August 1 & 2, Noon until 10 p.m. Frontier Park, Erie PA

Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Festival 2015Free. Rain or Shine.

23rd Annual Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Festival

It’s always one giant party when 20,000 of your closest friends and family come together to hear the best blues and jazz showcase in the region! We won’t disappoint when it comes to the amazing lineup of regional favorites and national stars on tap.

   12 noon -- M4 and the Rock School
   2 p.m. -- The Breeze Band
   4 p.m. -- Travis "Moonchild" Haddis
   6 p.m. -- Grady Champion
   8 p.m. -- Rev. John Wilkins

   12 noon -- The Four Grads
   2 p.m. -- The Monk's Brew
   4 p.m. -- One World Tribe
   6 p.m. -- United Trumpet Summit, with Eddie Henderson, Russell Gunn & Rayce Biggs
   8 p.m. -- No BS! Brass Band

Plus Special Features!

Plan to catch the blues set Saturday, August 1 and the jazz showcase Sunday, August 2, both from noon-10 p.m., rain or shine. Enjoy tasty food from local vendors, and bring your kids and dig your hands into some clay with professional artists—from 1 to 7:30 p.m. each day!


2015 Romolo Chocolates Sweet Summer Music Series

Sweet Summer Music Series at Romolo Chocolates

All of the concerts in the music series run from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturdays in June, July and August, and are held on the Romolo Chocolates’ outdoor piazza and parking lot.  They are free of charge.

Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz FestivalSat. & Sun., August 1 & 2  Time out for the ERIE ART MUSEUM BLUES & JAZZ FESTIVAL across the street in Frontier Park.  Noon until 10 p.m. each day.  Great lineup of regional and international blues and jazz stars.







Sat, Aug 8:  6-9 pm CALJE  Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble

Victor Garcia—trumpet

Darwin Noguera—piano

Juan Daniel Pastor—drums, cajon

John Benitez—bass


"...a wonderfully diverse repertoire of new and highly creative music."  Rebeca Mauleon, Jazz Times

"The Chicago Afro Latin jazz ensemble looks to write a new chapter and its elastic approach succeeds."  Erof Fine, Downbeat.

CA:JE has performed and recorded with artists such as Howard Levy (Bela Fleck Group pianist), trumpeter Brian Lynch, percussionist Pauli Mejais and trombonist Steve Turre.  The music is primarily written be co-leaders Victor Garcia and Darwin Noguera.

Meet Samantha Borland

Samantha BorlandIt's always a treat to get to interact with and interview young passionate musicians from Erie and I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Samantha Borland, this years JazzErie Scholarship recipient! Samantha is a very accomplished clarinet and saxophone player who just graduated from Ft. Leboeuf High School and will be continuing her education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I had a set of questions for Samantha in an effort to get to know a little more about her, her start in music and jazz, and where she is taking it from here.

Sonny Stitt & Dizzy Gillespie

This weeks video features two giants of the bebop world, Dizzy Gilespie and Sonny Stitt.  They are playing the great standard Sunny Side of the Street.  It is a tasteful and creative interpretation that displays both there musicality and technique.