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JazzErie 2014-2015 Performance Season

Improvisation in Music and DanceAn exciting and varied season!  Beginning in October, JazzErie will offer lots of luscious items for your visual and aural pleasure, presenting artists from the realms of dance and poetry, young and old, familiar and not so, all studded with great jazz performances.  Here's the schedule to date, with more details on the way. SAVE THE DATES!!

Fri., Oct. 17    IMPROVISATION IN MUSIC AND DANCE, with the Allen Zurcher Quartet and students from Mercyhurst University School of Dance     Walker Recital Hall, Mercyhurst University.    Gen. Adm. $5, Students FREE
Sonny FortuneSat., Nov. 8     SONNY FORTUNE QUARTET    An eclectic, free-spirited jazz elder statesman who has recorded with Miles, Elvin, Dizzy, McCoy, Pharoah, and many, many others.  A true jazz treasure, coming to Erie!    Venue and Ticket Price TBA.

Chuck JoySat., Feb. 7     WORDS & MUSIC   Erie Art Museum performance space.  Chuck Joy & Poets Hall denizens join regional musicians for an evening to open your minds and hearts.  Blues, free form, whatever.  Come enjoy warm thoughts on a winter evening.  Price  and time TBA.

May, date TBA         NEXT GENERATION CONCERT    Regional high school student jazz bands plus area professional musicians.  Always an exciting evening with enthusiastic performances and more than a few surprises.   Gen. McLane High School just north of, Edinboro.    Gen. Adm. $7, Students FREE
July, date TBA        JAZZERIE JAZZ & BLUES WALK   Beginning at Erie Art Museum, this evening features multiple jazz & blues bands at downtown locations.   $10 for reception and all events.  A great deal.
Additional performances are in the planning phase, depending on resources: "Bruce Johnstone with Strings" concert at Blasco Library; a second "Improvisation in Music & Dance" concert at Blasco library, and more.   


August 8, 2014