What's New: April 4, 2012
Events, news, Reviews, Guitarists & More
Matthews 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 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.
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.
Events Around The Region
Amazing stuff this month. If you can't get your jazz fix, don't blame us. Read the article.
This 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 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.
Catch 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.
Call 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.
The 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.
JazzErie Concert Calendar 2012
The Events You Can't Miss
Next up is Singers' Night, with more to come. Read the article.
Reviews & Opinions
Review: 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.
Chuck 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.
Interview: 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.
Interview: 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
Next JazzErie Discussion Group April 19
Will You Join Us?
Bring a tune, learn and share. Read the article.
JazzErie Board & ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING Tuesday, May 1
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