JazzErie’s Jazz and Blues Walk Brings Seven Bands to Six Downtown Locations

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Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 1:15 PM
JazzErie’s Jazz and Blues Walk Brings Seven Bands to Six Downtown Locations by Tracy Geibel
Tony Grey

Saturday, June 18

It’s a night perfect for any music fanatic.

As in previous years, a $10 donation will cover participants’ entrance to all Jazz and Blues Walk shows, even though they are scattered throughout downtown Erie at different venues. According to JazzErie’s historian, Ed Goebel, the walk has been held annually for about 16 years.

As in previous years, a $10 donation will cover participants’ entrance to all Jazz and Blues Walk shows, even though they are scattered throughout downtown Erie at different venues.

This year’s event will begin at Calamari’s on State Street with the headlining performance by internationally recognized musician, Tony Grey. From England, Grey began playing guitar after a near-fatal accident. While rehabilitating, he found relief in playing guitar. With help from his uncle, the legendary guitarist John McLaughlin, Grey’s passion for music-making grew. He toured with pianist Hirome for over four years and was named “Outstanding Performer” by Berklee College of Music in Boston.

After Grey’s performance, The Blues Beaters will take the stage at Calamari’s. With over 20 years of experience in blues, pop, and jazz, The Blues Beaters will attempt to play nearly any request.

However, JazzErie Jazz and Blues Walk attendees are encouraged to walk, or ride the provided trolley if they please, to other venues for more music. Ron Yarosz and the Vehicle will perform at Docksider Tavern, Joe Dorris will have a “jam session” going on at 814 Pub and Grill, Jim Madden and Marilyn Livosky will appear at the Brewerie, Duke Sherman Blues Band will bring the blues to the Plymouth Tavern, and the Steve Trohoske Trio will keep the music playing late into the night at Scotty’s Jazz & Cigars.

The complete schedule of performances and times can be found at jazzerie.com. – Tracy Geibel

6 p.m. // 1317 State St. // jazzerie.com

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