Springtime by Gospel Chocolate

Syracuse has abundant musical talent, but much of it is underexposed. Syr JAMS’ Music Stand — which stands for Syracuse’s Joined Artists Musicians and Singers’ Music Stand — is a new feature created by The Stand’s A Friendly Five columnist Reggie Seigler and intended to be a platform for talent.

This video of Syr JAMS’ Music Stand features a song written by Robert Brown and performed by Gospel Chocolate.

Robert Brown serves as the director of The SUNY Cortland Gospel Choir. He is also an adjunct faculty with the school’s African-American Studies Department.

The SUNY Cortland Gospel Choir hosts the SUNY Cortland African American Gospel Music Festival each November and is composed of a diverse group of talented students from throughout New York State. It is a part of the African American Studies Program.

The Gospel Choir seeks to nourish and develop talented students by offering scholarships in the areas of vocal performance, keyboard, percussion and leadership.