Celebrating 100 Years of Recorded Jazz
Nine Concerts Bring Jazz History to Erie

Beginning on March 2 with a reception at Gannon University featuring a talk by jazz author Mark Gridley, and a performance of traditional and Dixieland jazz, JazzErie's "Celebrating 100 Years..." Concert Season will consist of nine concerts in locations across the area, each concert presenting a landmark style of jazz.

Celebrating 100 Years of Recorded Jazz


March 2     Reception,Talk by Mark Gridley,  Concert featuring early jazz/Dixieland jazz

April  (date to be determined)     Celebrating Swing     Zem Zem Shriners Hall, 2525 W. 38th St., Erie   With Long School of Dance  and JazzErie Swing Ensemble.  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, each band representing a different page in jazz' rich history of musical styles (bee-bop, hard bop, fusion, Afro-Cuban jazz, funk, experimental jazz and more.  In partnership with participating venues.

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.

Sept. 28     Erie Philharmonic Pops Orchestra, in collaboration with JazzErie, celebrates jazz in a concert featuring the Chris Brubeck Quartet.

Oct. 6     Singer Vanessa Rubin and saxophonist Don Braden     Erie Art Museum

Nov./Dec., date and musicians to be announced,   One additional concert, featuring avant gard/experimental music.





JAZZ, BLUES, LATIN & POP AT THE ANCHOR IN EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 6 - 9 P.M..  The club and restaurant  is located at 3122 West Lake Road, in Erie.  The entrance is at the rear of the Oasis Pub.  Free parking.   No cover.  No smoking.  Great food.

Call 814/833-1212 for reservations

Featured performers through December:

Fri., Dec. 2 -- Frank Singer with bass guitarist Tony Stefanell, JAZZi

Sat., Dec. 3 -- Julio Quezada & Friends, LATIN

Fri., Dec. 9 -- Franks Singer with special guest, bassist Steve Trohoske, JAZZ,LATIN, HARD BOP, ORIGINALS

Sat., Dec. 10 -- Guitarist Joe Frisina, featuring pianist Dan Hallett, JAZZ

Fri., Dec. 16 -- Frank Singer Duo with 6-string bass guitarist Tony Grey, JAZZ

Sat., Dec. 17 -- Guitarist and singer Dave Van Amburg & Friends, SATURDAY NIGHT FUN

Fri., Dec. 23 -- JD Jazz & Blues, Franks Singer with Joe Dorris

Call 814/833-1212 for reservations


Jazz Events in Erie, Dec. 2016 and Jan. 2017

Dave VanAmburgWednesdays,  6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. --  Maxi's Restaurant, Bel Aire Clarion Hotel, 2800 W. 8th St.  An evening with guitarist/vocalist Dave Van Amburg and his cohorts.

Howard Hamme

Thursdays: 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m. -- Colony Pub & Grille, 2670 W. 8th St.  The Colony Club House Band, a great jazz piano trio with Howard Hamme-piano, Carl Alanakian-drums and Harry Jacobson-bass. 

Fridays : 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. --  Dickey's Barbecue, W. 38th St.& Liberty.  Dave Van Amburg

Phil, Dave & FrankSaturdays: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. -- 814, the revived and expanded downtown venue at 1325 State St..  Alternating live bands are: the V Band, with Dave VanAmburg, Rick Cass, Dave Blaetz and Phil Popotnik, and JD Jazz with guitarist Frank Singer, drummer/vocalist/harmonicat Joe Dorris and  guests.

Bruce JohnstoneOn Dec. 17, a special program at 814 will feature Frank Singer with Bruce Johnstone and bass guitarist Joe Frisina.   Johnstone, who recently retired as Director of Jazz Studies at SUNY Fredonia, brings a worldwide reputation as a virtuoso baritone saxophonist, and a performance history which include stints as soloist with the Maynard Ferguson and the Woody Herman Orchestra, and work with many other notable jazz legends.    He is a master musician.

Other jazz events:

Dave Callaghan & Joe FrisinaDave Callaghan Quartet -- Wegman's Cafeteria, Peach Street Store.

Frii., Jan. 27, Fri., Feb.17 and Fri., March 17, all from 6:00 til 9:00 p.m.

Dave Callaghan, saxophones; Joe Frisina, guitar.

Gem City Jazz EnsembleGem City Jazz Ensemble

Thurs., Dec. 22, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. PA Soldiers & Sailors Home, 560 E. 3rd St., Erie

Tues., Feb. 28, from 6:00 til 7:30 p.m.  Shrove Tuesday Celebration, St. John's Lutheran Church, 2216 Peach St.

Thurs., March 16, time TBA.  Just Jazz Desserts, Cory High School, 534 E. Pleasant St., Corry

Sun., April 9, 2:00 til 3:30 p.m.  Blasco Library, 160 E. Front St., Erie

Thurs., April 20, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.  PMEA Annual Conference, Erie Bayfront Convention Center.


Keith Jarrett Standards Trio

Just a reminder of one of the great piano trios.  Keith Jarrett -- piano, Gary Peacock -- bass, Jack DeJohnette -- drums.