William Parker at PACA

Jazz & Dance at Blasco

2015 JazzErie Jazz & Blues Walk2015 JazzErie Jazz & Blues Walk, Sat. June 13

PAT MARTINO, a review by Gary Finney

Nighttown, May 2015

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2015 JazzErie Jazz & Blues Walk
Saturday, June 13, 6 p.m. - 1 a.m.

WE'RE BACK!!  Jazz & Blues bands invade downtown Erie for a night of revelry, great music and fun.  Seven downtown venues. 

Free reception, snacks and beer. at the Erie Art Museum starting at 6:00 p.m.  Your $10 donation for a Jazz & Blues Walk bracelet supports JazzErie's activities year 'round, and assures you free admission to all Jazz & Blues Walk events.

Co-sponsored by the Erie Art Museum and PA Council on the Arts, the project also receives support from Erie Arts & Culture, Romolo Chocolates, Wegman's, McDonald Illig, Glenwood Beer, U Frame It, M Cafe, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Calamari's, Little Ceasar's, UBS, RBC Wealth Management, MAK Design, and BrewErie.

Mark DeWalt & CatroParticipating venues and artists:

6 - 8 p.m.  The Erie Art Museum, featuring the Mark DeWalt Quartet.  Free beer and refreshments,

8 - 11 p.m.   The Plymouth Tavern, featuring the Duke Sherman Blues Band

Gerald Albright & Groovology9 - 12 midnight    Erie Ale House, featuring Charles Ventrello with Katie Chriest.

8:30 - 11 p.m.   PACA 1505 State, featuring Groovology with Gerald Albright.

9 p.m. - midnight   BrewErie at Union Station -- Lydia Marks Quartet.

9 p.m. - midnight   Gigliotti's Restaurant -- The Monk's Brew

9 p.m. - midnight   Calamari's -- The Blues Beaters

10 p.m. - 1 a.m.   Scotty's Cigars & Jazz, featuring Steve Trohoske.



PACA presents
Weds., May 27 at 8 p.m.

Bassist William ParkerUpright bassist William Parker, a germinal figure in the free jazz movement of the 1970's, will be in Erie at PACA, 1505 State  St. on Wednesday, May 27 at 8:00 p.m.  (Doors open at 7 P.m.)  BYOB.  Tickets $10.

Parker was an active contributor in the revolutionary experimental free jazz scene in the 1970's.  He achieved broad recognition playing with groundbreaking pianist Cecil Taylor, was a member of saxophonist David S. Ware's quartet, and played in Peter Brotzman's groups, and many others.  He slipped from public view for a few years, though continued playing, and resurfaced in the 1990's, maintaining an active career in NYC and on tour since that time.



Friday June 26th 7:30 P.M.   

Blasco Library, 160 E Front St, Erie, PA.
Free to public

SoMar Dance JazzErie and the Erie County Blasco Library is proud to present Improvisation in Jazz & Dance featuring The Allen Zurcher Quartet and SoMar Dance Works. 

This concert is a unique cooperative project that explores the relationship between improvisation in both the dance and jazz worlds. 

The Blasco Library and JazzErie wish to celebrate and bring attention, through this concert, to the extensive collection ofAllen Zurcher jazz recordings that were generously donated to the Blasco Library by jazz journalist Bob Protzman.  You will see a great performance put on by Erie’s top artists that you don’t
want to miss!

Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Big Band

This weeks video features The Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Big Band playing The Groove Merchant.  It was written by the alto saxophonist Jerome Richardson. This quickly became a popular chart in the big band library due to its ability to showcase the band.