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Best Jazz & Blues in Syracuse

Doobie Brothers at Upstate Medical University Arena

Doobie Brothers

Blue-eyed soul and soft rockers The Doobie Brothers have become an indelible part of the American musical landscape, making their mark as a durable and resilient band that fearlessly embraces genres ranging from RnB to classic rock and boogie. Their incredible 50-year + career has seen a host of talented performers join their evolving line-up including crooner Michael McDonald and guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter.

Robert Cray Band at Center For The Arts Of Homer

Robert Cray Band

A former opening act for Eric Clapton, Cray has played alongside John Lee Hooker and now has a pair of Fender Stratocaster guitars named after him. He has released a number of albums that have reached the top of the Billboard Blues chart, and in 2011 was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame for his achievements. In 2017 he released a new record with Hi Rhythm.

Glenn Miller Orchestra at Carrier Theater

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Glenn Miller Orchestra has been consistently touring since forming in 1956, and now is your chance to witness one of the most popular bands in the world as they come to a town near you. The band's unique jazz sound and arrangement make them highly sought after, even more so now that they're bringing a night of nostalgia and swing.

Santana at Empower FCU Amphitheater At Lakeview

Santana

Commonly recognized as one of the world's great guitarists, Carlos Santana has had an extraordinary career stretching back more than fifty years. Now, the Black Magic Woman guitar wizard will be co-headlining with Grammy nominees Counting Crows on the 'Oneness Tour'. Fans can expect to hear their timeless hits from both acts as well as fan favorites. It'll be an unforgettable show!

Tab Benoit at Keg's Canalside Event Center

Tab Benoit

Blues stalwart Tab Benoit hits the road with his extensive back catalog of tunes this year! A double B.B King Entertainer of the Year award holder (the highest accolade afforded to musicians on the Blues genre), five-time Blues Music Award winner and three-time Grammy award nominee Tab Benoit is one of the most influential blues artists of the last 20 years. Don't miss him when he arrives in your town!