Music & Events
JAZZ IN CLEVELAND
For those who like to travel west instead of south, Cleveland features a variety of jazz venues, including two noteworthy club/dinner venues, both within two hours of Erie: Nighttown in the East Side suburb of Cleveland Hts, and the Bop Stop, on Cleveland''s Near West Side/ Additional concerts in parks, clubs, churches and libraries abound. A good source of information is the Northeast Ohio Jazz Calender, posted on www.wruw.org/news.
Nighttown Restaurant, 12387 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Hts., OH (at the top of Cedar Hill). Phone 216/790-0550.for show reservations, as seating is limited. Bring quarters to feed the meters in the municipal .parking lot that adjoins the restaurant. Excellent food. Great acoustics. Considerable variety on the calendar of events -- Gypsy jazz, sultry vocals, Latin, contemporary, straight ahead. Some highlights:
On Tues., Oct. 18 at 8:00 p.m., Paquito D'Rivera and John DiMartino play Billy Strayhorn. $40 cover.
Reed man, Latin star and composer D'Rivera and pianist DiMartino are joined by bassist Boris Koslov and drummer Mark Taylor in this celebration of the work of Strayhorn and Ellington.
Weds., Oct. 19 at 7:00 p.m. The Moutin Factory Quintet.
Familiar to Erie jazz fans from their appearance here two years ago, the Moutin brothers, Francoise & Louis, lead a crack international group of musicians. "Most creative new band of the decade." Jennifer Odell, Downbeat. Cover $20.
Thurs., Oct. 20, 8:00 p.m. Brian Charlette Trio + Benny Sharoni.
NYC organ trio, led by Grammy-nominated Hammond organist Brian Charlette, is joined by saxophonist from Israel, by way of Berklee. Cover $15.
Fri., Oct. 21, 8:30 p.m. Dominick Farinacci Quintet.
Hometown favorite trumpeter Farinacci leads a mainstream quintet at Nighttown. Cover $20.
Go to http://www.jwpjazz.com/nighttown/nighttown_special_events.html for more information about Nighttown's schedule.
Sat., Oct. 8, 8:00 - 10:30 p.m. The Nick Fraser Quartet.
Nick Fraser - drums,
Tony Malaby - saxophones,
Ron Clutton - bass,
Andrew Downing - cello.
Original sounds. Tickets $12.
Fri., Oct. 14, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. Emmet Cohen Trio.
From NYC: Emmet Cohen - piani, Russell Hall - bass, Evan Sherman - drums. Former child prodigy Cohen, now an accomplished veteran of jazz stages around the world. Tickets $15.
Tues., Oct 18, 800 - 11:00 p.m. Ernie Krivda's Fat Tuesday Big Band.
International star Krivda brings his local big band to the stage. A great book; a Cleveland institution Tickets $15,.
Much more great jazz through the month. Check the calendar of events on the Bop Stop Calender at: www.Facebook.com/bopstop.
July 14, 2016