About JazzErie

Jazz Events in Erie, Dec. 2016 and Jan. 2017


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

Saturdays: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. -- 814, the revived and expanded downtown venue at 1325 State St..  Alternating live bands are: the V Band, with Dave VanAmburg, Rick Cass, Dave Blaetz and Phil Popotnik, and JD Jazz with guitarist Frank Singer, drummer/vocalist/harmonicat Joe Dorris and  guests.

Bruce JohnstoneOn Dec. 17, a special program at 814 will feature Frank Singer with Bruce Johnstone and bass guitarist Joe Frisina.   Johnstone, who recently retired as Director of Jazz Studies at SUNY Fredonia, brings a worldwide reputation as a virtuoso baritone saxophonist, and a performance history which include stints as soloist with the Maynard Ferguson and the Woody Herman Orchestra, and work with many other notable jazz legends.    He is a master musician.

Other jazz events:

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

Frii., Jan. 27, Fri., Feb.17 and Fri., March 17, all from 6:00 til 9:00 p.m.

Dave Callaghan, saxophones; Joe Frisina, guitar.

Gem City Jazz EnsembleGem City Jazz Ensemble

Thurs., Dec. 22, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. PA Soldiers & Sailors Home, 560 E. 3rd St., Erie

Tues., Feb. 28, from 6:00 til 7:30 p.m.  Shrove Tuesday Celebration, St. John's Lutheran Church, 2216 Peach St.

Thurs., March 16, time TBA.  Just Jazz Desserts, Cory High School, 534 E. Pleasant St., Corry

Sun., April 9, 2:00 til 3:30 p.m.  Blasco Library, 160 E. Front St., Erie

Thurs., April 20, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.  PMEA Annual Conference, Erie Bayfront Convention Center.


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

October 25, 2016