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Pittsburgh Live International Jazz Fest 2011SUMMER JAZZ FESTIVAS -- 2017

Major jazz festivals have already been held in Cleveland (Tri-C Jazz Fest), Syracuse, N.Y., Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Live International Jazz Festival).  A number of others are still upcoming, spilling into the fall.  They include our own Erie Art Museum 25th Annual Blues & Jazz Festival at Frontier Park, Aug. 4-6.  Details elsewhere on this wensite.  Plus:

  • A one-day bonanza at the Chatauqua Institutionj on Aug. 11, featuring Chick Corea's Elektric Band and Bela Fleck's Flecktones,
  • The Lewistown, N.Y. Jazz Festival, Aug. 25 & 26,
  • (If you like to travel) the Chicago Jazz Festival, Sept. 1-4,
  • The Cleveland Classic Jazz Party, produced by the Allegheny Jazz Society, Sept. 14-17.

Details below:

Chick Corea/ Bela FleckChautauqua Institution
1 Ames Avenue, Chautauqua, NY

Chick Corea Elektric Band and Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
Friday, August 11, 2017

7:30pm   Location: Amphitheater

$50–80, Preferred Seating Available, gate pass or event ticket required

The Chick Corea Elektric Band and Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, two of the most innovative bands of the last thirty years, are finally joining forces, for their first co-headlining performances. 

These two bands — led by 22-time Grammy winning piano master Chick Corea and 15-time Grammy-winning Banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck — occupy the top tier of truly thrilling improvised music. Sharing a marquee for the first time, they now make for one of the year’s most anticipated summer concert events.
The Chick Corea Elektric Band is one of very few jazz ensembles to truly revolutionize the artform. Their eponymous debut album came like a bolt from the blue in 1985, marrying the freight-train velocity of jazz, rock, latin and funk with sonic inventions that still sound  futuristic. This is the classic quintet — Chick Corea on piano, Dave Weckl on drums, John Patitucci on bass, Eric Marienthal on sax, Frank Gambale on guitar — that produced an untouchable string of albums in the 1980s. The shockwave of their influence runs from hip-hop to EDM to today’s most essential jazz searchers like Snarky Puppy.

Groundbreaking banjoist/composer/bandleader Béla Fleck has reconvened the original Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, the extraordinary initial line-up of his incredible combo, with pianist/harmonica player Howard Levy back in the fold alongside Fleck, bassist Victor Wooten, and percussionist/ Drumitarist Roy “Futureman” Wooten. Fleck first united the band in 1988, with a bond forged in a mutual passion for creativity and artistic advancement. The Flecktones’ music is an impossible-to-pigeonhole sound all their own, a meeting of musical minds that remains, as ever, utterly indescribable.

Musician Credits

The Chick Corea Elektric Band
Chick Corea, piano & keyboards
Dave Weckl, drums
John Patitucci, bass
Eric Marienthal, saxophone
Frank Gambale, guitar

Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
Béla Fleck, banjo
Howard Levy, harmonica & piano
Victor Wooten, bass
Roy “Futureman” Wooten, drumitar & percussion

Ticket Office

Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Email me 2017 Season Information

P.O. Box 28

One Ames Ave.
Chautauqua, N.Y. 14722

LEWISTOWN, N,Y. JAZZ FESTIVAL, 2017.   August 25 & 26.  Schedule TBA.

Presenting primarily regional bands, including Jamestown area groups, the Festival will also feature a presentation of Jazz Mass, with saxophonist Bobby Militello.

Information will be posted at:  http://www.lewistonjazz.com/schedule.


For those willing to travel further:

Chicago Jazz Festival 2017CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL, Sept. 1 - 4.  Free, large scale outdoor events. in the parks near the shores of Lake Michigan.  Top talent, including the following artists:

Benny GolsonThurs., Sept. 1 -- 8:00 p.m.   Orbert Davis.

Fri., Sept. 2    6:00 p.m.  Tarbaby: Nasheen Waits, Orrin Evans, Eric Reevis & Oliver Lake

7:10 p.m.   Benny Golson

8:30 p.m.   Charlie Haden's Liberation Orchestra, directed by Carla Bley

Sat., Sept. 3  3:30 p.m.    J.D. Allen Trio

 6:00 p.m.   Eric Alexander/ Eric Alexander/ Charles MabernCharles Mabern Quartet

    Anat Cohen




The Bad Plus


7:30 p.m.   Anat Cohen Quartet

8:30 p.m.   The Bad Plus,  In this case, the plus is special Tim Berne and Ron Miles

Sun., Sept. 4  3:30 p.m.  Barry Atschul's 3 Dom Factor

6:00 p.m.  Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah

7:30 p.m.  John Scofield/Joe Lovano Quartet

John Scofield & Joe Lovano Christian Scott                      8:30 p.m.   Candido 95th Birthday Party!







  And much, much more.  For information:  www.chicagojazzfest2017


Allegheny Jazz Society, Cleveland Classic Jazz PartyAllegheny Jazz Society:

Join us for the 2017 Cleveland Classic Jazz Party at the Wyndham Hotel at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, Ohio, for a fantastic weekend-long event celebrating the best in traditional and mainstream jazz.  The Cleveland Classic Jazz Party offers an intimate, accessible, music experience with lots of old and new friends and artists.  It’s a unique, special weekend you won’t want to miss!

WHEN  —  Thursday through Sunday, September 14 – 17, 2017.
WHERE  —  The Wyndham Hotel at Playhouse Square (in the center of Cleveland’s theatre district), 1260 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115  (216) 615-7500.

Rebecca KilgoreWHAT TO EXPECT —

  • 30 hours of music and programs all in one location.
  • 24 world-class jazz musicians from all over the country.
  • Four individual music sessions, each session featuring all of our great artists.  No two sessions are the same.
  • Friendly cabaret style setting in the beautiful Palace Ballroom.
  • Easy access to our artists for conversation and fellowship.
  • Cash bar and optional buffets conveniently located so you don’t miss a beat.
  • VIP Jam Session for weekend patrons and donors.

Hotel guest rooms available to complete your Jazz Party weekend.  $149/night plus tax.  Be sure to mention Cleveland Classic Jazz Party when calling to get the group rate.
Come for the weekend or choose one (or several) individual sessions.


Tickets for the Cleveland Classic Jazz Party are priced as follows:  (See 2017 Weekend Schedule below for dates and times of sessions.)

  • $50/pp general admission per session
  • $75/pp reserved seating per session
  • $100/pp reserved prime seating close to the stage per session
  • $310/pp Full Weekend Package for all of our great music, plus our phenomenal Thursday evening VIP Jam Session
  • Buffet meals for each session are also available for an additional fee, by advance reservation only.


Once again this year, you can purchase music tickets and meals online at our EventBrite site.  Or save the processing fees and mail your reservations with your check. You can download a brochure by clicking on the button at the top of the Roster listing.


Thanks to our generous supporters, we’re able to open up the Cleveland Classic Jazz Party to student musicians interested in jazz.  Listening is the best education, and your children or grandchildren will certainly be inspired by our musicians.
One free student ticket is available with each paid ticket to any session.  Call us at 216-956-0886 for details. College students are free with a valid student ID.

Allegheny Jazz Society Cleveland Jazz Party 2017OUR 2017 ROSTER:


Duke Heitger,  Louisiana
Randy Reinhart, New Jersey
Andy Schumm, Illinois


Dan Block, New York
Ken Peplowski, New York
Scott Robinson, New Jersey

Allegheny Jazz Cleveland Party TROMBONE

Dan Barrett, California


Howard Alden, Arizona
Andy Brown, Illinois


Joel Forbes, New York
Nicki Parrott, Connecticut
Frank Tate, New York

Allegheny Jazz Cleveland Party 2017DRUMS

Ricky Malichi, Texas
Pete Siers, Michigan
Hal Smith, Arkansas


Ehud Asherie, New York
James Dapogny, Michigan
John DiMartino, New York
Rossano Sportiello, New York


Petra van Nuis, Illinois


Faux Frenchmen, Ohio


Phil Atteberry, Pennsylvania

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January 28, 2017