On Friday, February 17, 2017, at 6:30 PM, the Alice C. Wiltsie Performing Arts Center will present two of Hazleton's outstanding young talents - Chris Pavlick, who will be performing Chris Sings & Swings to the Music of Frank Sinatra, and The Cellar Dwellarzz Jazz Ensemble, a recently formed community jazz group dedicated to the education, practice and performance of jazz music.
Christopher Pavlick has been singing & performing in the Greater Hazleton Area & beyond for 17 years and performs regularly with The M.P.B. Community Players, The Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts (PTPA), The Nuremberg Community Players, The Sugarbaker Players (a traveling Murder Mystery Troupe), and Zion Opera Workshop (Leighton).
The Cellar Dwellarzz Jazz Ensemble will perform under the direction of Neil Forte III and Jennifer Gerhard. They are a group of students from the Hazleton Area School District who are committed to serving their community by fostering the art of jazz and spreading the love of music throughout the area. Members of the Cellar Dwellarzz include: Alto saxophone — Emily Trella and Luke Kranyak. Tenor saxophone — Hailey Dudinyak, Bryce Greco and James Fanjoy. Baritone saxophone — Marlie Haraschak and Hannah Kunetz. Trumpet — Mattie Reed, Ethan Mariano, Brayden Dudinyak and Tristan Haraschak. Trombone — Marissa Clatch, Austin Pliska, Kaitlynne Drennan, Landon Wolk and Neil Forte IV. Guitar — Max Palfey. Keyboard — Erica Trella. Drums — Giovanni Forte.