Jazz News & Notices

2019 Next Generation Concert
May 16th 7pm General McLane High School

Where: General McLane High School

When: May 16th 7pm

Cost: $5 suggested donation


Please join JazzErie as we put on our Next Generation Concert featuring all the local young big band jazz talent!  If you have ever attended one of the past Next Generation concerts you know how exciting it is to hear the future with all the talent that is up and coming! 

This annual event brings an always inspiring mix of aspiring young musicians and accomplished professionals.  Lots of great music, fresh arrangements, fresh faces and talents.  Come hear some of the finest music the area has to offer.

High School Jazz Bands are alive and well in Northwest Pennsylvania, even while live jazz performances on the local music scene ebb and flow with fluctuating public tastes.  These great training grounds for future musicians and fans of the music continue to fulfill their function in sharpening young ears to this challenging, American-born, open panoply for musical creativity.

The night will be capped off with the Misery Bay Big Band featuring the great tenor sax playing and writing of Dr. Allen Zurcher!

Dr. Zurcher is no stranger to the Erie jazz scene and always brings excitement to the stage.  You won’t want to miss this performance since it won’t only feature his great playing but also his writing for big band!  Come support the future of the art form!

This program is supported by JazzErie, the Erie County Public Library, the General McLane Boosters Club, participating high schools, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Erie Arts & Culture, the Erie Art Museum and JazzErie donors.

April 10, 2019