Music & Events
JAZZERIE JAZZ & BLUES WALK 2016
Saturday, June 18 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Calamari's Restaurant, RECEPTION 6;00 -- 8;00 p.m. Tony Grey
1317 State St. EVENING 9:00 -- Midnight Blues Beaters
Docksider Tavern, 1015 State St. 7:30 -- 10:00 p.m. Ron Yarosz & the Vehicle
814 Pub & Grill, 1325 State St. 8:00 -- 11:00 p.m. JD Jam Session and Cats A Bear
BrewErie at Union Station, 123 W. 14th St. 8:30 -- 11:30 p.m. Jim Madden with Marilyn Livosky
Plymouth Tavern, 1109 State St. 10:00 p.m. -- 1:00 a.m. Duke Sherman Blues Band
Scotty's Jazz & Cigars, 301 German 10:00 p.m. -- 1:00 a.m. Steve Trohoske Trio
Following Tony Grey, from 9:00 p.m. - 12 midnight, the Calamari Stage will be held by The Blues Beaters
The Blues Beaters are "A swingin', rockin, bluesy pop and classics American dance band," according to their website, which adds "You name it and these guys will try to play it." Loose and ready, the Blues Beaters have been entertaining NW Pa audiences and dancers for 25 years, with roots in pop, blues and jazz classics.
ADDITIONAL JAZZ WALK BANDS
A perennial Erie Favorite. the band features Sherman on guitar and vocals, Otis James on harmonica, Rick Cass on drums and Mark Murphy on bass and backing vocals.
The Duke Sherman Band won RockErie's "Favorite Blues Band" awards in 2009 and 2010, and "Favorite Essential Player" awards in 2007, 2008 and 2010.
Ron Yarosz & the Vehicle will present their blues-oriented music at the Docksider, 1015 State St. from 7:30 until 10:00 p.m.
Yarosz on soulful vocals Hammond B-3 and harmonica, with guitarist Eric Brewer, drummer Ron Sutton and Ralph Reitinger on bass.
Joe Dorris will appear at 814 Pub & Grille, 1325 State St. (the former papermoon), first with JD Jam Session, then, later in the evening with Cats A Bear, featuring Frank Singer, Phil Popotnik, Nick "Tito" Ronzitti and Joe Frisina.
Jim Madden and Marilyn Livosky will be at the BrewErie from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Jazz pianist Jim Madden has been a professional musician and piano instructor in the Erie area for over 25 years. He performs as a soloist, with small groups and large bands and chamber groups in both commercial and private settings. He has taught at the D'Angelo school of music and now teaches privately at his own studio.
Marilyn Livosky, a Ph.D. and psychology professor at Mercyhurst University and Jim's wife, has been singing with bands since her college days, and has performed frequently with Jim in a variety of ensembles, most recently the group "Pink Flamingo."
The Steve Trohoske Trio will appear at Scotty’s Jazz & Cigars, 301 German St., from 10:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.
.The video below is from a recent performance at the Anchor In with guitarist Frank Singer, drummer Stix Thompson and singer/harmonica player Ron Yarosz (not visible in video).
JazzErie wishes to thank the following aponsors for this event: Thomas Talarico, Wegman's, Brew Ha Ha, Team Turf, Romolo Chocolates, BrewErie, the Plymouth Pub, Little Caesar's, Mary Weckesser, RBC Capital, McDonald, Illig Attorneys, Silk Screen Unlimited, Chido's, Another Round Sailing, A. Anthony & Sons, Inc., M Cafe, Erie Arts & Culture, PA Council on the Arts and the Erie Art Museum
COME, WALK THE WALK, AND ENJOY A GREAT EVENING OF MUSIC AND FUN!!
May 14, 2016