2017 SUMMER JAZZ FESTIVALS
Early scheduling information
SUMMER 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:
7:30pm Location: Amphitheater
$50–80, Preferred Seating Available, gate pass or event ticket required
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.
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.
The Chick Corea Elektric Band
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
One Ames Ave.
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, Sept. 1 - 4. Free, large scale outdoor events. in the parks near the shores of Lake Michigan. Top talent, including the following artists:
Thurs., 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/ Charles Mabern Quartet
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
8:30 p.m. Candido 95th Birthday Party!
And much, much more. For information: www.chicagojazzfest2017
Allegheny Jazz Society:
WHAT TO EXPECT —
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.
TICKETS AND RESERVATIONS
Tickets for the Cleveland Classic Jazz Party are priced as follows: (See 2017 Weekend Schedule below for dates and times of sessions.)
ONLINE TICKET SALES
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.
FREE STUDENT TICKETS
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.
OUR 2017 ROSTER:
Duke Heitger, Louisiana
Dan Block, New York
Dan Barrett, California
Howard Alden, Arizona
Joel Forbes, New York
Ricky Malichi, Texas
Ehud Asherie, New York
Petra van Nuis, Illinois
Faux Frenchmen, Ohio
Phil Atteberry, Pennsylvania
TICKETS AND RESERVATIONS
January 28, 2017