Upcoming Dates

Friday, September 6th, 2019

New York Guitar Summit | Alphonso Horne and the Gotham Kings - 6:30-10pm
Fort Hunter Park - 5300 N Front St
Harrisburg, PA [map]
Price: $30 (tickets available only to CPFJ friends)

Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz presents Friends of Jazz Night on Friday, September 6, 2019 at the Dauphin County Jazz & Wine Festival.

This year's headliner is New York Guitar Summit, featuring guitarists Mark Whitfield and Ed Cherry, organist Pat Bianchi, and drummer Byron Landham. Their decades of combined experience make this a show not to be missed!

   

    

Alphonso Horne and the Gotham Kings open the concert with "music of Louis Armstrong and the King Oliver Creole Jazz Band, weaving the sounds of New Orleans into a rich musical fabric that uplifts and warms the soul."

One-night passes for Friday, September 6 are available only to CPFJ Friends for $30. Please call our office at (717) 540-1010.

Weekend passes for the Dauphin County Jazz & Wine Festival, September 6-8, are available to the public from the Festival website.

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Susquehanna Art Museum
Lucy Yeghiazaryan - 6pm
1401 N 3rd St.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17102
United States [map]
Price: $25 | $22 CPFJ friends | $10 students

 

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Lucy Yeghiazaryan was born in Armenia and immigrated to United States in 2001. As a child she studied classical violin and took an initial interest in singing as a result of her father's love for jazz. Since immigrating, Lucy has been an active member of the New York, New Jersey jazz community. The uncommon fusion of a more Eastern oriented style of singing, and traditional jazz creates an undeniably distinct sound that immediately captivates the listener regardless of cultural background. The intricacies and heart of both are equally native to Lucy and are expressed most honestly and soulfully in performance. Her repertoire is extremely versatile and includes unknown and scarcely recorded jazz, blues, sharakan and Latin compositions. She was the house singer of the National Armenian Jazz Orchestra for the 2013-2014 season and was a semifinalist in the prestigious International Monk Jazz Competition in 2014.

Lucy released her debut album, Blue Heaven, in July 2019.

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

WITF Public Media Center
Geoffrey Keezer Trio feat. Gillian Margot - 3pm
4801 Lindle Rd
Harrisburg [map]
Price: $24 adults | $20 CPFJ friends | $10 students

 

Master jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer will bring his trio and guest vocalist Gillian Margot to perform music from his latest album, On My Way to You (MarKeez Records 2018).

    

With his highly regarded discography and acclaimed performances, multiple Grammy-nominated pianist Geoffrey Keezer commands the attention typically reserved for living jazz legends. A native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Keezer held down the piano chair for Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers beginning at age 18. In his twenties he toured with Ray Brown, Joshua Redman, Diana Krall, Benny Golson, and others. More recently he has toured with Wayne Shorter, Chris Botti, Sting, and Christian McBride.