Music & Events

CELEBRATING SWING!
Fri., April 21 -- 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. -- Bel Aire Clarion

Long School of Dance, student dancersFri., April 21 " Celebrating Swing!"  6:00 - 9:00 p.m., at the Bel Aire Clarion Conference Center, 2800 W. 8th St.

This program, presented in collaboration with the Long's School of Dance, will bring you the joy and enthusiasm of music from the swing and big band era, with student dancers from the Long's School.

Long's School identifies itself as the "Number one performing arts school in Erie for over 60 years," has trained thousands of area dancers over three generations.  It has studios in Mill Creek, Harborcreek, Waterford, Fairview, Edinboro.and Albion.

Under the leadership of professionals dancers and educators Jay, Lee Ann and Jamie Long, the school employs a staff of over 20 faculty members, all Certified Dance Educators.

Music will be provided by the Presque Isle Jazz Orchestra, a band composed of regional musicians, convened for the occasion by director Allen Zurcher.  The band will play familiar and original swing music charts.

Tickets are $15 for the general public; $10 for JazzErie members.  They are available at Long's School of Dance, 826 Sellinger Ave. Erie, PA  814/833-7179, or longschoolofdance.net.

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

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.

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.

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.

June 20    Mary Halvorson's "Thumbscrew," with Michael Formanek -- bass and Tomas Fujiwara -- drums.  8:00 p.m., PACA, 1505 State St.  One of New York City's leading experimental musicians, with two high powered associates.  Donation.

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.

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.

Sept. 6    Tom Rainey Trio, with Rainey on drums, Mary Halvorson - guitar, Ingrid Laubock - reeds.  8:00 p.m., PACA, 1505 State St.

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

Oct. 28   Erie Philharmonic Pops Orchestra, featuring Chris Brubeck Quartet.  8;00 p.m., Warner Theater.  Ticket information at www.eriephil.org or call (814) 455-1375.

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

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March 18, 2017