|AppleJazz Final Festival DVD & Bluray $22.95 plus $6.00 Shipping
At the AppleJazz “Final Festival” on May 31, 2014, a film and audio crew captured the show in its entirety. The performance went so well that every song held something special. Knowing we had to preserve this piece of history, we went all-out to present you with a high-definition, 5.1 surround sound video of the highest quality. The video box contains BOTH a Bluray and a DVD disc of this concert, so we could meet the demands of every consumer.
The AppleJazz Band was created in 1984, when Upstate NY native and jazz trumpeter Charlie Bertini teamed with a hand-selected group of standout Syracuse musicians to produce an annual summer jazz concert at the Little York Pavilion in Cortland County.
Over the course of the next three decades, AppleJazz's annual summer session in Cortland County grew to become "One of the longest running continuous musical jazz events in the history of Central NY," featuring countless special guests, while playing annually to packed houses for an unprecedented and spectacular 30-year run that culminated with an incredible and star–studded 30th Anniversary edition in 2014.
The band's impressive personnel roster features a veritable Who's-Who of incredible jazz musicians with ties to Syracuse and Upstate NY, including trumpeter Charlie Bertini, saxman Terry Myers, trombonist John Allred, 7-time SAMMY-winner and SAMMY’s Hall of Famer guitarist Mark Doyle, bassist Ronnie France, pianist Jeff Phillips, Vocalist Lauren-Jessica Bertini, SAMMY’s Hall of Famer drummer Dave Hanlon, and SAMMY’s Hall of Fame singers Ronnie Leigh and Joe Whiting. Spontaneous and aggressive, these musical veterans and old school pros love to jam together and succeed in tearing up the stage whenever they do, making every performance a major event.
This video on Bluray and DVD of the 30th anniversary concert captures all of the magic and excitement of the Final Festival by the AppleJazz Band.
THE SONGS YOU’LL SEE AND HEAR:
Let The Good Times Roll (Joe Whiting)
America the Beautiful (Jeff Phillips/Charlie Bertini)