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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Hooteroll? with Howard Wales and Jerry Garcia - Crouse Auditorium, Syracuse University, January 22, 1972

Previously unknown gig. Thanks to carville for sharing!


  1. I haven't been able to locate a Crouse Auditorium. There is a Crouse College on the Syracuse campus that houses the 700 seat Setnor Auditorium. Gotta be it.

    Setnor (Rose and Jules R.) Auditorium (Syracuse University)
    202 Crouse Drive
    Syracuse, New York
    Capacity: 700
    Designed by Archimedes Russell and constructed of Longmeadow sandstone, this was only the second building to be erected on the new campus.  It housed the College of Fine Arts for many years.
    The authors of Architecture Worth Saving compare Russell's detailing to those used by H. H. Richardson (see south entry detail below), which he derived from Romanesque churches in France and Spain.  This "Richardsonian Style" was very popular at the end of the 19th Century and Crouse College was, in fact, built by the Norcross Brothers who also built many of Richardson's commissions.
    An auditorium, with its timber roof and stained glass windows, seating about 700 people was included, although intended at first as a chapel.[1] There is a 3,823 pipe organ in the auditorium which is one of America's most important historic instruments. It represents a style of American organ building that flourished in the mid-20th century and is closely associated with builder Walter Holtkamp. It is widely considered to be his magnum opus.[1]
    The bell tower of the building housed the first "tower chimes" installed in Syracuse, which is still in use today.[1]
    Today, Crouse College houses Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts. Chiefly, its classrooms and auditorium are at the service of the Setnor School of Music.
    "The original pipe organ has been replaced in recent years by a classical organ but the remainder of the auditorium remains in its original state.

    Jerry performed here on
    1/22/72 Howard Wales, Roger “Jellyroll” Troy, Jim , Terry Love
    The poster reads Crouse Auditorium.

    1.) "History of Crouse College”, Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts, 2011

  2. Capacity 700 - nice! Thanks for sharing this.

  3. Absolutely amazing. Undiscovered Garcia country, with a poster, revealed after all these years. And great research from JGBP, too.

    Note that this date does not appear to include Mahavishnu Orchestra. Hey, do you think Jerry and Howard jammed out a little more this night?


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