Music & Events

Jazz Events in Erie -- Fall, 2016
Clubs & Concerts

Weekly club dates:

Dave VanAmburgWednesdays,  6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. --  Maxi's Restaurant, Bel Aire Clarion Hotel, 2800 W. 8th St.  An evening with guitarist/vocalist Dave Van Amburg
and his cohorts. Blues, jazz, pop, Latin.  Always fun, always a touch of the unexpected.  Guests include an rich array of regional musicians, including those who may just drop by to sit in.

Howard HammeThursdays: 6:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m. -- Colony Pub & Grille, 2670 W. 8th St.  The Colony Club House Band, a great jazz piano trio with Howard Hamme-piano, Carl Alanakian-drums and Harry Jacobson-bass, all top level musicians..  Jazz, American Songbook standards, Latin, more jazz!

Fridays : 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. --  Dickey's Barbecue, W. 38th St.& Liberty.  Dave Van Amburg -- Blues, 40' to 70's pop & jazz.

 

Phil, Dave & FrankSaturdays: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. -- 814, the revived and expanded downtown venue at 1325 State St..  Alternating live bands are: the V Band, with Dave VanAmburg, Rick Cass, Dave Blaetz and Phil Popotnik, and JD Jazz with guitarist Frank Singer, drummer/vocalist/harmonicat Joe Dorris and  guests, including saxophonist Stan Bialomizy.  Jazz, from traditional to original, Latin and progressive, plus blues and pop are all on the table,

 

 

 

Dave Callaghan & Joe FrisinaOther jazz events:

Dave Callaghan Quartet at Wegman's Cafteriea, Peach street store.  Fri., Oct 21 & Fri., Nov. 11, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Enjoy great jazz: bop, hard bop, contemporary, Latin, all flavors of jazz. 
Dave Callaghan - saxophones
Joe Frisina - guitar

Gem City Jazz Ensemble -- saxophonesGem City Jazz Ensemble -- Springhill Retirement Center, 2323 Edinboro Rd., Errie  Weds., Oct. 26, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The Jazz Ensemble was formed in 2003 by then-conductor Tim McKinney as a smaller, spin-off group dedicated to performing jazz, big band, and swing sounds from all eras. The Jazz Band has a large repertoire that includes such jazz greats as Sammy Nestico, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Buddy Rich

 

Mercyhurst University Jazz Ensemble -- Taylor Little Theater, Mercyhurst University.  Sat., Nov. 19, 8:00 p.m.

Dr. Scott Meier leads the student ensemble and vocalists in a performance of big band jazz.

 

September 28, 2016