Music & Events
JAZZERIE JAZZ & BLUES WALK 2014
Sat., July 12, 6:30 p.m., begins at Erie Art Museum
$10 Donation for a Jazz Walk button gets you:
You can purchase your $10 Jazz Walk Button at the Erie Art Museum, 5th St. between State and French, or in advance at Romolo Chocolates, 1525 W. 8th St., in Erie.
6:30 -- 8:00 p.m. Baritone saxophone great Bruce Johnstone with his quartet at the Erie Art Museum, East 5th St.
Johnstone, now head of the Jazz Studies department at SUNY Fredonia, was a featured soloist with the Maynard Ferguson Band, placing third in the Downbeat Baritone Saxophone poll (after Gerry Mulligan and Harry Carney), played and recorded with the Woody Herman band and a number of smaller groups and continues an active performance career on the regional jazz scene, along with his teaching activities. Johnstone will be joined on the stand by the Jim Beishline Trio, featuring Bud Fadale-acoustic bass, Darryl Washington --drums, and Beishline--piano.
Bassist, Bud Fadale is the son of Jazz Master, Anne Fadale. Oscar Peterson considered her a prize student and contemporary.
8 p.m. --10:30 p.m. The Charles Ventrello Quartet, featuring vocalist Barbara Jean at the Pufferbelly Restaurant, 414 French St. Ventrello, the dean of Erie's tenor saxophonists, has retired from his day job teaching art in Erie's school system, but keeps an active career as an area artist and musician. He will be joined by Jamestown vocalist Barbara Jean, and a quartet of Carl Alanakian-- drums, Dan Hallett III--piano, and Dick Thompson--acoustic bass.
9:00 p.m.-- 12 a.m. The Heliotropes at the Erie Ale House, 1033 State St. The originality of this group stems from the creative efforts of singer/songwriter/guitarist Katie Chriest and guitarist/composer Sheldon Peterson, supplemented by bassist Dave Blaetz and violinist xxxxxxx Barton. The four have created a book of original songs and arrangements that captures a contemporary stream of ideas and music, projects a unique sound, touches a responsive chord in many, many listeners.
9:00 p.m. -- 12:00 a.m. Up and coming young pop/jazz band Monk's Brew will perform at the BrewErie at Union Station, 123 W.14th St. This popular young group grew out of its menbers' association with the jazz program at Mercyhurst University here in Erie. Members are trumpeter and singer Dillon Shidemantle, keyboardist Bobby Lucas, drummer Michael Hibbler II and acoustic bassist Alex McLaughlin. The band has demonstrated its belief that "jazz can be popular music" by garnering many gigs in the Erie area, to enthusiastic audiences.
10:00 p.m. -- 1:00 a.m. Veteran electric bassist and bandleader Steve Trohoske will hold forth with his band at Scotty's Cigars & Jazz, 301 German St. Trohoske has demonstrated his ability to present an exciting band, drawing musicians from Erie and the larger region.
10:00 p.m. -- 1:00 a.m. Rounding out the evening will be local blues legend Rodger Montgomery at Sherlocks, 508 State St. Winner of RockErie's "Best Blues Band" awards. Always a great band. Always an exciting show!
A GREAT EVENING. GREAT MUSIC. COME11
May 9, 2014