Next Generation Concert!
May 17th at General Mclean High School

Next Generation Concert!

Where: General Mclean High School

When: May 17th 6:30pm

Cost: $5 suggested donation


Please join JazzErie as we put on our Next Generation Concert featuring all the local young big band jazz talent!  If you have ever attended one of the past Next Generation concerts you know how exciting it is to hear the future with all the talent that is up and coming! 

The concert will feature several high school jazz bands that will be playing large variety of big band jazz music!  The night will be capped off with the Misery Bay Big Band featuring the highly sought after tenor sax playing of Mr. David Kana.  

Kate Buczek Memorial Concert
June 3, from 4 to 6 p.m., the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie


On Sunday afternoon, June 3, from 4 to 6 p.m., the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie is hosting the 7th annual Kate Buczek Memorial Concert, featuring “Razzer’s Jazzers” Dixieland Band from Jamestown NY and local favorites the Derf Hopsecger Quartet ’18.


Kate Buczek was a jazz music aficionado.  She enjoyed taking family and friends with her to New Orleans for its Jazz and Heritage Festivals.  Among her favorite musicians were Louie Armstrong, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk.  After Kate died in 2010, at age 91, memorial gifts from her many friends were designated to fund annual concerts at the Unitarian Universalist church where, for many decades, she was an active member and supporter.


The church is located at 7180 Perry Highway (PA Route 97), about 0.5 mile north of I-90's exit 27.  Information at 969-8622 or 864-9300

JAZZ IN ERIE, May 2018

Dave VanAmburg

Weekly gigs for a variety of Dave VanAmburg-led groups on Wednesdays at Ma

xi'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.