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What's New: April 4, 2012
Events, news, Reviews, Guitarists & More


B-Band at MatthewsMatthews Trattoria Is No More

Weekly Jazz Spot A Community Loss

Matthews Trattoria has closed, with its last jazz performance by Frank Singer and friends on Friday, March 30. The restaurant, bar, and jazz club will be sadly missed. We're hopeful that Joe Dorris and Frank Singer will continue to bring world-class musicians to Erie.  Read the article.

JazzErie 7 Erie InsuranceJazzErie Scholarship Nomination Deadline April 15

Which Area Youth Do You Want To Nominate?

Do you know a passionate local music major bound for college who really deserves our support and can bring pride to JazzErie? THE DEADLINE IS LOOMING.  Read the article.

the Four Graduates

Videos: Relive JazzErie's 2012 Singers Night

Great Vocalists, Great Band

Once a year we feature vocalists from the tri-state region. We had a blast this year and hope you did too. Special thanks to Paul Urbanowicz, of the Station Dinner Theater. We captured a few of the performances on video just for you. Enjoy!  Read the article.



Marty O'ConnerHere's Your April Jazz Line

Events Around The Region

Amazing stuff this month. If you can't get your jazz fix, don't blame us.   Read the article.


Jeff & SandyThis Week's Fun Notice From Jeff Gault

Hello Fun Seekers

Hello Fun Seekers. The flowers are blooming, so is the real estate market, the reassessment questions are pouring in, the lawn needs mowing and the margarita shack needs opening.  You just got to love spring.   Read the article.

Kurt EllingKurt Elling – Singer of the Year!

Mercyhurst University Performing Arts Center

Kurt Elling is on a roll! DownBeat’s Male Vocalist of the Year for 2011, Readers’ Poll  – he’s a six-time winner of this award, and many more. In between Rotterdam and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra concert, he's coming to Erie.  Read the article.

Bruce JohnstoneCatch Bruce Johnstone's Concerts April 16/17/25

Join Him in Fredonia and Jamestown

We don't get to see enough of Bruce these days, world premier baritone saxophonist, in part because of his work with SUNY Fredonia. So go find him in Fredonia and Jamestown for multiple concerts and clinics.   Read the article.

Diana KrallCall for a Seat on the Bus: Wine, Casino and Diana Krall

Alta Cucina & Courtyard Wineries Sponsor Regional July 6 Bus Party

Past president Pat Rodgers has always created the best jazz bus ventures, and now son Pat of Alta Cucina and Paul DiFuccia of Courtyard Wineries are teaming up to take you somewhere special.   Read the article.

Jazz & Blues Wal;k TrolleyThe Trolley's Coming! Jazz & Blues Walk July 7

Join Us Bring Your Friends and Have a Blast

We'll have details for you ASAP. In the meantime, enjoy the photos from last year.   Read the article.


Marilyn LavoskyJazzErie Concert Calendar 2012

The Events You Can't Miss

Next up is Singers' Night, with more to come.   Read the article.



Reviews & Opinions

gREGORY pORTERReview: Jet-Setting With the Gregory Porter Quartet

Gary Finney Loves the Albright-Knox

Just forty-eight hours prior, the Gregory Porter quartet had performed in Vienna, Austria. Despite this, they exhibited no signs of jet lag and hit the stage of Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery ready to play.   Read the article.

Dick Thompson and Chuck JoyChuck Joy & Dick Thompson, Fun Poetry

JazzErie's Poet Laureaute Expounds

Chuck Joy is a dedicated poet, and poetry organizer. Dick Thompson is a well known bassist in the region. Here they perform two of Chuck's poems   Read the article.

Ted ElyInterview: Ted Ely - JazzErie Welcomes You

If you think you don't know anything about jazz, where do you begin

Ted Ely spreads his time among multiple organizations. He's a board member of JazzErie's parent orgnaization, the Erie Art Museum, remains active with the Erie Philharmonic, and stepped up from Vice President to President of JazzErie in late 2011.   Read the article.  

Pat TellersInterview: Pat Tellers On Involvement

Still Interested In The Community

Pat Tellers and her husband Mike have been involved in the community for many decades, both as teachers and counselors, and through many organizations. She chats about joining JazzErie.   Read the article.  


Meetings & More

JazzErie discussion groupNext JazzErie Discussion Group April 19

Will You Join Us?

Bring a tune, learn and share.   Read the article.



JazzErie boardJazzErie Board & ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING Tuesday, May 1

Be There!

We need you, your ideas, your commitment.   Read the article.


JazzErie Donations System Is Online

We sincerely appreciate your help

We've now made it easy to share with JazzErie, and we hope you will.  Read the article.


April 4, 2012