ERIE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF RECORDED JAZZ
Concert Season for 2017
On March 6th, 1917, the Victor Talking Mchine Co. released a recording by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band of "Original Dixieland Jass Band One Step' and 'Livery Stable Blues'. On May 31 of that same year, another disc by ODJB was released by Columbia Gramaphone Co. This disc included "Darktown Strutters Ball" and "Indiana." These sides became hits and gave Americans across the country their first taste of America's only original art form, jazz. "Erie Celebrates 100 Years of Recorded Jazz" is a year-long celebration presented by JazzErie and the sponsors below..
SAVE THESE DATES!!! (Note changes from previous posting.)
April 21 "Celebrating Swing," with Long School of Dance and the Presque Isle Jazz Orchestra. 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Bel Aire Clarion Conference Center, 2800 W. 8th St. Tickets $15, JazzErie members $10.
May 11 JazzErie's Next Generation Concert 6:00 p.m.,Gen. McLane High School, Rte.99, Edinboro. Area high school jazz bands made up of student musicians, plus a band of regional professionals, play stage band arrangements. Guest artist: clarinetist/saxophonist Sal Andolina, Suggested donation $5, students free.
June 17 JazzErie's Jazz & Blues Walk Starting with a reception and concert at the Erie Art Museum, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.great regional bands will perform at downtown Erie venues until 1:00 a.m. Bands will play jazz from different eras: (swing, bebop, fusion, traditional, etc.) in keeping the theme of "Erie Celebrates...." Event is In partnership with participating venues. Suggested Donation $15.
June 20 Mary Halvorson's "Thumbscrew," with Michael Formanek -- bass and Tomas Fujiwara -- drums. 8:00 p.m., PACA, 1505 State St. One of New York City's leading experimental musicians, with two high powered associates. Concert co-sponsored by JazzErie. Donation.
August 4 WQLN Sounds Around Concert: re-creation of "Jazz at the Philharmonic" concert, with regional musicians burning up the evening air. 7:00 p.m. WQLN Studio, 8425 Peach St. Free. Co-sponsored with WQLN and Local 17, AFM.
Thurs., Sept. 6 Tom Rainey Trio, with Rainey on drums, Mary Halvorson - guitar, Ingrid Laubock - reeds. 8:00 p.m., PACA, 1505 State St. Co-sponsored by JazzErie.
Oct. 6 Singer Vanessa Rubin and saxophonist Don Braden 8:00 p.m., Erie Art Museum. Suggested donation $20 general admission, $15 JazzErie members. Co-sponsored with Erie Art Museum.
Oct. 28 Erie Philharmonic Pops Orchestra, featuring Chris Brubeck Quartet. 8;00 p.m., Warner Theater. Ticket information at www.eriephil.org or call (814) 455-1375. Co-sponsored by JazzErie.
Nov. 17 Bobby Selvaggio and Red Rhinoscerous. 8:00 p.m. at the Erie Art Museum. Suggested donation $20 general admission, $15 JazzErie members. Co-sponsored by Erie Art Museum.
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