Jazzfest

Located at the base of the Walnut Street bridge, JazzFest brings the best of the regions jazz musicians to Artsfest.

The Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz is dedicated to the education, promotion and presentation of Jazz, America's original art form.

2018 JAZZFEST Schedule:

 

SATURDAY, MAY 26TH

10:00 - 11:15AM  - BILL PERBETSKY & JIM WOOD TRIO
Trumpeter Bill Perbetsky with pianist Jim Wood's Trio featuring bassist Steve Meashey

11:30 - 12:15PM - SUSQUEHANNA H.S. JAZZ BAND
18 piece ensemble led by Eric Hartranft

12:30 - 1:30PM - COMPANY 3 from TREZ MUSIC
Student piano trio from Trez Music in Mechanicsburg led by pianist Daniel Sawyer

1:45 - 2:45PM - CENTRAL PA FRIENDS OF JAZZ YOUTH BAND
Student ensemble composed of music students throughout Central PA conducted by Ron Waters          

3:00 - 4:45PM - TONY MICELI TRIO 
Gifted Philadelphia vibraphonist and his trio featuring Steve Meashey on bass.

5:00 - 7:00PM - FRED GRIGGS TRIO
Drummer Fred Griggs, originally from Carlisle PA and a member of the CPFJ Youth Band,
now living in NYC, is bringing his New York trio home.

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SUNDAY, MAY 27TH

10:00 - 11:45AM - DAVE WILSON/BEN MAUGER QUARTET
Traditional Jazz ensemble with trumpet and sax

12:00 - 12:45PM - MECHANICSBURG JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Mechanicsburg's Small Jazz Ensemble conducted by Oliver Fairley and Ben Golsborough

1:30 - 2:30PM- PAUL BRATCHER TRIO
Talented organist with his working trio  - organ, guitar, and drums.

2:45 - 3:45PM- TOM STROHMAN W/ PAUL BRATCHER TRIO
Woodwind wizard Strohman is the leader of the popular area group Third Stream

4:00 - 5:15 PM -NANCY & SPENCER REED
Vocal/instrumental Jazz duo from the Poconos - Spencer plays guitar, Nancy plays bass

5:30PM - NO LAST CALL
Harrisburg's one and only hit & run street band

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MONDAY, MAY 28

10:00 - 11:45AM - TEENTOWN
Central PA's most talented young band - Gabriel Severn (bass aged 13) Connor Rohrer (piano aged 17) and Logan Bedard (drums aged 15)

12:00 - 1:00PM - CPFJ YOUTH BAND
Student ensemble composed of music students throughout Central PA conducted by Ron Waters

1:15 - 2:30PM- JAY UMBLE TRIO
Master guitarist and his trio

2:45 - 3:45PM - DRED “PERKY” SCOTT & MARK HUBER TRIO

4:00 - 5:00PM - VOCALIST PERKY SCOTT w/ MARK HUBER'S PIANO TRIO

ENCORE BIG BAND
Traditional 16 piece Big Swing Band

 

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