Erie Celebrates 100 Years of Recorded Jazz
Nine Concerts Bring Jazz History to Erie
On March 6th, 1917, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band released 'Dixie Jass Band One Step' and 'Livery Stable Blues' for the Columbia Gramophone Company. 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.)
March 16 Reception,Talk by Mark Gridley, followed by a Concert featuring early jazz/Dixieland jazz
April (date to be determined) "Celebrating Swing," with Long School of Dance and the Presque Isle Jazz Orchestra. Hosted by Phil Attenbury.
May 11 JazzErie's Next Generation Concert Gen. McLane High School, Edinboro. Six area high school jazz bands made up of student musicians, plus a band of regional professionals, play stage band arrangements.
June 17 JazzErie's Jazz & Blues Walk Starting with a reception and concert at the Erie Art Museum, great regional bands will perform at seven downtown Erie venues. Bands play jazz from different eras: (swing, bebop, fusion, traditional, etc.) keeping the theme of "Erie Celebrates.... Event is In partnership with participating venues. Suggested Donation $15.
Additional June Concert: Date and time TBA. "Thumbscrew Trio" with Mary Halvorson - guitar, Tomas Fujiwara - percussion and Michael Formanek - bass. PACA, co-sponsored by JazzErie.
July 14 WQLN Sounds Around Town Concert, Recreation of "Jazz at the Philharmonic" concert, with regional musicians burning up the evening air.
August 4 WQLN Sounds Around Town Concert. Celebrating Miles. Featuring some of the arrangements, compositions and sounds of Miles Davis.
Oct. 6 Singer Vanessa Rubin and saxophonist Don Braden Erie Art Museum
Oct. 28 at the Warner Theater. Erie Philharmonic Pops Orchestra,, celebrates jazz in a concert featuring a jazz soloist.
Nov. 17 Bobby Selvaggio and Red Rhinoscerous, at the Erie Art Museum
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