On Sunday afternoon, June 3rd at 4:00 pm, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie is hosting the seventh annual Kate Buczek Memorial Concert, featuring the “Razzer’s Jazzer’s”  and “Derf’s Quartet ’18”

Kate Buczek was a jazz music aficionado.  She enjoyed taking family and friends with her to New Orleans for its Jazz and Heritage Festivals.  Among her favorite musicians were Louie Armstrong, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk.  After Kate died in 2010, at age 91, memorial gifts from her many friends were designated to fund annual concerts at the Unitarian Universalist church where, for many decades, she was an active member and supporter.

The June 3rd concert is open to the public.  Free admission, but donations to the UU Congregation in memory of Kate are encouraged to help replenish her Memorial Concert Fund.  The church is located at 7180 Perry Highway (PA Route 97), about 0.5 mile north of I-90’s exit 27.  (Information at 969-8622)

* Supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Razzer’s Jazzers

Traditional Dixieland Jazz

  • Razz Rasmusson – sax and clarinet
  • Frank Farina – piano
  • Becky Matzak – trumpet and vocals
  • Chris Wakefield – trombone
  • Tom Gestwicki – bass
  • Joe Matzak – drums

Derf’s Quartet

Traditional Latin and Swing Jazz

  • Derf Hopsecger – piano
  • Louis Nicolia – violin
  • David Blaetz – bass
  • Rik Cass – drums

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