Sophistications Jazz Cafe was created in 2008 by Ken Hills and his wife Tina. With Ken's passion for music and Tina’s love of design America's high school sweet hearts created a place where he and other talented musicians could get together and jam in a stylish and intimate atmosphere.
The concept immediately proved popular, and Sophistications Jazz Cafe flourished through word of mouth alone to become a landmark in the Downtown Syracuse music scene. Great food & drinks soon had Sophistications on the map.
At Sophistications Jazz Cafe, we strive to promote the better things in life, helping to remind you of the classics of days gone by while introducing you to those classics being created today.
America's only true art form - Jazz Music exemplifies our commitment to this cause. There is no other form of music that embodies the sophistication, eloquence, passion, spontaneity and emotion that jazz communicates to its' audience. At Sophistications we seek out only the most dedicated and talented jazz musicians to help maintain Jazz as a forefront in modern music.
Our commitment to this art form is not only to accomplished jazz musicians such as Cedar Walton, Freddie Cole, Loston Harris, Chico Freeman, Donald Harrison, Marcus Printup, Philip Harper and Russell Gunn, but also to its' growth and future by locally searching for the next Wynton Marsalis, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington or Louis Armstrong.
441 S. Salina St
(Inside the Galleries of Syracuse)
Syracuse, NY 13202