Art Center offers jazz Thursday

The Rome Art And Community Center, 308 W. Bloomfield St.,presents Jazz Trumpeter Joe Magnarelli as guest artist, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Tickets are $15 or less with discounts for RACC members, seniors and students.

Magnarelli will be joined by the Jazz series’ house band led by series host John Piazza Jr. The concert takes place in the Center’s ArtHouse Café, formerly the Carriage House. A cafe menu (such as made to order gourmet coffees and teas, cold drinks, fresh baked goods, pizza, hot dogs, soft pretzels and more) is available for purchase, with proceeds going to Rome Art And Community Center.

Syracuse native Joe Magnarelli moved to New York City in 1986 and soon became a regular participant on the Manhattan-and-beyond jazz scene. From 1987, he toured and recorded with Lionel Hampton and Brother Jack McDuff.

In 1990, he was a semifinalist at the Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition in Washington, D.C.

Joe made his debut as a leader with 1994’s "Why Not" (Criss Cross). He’s followed that album with three others, all on Criss Cross: "Always There" (1997), "Mr. Mags" (2000), and "Hoop Dreams" (2005). He also made two albums co-leading a sextet with Philadelphia trumpeter John Swana: "Philly-New York Junction" (1998), and "New York-Philly Junction" (2003). He is an adjunct professor of music at the New School for Social Research in New York, and New Jersey City University in Jersey City, N.J. He also conducts clinics and master classes around the world, sharing his musical knowledge from his past teachers including Rome-born Jack Palmer, a Rome Arts Hall of Fame inductee (

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