Music at the Mansion, Sat., Jan, 17 at 7 p.m.

The Anchor In, 2014 -- 15

MIAC 2014-2015 Concert Season

The Four Grads at the Jefferson

MCG Jazz 2014-2015 Season

Exploring the Border, Sat. Feb. 7, 8 p.m., Erie Art Museum

Sat., Jan. 17 from 7:00 -- 10:00 p.m.

Erie Womens ClubFREE FOR JAZZERIE MEMBERS.  Fun, food & cocktails -- a celebration and appreciation for JazzErie Members at the Erie Womans Club, 259 W. 6th St. in downtown Erie.

Charles VentrelloLive music will be provided at the event will be provided by the Charles Ventrello Trio, featuring Sheldon Peterson and Dave Blaetz.

Free beverages and refreshments.  You can participate in a raffle for a basket of choice wines, selected by JazzErie's Board members.  And enjoy a preview of coming attractions for the 2015 JazzErie season!

If you would like to come, but are not currently a JazzErie member, you can join at the door for only $12.50, HALF the annual membership fee, and enjoy membership benefits until Sept., 2015. Get your membership card and join in the fun!

Here's your chance to meet and hang out with others who share your interest in jazz music, enjoy some tasty food and beverages, hear some great music and enjoy warm company in an elegant setting on a cold January evening. Drop in at any time during the celebration, it's informal.

3122 W. Lake Rd., 6-9 p.m. Fri.&Sat. Evenings

Joe Dorris & Frank Singer2014-2015 Season Underway

The Anchor In, 3120 W. Lake Rd., has resumed its presentation of live music for 2014-15.  Friday evenings feature jazz from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., with guitarist Frank Singer serving as the house band, paired with a variety of high-profile guests.  Saturday evenings feature area pop and blues stars, also from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Drinks and dinner service, NO COVER.  Free parking behind to club.  No smoking.  Call 814/833-1212 for reservations.

Upcoming Events:

James MaddenFriday, Dec. 19  Frank Singer with pianist James Madden.

James Madden, one of the area's finest jazz piano players, has been a professional musician and music instructor for more than 20 years.  Classically trained, he studied music at Edinboro University.  His own jazz style was developed and nurtured by some of the region's most talented and accomplished artists, including Floyd Williams at Allegheny College and Basil Ronzitti.

James has performed as a solo artist and as a member of both small and large ensembles.  His mix of jazz, jazz standards, and contemporary and classical music are indicative of his wide repertoire and natural talent.  James is a frequent contributor to the Erie jazz scene and he particularly enjoys encouraging his students on their own musical journeys and pathways.

2Blue, Dave VanAmburg & Michael CampSaturday, Dec. 20   Saturday Night Blues, with 2Blue.

Michael Camp is a guitarist, vocalist and artist originally from Kingston-upon-Thames, England. After his family moved to the US in the late 1950's, he grew up in the Erie area. He has played numerous styles of music over a 40-year career, including rock, folk, blues, soul, disco, and country. He attended Edinboro State College and Gannon University, and works as a photojournalist at Lilly Broadcasting.

David VanAmburg began his music career playing the coffee house circuit, and as a multi-instrumentalist with various bands, including Calico. During a brief (40-year) timeout to raise his family, build businesses, and start JazzErie and other organizations, he played with Marty O'Connor & Friends and 57 Pickup. He now returns to his love of playing music

Fri., Dec. 26   Frank Singer with baritone saxophonist Bruce Johnstone

Sat., Dec. 27   Shades of Brown


Michael PresterSat., Feb. 7 at 8:00 p.m. at the Erie Art Museum, 5th St. entrance, between State St. and French St..  General Admission $10, $5 for JazzErie members, $5 for students.

Co-sponsored by JazzErie and the Erie Art Museum.

Poets Monica Ingras, Chuck Joy, Kim Noyes and Ellis CrockettChuck Joy, poet, JazzErie Board member and co-director of this project says:

"This is another in a series of collaborations that highlight the JazzErie season, which began with 'Jazz & Dance.'  Our show, 'Exploring The Border,' considers the border between not only lyrics and poetry lines, but words and music all together.

"Lines spoken, lines sung, music with words, music without words, the human voice, the horn's voice, rhythm from drums. and rhythm from the tongue. Words and music, nestled together along a long border, sometimes across water where the shine of lights from the other side illuminates the future."
Monica Ingras and Tito Ronzitti 
Kim Noyes
Ellis Crockett
Monica Igras
Chuck Joy

Mikel Prester, saxophones, Native American flute
James Cuneo, keyboards

Nick "Tito" Ronzitti, drums & percussion
Dick Thompson, upright bass

Co-Director Dick Thompson says:

"Trying to stay in synch with these talented people has been a challenge and a pleasure.  Every rehearsal has been an adventure and a joy."

Come hear local artists share their ideas!!..



Next Generation 2014

Student vocalist Leah Mathie, with the Misery Bay Big Band, sings "Over the Rainbow." at JazzErie's Next Generation concert, May 21, 2014.  The concert was held at Gen. McLane High School in Edinboro and attended by over 200 students, family members, school staff, JazzErie members and jazz fans.