Syracuse’s Jess Novak Band will release its new album, Fireworks & Fairytales, Friday Nov. 10. To celebrate, the band is throwing a CD release party at Turning Stone Casino Resort’s Turquoise Tiger Lounge in Verona Friday beginning at 9:30 p.m.
The free show will feature the four-piece Jess Novak Band that includes Novak (violin, vocals, guitar, percussion), Mark Nanni (keyboards, accordion, vocals), Anthony Saturno (guitar) and William Harrison (drums, bass). The band will be joined by the horn section that contributed to the new CD – Melissa Gardiner on trombone and Nick Fields on trumpet. Several special guests who contributed to the making of the album may also appear alongside the band.
JNB blends pop, soul, blues and rock, leading the audience on a voyage through the Stax vaults and down through the juke joints of the south. Terry Roland of No Depression magazine said of the band:
There are those rare moments in music when the dynamics of sight and sound converge into a near-perfect storm. Then it rains down talent and a connection of musical and personal chemistry create something that is irresistible….Their music is a blissful shot of Americana blues-based soul music.
The album is the Jess Novak Band’s third and the sixth overall for Novak. The first video from the album, “Do to You,” was released Nov. 5 and has received an Akademia Music Award for Best Pop/Rock. You can see the video below.
The band plans to begin a cross-country tour in early 2018 in support of the new album. In the meantime, you can catch them gigging throughout Central New York. In addition to being available at JNB shows, Fireworks & Fairytales will be available for streaming and download through iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.