Jazz News & Notices

Romolo Chocolates' SUMMER MUSIC SERIES 2014
6-9 p.m. every Sat., beginning June 21

Tony StefanelliRomolo Chocolates again brings a panoply of stars to their great Summer Music Series.  1525 West 8th St. in Erie, PA.  The best venue in town for great music under a summer sky.  And it's FREE!

Says Romolo owner Tony Stefanelli: "I couldn’t help myself and am bringing back some of the most amazing players I have ever heard, and that’s why you’ll see Greatest Hits listed for those gigs.  We are also hosting actress (12 Years a Slave) and R&B singer Gloria Reuben, as well as the Gabe Butterfield band whose singer is touring with the Blues Brothers and whose drummer, Gabe Butterfield, is the son of Paul Butterfield of the legendary Paul Butterfield Blues Band.  We finish in August with Hendrik Meurkens, a pioneer of Samba jazz and master of the jazz harmonica."

Romolo owner Tony Stefanelli and his wife host the shows, do all the chores, provide the best ice cream and chocolates in town, and generally ensure that you'll have a great evening.  6-9 p.m., every Saturday, beginning June 21st.

Romolo Chocolates 2014 Summer Music Series
All shows are free and held at Romolo Chocolates’ outdoor piazza
1525 West 8 Street in Erie, PA—814-452-1933

Sat, July 19:  6-9 pm
Greg Hatza and Ralph Lalama.  Romolo Music Series Greatest Hits: the return of rockin’ B3 organist Hatza with 3X Grammy-winning saxophonist Lalama

Ralph LalamaGret Hatza—B3 organ
Ralph Lalama—saxophone
Frank Singer—guitar
Joe Dorris--drums

The excerpt below presents Ralph Lalama with a different trio.

Sat, July 26: 6-9 pm
Cocomama.  Romolo Music Series Greatest Hits: the return of the chicas with the rhythm

Mayra Casales—congas/vocals
Nicki Denner—piano/vocals
Christelle Durandy—vocals/percussion
Jennifer Vincent—bass
Reut Regev—trombone
Jessica Rodriguez—timbal/percussion

Sat & Sun, Aug 2 & 3
Blues and Jazz Festival in Frontier Park
Time out from our series to enjoy various artists sponsored by Erie Art Museum

Hendrik MeurkinsSat, Aug 9:  6-9 pm
Hendrik Meurkens.  Brazilian music played by the master of Samba jazz

Hendrik Meurkens—harmonica/vibraphone
Misha Tsiganov—piano
Gustavo Amarante—bass
Adriano Santos—drums

More information or questions, call 814-452-1933.

April 23, 2014