Thurs., Sept. 11, 8 p.m. at PACA

Tom Rainey TrioOn Thursday, Sept. 6, the Tom Rainey Trio will perform at PACA, 1505 State St. for an 8:00 p.m. concert.

PACA's Mark Tannenbaum and Rick Lopez continue their sponsorship of great avant garde jazz artists at PACA!

This trio features Ingrid Laubrach on reeds,  Rainey on drums, and Downbeat Award-Winner Mary Halvorson, who appeared earlier this summjer at PACA with the trio "Thumbscrew," on guitar,  Donation encouraged.  More experimental jazz at PACA!

Concert Season for 2017

On March 6th, 1917, the Victor Talking Mchine Co. released a recording by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band of "Original Dixieland Jass Band One Step' and 'Livery Stable Blues'.   On May 31 of that same year, another disc by ODJB was released by Columbia Gramaphone Co.  This disc included "Darktown Strutters Ball" and "Indiana."  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..

JazzErie Celebrates 100 Years of Recorded JazzSAVE THESE DATES!!! 

August 4   WQLN Sounds Around Concert: re-creation of "Jazz at the Philharmonic" concert, with regional musicians burning up the evening air.  7:00 p.m.  WQLN Studio, 8425 Peach St.  Free. Co-sponsored with WQLN and Local 17, AFM.

Thurs., Sept. 6    Tom Rainey Trio, with Rainey on drums, Mary Halvorson - guitar, Ingrid Laubock - reeds.  8:00 p.m., PACA, 1505 State St. Co-sponsored by JazzErie.

Oct. 6   Singer Vanessa Rubin and saxophonist Don Braden  8:00 p.m., Erie Art Museum.  Suggested donation $20 general admission, $15 JazzErie members.  Co-sponsored with Erie Art Museum.

Oct. 28   Erie Philharmonic Pops Orchestra, featuring Chris Brubeck Quartet.  8;00 p.m., Warner Theater.  Ticket information at or call (814) 455-1375.  Co-sponsored by JazzErie.

Nov. 17   Bobby Selvaggio and Red Rhinoscerous.  8:00 p.m. at the Erie Art Museum.  Suggested donation $20 general admission, $15 JazzErie members. Co-sponsored by Erie Art Museum.


JAZZ IN ERIE, August, 2017

Liberty Park PavilionFrontier ArboretumEAM Highmark Mid-Day Art Break




Summer Series' and Outdoor Performances along with regular club dates add a big breath of fresh air ...

  • Mid-Day Art Break,
  • Eight Great Tuesdays,
  • LEAF Art at the Arboretum
  • and a variety of other occasions bring jazz into the great outdoors,
  • along with clubs, restaurants and many other engaging indoor venues.                  

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


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.