Mon., August 31, 7 p.m., Erie Art Museum

Louis & Francois MoutinJazzErie's 2015-2016 Season begins with a great young French band, The MOUTIN FACTORY QUINTET.  The concert will be at the Erie Art Museum's preformance hall, 5th Street entrance.  Doors open at 6 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m.  Tickets for JazzErie members $10, non-members $15, students $5

"The Parisian powerhouse of brothers Francoise and Louis Moutin Quartet (now Quintet - ed.).has quickly established itself as one of the most creative new bands of the decade -- Jennifer Odell, Downbeat, Nov. 2010.

"Many things -- besides the exciting, inventive way they combine 'straight-ahead' and 'neo-fusion' -- make the Moutin Reunion Quartet a distinctive ensemble" -- Bob Protzman, Erie.

"This powerful group should always be on everyone's [riority list whenever they are in town" -- Gilles Lahuerte, Jazz Improv.

2015 Romolo Chocolates Sweet Summer Music Series

Sweet Summer Music Series at Romolo Chocolates

All of the concerts in the music series run from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays in June, July and August, and are held on the Romolo Chocolates’ outdoor piazza and parking lot.  They are free of charge.







Sat, Aug 8:  6-9 pm CALJE  Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble

Victor Garcia—trumpet

Darwin Noguera—piano

Juan Daniel Pastor—drums, cajon

John Benitez—bass


"...a wonderfully diverse repertoire of new and highly creative music."  Rebeca Mauleon, Jazz Times

"The Chicago Afro Latin jazz ensemble looks to write a new chapter and its elastic approach succeeds."  Erof Fine, Downbeat.

CA:JE has performed and recorded with artists such as Howard Levy (Bela Fleck Group pianist), trumpeter Brian Lynch, percussionist Pauli Mejais and trombonist Steve Turre.  The music is primarily written be co-leaders Victor Garcia and Darwin Noguera.

Meet Samantha Borland

Samantha BorlandIt's always a treat to get to interact with and interview young passionate musicians from Erie and I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Samantha Borland, this years JazzErie Scholarship recipient! Samantha is a very accomplished clarinet and saxophone player who just graduated from Ft. Leboeuf High School and will be continuing her education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I had a set of questions for Samantha in an effort to get to know a little more about her, her start in music and jazz, and where she is taking it from here.

Sonny Stitt & Dizzy Gillespie

This weeks video features two giants of the bebop world, Dizzy Gilespie and Sonny Stitt.  They are playing the great standard Sunny Side of the Street.  It is a tasteful and creative interpretation that displays both there musicality and technique.