at Under the Moon, contact Cortini at 598-2070, Hubel at 598-4770, or at [email protected] The event is also on Facebook under “Fulton Jazz Festival.”