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Jazzuits Team Up With Cookie Coogan at Jazz Central

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … The Le Moyne College Jazzuits will team up with guest artist Cookie Coogan for two concerts on Sun., Oct. 25, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Jazz Central, 441 East Washington Street, in downtown Syracuse. The group will perform “Sentimental Journey – Melodies from the Movies.”

Cookie Coogan, from Ithaca College, is a gifted jazz singer now working in the Upstate New York region. She has appeared with many different bands and band leaders as well as with her own groups and as a solo artist. Coogan’s repertoire consists of over 150 tunes ranging from popular and lesser-known standards of the Great American Songbook, to jazz and blues classics, to Brazilian bossa novas and charming originals. With her wide vocal range and versatile tone, she presents each selection, whether a warm ballad or a foot-stompin' blues, in an authentic and personal jazz style.

The Jazzuits, Le Moyne College’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble, is under the direction of Carol Jacobe, professor of vocal studies at Le Moyne College. The ensemble, which consists of 16 vocalists and a complete rhythm section of piano, bass, and drums, performs all styles of jazz. This year, the Jazzuits’ theme is “music from the movies.”  Song titles from “Casablanca, “The Sandpiper, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, “The Joker is Wild, and “Swing Time, are a few of the movies being represented in song.

Coogan will be performing some of her favorite movie tunes including the 1936 Oscar winning tune, “The Way You Look Tonight,”and Henry Mancini’s 1962 Oscar winning title, “The Days of Wine and Roses.”  Coogan will also join the Jazzuits on several tunes including the number two song from the American Film Institute, “As Time Goes By.”

Tickets are $5 for students, $7 for seniors, and $10 for adults and can be purchased in advance by calling (315) 445-4523.  Tickets will also be sold at the door.


posted on: 10/1/2009