Jazz News & Notices
Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Fest, 2017
Sat. & Sun., Aug. 5 & 6, Frontier Park
Erie Art Museum's 25thAnnual Blues & Jazz Festival
Fri., Sat. & Sun., August 4, 5 & 6 at Frontier Park
A new feature: Fri., 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. & Sat., 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. "Art Acts": Performances and interactive workshops with artists, performers, musicians and puppeteers beginning on Fri. at Frontier (LEAF) Elm Allee on 6th St. on Fri.
SATURDAY, Aug. 5 Main Stage, Frontier Park
2 p.m. Eric Brewer & Friends -- Guitar blues+funk+jazz
4 p.m. Rodger Montgomery Blues Band -- straight ahead blues from a veteran.
6 p.m. Eddie Turner & Trouble -- voodoo blues, R&B, and African rhythms.
"Eddie Turner may not be a household name but he is an underground guitar legend who has produced good music for nearly 50 years. His career stretches back to the early '70's and playing with such groups as Mother Earth, Zephyr and the Otis Taylor band. His solo career has seen him fuse the blues with rock & roll, with some funk chops thrown in for good measure." David Bowling
Latest recording: "Naked...In Your Face."
"Eddie Turner confirmed with this release all the good things that I have seen in his home city of Chicago...highly recommended." Philip Verhaeze, Keys & Chords.
8 p.m. Mokoomba -- high energy Afro-pop from Aumbabwe.
Mokoomba hails from the Victoria Falls region of Zimbabwe, popular for its natural beauty, the Victoria Falls. The region is home to the Tonga people who are one of the country's minority groups. Most speak Tonga, which is not understood by the majority of the Ndebele and Shona speaking population. Their music is an electrifying mix of Afro-fusion energy and traditional Tonga beats.
SUNDAY, Aug. 6 Main Stage, Frontier Park
Noon Steve Trohoske's Art Groupies -- Contemporary jazz that bops & swings.
2 p.m. The Breeze Band With Youthful Talent -- Young Erie musicians with classic R&B, soul and blues.
4 p.m. Mary Alice Brown Quartet -- Erie's Queen of Jazz, who was the featured artist at EAM's first Blues & Jazz Fest 25 years ago!
6 p.m. Russell Malone Quartet -- Legendary swinging jazz guitarist, with elements of blues.
Showing his chops in speed demon rendition of Caravan with his quartet. Malone has been around awhile, worked with everyone, and is one of best.
Trio 3: Oliver Lake, Reggie Workman & Andrew Cyrille -- Veteran avant garde jazzmen with storied histories on the NYC scene and worldwide.
June 28, 2017