Music & Events

Jazz Author Mark Gridley
March 16, Gannon University 7 p.m.

Mark GridleyThursday, March 16    Reception and presentation by jazz author Mark Gridley.    7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Gannon University, Yehl Ballroom.


In partnership with Gannon University, JazzErie invites you to a Reception and Presentation by jazz author and musician Mark Gridley.. Free and open to the public.

Gridley is the author of the most widely used textbook on jazz:  Concise Guide to Jazz, , used in high schools and colleges across the country. and worldwide.  A more recent book, Jazz Styles, is now in its 11th Edition.  Hi articles appear in Grove Dictionary of Music, the Encyclopedia Britannica, Black Perspectives on Music , and other journals.

A jazz flute and reeds player, Gridley is a native of Cleveland, OH.

SAVE THESE DATES!!!  (Note changes from previous posting.)

Thurs., March 16     Reception and Presentation by jazz author Mark Gridley,  7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Yehl Ballroom, Gannon University.  This event is free and open to the public.

Fri., April 21   "Celebrating Swing," with Long School of Dance and the Presque Isle Jazz Orchestra.  6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Bel Aire Clarion Conference Center, 2800 W. 8th St.  Tickets $15, JazzErie members $10.

Thurs., May 11   JazzErie's Next Generation Concert   6:00 p.m.,Gen. McLane High School, Rte.99, Edinboro.  Area high school jazz bands made up of student musicians, plus a band of regional professionals, play stage band arrangements.  Guest artist: clarinetist/saxophonist Sal Andolina, Suggested donation $5, students free.

Sat., June 17    JazzErie's Jazz & Blues Walk  Starting with a reception and concert at the Erie Art Museum, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.great regional bands will perform at downtown Erie venues until midnight.  Bands will play jazz from different eras: (swing, bebop, fusion, traditional, etc.) in keeping the theme of "Erie Celebrates...."  Event is In partnership with participating venues.   Suggested Donation $15.

Fri., July 14    WQLN Sounds Around Concert: re-creation of "Jazz at the Philharmonic" concert, with regional musicians burning up the evening air.  7:00 p.m.  WQLN Studio, 8425 Peach St.  Free.

Fri., August 4     WQLN Sounds Around Town Concert: "Celebrating Miles," featuring some of the arrangements, compositions and sounds of Miles Davis.  7:00 p.m.  WQLN Studio.  Free.

Fri., Oct. 6   Singer Vanessa Rubin and saxophonist Don Braden  8:00 p.m., Erie Art Museum.  Suggested donation $20 general admission, $15 JazzErie members.

Sat., Oct. 28   Erie Philharmonic Pops Concert, featuring Chric Brubeck Quartet.  Warner Theater, 8:00 p.m., ticket information available at or call (814) 455-1375.

Fri., Nov. 17   Bobby Selvaggio and Red Rhinoscerous.  8:00 p.m. at the Erie Art Museum.  Suggested donation $20 general admission, $15 JazzErie members.


February 11, 2017