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AmeriCU with CNY Jazz Central Literacy Partnership

March 20, 2013

AmeriCU Credit Union and CNY Jazz Central are pleased to announce that they have forged a broad, yearlong cultural literacy partnership to benefit music students throughout Central New York.

AmeriCU will underwrite all the scholastic programs that CNY Jazz Central runs throughout the year, including:

  • The Scholastic Jazz Jam series, including a vocal jazz jam featuring national jazz vocalist Nancy Kelly.
  • SummerJazz Workshop/Jazz at the Fair, a weeklong student improv program-in-residence at the Arts and Home Center at the New York State Fairgrounds, following by a daylong youth jazz festival during the fair.
  • An Arts-in-Education performance in the Rome school district.
  • The Scholastic Jazz Festival of the Northeast Jazz & Wine Fest, an anchor festival of Syracuse Artsweek.
  • Equipment for the Stan Colella Parks & Rec All-Stars Big Band, a CNY Jazz partnership with the city of Syracuse. This program offers summer employment for students in the Syracuse City School District.

More information about CNY Jazz Central's scholastic programs, including SummerJazz Workshop, can be found at

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