Anchor In 2015-16 Season

Allegheny Jazz Party Sept 11-13, 2015

SamanthaSamantha Borland

Begins Fri., Oct. 2, 6 p.m.

Ryan NewaraANCHOR IN 2015-16 SEASON

Fri. Night Jazz Begins Oct. 2

The Anchor In, 3122 West Lake Rd.(rear entrance behind Oasis Pub), will again host great jazz on Friday evenings, 6 to 9 p.m., starting In October.  Free parking, no cover charge, great food, friendly ambiance -- all thanks to club owner Ryan Newara.

Live jazz from 6 until 9 p.m. every Friday. Call 814/833-1212 for reservations.
Initial lineups feature top regional musicians:

Bruce JohnstoneFri., Oct. 2  JD Jazz & Blues Duo, with guitarist Frank Singer and Joe Dorris, drums,harmonica, vocals.

Sat., Oct. 3  Julio Quesada & Friends: SATURDAY NIGHT LATIN!!

Fri., Oct. 9, Frank Singer Duo with saxophonist Bruce Johnstone.  Back in action!!

Fri., Oct. 16, Frank Singer Duo with trumpeter Tim Clarke. A returning favorite.

Sat., Oct. 17, JD Blues, with Frank & Joe.

Fri., Oct. 23, Frank Singer Duo with Stan Bialomizy.

Fri., Oct. 30, Frank Singer with Tony Stefanelli, electric bassist and host of the great Romolo Chocolates music series,


A Preview Performance Weds., Sept. 9

Mercyhurst's Institute of Arts and Culture presents a broad-ranging array of music, dance and performance theater for the upcoming year.  A pre-premier Broadway musical in the making about life in Uganda, music from Canada, Sudan, Vienna, New Zealand, Israel, Brazil, and New York.  Some jazz, some not.  But much to interest eclectic music lovers.  Programs of special interest are detailed below.: 

Prices for shows at the Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center.:  Box seats $30, General Admission for adults $20 or $17, Seniors & Military $17 or $14, Students & Youth $14 or $11.

Prices for shows at Walker Recital Hall:  Adults $15, Seniors & Military $12, Students & Youth $9

Invisible Thread authorsWeds., Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m.  Mary D'Angelo PAC  INVISIBLE THREAD

A preview performance of the music for a new Broadway musical brings the show's creators, Griffin Matthews and Matt Gould to the stage with a local gospel choir.  

Meet Samantha Borland

Samantha BorlandIt's always a treat to get to interact with and interview young passionate musicians from Erie and I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Samantha Borland, this years JazzErie Scholarship recipient! Samantha is a very accomplished clarinet and saxophone player who just graduated from Ft. Leboeuf High School and will be continuing her education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I had a set of questions for Samantha in an effort to get to know a little more about her, her start in music and jazz, and where she is taking it from here.

Sonny Stitt & Dizzy Gillespie

This weeks video features two giants of the bebop world, Dizzy Gilespie and Sonny Stitt.  They are playing the great standard Sunny Side of the Street.  It is a tasteful and creative interpretation that displays both there musicality and technique.