Our Friend Dick Thompson
A friend to all of us

All of us at JazzErie have suffered a great loss with the recent passing of Dick Thompson.  Dick worked tirelessly for JazzErie and was so passionate about keeping jazz alive in our community.  Not only did he serve so many years on the board of JazzErie but he was very active as a musician and was a big part of our jazz community.  When he retired from our board, to go be with his family in Cincinnati, he left shoes that could never be filled.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dick’s family and friends through this tough time.  

Regional Jazz
Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Buffalo

Not only is there great jazz to be had here in Erie but if you feel like a nice road trip there are so many great venues to check out!  We are lucky here in Erie with being located by larger cities with a great music/jazz scene.












There is so much great regional talent that is worth supporting!


Be sure to mark your calendars for Sunday February 9th from 2 to 3:30 pm and attend what is sure to be a great music workshop

with guest speaker Frank Singer.  This is a great chance to gain valuable knowledge and insgiht from a world class musician! The

last workshop was a great success featuring the great Bruce Johnstone!   This workship will be held Sunday Feb 9th starting at 2pm

in The Studio at St. Mary's 310 East 10th st.  Parking and the entrance are on the north side of the building.





Dave VanAmburg

Weekly gigs for a variety of Dave VanAmburg-led groups on Wednesdays at Maxi's, the 


Bel Aire Clarion restaurant at 2800 W. 8th St.

Weekly Thurs. gigs at Dickey's Pizza & BBQ, W. 38th & Liberty (Liberty Plaza), featuring Dave with Dale McBrier & Phil Popotnik.

Weekly gigs of Fri. evenings at Maxi's, again feature Dave VanAmburg with a variety of cohorts, this time including the Bootleggers Bible Club, Jim Madden with Phil & Roger Blair, the Acouustics, with Dave Blaetz & Phil.


Room 33 will be hosting JDJazz & Blues the first Friday of every month. 



All this plus the Colony Club Trio, at the Colony Pub & Grille, 2670 W. 8th St. on Thursdays.

Howard Hamme



Check out the events we've listed and keep you eyes and ears open for additional. happenings.Frank Singer




Joey Alexander and Chris Potter

Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage," by the very young Joey Alexander, with his seasoned trio, and saxophone master Chris Potter.