Fulton’s annual late-summer party kicks off tonight.
Jazz Fest is an opportunity to enjoy some music in the great outdoors and eat delicious food from local companies.
Friday opens at 5:30 p.m. with The Cortini Brothers, featuring Joanna Jewitt and Tommy Ciappa.
Joe and Kimo Cortini are Fulton’s favorite musical native sons. They play in a variety of bands, from local legends Doctor Boogie to a full horn band to small trios and duos.
For this show, their standard band will back up vocalists Joanna Jewitt of Syracuse and Tommy Ciappa of Oswego, as they did at last year’s Jazz Fest.
They’ll feature pop, rock and jazz standards to start the evening right.
Friday night’s headliners are Atlas, the Rochester-based horn band that has been making Central New Yorkers dance for decades. They rocked the house at last year’s Jazz Fest.
Saturday opens at 5:00 p.m. with The Three.
The jazz highlight of the festival begins at 7:00 p.m. with Philadelphia native Joey DeFrancesco.
He plays the Hammond B-3 organ and is credited with reviving the use of the organ as a jazz instrument. He’s been nominated for two Grammy awards and often tours with jazz great David Sanborn.
And the evening ends with music for dancing, with the Syracuse-based horn band, Brass, Inc.
The band plays pop and rock favorites with a brass flavor.
Food vendors include: Blue Moon Grill, Josie’s Pierogies, Kathy’s Cakes, and Shannon’s Hot Dogs by Crystal! Beer and wine will be available.