Unique to Central New York, Jazz Central is the home base for CNY Jazz and also the venue for a variety of concerts and events throughout the year in their 90-seat theater. Since it’s opening, Jazz Central has become a regional cultural hub, hosting all forms of educational and cabaret events, as well as lectures, jam sessions and lectures in support of jazz and other mediums. The facility also hosts rehearsal space for several well-known regional ensembles, including the CNY Jazz Orchestra and the Stan Colella Parks & Rec All-Star Big Band. Jazz orchestras, regional vocalists, vocal masterclasses and cabaret acts are just a smattering of the kinds of performances to be found at Jazz Central. Ticket prices are set by the performers and are usually very reasonable. (MS)
Jazz Central Information
- Public Transportation: Excellent (a short walk from Centro buses 56, 58, 68, and 72 at Washington Street/State Street; and a 2-minute walk from buses 40, 42, 62, 64, and 76 at Fayette Street/State Street)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Over 100 events per year. Programming includes Jazz, World Music, Comedy, Hip Hop, Workshops, and more
- Ticket Prices: Ticket prices vary by event (usually $5–$30).