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Come hear great LIVE music at the best listening venue in the Lehigh Valley!
Located in the Rodale Community Room on the third floor of Miller Symphony Hall
Third Friday of each month (except where noted otherwise)









Our Jazz Upstairs Series is sponsored by



Co-op Bop


Co-op Bop

November 21, 2014 at 7:30pm


Tickets: $25



Evolution of a Quintet


Co-op Bop, a quintet, has history that dates back to the late 1950’s. Alan Gaumer (trumpet) and Craig Kastelnik (organ), coached by Craig’s father appeared on the Ted Mack Original Amateur Hour as “kids”. Their association continued to grow. Tom Kozic, @ 17 years of age, and drummer Gary Rissmiller rounded out the quartet. In the early 1980’s Nelson Hill (Saxophone) joined the group- making it a quintet. They have been playing together ever since and have developed an extensive library of arrangements and original compositions.


They have an exciting and signature sound and their self-titled CD garnered rave reviews. Individually and collectively they have performed with a virtual who’s who of Jazz personalities. A short list includes: Jazz Grammy winners Randy Brecker & Phil Woods.


The regional non-profit Pennsylvania Jazz Collective has honored three of the Quintets members as artists of the year. (2012, 13 & 14)


They have appeared at many jazz festivals and venues. Special guest vocalists at the upcoming cabaret engagement include Pat (Flaherty) Kastelnik and Robin Bryan.   


Food Sponsor







Lynnie Godfrey


Celebrating the Holidays with Lynnie Godfrey


December 19, 2014 at 7:30pm


Tickets: $25


Drama Desk Nominee and AUDELCO Award for the Broadway musical, Eubie. (The music of Eubie Blake), where she shared the stage with Gregory and Maurice Hines


Star of Norman Lear’s sequel to All In The Family …..704 Hauser


NAACP Award for Best Producer, Audio Earphone Award, Benjamin Franklin Award for her recording of the title role “Snow Queen”


"Godfrey, a smoldering firecracker just waiting to explode, is a sassy stylist who used her remarkable deep creamy voice to milk each song for all it’s worth. And what a voice it is, somewhere south of Sarah Vaughn, north of Eartha Kitt and definitely east of Tenth Avenue." - Steve Siegel



Artist Sponsor










Expansions: Dave Liebman


EXPANSIONS: The Dave Liebman Group


January 16, 2015 at 7:30pm


Tickets: $25



Dave Liebman's new group looks towards the present generation of jazz musicians who have been schooled in conservatory and university settings.  Lieb is continuing the time tested tradition of master/apprentice as he experienced in the 1970's with drummer Elvin Jones and Miles Davis, by reaching across generations to teach and learn from them. "EXPANSIONS" features the up and coming pianist Bobby Avey, reedman Matt Vashlishan, drummer Alex Ritz and a continuation of Lieb's long relationship with bassist Tony Marino. Conceptually, the repertoire traverses elements of free jazz and re-arrangements of standards all infused with the complex time signatures and harmonies being explored by the new jazz artists of our time. The first recording will be released in 2014..."Samsara" (Whaling City Sound).


For more information about Dave Liebman, visit his website at








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