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.
“This summer’s music series begins and ends with some of my favorite musicians showcased at Romolo Chocolates in the past four years, like Mayra Casales on congas, Christelle Durandy on vocals, Tony Monaco on the Hammond B3 organ and Pete Mills on saxophone,” says Tony Stefanelli, owner of Romolo Chocolates and concert series promoter.
“The middle of the series jumps with outstanding musicians like Eric Alexander on tenor sax, Greg Hatza on organ, Hendrik Muerkens on harmonica and vibraphone—he kicked a** last year—and Richie Cole, who is such a master and monster on sax and will be joined by my good friends and local jazz gods Joe Dorris on drums and Frank Singer on guitar.”
The series also pops with CALJE—Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble—formed in the footsteps of the Dizzy Gillespie United Nations Orchestra and Arturo O’Farril’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra. Erie should be dizzy after this performance by Chicago’s well-loved Latin artists.
Ali Ryerson, a new performer to the summer series, is the unusual: a jazz flutist. Get set to love the sounds of this world-renowned musician, consistently ranked among the top in her field in the Downbeat Jazz Poll.
The schedule for Romolo Chocolates 2015 Music Series is:
Sat, June 20: 6-9 pm Cocomama All-Female, Multinational Latin Jazz Orchestra
Jennifer Vincent—bass/foot percussion
Ariacne Truillo—vocals, piano
Sat, June 27: 6-9 pm Richie Cole Master Saxophonist
Richie Cole—alto saxophone
Sat, July 4: Closed for Independence Day
Sat, July 11: 6-9 pm Eric Alexander Organ Quartet
Eric Alexander—tenor saxophone
Sat, July 18: 6-9 pm Hendrik Muerkens
Vibraphone and Harmonica Brazilian Jazz
Sat, July 25: 6-9 pm Con Brio!
World-Renowned Flutist Ali Ryerson—flutes
Sat & Sun, Aug 1 & 2 Blues and Jazz Festival in Frontier Park
Time out from our series to enjoy various artists sponsored by Erie Art Museum
Sat, Aug 8: 6-9 pm Calje Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble
Juan Daniel Pastor—drums, cajon
Sat, Aug. 15: 6-9 pm Tony Monaco and Pete Mills
By Popular Demand: Your Favorite Organist and Saxophonist
Tony Monaco—B3 organ
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