All sorts of delicious transformations have been taking place in the past weeks. JAZZ LIVES readers already know that the weekend bash formerly known as Jazz at Chautauqua has renamed itself the Allegheny Jazz Party.
I like the new name better, myself, although I had no part in its invention: I can spell “Allegheny” with greater ease, and who among us wouldn’t prefer “Party” to “at”?
It will take place September 18 – 21, 2014: Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon.
Nancy Lynn Griffith just told me that the AJP will take wing at a new venue: the InterContinental Cleveland Hotel in Cleveland’s University Circle cultural district, just down the street from Severance Hall. The hotel’s website is here. Amenities proliferate!
Here’s the preliminary schedule and lineup, with some players to be added in the near future:
Cornet/Trumpet: Duke Heitger, Jon-Erik Kellso, Randy Reinhart
Reeds: Harry Allen, Dan Block, Dan Levinson, Scott Robinson
Trombone: Dan Barrett, Bob Havens
Guitar/Banjo: Howard Alden, Marty Grosz
Piano: Jim Dapogny, Mike Greensill, Rossano Sportiello
Bass: Jon Burr, Nicki Parrott, Frank Tate
Drums: Ricky Malichi, Pete Siers, John Von Ohlen
Vocals: Rebecca Kilgore, Wesla Whitfield
And the schedule:
Thursday — meet and greet with friends and musicians. Details and pricing TBA.
Friday — Piano solos in the foyer 2:30-4:30, evening session 5:30 – 12:30.
Saturday — Matinee session 10-2:30, evening session 5:30-12:30.
Sunday Brunch — 9-1.
Music Tickets (Fri-Sun): $310. Single event tickets available for $100 each, space permitting.
For more information, contact Allegheny Jazz Society, 3 Pepper Creek Dr., Pepper Pike, OH 44124-5279.
What wonderful news!
May your happiness increase!