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  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 7:00 PM EDT

    Doors open at 6.
    Free admission.
    Full Pub Menu served.

    Esto Jazz is an instrumental trio that performs a variety of contemporary jazz, pop and original compositions. The goal of the group is to play music that is recognizable but is pliable enough to be stretched in various ways.

    Bob Esterle, Saxophones, has performed in a wide variety of musical groups from symphony orchestras to Jazz big bands throughout the Midwest. He has backed up such popular artists as Bobby Caldwell, Olivia Newton-John, Sandy Duncan, Ray Charles, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Frankie Avalon, Martha Reeves, The Platters, The Fifth Dimension, The Four Lads, Rich Little, Joan Rivers, Guy Lombardo, Hal Linden and Red Skelton. He has also performed for Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

    His recording credits include Michael Egleton (Smooth Jazz Artist), Bambo Kino (Fusion Bassist), Walter Williams (Lead vocalist of the O’Jays), Italian Bassist Stefano Capomagi, The Dave Banks Big Band, Frederick Davis, Paul Kraker, Alan Licht, Wayne Conte and the Ignitions, The Deacons, Abe Lamarca, Gaetano Letizia’s Underground Blues Band, jingles for the the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the Summit Toy Company, the Cleveland Indians, the Prudential Insurance Company, and various local radio stations. Bob holds a Bachelors Degree in Music from Bowling Green State University and a Masters Degree in Music from the University of Akron.

    Domnic Reto, Piano/Keyboards, has enjoyed music for many years. He has a great ear and a real knack for making people stop and listen to his talent for tickling the ivories! Dominic began playing the piano when he was ten years old. He started taking lessons in Warren, Ohio and studied music through the next ten years with a variety of teachers covering technique, theory, style and history. Dominic was able to develop a truly appealing style of his own playing genres ranging from Smooth Jazz, Jazz Standards and Jazz Fusion to contemporary Blues, Motown and Classic Rock. He has written and performed several songs and over the years has enhanced ensembles including Traces, Cruise Control, John Morton & Friends and The Steve Cipriano Band.

    James “J.R.” Richley, Drums, has performed internationally as both a drummer and percussionist in a wide variety of musical styles. From his early days as a staff studio musician for Walt Disney Productions in Los Angeles, he has gone on to record albums for numerous record labels including Universal Records (with producer John Simon), MCA, Atlantic, Koch Jazz, 1201 Music, Seismic and Blaster records. His Radio, DVD and Television credits include performances on PBS, Michael Feldman’s National Public Radio (NPR) show “WhadYa’ Know?,” “A Christmas Spectacular” for Dish Network, and numerous others.

  • Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 7:00 PM EDT

    This event takes place at Bricco Prime, our Portage Lakes Location.
    View Bricco Prime Location Here

    Doors open at 6, show at 7.
    Free admission - Reserved seating available by calling the restaurant 330-644-2239
    Full menu served during the performance.

    Join us at Bricco Prime in Portage Lakes for Tommy Lehman's Coast to Coast Sextet! The sextet features the following members from across the country:

    Sarah Hanahan (Marlborogh, MA) on Alto Sax
    Tim Jones (Bellows Falls, VT) on Bari Sax
    Michael Orenstein (Berkeley, CA) on Piano
    Max Winter (Enfield, CT) on Bass
    Rob Picard (Cleveland, OH) on Drums
    Tommy Lehman (Akron, OH) on Trumpet

    Musicians are welcome to sit in on the second set, so get ready to join the fun!

  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 7:00 PM EDT

    Doors open at 6.
    Free admission.
    Full Pub Menu served.

    Akron based Jazz/Funk saxophonist, Justin Tibbs, is a frequent performer with many musical acts in the area. Tibbs has played with such musical acts as: Acid Cats, Chroma Drive (formerly known as The Jared Lees Band), Tracey Thomas Quintet, The Angie Haze Project, The Ryan Humber, and The Brothers Band.
    Tibbs is making his return to Pub Bricco’s “None Too Fragile” Theater with his project JT’s Electrik Blackout. Joining him on March 28th will be Kevin Smith (P), Jared Lees (B) and Holbrook Riles III (D)
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018 @ 7:00 PM EDT

    Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
    Free admission
    Full Pub menu served during the performance.

    Pub Bricco welcomes back Bobby Selvaggio along with Dan Wilson, Tommy Lehman, Jordan McBride, and Zaire Darden.

    Bobby Selvaggio is one of the leading alto saxophone voices on today's jazz scene.  In the words of pianist Kenny Werner, “Bobby is among the best of players out there,” and legendary saxophonist Joe Lovano praises Bobby by calling him “one of the few young saxophonists on the scene today that captures you with his strong presence, focus, and sound.”

    Bobby, who grew up in the Cleveland area, earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Performance from Kent State University.  He eventually moved to New York City and earned a Masters degree in Jazz Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. While in New York, Bobby studied with  Joe Lovano, Bobby Watson, Dick Oatts, and Maria Schneider.

    After living in New York City and gigging around town at places like the Vanguard, Smalls, and Birdland for four years, Bobby decided to move back to Cleveland with his family. He has dedicated himself to keeping jazz alive in Cleveland and his passion for jazz education has led him to serve as Director of Jazz Studies at Kent State University.

    In addition to his work in jazz education, Bobby continues to expand his discography. His most recent recording is Short Stories (Origin Records, 2014) featuring Aaron Goldberg on the piano, which follows Way Of Being (Arabesque Records, 2013), Grass Roots Movement (Arabesque Records, 2011) and Modern Times (Arabesque Records, 2009).  Modern Times featured Kenny Werner on piano and Sean Jones on trumpet. Bobby’s Unspoken Dialogue (Playscape Recordings, 2007), also featured Kenny Werner, as well as Jamey Haddad on drums, Ben Street on bass, and Paul Tynan on trumpet.

    In addition to playing alto saxophone, Bobby also plays soprano saxophone, alto clarinet, flute, and is a composer, arranger, and jazz clinician. 

    Visit his website here.

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 7:00 PM EDT

    Doors open at 6.
    Free admission.
    Full Pub Menu served.

    Pub Bricco welcomes back Helen Welch! Come check out her jazzy arrangements of everything from Broadway to standards to the Beatles.

    Helen Welch is a critically-acclaimed vocalist whose live stage performances explore a diverse range of musical compositions, starting with the 1930s up through present-day. Whether she’s singing Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Sarah Vaughan, or Elton John, Sting and Randy Newman, Helen’s sophisticated vocals and humor leave audiences breezily enchanted. The “Helen Welch experience” is perhaps best described by a fan who wrote on her Amazon page, “If you have a chance to see Helen perform, do it! You are in for a special treat.”

    A native of England, Helen is well-known throughout the United Kingdom for her musical theatre roles and 1-woman shows. Upon moving to the U.S. in 2003, she began appearing in venues throughout the Northeast. Her unique talents for choosing songs that stand the test of time and making them her own, and her ability to intimately engage her audience, quickly earned her a large and devoted following.

    Helen is equally at home performing in intimate spaces for small groups as in outdoor amphitheatres in front of thousands. She appears in the region’s most celebrated entertainment establishments including Severance Hall, Cleveland's Playhouse Square Center, Akron Civic Theatre, Blossom Music Center, the Chautauqua Institute and many more. She frequently guest-stars or headlines with world-class musical organizations such as The Cleveland Orchestra, The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Pops Orchestra and The Akron Symphony to name just a few.

    Learn more by visiting her website: www.helenwelch.com.

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 @ 7:00 PM EDT

    Doors open at 6.
    Free admission.
    Full Pub Menu served.

    The Tim Coyne Quartet performs straight-ahead jazz in all styles, including original music and classic standards, and featuring great vocals.  The quartet was founded in the mid-1990s and began by playing a few local bars and coffeehouses.  Between then and now, we have played stages big and small, and in numerous venues around NE Ohio.  You can expect terrific music and a few short stories about the music you are hearing!

    The Tim Coyne Quartet consists of:
    Tim Coyne - trumpet & vocals
    John Perry - piano & vocals
    Dan Angotti - bass
    Scott Velardo - drums

    Visit their website here!
    Visit them on Facebook page here!

  • Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 7:00 PM EDT

    Free Saturday night show!
    Full Pub Bricco menu available.
    No reserved seating.

    No Vacancy is an acoustic band that play a variety of rock music. They play hit classic songs everyone knows as well as originals! They are one of the best local bands around. This is a show you won't want to miss! 

    Maddie Indre, opening for No Vacancy at Pub BriccoFor more information on the band, check out their Facebook page for live videos of the band Here!

    The opener for the show is Maddie Indre. She is a talented woman, also out of Ohio. She plays great cover songs that people enjoy as well as her own original songs.

    Two bands, one awesome show!

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Friday and Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am
Sunday: Noon - 11:00pm

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