Jazzfest

Located at Pine Street near the Pride of the Susquehanna sign, 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.

2019 JAZZFEST Schedule:

 SATURDAY, MAY 25TH

10 - 11:30AM 

BILL PERBETSKY & STEVE RUDOLPH TRIO

Trumpeter Bill Perbetsky with pianist Steve Rudolph's Trio

featuring Mark Hunsberger (drums) & John Gingerich (bass)

.11:45AM - 12:45PM

MECHANICSBURG H.S. JAZZ BAND

18 piece award winning jazz ensemble directed by Ben Goldsborough

.12:30 - 1:30PM  

NO LAST CALL

Harrisburg’s one & only hit & run street band makes their annual appearance at ArtsFest in support of the Central PA Friends of Jazz

.1:45 - 2:45PM 

SUSQUEHANNA H.S. JAZZ BAND

18 piece jazz ensemble directed by Eric Hartranft

3 - 4:30PM 

ENCORES BIG BAND

Traditional 16 piece Big Swing Band - dancing is allowed!

.4:45PM - 6:45PM

MARK RYAN QUARTET

Lancaster based guitarist, formerly with Clyde Lucas and a student of guitar legend Billy Bauer, brings his swinging quartet to Harrisburg!

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SUNDAY, MAY 26TH

10 - 11:30AM 

CATHY CHEMI

Vocalist for the Harry James Orchestra sings with Steve Rudolph (piano) & JJ Shakur (bass)

.11:45 - 1:45PM 

TEENTOWN

Downbeat Magazine Award Winners - Central Pa’s most exciting young jazz band - Gabriel Severn (bass) Connor Rohrer (piano) and Logan Bedard (drums)

 2:00 - 3:00PM 

CENTRAL PA FRIENDS OF JAZZ YOUTH BAND

Student ensemble composed of music students throughout Central PA conducted by Ron Waters

. 4:45PM 

RYAN KAUFFMAN TRIOLOGY

Saxophonist Kauffman with bassist Steve Meashey and drummer Chris Loser

.5:00 - 6:45PM 

GAVIN HORNING TRIO

Promising young jazz guitarist currently in the Jazz Master’s program at Peabody Institute with Tommy James (drums) & JJ Shakur (bass)

  

MONDAY, MAY 27

10 - 11:15AM 

COMPANY 3

Great young jazz trio from the Trez Music School - Dan Sawyer (vocal/piano) Karsen McLaughlin (drums) Martin Gildea (bass)

.11:30AM - 1:00PM 

MARK HUBER’S FUSION TRIO

Lancaster PA keyboard artist Huber’s exciting jazz fusion ensemble with Allen Roth (bass) & Dave Zygmunt (drums).

.1:15 - 2:15PM 

CENTRAL PA FRIENDS OF JAZZ YOUTH BAND

Student ensemble composed of music students throughout Central PA conducted by Ron Waters

.2:30 - 3:45PM 

DAVE WILSON - BEN MAUGER QUARTET

Traditional and mainstream jazz featuring Dave Wilson (sax) & Ben Mauger (tpt)

.4-5PM

FIRST CLASS

Talented trumpeter Michael Burton’s new jazz/hiphop ensemble.

 

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