Jazz at the Palace

Get ready to enjoy of day of summer Jazz in the “air-conditioned” comfort of Syracuse’s “Palace on James” 

Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 2-7pm.

The CNY Young Lions of Jazz will feature:

  • The William Gorman 4tet w/s/g vocalist, Gabrielle Gorman
    Leading the 4tet is Jazz Keyboardist/Pianist,Will Gorman, a Syracuse native and Nottingham graduate, now residing in New York City. Rounding out the 4tet is Sarah Hanahan on Jazz Saxophone, 24-year-old Drummer Eric Dupont, and Vincent Dupont on Bass. Joining the 4tet will be Special Guest Vocalist Gabrielle Gorman. 

Opening the show:

  • The Lawless Jazz Collective 

Featuring Jazz Trombonist Jake Lawless with David Millen on Guitar, P.K. White on Drums, Sean Peters on Bass, and Jacob Penner on Tenor Sax.

  • Nick Fields Trio 

Joining Nick Fields on Jazz Trumpet & Vocals will be Dave Solazzo on Piano and Drummer Josh Dekaney.

  • Drew Serafini & Friends 

Jazz Guitarist Drew Serafini, Dunham Hall on saxophone, Sean Peters on Bass, and Drummer Keenan LeBlanc. Special Guest Vocalist, Aaron Ruiz is singing two tunes with the group.

All ages show. $12 General Admission Tickets available at: 

www.brownpaperticket.com, Palace Commons Café, Sound Garden and Ish Guitars.

*Presented by the Palace Theatre, 2384 James St. Syracuse, NY 13206

*A portion of  the proceeds will benefit the Palace Theatre Centennial Fund


The William Gorman 4tet w/s/g vocalist, Gabrielle Gorman

  • William Gorman is a rising senior at William Paterson University pursuing a degree in Jazz Piano, under the guidance of master pianists Bill Charlap and Harold Mabern, but he’s already become an active member of the NYC jazz and blues scene and beyond. As a pianist, organist, composer, arranger, and singer, his performance credits read of a much older musician: performances with jazz legends such as Sheila Jordan, Claudio Roditi, Vincent Herring, Ernie Watts, and Amy London, amongst others. He recently toured internationally with Grammy award winning and Blues Hall of Fame inductee Joe Louis Walker’s band, in addition to performances and tours with blues artists Vanessa Collier and Solomon Hicks. He’s performed at clubs and festivals all over the S., Europe and Asia, including Jazz in Marciac, Blue Note Beijing and Jazz Madrid. William was also a 2018 Ravinia Steans Fellow for jazz composition. Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, he has roots in gospel music, playing and touring with the Award-winning group, The Bells of Harmony
  • Gabrielle Gorman, a Syracuse native and Nottingham graduate, now resides in New York City. Performing since she was a child, she went on to pursue a B.S. in Musical Theater and a M.S. ABT in Theater and Performance Studies from the University at Buffalo.   Gabrielle’s unique voice, and ability to juggle many different musical styles, has afforded her the opportunity to perform in a wide variety of venues all over the tri-state area, from smoky jazz and cabaret clubs to baptist churches and beyond. Her most recent roles include “Eddie” in The Rocky Horror Show, “Rizzo” in Grease and “Judy” in 9 to 5. She most recently performed at 53 Above at Broadway, performing her unique blend of soul, jazz, and musical theatre.
  • Sarah Hanahan is a jazz saxophonist studying performance at the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz within the Hartt School of Music (University of Hartford). Now a resident of Hartford, Connecticut but originally from Marlborough, Massachusetts, Sarah grew up listening to a wide variety of music, but always had a special love for jazz. Her father, who plays drums and percussion, introduced Sarah to music and gave Sarah her first saxophone at the age of 8. Sarah played lead alto sax for the Marlborough High School jazz band and performed with several famous artists including Dave Pietro and Tom Palance. As a high school senior, Sarah was lead alto for the New England Conservatory Prep Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Ken Schaporst, who taught her much about the history and tradition of big band music. In 2015, Sarah was awarded a full scholarship to study jazz performance at the McLean Institute. Her college teachers include well-known jazz saxophone performers Javon Jackson and Abraham Burton. The McLean Institute has also afforded Sarah the opportunity to receive instruction from and perform with accomplished jazz musicians such as bassist Nat Reeves and trombonist Steve Davis.  In addition to her heavy gigging schedule, Sarah recently appeared as a guest artist at the Caramoor Jazz Festival, and is scheduled to perform at the Hartford Bushnell Park 2018 Monday Night Jazz Series opening for Terri Lyne Carrington. She fronts her own quartet / quintet, and also plays in a jazz duo with jazz guitarist Jeremy Galloway, a close friend and McLean classmate.  

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