The AppleJazz Festival began in 1984 as a jam session in Cortland, NY, and has continued annually ever since. Held each year in early June in Cortland County, this festival is small and unique, drawing 400 people for a day of Jazz, Dixieland, and family picnicking. An idyllic setting by Little York Lake adds to the atmosphere of this lovely event. Musicians are from the local Syracuse/Cortland area, and some are flown in from Florida. Occasional musicians from New York City have stopped in to sit in with the band, and the audience enjoys the spontaneity of the music on stage. Trumpeter, bandleader, and artistic director Charlie Bertini heads up the ceremony and has done so since the Festival's beginning.
This year's concert has been canceled (click here for more info) but the 2014 AppleJazz Festival will be held on May 31, 2014, at our favorite location, The Pavilion at Dwyer Memorial Park in Little York (Preble), New York. Whether you prefer a seat away from the stage or wish to be within handshaking distance of the AppleJazz musicians, this is an event you won¹t want to miss. Some of the artists who have appeared at AppleJazz are:
Bear Cat Jazz Band
Cortland High Jazz Band
Cortland High Jazz Choir
Nick Palumbo Quintet
here for more information on the canceled 2013 Festival!
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