Music & Events


Additional jazz events in the Erie area during the next couple of months

2Blue PosterThursday Evenings.:

2Blue at the Bel Aire, 2800 W. 8th St., Victor's Restaurant.  6 - 9 p.m. every Thursday evenings.

A new addition to your Thursday evenings on the town.  2Blue, with guitarist/singer Dave VanAmburg returning to Erie's music scene, with an array of special guests: sometimes fellow guitarist and singer Michael Camp, sometimes saxophonist Phil Popotnik. Always a genial crew.  Jazz, blues, some pop & rock standards.

The Colony House Trio, Colony Pub & Grille, 2670 W. 8th St.  814/838-2161
Every Thursday evening from 7 - 9:30 p.m.

Already a regular stop for many Erie jazz fans, the excellent trio of Howard Hamme - piano, Carl Alanakian - drums, and Harry Jacobson - acoustic bass, performs jazz and standards at this west side pub and restaurant every Thursday.  No cover.

Experimental music at PACA.

NosferatuPACA, 1505 State St, 2nd Floor, in Erie hosts a variety of music, theater and other artistic events.  On Oct. 7,PACA presents a double feature of two historic  horror thrillers,(Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr. Calgari), each accompanied by live electronics-heavy ensembles.  Later in the month, PACA is presenting two concerts involving electronic as well as more conventional instruments.

Tues., Oct. 7, show begins at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m..  Double Feature: two classic silent silent horror films from the early 1920's, accompanied by musicians playing original scores.  "Nosferatu" (1922) the mother of vampire films, will be accompanied by the Andrew Alden Ensemble, a contemporary electronic chamber music group from Boston, MA.  "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920) will be accompanied by music from the Celluloid Liberation Orchestra (Erie), with musicians Adam Holquist, Abby Barrett, Ian Smith and Matt Boland.

Admission $6.  All ages admitted.  BYOB with I.D. 23+.

Sun., Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) will be a concert titled "Duos: Thollem (piano), Lopez (drums) and Holquist (electronics) presented by Electroflux Experimental Music Series.  L.A. Weekly describes Thollem as "A fresh, disciplined avant-pianist with an attratively extreme viewpoint."

Admission $10.  All ages, BYOB with I.D. 21+.

Todd Clouser and A Love ElectricMon., Oct. 20 brings Ted Clouser and A Love Electric.  Show begins at 8 p.m., doors open at 7. About Clouser, wno recently recorded a CD with John Medeski, the Philadelphia Inquirer says: "A gem, Clouser spices the All American vibe of Bill Frisell with some Jimi Hendrix."

Admission $10 at the door, $8 in advance (go to  All ages, BYOB with I.D. +21.


Dan Hallett & Cootie HarrisNovember events,

Sun., Nov. 9  Meadville Jazz Jam, at the Meadville Market House, 2 - 6 p.m.  Contact Dan Hallett at 814/335-1580 for additional details or questions.  Some skilled area musicians, some students, a few beginners.  Established by legendary Meadville drummer and educator Cootie Harris, these sessions have been an early step along the train for a number of excellent regional musicians.  

Admission $5, free for participating musicians.

Sat., Nov. 15  Mercyhurst University Student Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Scott Meier.  8 p.m. Taylor Little Theater, on the Mercyhurst Main Campus.  

September 30, 2014