Mon., August 31, 7 p.m., Erie Art Museum

Louis & Francois MoutinJazzErie's 2015-2016 Season begins with a great young French band, The MOUTIN FACTORY QUINTET.  The concert will be at the Erie Art Museum's preformance hall, 5th Street entrance.  Doors open at 6 p.m., show begins at 7 p.m.  Tickets for JazzErie members $10, non-members $15, students $5

"The Parisian powerhouse of brothers Francoise and Louis Moutin Quartet (now Quintet - ed.).has quickly established itself as one of the most creative new bands of the decade -- Jennifer Odell, Downbeat, Nov. 2010.

"Many things -- besides the exciting, inventive way they combine 'straight-ahead' and 'neo-fusion' -- make the Moutin Reunion Quartet a distinctive ensemble" -- Bob Protzman, Erie.

"This powerful group should always be on everyone's [riority list whenever they are in town" -- Gilles Lahuerte, Jazz Improv.


Ryan NewaraANCHOR IN 2015-16 SEASON

Fri. Night Jazz Begins Oct. 2

The Anchor In, 3122 West Lake Rd.(rear entrance behind Oasis Pub), will again host great jazz on Friday evenings, 6 to 9 p.m., starting In October.  Free parking, no cover charge, great food, friendly ambiance -- all thanks to club owner Ryan Newara.

Live jazz from 6 until 9 p.m. every Friday. Call 814/833-1212 for reservations.
Initial lineups feature top regional musicians:

Fri., Oct. 2  JD Jazz & Blues Duo, with guitarist Frank Singer and Joe Dorris, drums,harmonica, vocals.

Fri., Oct. 9, Frank Singer Duo with saxophonist Bruce Johnstone.  Back in action!!

Fri., Oct. 16, Frank Singer Duo with trumpeter Tim Clarke. A returning favorite.

Sat., Oct. 17, JD Blues, with Frank & Joe.

Fri., Oct. 23, Frank Singer Duo with Stan Bialomizy.

Fri., Oct. 30, Frank Singer with Tony Stefanelli, electric bassist and host of the great Romolo Chocolates music series,



Invisible Thread


The Mercyhurst Institute of Arts and Culture presents a broad-ranging array of music, dance and performance theater for the upcoming year.  A pre-premier Broadway musical in the making about life in Uganda, music from Canada, Sudan, Vienna, New Zealand, Israel, Brazil, and New York.  Some jazz, some not.  But much to interest eclectic music lovers.  Programs of special interest are detailed below.:

The series begins on Weds., Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m. at Mary D'Angelo PAC  with  INVISIBLE THREAD: A preview performance of the music for a new Broadway musical brings the show's creators, Griffin Matthews and Matt Gould to the stage with a local gospel choir.

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.