Hot Nights, Cool Jazz Planned At Fulton Jazz Fest This Weekend

The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce will present two evenings of great music, fantastic food and lots of fun when the 2013 edition of the Fulton Jazz Fest brings cool jazz to the hot nights on the shores of Lake Neahtahwanta behind the War Memorial in Fulton 5-11 p.m. on Friday and 4:30 – 11 p.m. Saturday.1119 Jazz Logo_cmyk

The festival kicks off this year with Happy Hour from 5-6 p.m. on Friday. The Cortini Brothers featuring Tommy Ciappa will take the Fulton Savings Bank stage and Eagle Beverage and the Blue Moon Grill will be offering samplings of craft beers and wine. There will be door prizes, give-a-ways and more.

Following Happy Hour, The Anthony Joseph Swingtet will play from 6:30 – 8 p.m., followed by the return of the party band Atlas, which is sure to keep the crowd dancing from 8:30 – 11 p.m.

The fun continues on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. with The Freefall Orchestra gathering on the Fulton Savings Bank Stage to entertain the crowd, followed by Nancy Kelly & Friends at 6:30 p.m. Scheduled to appear with Nancy are Dino Losito, Danny D’Imperio, Bob Sneider and Houston Person.

Rounding out the evening will be a performance by The Billionaires 8:30 – 11 p.m.

The Freefall Orchestra, under the direction of Stan Gosek, will perform from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Saturday on the Fulton Savings Bank Stage.
The Freefall Orchestra, under the direction of Stan Gosek, will perform from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Saturday on the Fulton Savings Bank Stage. Freefall is composed of many professional Oswego County musicians and they will feature the vocal stylings of Dani Ryan.

Gates open at 4 p.m. and admission is free, made possible through sponsorship from local businesses, including stage sponsor Fulton Savings Bank and gold sponsors Chirello Advertising, Eagle Beverage Company, Foster Funeral Home, Inc., Huhtamaki, Oswego Health, PathFinder Bank and the Valley News.

Blue Moon Grill, Upperlandings and Kathy’s Cakes & Specialty treats will be serving their gourmet specialties and beer and wine is available to purchase with valid ID at the Blue Moon Grill stand.

Please bring your lawn chairs or blankets, but leave your coolers and pets at home.

For more information, contact the chamber at 315-343-7681 or visit

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by CNY Arts.

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