ART & ALL THAT JAZZ RECEPTION (you need to purchase a passport to attend)
The Durrwachter Conference Center, Lock Haven University | 6:30 - 9:30pm
Musical Performance - Jose Andre, Gabriel Severn & Rob Velez
MAIN STREET FESTIVAL - Main Street between Jay and Grove Streets
Dick Adams & Friends | 11:15am - 12:00pm
The members of the Quartet have been active on the Central PA music scene for over 35 yrs. They are: Dick Adams on Alto and Tenor Sax, Dave Miller on Keyboards/Vocals, Bruce Bozyk on Bass & Pete DeSanto on Drums. The band enjoys performing Jazz, Standards, Be-Bop, Swing Era Classics and a bit of Jazz Rock Fusion. Dick Adams and Friends will be a true crowd pleaser and will kick off the 2019 LH JAMS Main Street festival.
Jose Andre Trio with Rob Velez | 12:00 - 1:15pm
José André Montaño is A Jazz Pianist And Composer born In Bolivia. He taught himself how to play piano at a very young age. His playful and inspired compositions bridges jazz, rock, blues, Bossa Nova, Latin American folklore, and world music. Even though Jose is still very young, he has already delighted audiences from prestigious festivals and concert halls across the Americas including Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center.
Jay Vonada Trio | 1:15 - 2:00pm
Jay has been called, “the hardest working jazz trombonist in central PA". He plays throughout the region with several of his bands and has released five albums. Joining him will be Kevin Lowe and Steve Adams for this exciting LH JAMS performance.
Edgardo Cintron Latin Band | 2:00 - 3:15pm
Percussionist Edgardo Cintron is a second-generation Puerto Rican, known as much for his affable personality and generous spirit as for his amazing musical talent. Edgardo has release many CDs with a special flare for all the Latin standards. We are excited to bring this flamboyant and electrifying style of jazz to the LH JAMS festival in 2019.
West Coast Cool featuring Rich Hirsch | 3:15 - 4:00pm
Take a trip to 1950s L.A. with the music of cool jazz icons Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Lee Konitz, Dave Brubeck, and others. Wayfarers optional. The band features Barry Long, Kevin Lowe, Bob Hart, and Rick Hirsch.Trumpeter Barry Long is a principal soloist with the Zeropoint Big Band, a scholar on the intersections of jazz and social justice, and the Chair of the Music Department of Bucknell University. Drummer Kevin Lowe appears live and on record with a wide variety of musicians, including Erin Condo and the Hoofties, Tyne and the Fastlyne, Lemont, and the Zeropoint Big Band. Bassist Bob Hart is a veteran touring musician who has done road time with Debbie Harry, Van Dyke Parks, and Kat Edmondson. Locally, he is the bassist in the Zeropoint Big Band and Pure Cane Sugar.Saxophonist Rick Hirsch is the musical director of the Zeropoint Big Band, an in demand jazz educator, the staff arranger for the Penn State Blue Band.
Eddie Severn Quintet with Guest | 4:00 - 5:00pm
Since moving from the UK to the US in 2005, Eddie Severn has established himself as a leading musician in the Pennsylvania scene. Eddie's versatility is evident from his extensive work as a lead trumpet player in the commercial music world to his innovative performances as a soloist playing his own compositions. He is equally at home playing rock, jazz, and classical styles, and has performed with many well-known musicians.
Café y Petróleo | 5:00 - 5:30pm
Café y Petróleo brings the vibrant sounds of Jaime Castillo’s South American Folk Harp (Arpa Llanera) blended with Urie Kline’s percussion instruments to produce traditional syncopated rhythms of Colombia and Venezuela with fascinating fusion of Joropo and Latin crossover jazz.
Harpist and co-founder of Café y Petróleo, Jaime Castillo has delighted audiences for over thirty years as a soloist, musical ensemble musician, and arranger. Born in Bogotá Colombia, Mr. Castillo completed studies of the folk harp with master harpists Fernando Lizarazo, and Rene Devia, and has appeared at numerous world-renowned venues including CAMI Hall, The Waldorf Astoria, Univision Spanish Television Network, and Carnegie Hall.
Percussionist Urie Kine is an enthusiastic educator, playful performer, and a firm believer in the transformative power of the drums. Playing since 15, he became involved with ‘World Drumming’ in College. His interest was in experiencing different cultures and a variety of musical experience that fell out of the western musical frame. Urie bridges cultures and people by being both a performer and educator.
Inca Tribute Band to Santana | 5:30 - 8:00pm
Edgardo Cintron leads this amazing Santana tribute band. He has put together a group of excellent seasoned musicians paying honor to one of the most influential guitarist the music industry and world has ever known, Carlos Santana. During this exciting performance, you will hear many of Carlo Santana’s most popular hits such as “Oye Como Va”, “Evil Ways”, “Black Magic Woman” ,“Smooth” and “Maria Maria”. These songs continue to capture audiences young and old with the heavy rock undertones and Latin influences. We can’t wait to hear the thunderous sounds of Santana in this evening performance on Main Street.
Avenue 209 Coffee House | Rob Velez Latin Trio | 6:00 - 8:00pm
The Rob Velez Trio will kick off the 2019 LH JAMS festival with this special Thursday evening concert at Avenue 209 Coffee House! Rob is a Latin percussionist extraordinaire, with a specialty in congas styles including, Afro-Cuban, Salsa, Latin Jazz and Big Band. Originally from Puerto Rico, he has been pounding the skins since the early sixties, playing the New York City scene as well as the tri-state area. Since moving to Pennsylvania in the late 80’s, Rob has performed with many of the top jazz musicians in the country. Just try to stay still with this amazing Latin beat concert by the Rob Velez Trio in Lock Haven’s premiere coffee house!
Bassist Gabriel Severn has performed coast to coast, appeared at many notable music festivals, shared the stage with world-class musicians, and recorded his original music with some of the world’s most prominent jazz artists, all before his 14th Birthday. Gabriel’s musical aptitude has recently earned him three DownBeat Student Music Awards, and his maiden voyage into composing demonstrates his musical sophistication and depth. We are delighted to have the Gabriel Severn Trio playing at Odd Fellas restaurant in this early evening performance. Odd Fellas is a non-alcoholic venue with a family friendly atmosphere specializing craft burgers and fries.
Steve Rudolph has been one of LH JAMS most popular performers making his 4th appearance this year. Steve has had an inspiring career in his 50 years of professional music making. Jazz Improv magazine states, “Rudolph is a savvy, swinging, glimmering heavyweight… ...simply outstanding.” The winner of the Jazziz Magazine Piano Competition at the Seven Springs Jazz Festival in 2000, he was also awarded two Jazz Composition Fellowships from the PA Council on the Arts. The Steve Rudolph Trio will entertain the Stella A’s crowd late into the evening with this outdoor patio performance. Stella A’s features Greek / American cuisine along with a few ‘LH JAMS’ surprises. Reservations are encouraged by contacting Stella A’s.
The Broken Axe Brew House | Grahm Dion and Friends | 7:30 - 10:00pm
Grahm Dion is a composer and multi-instrumentalist with degrees in jazz performance and ethnomusicology. He has performed in Asia, Europe, and North America in a wide variety of genres. In 2015, Grahm returned from Asia to reconnect with his roots and share music with other local musicians. Grahm Dion and Friends are sure to ‘packed the house’ in this unique Brew Pub setting. The Broken Axe offers a wide selection of craft beers and delicious pub food. You must be at least 21 years old for this venue.