Featuring great Jazz, Food and Spirits

August 5-7, 2016

The Historic Radisson Hotel at 700 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA,

and numerous downtown Scranton venues
For special jazz festival hotel rates and reservations call 570-342-8300


The Main Stage is at The Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel.

The Festival continues well into the night with the 12th annual Jazz Walk.
Hear the best in jazz, blues, world beat music throughout downtown Scranton!


7:30 P.M. – The Tizer Trio – Jazz/Funk/Fusion Incredible west coast jazz keyboardist Lao Tizer with bassist Rufus Philpot and drummer Gene Coye

8:30 P.M. – Alexis P. Suter Band – Soul Singer, Song Writer and Great Blues Artist

10 P.M. – Jazz Walk:

Radisson Trax Patio -Nate Birkey & Friends featuring: Nate Birkey, Tom Kozic, Joe Michaels, Tyler Dempsey, Erin-Malloy-Marcinko (9:30pm to 1am)
Hilton Hotel PJ’s Pub – The Gary Rissmiller Jazz Quartet featuring Gary Rissmiller, Joe Mixon, Craig Kastelnik, Pat Kastelnik (9:30pm to 1am)
Adezzo Coffee Shop – Jim Buckley and Friends (9:30pm to 12am)
Bar Pazzo – The Organik Vibe Trio plus One featuring: Joel Frahm, Vic Juris, Marko Marcinko, Ron Oswanski (9:30pm to 1am)
Back Yard Ale House – Indigo Moon Brass Band (10pm to 1am)
The Bog – Rogue Chimp (10pmto 1am)
Ale Mary’s – La Cuccina (9:30 to 1am)
Posh – Tara Watkins and John Yzkanin (9:30pm to 12am)
Northern Light Espresso Bar – KCJI combos (9:30pm to 12am)


5:30 P.M. – Keystone College Jazz Institute Student Combos

6:30 P.M. – Jason Miles and the Kind of New Band – NYC Jazz Quintet lead by keyboardist extraordinare Jason Miles

7:30 P.M. – The Jost Project –  Jazzy take on your favorite classic rock tunes featuring vocalist Paul Jost, vibraphonist Tony Micelli, bassist Kevin MacConnell and drumer Doug Hurlinger

8:30 P.M. – Scranton Jazz Festival Big Band w/ saxophonist Jimmy Heath – living Jazz Legend & National Endowment for the Arts Master

10 P.M. – Jazz Walk:

Radisson Trax Patio – Nate Birkey and Friends  ( 9:30pm to 1am )
Hilton Hotel PJ’s Pub – The Eric Cawalla/Bennie Sims Band ( 9:30pm to 1am )
Adezzo Coffee Shop – Bill Carter and Tony Marino ( 9:30pm to 12am )
Bar Pazzo – The Jost Project Trio ( 9:30pm to 1am )
Back Yard Ale House – Erin Malloy-Marcinko & Friends (10pm to 1am )
The Bog – Indigo Moon Brass Band (10pmto 1am )
Ale Mary’s – Music For Models  ( 9:30 to 1am )
Posh – Nancy Reed and Bill Washer ( 9:30pm to 12am )
Northern Light Espresso Bar – KCJI combos ( 9:30pm to 12am )


11:30 A.M. – 2 P.M. – Jazz Brunch w/ Ron Oswanski and Tony Marino, Carmen’s Restaurant at the Radisson

7 P.M. – Tommy Hamilton and the Work In Progress Band – original funk fusion with a touch of latin jazz

8 P.M. – Blood Sweat and Tears feat. Bo Bice – Multi Award Winning Legendary Jazz Rock Horn band featuring American Idol star Bo Bice

9:30 P.M. – The Festival Jazz Jam (Platform Lounge @ Trax Bar & Grill, Radisson)


Scranton’s FIRST FRIDAY VENUES: Hosting jazz from 5:30pm to 8:30pm Aug.5th
Hilton Hotel – Music For Models Duo
Lavish – Bill Carter and Bob Wilson
Loyalty Barber Shop -Jacob Cole
Northern Light Espresso Bar – Keystone College Jazz Institute Student Combos
Bella Faccias Chocolates – Dave Jumper Trio
Bar Pazzo – Erin Malloy-Marcinko and Tom Kozic
St. Lukes Church – The Von Storch Jazz Quartet
Duffy’s Accessories – Scott Edmunds