Community Folk Art Center’s Annual Jazz & Wine Fundraiser

CFAC’s  Annual Jazz & Wine Fundraising event is scheduled for Friday, April 17, 2015 at 6:30pm.

This year, CFAC’s fundraiser will welcome back and feature Syracuse, New York native Nicole Mitchell. Nicole Mitchell is a creative flutist, composer, bandleader and educator. As the founder of Black Earth Ensemble, Black Earth Strings, Ice Crystal and Sonic Projections; Mitchell has been repeatedly awarded by DownBeat Critics Poll and the Jazz Journalists Association as “Top Flutist of the Year” for the last four years (2010-2014).

Nicole Mitchell is a creative flutist, composer, bandleader and educator

Nicole Mitchell is a creative flutist, composer, bandleader and educator

Mitchell’s music celebrates African American culture while reaching across genres and integrating new ideas with moments in the legacy of jazz, gospel, experimentalism, pop and African percussion through albums such as Black Unstoppable (Delmark, 2007), Awakening (Delmark, 2011), and Xenogenesis Suite: A Tribute to Octavia Butler (Firehouse 12, 2008), which received commissioning support from Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works.

Part of our evening will feature NYS wineries.  Confirmed so far:

Casa Larga Vineyards
Stone Age Winery
Cherry Knoll Farm, LLC

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by contacting us directly at (315) 443-2230 or through our pay pal account.

When: Friday, April 17, 2015
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: Community Folk Art Center
805 E. Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

For more information on Nicole Mitchell