Harlem 100: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance

Harlem 100: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance featuring Mwenso and The Shakes with special guests Brianna Thomas, Michela Marino Lerman, and Vuyo Sotashe 7:30 pm Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Eisenhower Auditorium A century after one of the most culturally significant periods in human history, Harlem is in the midst of a resurging creative movement sparked by the centenarian […]

“It’s All About Love” Starring Maceo Parker and Featuring the Maceo Parker Big Band

7:30 pm Thursday, September 26, 2019 Eisenhower Auditorium Legendary saxophonist Maceo Parker embodies the legacy of soul and funk music like no other musician today. Always at the forefront, Parker has been a common thread in the history of funk—pioneering the sound of the genre in collaborations alongside seminal icons such as James Brown, George […]

Emmet Cohen Trio and Houston Person

7:30 pm Thursday, September 12, 2019 Schwab Auditorium The Emmet Cohen Trio provided the instrumentals for the September 2018 Schwab Auditorium concert featuring vocalist Veronica Swift. This season pianist Cohen and his trio mates will be accompanied by Houston Person, a hard bop jazz saxophonist who, in his celebrated career, has recorded everything from disco […]

Jazz in the Attic presents: Urban Fusion

URBAN FUSION blends jazz, funk, soul, blues and Latin in their arrangements. They play original compositions and songs by a rich diversity of artists including Grover Washington, Jr., Billy Strayhorn, BB King, and Santana. They have opened for Joe Ford, Phil Perry, Spyro Gyra, and performed throughout Pennsylvania at clubs, festivals, colleges, and prisons. Urban […]

August First Friday Highlights

If you attended August’s First Friday, you can agree that Downtown State College was consumed by a variety of activities and entertainment. We would like to give a big Thank You to all of the downtown businesses as well as the performers who participated in the fun-filled evening! We would also like to give our […]