The Intention

Here's an audio recording by Chris Seremet of the Intention playing at Phoebe's in Syracuse on December 5, 2019. 

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Lenny Milano ~ drums

Don Martin ~ bass

Nanni ~ keys/vocals

A "special edition" of The Intention from Shifty's in Syracuse on December 21, 2019. I had somehow forgotten to tell my band of this booking and was forced to scramble. To my luck and delight, two young Syracuse natives who each relocated to Nashville a few years ago to persue their music careers were home for the holidays.


Max McKee ~ bass

Nate Felty ~ drums

Nanni ~ keys/vocals 


To add to the fun were unplanned guests Jeff Stockham on trumpet, Paulie Cerra on tenor sax, and Phil Leone on drums. Enjoy!

The Intention playing jazz as part of the "Origins of Jazz" series at the Liverpool Public Library on October 27, 2019. 

Josh Dekaney ~ drums

Don Martin ~ bass

Nanni ~ piano/vocal

Here 's The Intention playing jazz at Finger Lakes On Tap in Skaneateles on April 28, 2019 as part of the "Jazz On Tap", a CNY Jazz Club Series. 

Don Martin ~ bass

Josh Dekaney ~ drums

Nanni ~ keys/vocal

This is The Intention performing live at the Dinosaur BBQ in Syracuse on December 5, 2018. 


Don Martin ~ bass

Byron Cage ~ drums

Nanni ~ keys/vocals 

The Intention began as the Mark Nanni Trio in 1996 as an original jazz combo. Over the years, there have been personnel changes, a change of name to The Intention, and radical changes in genre. While the band will always at its core be a jazz group in the tradition of a modern Bill Evans Trio due to its conversational, interactive improvisational style, they now stretch into all manner of Jam/Classic Rock and original material. Regardless of the style, the collective improvisational style remains as the thread uniting all of the different genres played. This is a band with years of chemistry under its belt now featuring Mark Nanni on keyboards, Josh Dekaney on percussion, and Don Martin on bass.

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