Chris Brubeck and the Erie Philharmonic Pops Orchestra
Sat., Oct. 28 8 p.m. Warner Theater

Chris Brubeck QuartetIn the elegant setting of the Warner Theater, 811 State St. in downtown Erie, the Erie Philharmonic Pops Orchestra  will be joined by the Chris Brubeck Quartet.  8 p.m.  For ticket information, visit or call 814/455-1375.

Among the members of the Brubeck family, spurred by encouragement from his world-famous dad, the creative pianist Dave Brubeck, Chris Brubeck has carved out his own niche in the jazz world as a trombonist, bassist, composer and bandleader.

Three more great concerts in 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!!! 

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.

Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet

Gabriel Allegria Jazz Group Sunday, Oct. 29   3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Erie Art Museum Presents the Gabriel Alegria Afro=Peruvian Sextet.

The Erie Art Museum presents one of the newer jazz voices to come from Latin America: the Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet, for a return engagement.   Fusing contemporary American jazz with the ancient rhythms of his native Peru, Gabriel Alegría will bring his unique form of world jazz to the Museum’s stage on.Sunday, Oct. 29 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. A donation of $20 is encouraged.

One of the most influential figures on the current jazz scene in Perú, Gabriel Alegría combines his experience playing jazz as it developed in the U.S. with a passionate interest and careful study of the black music of coastal Perú. By incorporating and exploring the common African roots found in both styles, he has developed a uniquely Afro-Peruvian jazz music concept. The rich legacy of the black music of coastal Perú can be heard in contemporary jazz context. In all of Alegría’s work, a cross-cultural exchange between the Americas is always present, carefully defining Afro-Peruvian jazz music as the newest voice to come from Latin America.


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.