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Thursdays for Artists and Musicians at CNY Arts Center

FULTON, NY – In addition to Narnia, the musical running weekends at CNY Arts Center, Thursdays in April will see new and returning events for artists and musicians at CNY Arts Center.

Jeff Sawyer will be featured in concert with Rick Bush and students from Sawyer's CCC guitar class at CNY Arts Center on April 30. The concert is free and open to the public.
Jeff Sawyer will be featured in concert with Rick Bush and students from Sawyer’s CCC guitar class at CNY Arts Center on April 30. The concert is free and open to the public.

TH3, Happy Hour at the Gallery, will return April 23 from 5 to 8 p.m.

This light-hearted social event allows the community to meet and mingle with artists whose work is on display in the gallery while enjoying hors d’ouerves and beverages.

TH3 is free and open to the public and will be held quarterly throughout the year with the next one scheduled for July.

On April 30 at 6:30 p.m., CNY Arts Center debuts Jeff Sawyer in concert with Rick Bush and a showcase of students from Sawyer’s music class at Cayuga Community College.

This is the first collaboration of college faculty and CNY Arts Center onstage highlighting the work of CCC students.

Pianist, keyboard player and composer Sawyer has been a staple on the upstate New York music scene for years with numerous recording sessions and appearances as a solo musician as well as a keyboardist for various pop and country acts.

Sawyer has seven solo albums to his credit, including his latest release “Journey Home,”which has been received with much critical acclaim.

Sawyer has spent more than over three decades both in the studio writing, producing and engineering, as well as on the stage.

All seven albums were written, recorded and produced in Sawyer’s studio, Blue Island Studios owned and operated since 1992.

Sawyer’s past musical endeavors includes entertaining well known people such as President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, Frank McCourt, Al Roker, accompanying Golden Globe winner, Brian Dennehy, jazz vocalist Karen Oberlin, Nancy Kelly and many others.

Bush has been performing for more than 25 years with such groups as The Misfits, Dam Dog Blues Band, Ron Spencer and the Night Crew and The Moss Back Mule Band.

As a musician with those bands, he has opened for well-known national artists such as Orleans, Lynard Skynard, Savoy Brown, The Charlie Daniels Band and J Geils.

He has taught in the Fulton City School District for more than 28 years and is currently a sixth grade teacher at Fairgrieve School.

The guitar concert will also feature guitar students who will join Sawyer onstage and entertain the audience with their new skills as members of his music class taught at Cayuga Community College.

The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information visit www.JeffSawyer.com, or www.CNYArtsCenter.com, or call 598-ARTS (2787).