It was one year ago when, you might remember, Hurricane Irene thrashed much of the eastern seaboard. Rain drenched the region and the second day of YorkFest was canceled.
"It was pretty much a ghost town by the time the show came up," Tizer said. "So I'm pretty glad to get another chance to come to town."
His band, Tizer Trio, will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St., York for the free YorkFest Community Jazz Concert.
Tizer is releasing an album, "Downbeat," in September. He said advance copies will be available at the concert.
The Boulder, Co., native began playing piano at 9-years-old, but didn't move into jazz until later.
"Neither of my parents were jazz fans," he explains.
But they surrounded him with various types of music.
"Music from around the world," he said. "All sorts of ethnic and folk music."
That experience helped the group form its sound, which is a mix of jazz, fusion and world music. He hopes another trip to York will help expand his fan base.
"We love to play," he said. "This is the main means to promote yourself these days. "
Last year, even though it rained during his first trip to York, Tizer has good memories, especially of the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center.
"I thought York was very nice," he said. "The Strand is a beautiful, old, classic theater. Any time you get to play in a theater like that it's nice. ... Those old classic theaters have a character and a vibe that you just don't find today."
If you go
What: YorkFest Community Jazz Concert
When: 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Capitol Theatre, 50 N. George St.