ERIE CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF RECORDED JAZZ
Concert Season for 2017
On March 6th, 1917, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band released 'Dixie Jass Band One Step' and 'Livery Stable Blues' for the Columbia Gramophone Company. 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..
SAVE THESE DATES!!! (Note changes from previous posting.)
March 16 Reception and Presentation by jazz author Mark Gridley, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Yehl Ballroom, Gannon University. This event is free and open to the public.
April 21 "Celebrating Swing," with Long School of Dance and the Presque Isle Jazz Orchestra. 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Bel Aire Clarion Conference Center, 2800 W. 8th St. Tickets $15, JazzErie members $10.
May 11 JazzErie's Next Generation Concert 6:00 p.m.,Gen. McLane High School, Rte.99, Edinboro. Area high school jazz bands made up of student musicians, plus a band of regional professionals, play stage band arrangements. Guest artist: clarinetist/saxophonist Sal Andolina, Suggested donation $5, students free.
June 17 JazzErie's Jazz & Blues Walk Starting with a reception and concert at the Erie Art Museum, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.great regional bands will perform at downtown Erie venues until midnight. Bands will play jazz from different eras: (swing, bebop, fusion, traditional, etc.) in keeping the theme of "Erie Celebrates...." Event is In partnership with participating venues. Suggested Donation $15.
July 14 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.
August 4 WQLN Sounds Around Town Concert: "Celebrating Miles," featuring some of the arrangements, compositions and sounds of Miles Davis. 7:00 p.m. WQLN Studio. Free.
Oct. 6 Singer Vanessa Rubin and saxophonist Don Braden 8:00 p.m., Erie Art Museum. Suggested donation $20 general admission, $15 JazzErie members.
Oct. 28 Erie Philharmonic Pops Orchestra, featuring Chris Brubeck Quartet. 8;00 p.m., Warner Theater. Ticket information at www.eriephil.org or call (814) 455-1375.
Nov. 17 Bobby Selvaggio and Red Rhinoscerous. 8:00 p.m. at the Erie Art Museum. Suggested donation $20 general admission, $15 JazzErie members.
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