Music & Events

Allegheny Jazz Is Back
Sept. 18 - 21 at Cleveland's InterContinental Hotel

Nicki Parrott with Les PaulInterContinental Hotel, 9801 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland, OH

Three Days of Jazz

The Allegheny Jazz Society"s three-day fall jazz festival, featuring music from the 30's and 40's, was for many years a fixture on the Chautauqua Institution's annual schedule.  Following the death of impresario Joe Bouton, the future of the program was in doubt.

Now a new management group has emerged, and the program, with the same focus and many of the same stars, is reemerging at a new venue: the classy InterContinental Hotel in the midst of University Circle's Cleveland Clinic complex.

Harry AllenAs in past years, the program begins with a meet & greet session on Thursday evening, Sept. 18.  Then three full days of music:
   Fri., Sept. 19  5:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.  evening session
   Sat., Sept. 20  10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.     matinee session
                   5;30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.   evening session
   Sun., Sept. 21  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.         brunch session

Big League Talent

Musicians will include many of the best in the field of 40's swing. A partial list:
vocals   Rebeccaa Kilgore              Portland, OR
                 Wesla Whitfield               St. Helena, CA
vocals & bass  Nicki Parrott           Brookfield, CT
cornet/trumpet   Job-Erik Kelso        NYC
reeds   Harry Allen, Scott Robinson    NYC & Teniak, NJ
 trombone   Dan Barrett                 Costa Mesa, CA
 guitar  Howard Alden, Marty Grosz      NYC & Philadelphia, PA
 piano  Rosano Sportiola, Keith Ingham  NYC
 bass   John Burr                       NYC
 drums  John Van Ohlen, Ricky Malichi   Covington, KY & El Paso, TX

Photo exhibit  Duncan P. Schiect

Cost for the entire weekend, music only, is $310/person
Single events are   $100 per person

Meals are extra, and range from $42 (Sat. brunch) to $68 (dinner buffet)

Check out clips of these superb artists from their appearance in Chautauqua in 2011.


March 5, 2014