Event Details

WQLN: "Jazz at the Philharmonic"
Friday, August 4, 7:00PM to 9:30PM
Location: WQLN Studios, 7425 Peach St., Erie

Jazz at the Philharmonic poster FREE!,  Co-sponsored by WQLN and JazzErie with support from Local 17 AFof M.

This concert will be a re-creation of the legendary "Jazz at the Philharmonic" concerts produced by jazz impresario Norman Granz and featuring a stellar rhythm section and a collection of the best soloists of the day.  These occasional concerts began in 1946 and extended into the 1960's..  

Our concert, in the same free-wheeling spirit, will combine a fine local rhythm section and some of  the best soloists in the area.  WQLN radio talk show host Gary Finney will MC the event, on the beautiful grounds of the WQLN Studios.

Joe DorrisFeatured will be a rotating cast made up of  Joe Dorris -- drums,vocals, harmonica; and Frank Singer -- guitar, vocals;  Tony Stefanelli and Joe Frisina -- electric bass;  Nick "Tito" Ronzitti -- drums & percussion, Matt Ferfuson and Tim Driscoll -- drums.

Featured soloists will include Bruce Johnstone -- baritone and soprano saxophones, Allen Zurcher-- saxophones,  Phil Popotnik and Kenny Gamble -- saxophones;  singers Julia Hamilton and Diane Lacastro;  guitarists Jim Lynch, Vinny Stefanelli and Dave VanAmburg.

The concert will be outdoors.  Bring your blanket and/or lawn chair.  Beer and coffee will be available.

The program is free and open to the public, with support from JazzErie, WQLN and Local 17, AF of M.

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