Jazz News & Notices

All concerts enjoyed free of charge at the Romolo Chocolates outdoor piazza, 1525 W. 8th St..

Romolo Chocolates PiazzaRomolo Chocolates Heats Up Erie With Its 2016 Summer Music Series. All concerts enjoyed free of charge at the Romolo Chocolates outdoor piazza, 1525 W. 8th St..  All concerts 6:00 -- 9:00 p.m.

This concert series has become a favorite for Erie fans because of the high quality and exciting variety of musical offerings.  Not to mention the classical beauty of Romolo's outdoor Piazza setting.  Best arrive a little early, plan to spend a few minutes parking and get a good seat, or bring your own.  

Great ice cream soft drinks, chocolates are available in the store before or after the show or at intermission.  Lots to enjoy!

Sicilian Jazz ProjectSat, July 2:  6-9 pm

Michael Occhipinti and the Sicilian Jazz Project
 Jazz arrangements of traditional Sicilian music

Michael Occhipinti—guitar, arrangements
 Roberto Occhipinti—bass
Pete Mills---saxophone
 Louis Simao—accordion
 Dominic Mancuso—vocals
  Zach Conston—drums

A favorite group, returning from last year's Summer Music Series, melds the traditional melodies and rhythms of Sicily with the rhythms and improvisational freedom of American jazz for a creative evening of world music.

Pat MartinoSat, July 9:  6-9 pm

Pat Martino Organ Trio
Three Grammy-nominated musicians at the top of the jazz scene

Pat Martino—guitar
 Pat Bianchi—Hammond B3 organ
 Carmen Intorre Jr—drums

Internationally respected as one of the great guitarists of our era, Martino will appear with his touring trio, recorded in the video below at the Lotos Jazz Festival in Poland in 2014.

Richie ColeSat, July 16: 6-9 pm
Richie Cole “Alto Madness” style comes to Erie

No stranger in Erie since he relocated to Pittsburgh, this dean of alto saxophonists brings a lifetime history of performances and recordings and a style that encompasses the time since he joined the Buddy Rich Big Band in 1969.

Richie Cole—alto saxophone
 Ben Rossman—bass
 Joe Dorris—drums
 Frank Singer—guitar

Don BradenVanessa RubinSat, July 23:  6-9 pm
Don Braden Group Featuring Vocalist Vanessa Rubin
Soulful swingin’ jazz

Don Braden—tenor saxophone, flute
 Vanessa Rubin—vocals
 Duncan McMillan—organ
 Perry Hughes—guitar
 Steve Johns—drums



Sat, July 30:  6-9 pm

Victor Garcia Trio
Jazz harmonizing with African rhythms and blues soul.

Victor Garcia—trumpet
 Charles Heath—drums
 Andrew Lawrence—Hammond B3 organ


June 7, 2016