Live music starts at 7 p.m. from the front porch of Lakewood Public Library

It’s not every day the word “legend” gets attached to a musician, yet that’s rightfully the case for Ernie Krivda.  The legendary Cleveland tenor saxophonist performs in Downtown Lakewood this Friday, September 1, when the Ernie Krivda Organ Quartet brings its trademark jazz sound to LakewoodAlive’s Front Porch Concert Series.

Ernie Krivda

Ernie Krivda and his Organ Quartet take the stage for Week 9 of our Front Porch Concert Series.

Sponsored by Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James, the Front Porch Concert Series features free, live music on the front steps of Lakewood Public Library (15425 Detroit Avenue) in Downtown Lakewood from 7 to 9 p.m. for 11 consecutive Fridays.  The series, which aims to foster Lakewood’s vibrancy while providing a family-friendly summer entertainment option, runs through September 15.

Week 9 welcomes Ernie Krivda along with fellow members of his Organ Quartet.  Comprised of Krivda as well as organist Dave Thomas, guitarist Bob Fraser and drummer Renell Gonsalves, the foursome will delight the Downtown Lakewood audience with a diverse selection of jazz music.

Krivda, currently in his fifth decade as a jazz performer, is renowned by peers and critics alike as one of the great tenor saxophone players of his time.  The longtime musician has composed, recorded and performed extensively throughout his remarkable jazz career.  In 2009 Krivda received the Cleveland Arts Prize award for lifetime achievement in music.

Now in its seventh year, LakewoodAlive’s popular Front Porch Concert Series adds vibrancy and an enhanced sense of community to Lakewood’s urban core, drawing several thousand attendees annually.  Each week showcases a different style of music while Lakewoodites and visitors enjoy an entertaining evening at an open-air venue.  Visit for more information.

The Front Porch Concert Series is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor:
Bentley Wealth Management of Raymond James

Encore Sponsors:
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture | Lakewood Public Library

Harmony Sponsors:
City of Lakewood | Cleveland Clinic Lakewood | Cox Communications | Lion and Blue | Vance Music Studios