Music & Events

October, 2016

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

Nighttown RestaurantNighttown 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.

Paquito D'RiveraReed 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.

Moutin brothersWeds., 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.

Brian CharletteThurs., 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.

Dominick FarinacciFri., Oct. 21, 8:30 p.m.  Dominick Farinacci Quintet.

Hometown favorite trumpeter Farinacci leads a mainstream quintet at Nighttown.  Cover $20.

Go to for more information about Nighttown's schedule.

The Bop StopThe Bop Stop, 2920 Detroit Ave., Cleveland.  Phone 216/771-6551.  A program of the Cleveland Music School Settlement, the Bop Stop offers a varied program ranging from the avant gard soul to mainstream jazz.  The setting is intimate, with great sound, so order your tickets early.

Nick Fraser QuartetSat., 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.


Emmet CohenFri., 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:


July 14, 2016