Next Generation 2015

2015 JazzErie Scholarship Applications Open

The Anchor In, 2014 -- 15

MIAC 2015 Season, Chris Brubeck

Nighttown, March 2015  Yellowjackets & Chuchito Valdes

MCG Jazz 2014-2015 Season

Bobby Timmons

Next Generation 2015!
General McLane High School, May 14th 6pm

JazzErie is proud to present the Next Generation concert for 2015! 

The concert will be held at General Mclane High School next generation trombonesThursday, May 14th starting at 6pm. 

Admission will be a $5 donation for adults, and free for students and children under the age of 12.

This years concert with feature 6 jazz bands from 5 high school jazz programs.  The participating high schools will be Titusville, Harbor Creek, Ft. Leboef, McDowell and two bands from General Mclane.

3122 W. Lake Rd., 6-9 p.m. Fri.&Sat. Evenings

The Anchor In, 3120 W. Lake Rd., has resumed its presentation of live music for 2014-15.  Friday evenings feature jazz from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., with guitarist Frank Singer serving as the house band, paired with a variety of high-profile guests.  Saturday evenings feature area pop and blues stars, also from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Drinks and dinner service, NO COVER.  Free parking behind to club.  No smoking.  Call 814/833-1212 for reservations


Richie ColeFri., April 17   Frank Singer with Richie Cole

Richie started playing alto saxophone when he was 10 years old in his home town of Trenton, New Jersey. Influenced by Sonny Rollins and Charlie Parker, Cole’s talent and dedication won him a full scholarship from Downbeat Magazine to the Berklee School of Music in Boston.

His professional career began in 1969 when he joined the Buddy Rich Big Band. And after stints with the Lionel Hampton Big Band and the Doc Severinsen Big Band, Cole formed his own quintet and toured worldwide, doing a great deal to popularize bebop and his own “Alto Madness” style in the 70’s and early 80’s.

2Blue with Dave Van AmburgSat., April 18  2Blue,  Blues, Jazz, Pop & more!

David VanAmburg began his music career playing the coffee house circuit, and as a multi-instrumentalist with various bands, including Calico. During a brief (40-year) timeout to raise his family, build businesses, and start JazzErie and other organizations, he played with Marty O'Connor & Friends and 57 Pickup. He now returns to his love of playing music.

Mike and Dave blend finger-style guitar work and voices over a range of blues, pop, and jazz standards in a way that warms your heart.


2015 JazzErie Scholarship Application

ChuLuteJazzErie Education Committee Co-Chair Chuck Lute announces this opportunity:

If you are a graduating Senior from a high school in Northwest PA, are enrolling in an accredited music or music education program, and have demonstrated an interest in jazz, you can apply for  this $1000 grant.  Check out the details and application form shown below.

For more details or questions, or to receive a copy of the application form, contact Chuck Lute: 814-825-5480 email

                                                   JAZZ SCHOLARSHIP

The Scholarship

There will be one $1000 scholarship awarded by Jazz Erie to a high school senior student The scholarship will be based on the student's academic and musical excellence, resume, and letters of recommendation, as determined by the Scholarship Committee.
Prior to the distribution of funds, an officer of Jazz Erie will contact the appropriate institution and confirm the student's enrollment for the following year. The scholarship award will be presented to the student at the Next Generation Concert on Thursday, May 16 at Gen. McLane High School.


The applicant must be planning to major in a music curriculum in an accredited college, university or conservatory. This could be music education, music performance, music theory, etc. Applicant must be a senior currently enrolled at a public or parochial high school.

Application Process
Completed applications will be returned to Jazz Erie Scholarship Chairman:  Completed applications and all materials must be postmarked by May  5, 2015.


Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Big Band

This weeks video features The Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Big Band playing The Groove Merchant.  It was written by the alto saxophonist Jerome Richardson. This quickly became a popular chart in the big band library due to its ability to showcase the band.