Music & Events

JazzErie's 2015 Season


JazzErie's 2014-15 season has already brought a wealth of goodies.

  • A concert by one of the forward-thinking grand old men of jazz, Sonny Fortune, bringing his quartet to Erie at the Erie Art Museum. 

For much of the rest of the season, the Series has focused on our many excellent regional artists.

  •  A pair of concerts linking jazz musicians with artistic kin in dance and poetry.

    Allen Zurcher   The first of these, "Jazz & Dance," in October, paired the Allen Zurcher Quartet with the SoMar Dance Workshop at Mercyhurst University in an extraordinary performance -- dancers and musicians in a mix of planned and improvised creations.    The concert was videotaped and we hope to be able to release copies at a later date.Explcastoring the Border

       The second was a pairing of jazz musicians with regional poets, called "Exploring the Border (Words & Music)," at the Erie Art Museum earlier this month.  Creations were mingled, sometimes alone, sometimes with each other, in words and in song.  The performance was audiotaped for future release.

  • And in January, an event expressing JazzErie's appreciation to its members:  "Music at the Mansion" at the Erie Woman's Club featured music by the Charles Ventrello Trio and free food and beverages for members.  A success!  


  • Misery Bay BiGen. MccLane Student Jazz Band "Next Generation" a concert to be held in May at General McLane High School in Edinboro, PA, will give listeners a chance to hear excellent area high school jazz bands, along with a band of seasoned professionals and probably a guest artist.  Always exciting moments.  Suggested donation $5.  Students free.





  • Bruce Johnstone Quartet at 2014 Jazz WalkJazz Walk Reception JazzErie's annual "Jazz & Blues Walk," on Saturday, June 13th.  Our premier event, the Walk begins with a reception at the Erie Art Museum at 6:30 p.m., with performances by great regional jazz and blues musicians at the Museum and nearby Restaurants and Clubs in downtown Erie Suggested donation $10.*
  • We're  working on additional events. Membership is on the upswing, which will give us resources too bring you more.

JazzErie's volunteer Board of Directors, and its volunteers are working hard to bring you excellent and creative programs.  You can now read more about them on our website,  Go to ABOUT US>LEADERSHIP and keep scrolling down for brief bios and pics.

February 8, 2015