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JAZZ IN ERIE, August, 2017



Beginning Weds., June 7, the Erie Art Museum has again presented a series of free Wednesday noontime concerts, sponsored this year by Highnark.  The concerts are held in the Patio outside the E. 5th St. entrance to the museum (Between State St. and French) -- indoors if it rains.  12 noon -- 1:00 p.m.  Shows with jazz-related content include:

Aug. 2   The Breeze Band -- classic R&B, soul

Aug. 23   Galactic Duo: Tony Grey & Ian Maciak -- ethereal bass & drum jazz fusion


.Eight Great Tuesdays pavilion & crowdEIGHT GREAT TUESDAYS:  Tuesday evening outdoor concerts at Erie's Liberty Park on the lakefront.  8 p.m.  FREE.  The musical fare is rock--pop--groove oriented.  Some near-jazz groups:

Aug. 1   One World Tribe

Aug. 29   Eric Brewer's Back to School Bash

Frontier Park ArboretumLEAF: Arts in the Arboretum  www.leaferie.org.  A series of evening outdoor concerts held in the Frontier Park Arboretum from 7 - 8 p.m..   FREE   Included are:

Aug. 3   Mambo


Dave VanAmburgWednesdays,  6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. --  Maxi's Restaurant, Bel Aire Clarion Hotel, 2800 W. 8th St.  An evening with guitarist/vocalist Dave Van Amburg and his cohorts.

Howard Hamme

Thursdays: 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m. -- Colony Pub & Grille, 2670 W. 8th St.  The Colony Club House Band, a great jazz piano trio with Howard Hamme-piano, Carl Alanakian-drums and Harry Jacobson-bass. 

Fridays : 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. --  Dickey's Barbecue, W. 38th St.& Liberty.  Dave Van Amburg



Dave Callaghan & Joe FrisinaDave Callaghan Quartet -- Wegman's Cafeteria, Peach Street Store.

Fridays -  Aug. 11, Oct. 13, Dec. 8.   From 6:00 til 9:00 p.m.   No cover charge.  Enjoy lunch from the Wegman's Cafeteria in an informal atmosphere, with great jazz.

Dave Callaghan, saxophones.  Able band members are: either Joe Frisina - ,guitar or Mark DeWalt -  piano, and  Richie Hopkins or Tim Driscoll - drums, Blaine Baker - upright bass..

Dave is a hard bop devotee, but spreads his interests to incorporate Latin, pop, standards from all eras and whatever goes well with a jazz orientation.

Frank Singer


Frank Singer, guitar, posts a number of performances in the next months:

Fri., Aug. 4, 7 p.m.  JATP with Joe Dorris.  WQLN Studios, outdoors.  Free

Steve TrohoskeSat., Aug. 5,  6 p.m.  Steve Trohoske Group.  Children's Museum, French St., Erie   Free

Sun., Aug. 6, Noon until 2 p.m.  Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Fest, Frontier Park   Free

James MaddenSat., Aug. 12,  7 p.m.   Slyfest 12, Great Blue Heron Site, Sherman, N.Y.  A three-day camping Festival, featuring music and dance from notable world artists.

Fri., Aug. 25, 7 p.m.  James Madden Group.  Bel Aire Clarriton Hotel, 2800 W. 8th St.

Sat., Sept. 2, 7 p.m.  James Madden Group at the Bayfront Grille

Sat., Sept. 30, 7 p.m.  James Madden Group at the Bayfront Grille

Fri., Oct. 27,  6-9 p.m.  Jim Madden Group.  Wegman's Cafeteria, Peach St.


Gem City Jazz EnsembleGEM CITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE  All of the concerts listed below are free.

Thurs., Aug. 17, 7:00 - 8:40 p.m., Corry's Thursday In The Park Series, Corry, PA City Park.

Sat., Aug. 19,  3-4 p.m., Perry Square Taste of Erie Stafe, 600 State St., Erie

Fri., Aug. 25,  6-6:50 p.m.  Erie Seawolves, UPMC Park, 110 E 10th St., Eroe

Tues., Aug. 29,  7-8:30 p.m.,  St John's Lutheran Church Parking Lot, 2216 Peach St.

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Contact us at 814/923-4101 or rwtqveta12191@hotmail.com if you would like to have your jazz event added to our listings.


January 22, 2017