Dennis Bergman Broom back

staff reports 09/15/09
WHAT: A Folkus Project Event

WHO: Dennis Bergman Broom at the Words and Music Songwriter Showcase

A night of original music featuring Dennis Bergman Broom, Jeneen Terrana, Charles Marlowe, and series host Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers performing in the round.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 24. Doors at 7, music at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington, Syracuse, 479-5299

TICKETS: $10. For reservations, email


Dennis Bergman Broom (aka Dennis Friscia) was for many years Central New York’s dean of songwriters in the acoustic pop vein. He performed with Graham Nash, Suzanne Vega, Gilberto Gil, and the Roches and also made regular appearances as a mere nubile at the legendary Speakeasy in New York City’s West Village during its salad days. The Oh So Sensitive Sidemen, his six-piece backing combo, was one of Syracuse’s best and best-loved folk/pop groups in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Several of the Sidemen, including Hanna Richardson and Dave Goldman, will appear with Broom at Jazz Central. He now lives in Seattle and performs on electric guitar, piano, and sometimes baritone ukulele. In addition to ample time spent worrying about future wars, he draws thousands of oblique one-punch comics and is penning his immature memoirs.

Jeneen Terrana’s music is driven by her haunting vocal style mixed with alternative rock and blues, akin to artists such as Patty Griffin, K.D. Lang, and Lucinda Williams. Terrana grew up in Buffalo and is now based in Queens. She recently returned from a month-long European tour with songwriter Silbin Sandovar.

Charles Marlowe writes country and pop songs and performs at various venues and open mikes around Syracuse.

Series host Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers is a grand prize winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest as well as a contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered and founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine.

The Words and Music Songwriter Showcase is a celebration of original music from Central New York and beyond, featuring established and emerging artists of all genres in an up-close-and-personal acoustic setting. Since its debut in January 2008, the series has featured such top talent as Maura Kennedy, Lisa Gentile, John Cadley (The Lost Boys), Dusty Pas’cal and Loren Barrigar, Ashley Cox, Bob Halligan Jr., Joe Crookston, Jamie Notarthomas, and Gary Frenay and Arty Lenin.

The Words and Music series is sponsored by the Folkus Project and WAER, and supported by a DeFrancisco Arts and Cultural grant through the Cultural Resources Council.

Upcoming shows
Thursday, 10/22: Jason Vatter
Friday, 11/13: Powell

TAGS: Hanna Richardson and Dave Goldman, Dennis Bergman Broom,Syracuse,Folkus Project,Jeneen Terrana, Charles Marlowe,Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers,Words and Music Songwriter Showcase Syracuse,Jazz Central
EDITION: The Eagle

Rating: 1.9/5 (9 votes cast)

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