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Sunday, July 8th, 2018

FESTIVAL JAZZ PICNIC - 1-7 p.m.
368 Middletown Rd,
Hummelstown, PA 17036
United States
(717) 566-8131 [map]
Price: $15 Adults - $10 Members - $5 Students - Children under 12 FREE

SUNDAY, JULY 8TH

     JAZZ PICNIC - Indian Echo Caverns - Hummelstown PA

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The  Festival's Sunday Jazz Picnic will be held at beautiful Indian Echo Caverns.  Located just off the Hummelstown exit of Hwy. 322 between Hershey and Harrisburg, they have many activities for families including a petting zoo, gift shop and more.  There are also tours of the caverns available during the Picnic as well .  Food may be purchased or you can bring your own basket of goodies.  Our CPFJ Youth Band directed by Ron Waters, will perform as well as several great area bands - with live music from 1-7 p.m.  Jonathan Ragonese and Tim Warfield will peform as part of a CD release event  

 

!:00pm    Daniel Sawyer Trio 

2:15pm  Jimmy Wood/Ron Waters Quartet featuring Fred Griggs (dr) and JJ Shakur (bass) 

3:30pm  CPFJ Youth Band - directed by Ron Waters

4:45pm  Jonathan Ragonese - CD release event - "two men singing" - will feature Jonathan and Tim Warfield, Jr. in saxophone duets 

6:00pm  DUTCHYFUNK  - led by Todd Fulginiti - New Orleans Style brass band straight from the heart of Amish Country.  Featuring both classics and originals, Dutchyfunk is tastier than a shoofly pie. 

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CPFJ THANKS PREMIER WEALTH MANAGEMENT FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF OUR FESTIVAL!

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Mt Gretna Hideaway - FESTIVAL JAM SESSION
Festival Jam Session - 3-6:30pm
40 Boulevard Ave, Mt Gretna, PA 17064
Mt Gretna, PA 17064
USA
(717) 675-7987 [map]
Price: FREE

Join us for the always entertaining Festival Jam Session - all aspiring jazz musicians are welcome to sit in! There is a keyboard, bass amp, and drums available.  FRED GRIGGS (dr) PATRICK McGEE (keys) & JOHN GINGERICH (bass) are the "house" rhythm section...

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Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Hershey Library - FESTIVAL LECTURE
Festival Lecture - Tom Strohman - 11:00am -12:30pm
701 Cocoa Ave
Hershey, PA 17033 [map]
Price: FREE

FREE FESTIVAL EVENT: “JAZZ: What, Why & How”

Woodwind master Tom Strohman discusses the intricacies of jazz, its influences, and the life of a professional musician.

 Our thanks to the Hershey Library for supplying the space for this event.  

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

Central PA Jazz Festival Concert - 7:30 PM
200 Pennsylvania Ave.
Mt Gretna, PA 17064
USA
717-540-1010 [map]
Price: $12 to $30

The Central PA Friends of Jazz will return to Mt. Gretna's Playhouse again this year for the main 2017 Festival Concert - our special guest performer this year is NEA Jazz Master saxophonist BENNY GOLSON

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Our 38th Annual Festival Concert will be held at the beautiful Mt. Gretna Playhouse again this year and features one of the most prominent names in the jazz world - saxophonist Benny Golson.   He will bring an all-star quartet for this joint production of the Central PA Friends of Jazz and Gretna Music.

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Golson Quartet members are:  Sharp Radway (piano), John Lamkin (drums) and Kris Funn (bass)

Produced by Music at Gretna & the Central P Friends of Jazz

Friday, July 6th, 2018

37th Annual Jazz Festival - JAZZ PARTY
2017 Festival Jazz Party - 7PM - MIDNIGHT
Abbey Bar, ABC Brewery, 50 N Cameron St
Harrisburg, PA 171101
USA [map]
Price: Gen Adm $15 - CPFJ Members -$12 - Students $6

FESTIVAL JAZZ PARTY

Come out and celebrate 38 years of GREAT JAZZ with us!

   Live jazz from 7- MIDNIGHT - Continual music with THREE BANDS + A JAM SESSION! 

7 – 8:15pm
Vocalist Cathy Chemi w/ Steve Rudolph, Tom Strohman (sax) Jim Miller (bass) Bill Tesar (drums)
     

8:30 - 9:45pm 

Andrew Loose Quartet with Connor Rohrer (keys) Andy Alonso (bass) & Mark Hunsberger (drums) Andrew (trpt)
 

10:00 – 11:15pm 

Gavin Horning Quartet (guitar) featuring Andy Roberts (keys) Andy Alonso (bass) and Tommy James (drums)
    
Late Night Jam Session -
All aspiring jazz musicians are welcome to sit in!

fOOD AND DRINK AVAILABLE - LOTS OF PARKING!

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Festival Riverboat Jazz Cruise - SOLD OUT!! - 5:30pm -8:30pm
City island
Harrisburg, PA
United States
7175401010 [map]
Price: $10

38th Annual Central PA Jazz Festival  

THURSDAY, JULY 5TH   --  RIVERBOAT JAZZ CRUISE 

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Dave Stahl's Quintet 

featuring Tom Strohman (sax), Wayne Fox (piano), Rob Cochran (bass), Lew Leabman (drums).

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Festival Jam Session - 3-6pm
Gretna Hideaway, 40 Boulevard Ave, 17545
Mt Gretna, PA 17545
USA
(717) 675-7987 [map]
Price: FREE

JAM SESSION:  

All aspiring jazz musicians are welcome to sit in.  Food and drink available - no cover charge. 

  

Kirk Reese's Trio (Kirk - piano; Pete Lazorcik - drums; John Gingerich - bass) will host the jam set!  Come by for dinner on your way to the evening concert in the Gretna Playhouse - it's a nice walk.  

CPFFJ thanks the Mt. Gretna Hide-a-way for supporting our Festival

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Central PA Jazz Festival - LECTURE
Jazz Lecture w/ Dr. Paul Haidet - 11:00am -12:30pm
Hershey Public Library
Hershey, PA
USA [map]
Price: FREE

     Dr. Paul Haidet (avid jazz fan and Board Member of CPFJ) 

Feeling like you just don't “get” jazz?  Come listen and have the good doctor give you some insight into the how’s and why’s of America’s Music.  Dr. Haidet, a doctor at Hershey Medical Center, is also a teacher who lectures to student doctors on how to think and react more like jazz musicians - join him for an enlightening experience.   Questions welcomed.........for all levels of jazz fans.  

No admission charge.

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Strawberry Square Atruim
Festival Opening Concert - CPFJ Youth Band - Noon - 1pm
2nd & Walnut Sts
Harrisburg, PA 17101 [map]
Price: FREE

OPENING FESTIVAL CONCERT:

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We kick off the 2017 Central PA Jazz Festival with a performance by our own CPFJ Youth Band directed by Ron Waters.  The band features talented young musicians from many area schools and are a joy to hear.  They will play at Strawberry Square during lunch hour - please join us to kick off the 37th annual Festival..

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CPFJ Thanks Premier Wealth Management for their support of the Central PA Jazz Festival.

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Central PA Jazz Festival - Riverboat Cruise - 5:30pm-8:30pm
City Island
Harrisburg, PA
U.S [map]
Price: $10

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 Tickets for the Jazz Cruise are $10 and are available only through the Harrisburg Riverboat Society's website - CLiCK HERE to go to their site.   Dave Stahl's Quintet will appear at this year's Cruise.  

DAVE STAHL QUINTET featuring TOM STROHMAN (WOODWINDS)
WAYNE FOX (PIANO) ROB COCHRAN (BASS) DAVE SANTANA (DRUMS)

For tickets and information on the rest of the Festival, please scroll down...

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Central PA Jazz Fest - River City Big Band
RIVER CITY BIG BAND - 7-9:30PM
River City Blues Club, 819 S Cameron St.
Harrisburg, PA 17104
United States [map]
Price: $12 (adults) $10 (CPFJ Members & students)

The River City Big Band will perform with special guests to close out this 36th edition of the Central PA Jazz Festival.

     

Featured performers include: Tom Strohman, Bill Perbetsky,Dale Orris, Rick Hirsch, Steve Meashey, Kevin Lowe, Tim Thompson, Michael Druck, Ryan Kauffman, Greg Strohman, Mike Yinger, Skip Stine, Steve Rudolph
SPECIAL GUESTS: Rob Middleton & Cathy Chemi

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

LIVE RECORDING SESSION
Live Recording with Tim Warfield, Jr. & Jonathan Ragonese - 8pm
Susquehanna Art Museum’s Main Gallery at 1401 N 3rd St
Harrisburg, PA
(717) 233-8668 [map]
Price: $30 - (includes CD)

Saxophonists Tim Warfield and Jonathan Ragonese will be performing & recorrding LIVE - just two saxophones - there will be some serious sparks flying!  Tim was one of Jonathan’s main influences and we expect this event will not be for the faint of heart.  The ticket price also includes a copy of the recording.  Call  (717) 233-8668 for tickets $30 - only available through the Susquehanna Art Museum - seating is limited.  (No discount for CPFJ Members)

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

37th Annual Central PA Jazz Festival
36th Annual Central PA Jazz Festival
Various Central PA Sites!
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CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL

AUGUST 10-13, 2016

Youth Band Concert - STRAWBERRY SQUARE ATRIUM

Riverboat Cruise - CITY ISLAND, HARRISBURG

JazzMobile - VARIOUS SITES

Jazz Party - RIVER CITY BLUES CLUB

Workshop - TBA

Jam Session - MT. GRETNA HIDEAWAY

Festival Concert - MT. GRETNA PLAYHOUSE

Jazz Picnic - INDIAN ECHO CAVERNS

COMPLETE INFORMATION AVAILABLE SOON!

 

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READ THE COMPLETE FESTIVAL STORY HERE!

 

36th Annual CENTRAL PA JAZZ FESTIVAL
AUGUST 11-15, 2016

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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016    NOON -1pm (concert)
Festival Kickoff Concert & JazzMobile
Strawberry Square Atrium, 2nd & Walnut, Harrisburg PA & various Hbg City sites - 

11-1:30                 Strawberry Square, Third and Walnut, 

2:00-3:00              Homeland, 1924 N. Fifth Street, Harrisburg, 

3:30-4:30              Neighborhood Center 1801 N. Third Street, Harrisburg, park in front of building

5:00-5:30              Harrisburg Riverboat, City Island, Harrisburg 

Kickoff Concert at Strawberry Square and JazzMobile in various Harrisburg City sites from noon to 5:30p.m. featuring our own CPFJ Youth Band - after playing the opening concert  they will be making stops on the JazzMobile at other venues in Hbg.
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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016    5-8:30pm
Riverboat Jazz Cruise - Jazzin’ on the Pride
Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat, City Island Harrisburg $10

Philadelphia duo - (violinist) Diane Monroe and (pianist) Tom Lawton 
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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016    8pm
Live Recording Session
Jonathan Ragonese & Tim Warfield
Susquehanna Art Museum (main gallery) 1401 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA $30

 

Friday, August 12, 2016     7pm-12:30am
Festival Jazz Party
River City Blues Club, 819 South Cameron St., Harrisburg PA
Four Bands - Continual music from 7pm - 12:30am
 Get your tickets early for this popular event. 


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Saturday, August 13, 2016    11am-12:30pm
Jazz Workshop
Jonathan Ragonese - Cafe 1500, 1500 N 6th St. Hbg. PA - $5
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Saturday, August 13, 2016 3-6pm
Jazz Jam Session
Mt Gretna Hideaway, 40 Boulevard Street, Mount Gretna, PA
All aspiring jazz musicians welcome to sit in with Kirk Reese's Trio - FREE
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Saturday, August 13, 2016    7:30pm
Festival Concert
Mt. Gretna Playhouse, 200 Pennsylvania Ave, Mt Gretna, PA,
Houston Person Quartet & Russell Malone Quartet
Produced by the Central PA Friends of Jazz & Gretna Music
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Sunday, August 14, 2016   1-7pm
Jazz Picnic
Indian Echo Caverns, 368 Middletown Road, Hummelstown, PA
featuring five bands, food, and fun!

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Monday, August 15, 2016    7-9:30pm
River City Big Band
River City Blues Club, 819 S. Cameron St., Harrisburg PA $12
16 piece big band playing music from Kenton, Thad Jones, Buddy Rich and original arrangements and compositions from the members.

SPECIAL GUESTS: Rob Middleton (sax) & Cathy Chemi (voice) join a stellar cast of players from Central PA.

Support the Festival - buy an ad or list your name in the annual Festival/Fall Series program - see our ONLINE STORE to donate.

 

 CPFJ thanks ROBERT PUGLIESE and PREMIER WEALTH MANAGEMENT

for their continuing support of our Festival.

The Cental PA Festival Concert is produced by CPFJ in association with Gretna Music and dedicated to the memory of Murray B. Grosky, M.D. - drummer and former member of the CPFJ Board of Directors. We thank Tom Carmany, the Grosky Family and Friends for helping to underwrite this event.

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Central PA Jazz Festival - JAM SESSION
Central PA Festival Jam Session - 3-6pm
Mt Gretna Hideaway - 40 Boulevard Avenue
Mt. Gretna, PA 17064
USA [map]
Price: FREE!

Join us for an open Jazz Jam Session on the deck of the Mt. Gretna Hideaway on Saturday, August 29th from 3-6pm - part of the 35th Annual Central PA Jazz Festival.  All aspiring jazz musicians are welcome to sit in with Kirk Reese's Triofeaturing Fred Griggs (dr) and Steve Meashey (bass).  (Bass players please bring your instrument - piano & drums supplied) 

The Hideaway is only a few blocks from our concert site, the Gretna Theatre, where Freddy Cole and Eddie Henderson will be featured at 7:30 that evening.  Make it a full day of jazz and come by and listen before going to the big show.  While you're there, don't forget to sample some of the Hideaway's cuisine.  Reservations are available only in the dining room - 717.675.7987.

 

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Central PA Jazz Festival - CONCERT
Central PA Jazz Festival Concert - 7:30PM
Mt Gretna Playhouse - 200 Pennsylvania Ave
Mt Gretna, PA 17064 [map]
Price: $30/$24/$20

Two great bands are featured at this year's Festival

at the Mt. Gretna Playhouse on August 29th!!

"A NIGHT OF LEGENDS"

    

 Freddy Cole Quartet featuring Bootsie Barnes, Elias Bailey & Quentin Baxter

& the Eddie Henderson Quintet

featuring George Cables, Billy Hart, Eric Alexander & Doug Weiss

Produced by the Central PA Friends of Jazz (CPFJ) and Gretna Music

 

Tickets also available from Gretna Music  - online  or call them at 717-361-1508

This concert is in tribute to Leesa Crnogorac - a faithful supporter of CPFJ and Gretna Music

We thank Tom and Donna Weik for underwriting this event in her memory.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29TH - 7:30pm
“A NIGHT OF LEGENDS”
FESTIVAL CONCERT AT MT. GRETNA PLAYHOUSE
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The 35th Annual Festival concert will be held in the fabulous Mt. Gretna Playhouseand is co-produced by Gretna Music.
The program is underwritten by Tom & Donna Weik and dedicated to the memory of Leesa Crnogorac, one of the longtime supporters of CPFJ and Gretna Music.

The evenings “Legends” include vocalist /pianist Freddy Cole and his quartet. Freddy is the brother of Nat “King” Cole and has been thrilling audiences with his interpretations of the American Songbook through more than 20 recordings and thousands of performances. People Magazine states: “Gorgeous autumnal baritone, expressive phrasing and pitch-perfect feel for jazz standards, pop tunes and love ballads.”  Freddy will feature the Philadelphia based saxophonist Bootsie Barnes.

 

The second band is the Eddie Henderson’s Quintet with special guests Billy Hart (dr), George Cables (piano),
Eric Alexander (sax), and Doug Weiss (bass). Eddie Henderson got his first trumpet lesson from Louis Armstrong and went on to join Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi Band in the early ‘70’s. He has since built a reputation as one of the leading jazz musicians in the world. His group is an all-star ensemble and promises to bring great energy and excitement to the Festival. This is quite a lineup of jazz luminaries - don’t miss a great evening of jazz in this beautiful venue.

 


CPFJ thanks to Gretna Music and Tom & Donna Weik for making this event possible.
Mt. Gretna Playhouse, 200 Pennsylvania Ave, Mt Gretna, PA 1706

       

Tickets are General Admission by section, so get there early for best seating.  

Adults/premium = $30

Adults/standard = $24

CPFJ Members / Premium - $26

CPFJ Members / Standard - $20

Students = $12

 

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Festival Riverboat Cruise - 5:30-8:30pm
City Osland
Harrisburg, PA
U.S [map]
Price: $10 for the cruise

THE RIVERBOAT CRUISE IS SOLD OUT - THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  PLEASE CHECK OUT THE OTHER FESTIVAL EVENTS...

The Dave Stahl Quintet featuring Tom Strohman (reeds) Tim James (keys) Kevin MacConnell (bass) & Lew Leabman (rums) will perform for our Festival Riverboat Cruise.  

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Tickets are only available from the Riverboat Society's website or by calling 717-234-6500.  The boat will be anchored at the City Island dock from 5:30-7:30 and the cruise is from 7:30-8:30pm - the band will play from 5:30-8:30.  Food and drink is available.

Dave Stahl is originally from the Reading area and has had a stellar career as a trumpet player.  He has performed with Buddy Rich, Lisa Minelli, Count Basie and many other major stars.  

Don't forget to support the "Jazzin' on The Pride" series of live music events every Thursday through the summer months from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.  See the schedule on their website or in our CPFJ newsletter - The ViBE!  (available on this website)

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Central PA Jazz Festival - JAM SESSION
Central PA Jazz Festival - JAM SESSION - 3:30-6:30 p.m.
The Timbers Restaurant, 350 Timber Rd
Mt. Gretna, PA 17064
(717) 964-3601 [map]
Price: $5

We are happy to have our Festival Jam Session at the Timbers Restaurant in Mt Gretna this year.  Our evening concert is in the Gretna Playhouse, so we suggest you come to the Timbers before the concert and enjoy the jam session while you dine on their wonderful cuisine. ( There is no food at the Playhouse.)  

    VIEW THE FESTIVAL FLYER - CLICK HERE!

Jonathan Ragonese will be coming home from NYC to lead the jam session - all aspiring jazz musicians are welcome to sit in - musicians who play get in FREE!

Admission is $5 for adults, all students, children, and musicians who sit in are free.  

Tickets for the August 10th Jam Session:  Please make reservations with The Timbers Restaurant, (717) 964-3601 - cash or check only!
You will be charged at the door - limited seating!

 

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Central PA Jazz Festival - JAZZ PARTY
JAZZ PARTY - 5:00 - 11:30pm
1500 6th St.
Harrisburg, PA 17102
United States [map]

     VIEW THE FESTIVAL FLYER - CLICK HERE!  View the Party Poster HERE!

The new event in this year's Festival is Friday's Jazz Party.  We will have live music in three venues at one address, the 1500 Building on N. 6th St., Harrisburg.  The Party starts wiith Ben Mauger's New Orleans Five playing on the Patio of the 1500 Bldg from 5-7pm.  Restaurants Café 1500 & Crawdaddy's will have live jazz and CPFJ will host Jazz Under the Stars with popular vocalist Diane Wilson Bedford and Jimmy Wood's Trio on the beautiful roof patio from 8-11:30pm.   A limited number of tickets (150) are available ($12/$10) for the roof event and there will be a bar and light fare available on the roof.  Tickets available here or you may call the CPFJ Office (717-540-1010) to reserve yours today.

Jazz Under the Stars Tickets: 

  Crawdaddy's is honoring legendary area drummer Sammy Banks that evening with music by Danny Stuber's Trio from 6:30-9:30pm and Café 1500 features the Jonathan Ragonese Trio from 7-10pm.. The music in Crawdaddy's and Cafe 1500 does not have a cover charge....dining is suggested.

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Central PA Jazz Festival - PICNIC
Central PA Jazz Festival - PICNIC - 2pm - 7pm
Carousel Pavilion - City Island
Harrisburg, PA 17101
USA [map]
Price: $15 Adults - $10 Members - $5 Students - Children under 12 FREE

Our annual CPFJ Picnic will be held in the Carousel Pavilion on City Island, Harrisburg from 2-7pm, Sat., Aug 10th, 2013.


Featured performers will include:

 

 

The Central PA Friends of Jazz

Youth Band  (2-2:45pm)

 

 

 

Scott Nelson Group (3-4:30pm)

CPFJ youth band

 

The Dave Stahl

Big Band (5-7pm)

 The Carousel Pavilion is located next to the Hbg Senators baseball stadium (Metro Bank Park) and parking is available on City Island.

Beverages (non-adult) will be supplied with your ticket purchase - no alcohol is allowed in Harrisburg City Parks.

 

Picnic tickets - 

 There is a miniature golf course, train ride, play ground, volleyball courts and more on City island so bring the whole family for a great day of music and fun!.

Food will be available for purchase from various vendors or you may pack your own picnic basket.

 Three Event Ticket  

This ticket is for all three ticketed events at our Festival - Jazz Picnic on 8/10/13, Jazz Lecture 8/11/13 & Jam Session 8/11/13 (does not include the Riverboat Cruise, you must contact the Pride of the Susquehanna @ 717-234-6500)

   
   

Friday, August 9th, 2013

33rd Annual Central PA Jazz Festival - JAZZWALK
Central PA Jazz Festival - 5:30-11pm
Downtown Venues
Harrisburg, PA 17101
USA [map]
Price: FREE

Live music in Harrisburg clubs and restaurants!

 Bricco  

6-9pm

31 S 3rd St  Harrisburg, PA 17101    (717) 724-0222

Katie Rudolph - piano  

Jim Miller - bass  

Larry Marshall - drums

KATIE RUDOLPHBRICCO

 

 

Carley's Piano Bar  

5-7pm

204 Locust St.,  Harrisburg
(717) 909-9191

solo jazz pianist /vocalist

Burnie Stevenson

 

CARLEYS 

 

Crawdaddy's  

6-9pm

306 Reily St  Harrisburg, PA 17102

Live jazz w/ the Kevin Hurst Group!

 

CRAWDADDYS

 

Hilton Harrisburg

The Bar & Patio

7:30 - 11pm

1 N 2nd St., Hbg PA  233-6000

Steve Rudolph &

Jonathan Ragonese

RAGONESE


 

MoMo's BBQ  

8-11pm 

307 Market St  Harrisburg

717-230-1030

Live Blues with the

Chris Dean Band

 

MOMO'S

 

   
   

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Riverboat jazz Cruise - 5:30-9pm
Pride of the Susquehanna - City Island
Harrisburg, PA 17101
USA
717-234-6500 [map]
Price: $10

Our annual association with "Jazzin' on the Pride" continues with a special performance by the Dave Stahl Quintet featuring Tom Strohman (woodwinds) and Wayne Fox (keyboard).  Food and drink are available on the Pride. 

 

Tickets can be obtained only through the Riverboat office - (717) 234-6500 - or website:

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Strawberry Square - NOON CONCERT
Youth Band Concert & Press Event - NOON-1:30pm
3rd & Walnut Sts.
Harrisburg, PA 17101
USA [map]
Price: FREE

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Youth Band Concert & Press Event - 11:30-1:30pm

Strawberry Square Mall - 3rd & Walnut Sts. Harrisburg PA 17101 USA

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

JAZZ LECTURE - Art Assoc. of Harrisburg
LISTENING TO AMERICA'S PULSE - 3PM
21 North Front St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101
USA [map]
Price: $5 donation at the door.

 

Saxophonist/composer Jonathan Ragonese

shares his musical insight on

listening to the art form - JAZZ!!

   

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

35th Central PA Jazz Festival - PICNIC
Central PA Jazz Festival - PICNIC - 1-7 PM
Indian Echo Caverns, 368 Middletown Rd. PA 17036
Hummelstown, PA 17036
USA
717-540-1010 [map]
Price: $15 Adults - $10 Members - $5 Students - Children under 12 FREE


SUNDAY, AUGUST 30TH, 2015 - 1pm - 7pm
JAZZ PICNIC AT INDIAN ECHO CAVERNS

CPFJ returns to Indian Echo Caverns again this year for our annual Picnic and are pleased to
present some of the best musicians from Central PA and beyond at this event.
Featured performers include:

1PM  -  Andy Roberts Quartet - pianist Andy Roberts has a new CD and is bringing the recording ensemble to the picnic. 

Tom Strohman (sax), John Riley (drums), and Steve Meashey ( bass) will perform with Andy.

2PM  -  CPFJ Youth Band directed by Ron Waters - our own ensemble of talented young jazz musicians - always inspirin

3PM - The Hammond Brothers - Drummer Phil Haynes trio that features Paul Bratcher (organ) & Jim Yanda (guitar)

4PM  -  The Marko Marcinko Latin Jazz Quintet - all the way from Scranton PA, this band features Marko (drums),
Tom Hamilton (sax), Paul Rostock (bass), Bob Velez (perc.) & Bill Washer (guitar)

5PM  -  The Lower Paxton Township Variety Band - an 18 piece ensemble playing big band favorites and more.

6PM  -  No Last Call - Harrisburg’s legendary hit & run street band makes it’s second dynamic appearance at the Picnic.

We will be under the pavilion (rain or shine) at Indian Echo - they also has several picnic areas, a petting zoo, mini golf, a prospecting mill, gift shop, tours of the Caverns, and much more. Bring the kids and make a day of it!

Ticket prices include beverages and there will be food available for purchase. You are welcome to bring your own picnic basket.

Indian Echo Caverns, 368 Middletown Road, Hummelstown, PA 17036, 717.566.8131