The Cleveland Classic Jazz Party!


September 14 – 17, 2017


Join us for the 2017 Cleveland Classic Jazz Party at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (formerly the Wyndham Hotel) at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, Ohio, for a fantastic weekend-long event celebrating the best in traditional and mainstream jazz.  The Cleveland Classic Jazz Party offers an intimate, accessible, music experience with lots of old and new friends and artists.  It’s a unique, special weekend you won’t want to miss!


WHEN  —  Thursday through Sunday, September 14 – 17, 2017.


WHERE  —  The Crowne Plaza Hotel (formerly the Wyndham Hotel) at Playhouse Square (in the center of Cleveland’s theatre district), 1260 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115  (216) 615-7500.




  • 30 hours of music and programs all in one location.
  • 24 world-class jazz musicians from all over the country.
  • Four individual music sessions, each session featuring all of our great artists.  No two sessions are the same.
  • Friendly cabaret style setting in the beautiful Palace Ballroom.
  • Easy access to our artists for conversation and fellowship.
  • Cash bar and optional buffets conveniently located so you don’t miss a beat.
  • VIP Jam Session for weekend patrons and donors.
  • Hotel guest rooms available to complete your Jazz Party weekend.  $149/night plus tax.  Be sure to mention Cleveland Classic Jazz Party when calling to get the group rate.


Come for the weekend or choose one (or several) individual sessions.

Our 2017 Roster:


Duke Heitger,  Louisiana
Randy Reinhart, New Jersey
Andy Schumm, Illinois


Dan Block, New York
Ken Peplowski, New York
Scott Robinson, New Jersey


Dan Barrett, California


Howard Alden, Arizona
Andy Brown, Illinois


Joel Forbes, New York
Nicki Parrott, Connecticut
Frank Tate, New York


Ricky Malichi, Texas
Pete Siers, Michigan
Hal Smith, Arkansas


Ehud Asherie, New York
James Dapogny, Michigan
John DiMartino, New York
Rossano Sportiello, New York


Petra van Nuis, Illinois


Faux Frenchmen, Ohio


Phil Atteberry, Pennsylvania

Tickets and Reservations

Tickets for the Cleveland Classic Jazz Party are priced as follows:

(See 2017 Weekend Schedule below for dates and times of sessions.)

  • $50/pp general admission per session
  • $75/pp reserved seating per session
  • $100/pp reserved prime seating close to the stage per session
  • $310/pp Full Weekend Package for all of our great music, plus our phenomenal Thursday evening VIP Jam Session

Buffet meals for each session are also available for an additional fee, by advance reservation only.

Online Ticket Sales

Once again this year, you can purchase music tickets and meals online at our EventBrite site.  Or save the processing fees and mail your reservations with your check. You can download a brochure by clicking on the button at the top of the Roster listing.

Free Student Tickets

Thanks to our generous supporters, we’re able to open up the Cleveland Classic Jazz Party to student musicians interested in jazz.  Listening is the best education, and your children or grandchildren will certainly be inspired by our musicians.

One free student ticket is available with each paid ticket to any session.  Call us at 216-956-0886 for details. College students are free with a valid student ID.

2017 Weekend Schedule

Join us for one session or the full weekend!  Each session features all of our great artists, but in different ensembles and settings.  No two sessions are the same.

  • Friday evening, September 15, 5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
  • Saturday matinee, September 16, 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday evening, September 16, 5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
  • Sunday matinee, September 17, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

All times are subject to change.

Hotel Accomodations

Make A Weekend of It and Don’t Miss A Note!

The Cleveland Classic Jazz Party is held at the Wyndham hotel in Downtown Cleveland.  We have a block of rooms available at a rate of $149/night plus tax. This rate is available until August 14, 2017.   Click here for hotel reservations.