THE ANCHOR IN
3122 W. Lake Rd., 6-9 p.m. Fri.&Sat. Evenings
The Anchor In, 3120 W. Lake Rd., has resumed its presentation of live music for 2014-15. Friday evenings feature jazz from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., with guitarist Frank Singer serving as the house band, paired with a variety of high-profile guests. Saturday evenings feature area pop and blues stars, also from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Drinks and dinner service, NO COVER. Free parking behind to club. No smoking. Call 814/833-1212 for reservations
Fri., March 27 JD Jazz & Blues
Long-time compatriots Joe Dorris and Frank Singer's musical relationship began more than 30 years ago in Boston, where Joe was studying with drummer Gary Chaffee and Frank was studying at Berklee College of Music. Together they founded Cats A Bear, a group that performs original jazz compositions.and persists to this day, lively as ever. Joe moved back to Erie, and persuaded Frank to join him here, where both have enriched the musical landscape ever since -- including through their duo JD Jazz & Blues.
Recent JD Jazz CD releases include Joe's harmonica as well as the foundation of guitar and voice that is JD Jazz and Blues The new CD includes an original Blues by JD called "Seen It Comin'", a cathartic tale of loss.
Sat., March 28 Joe Frisina Jazz with Dan Hallett
Guitarist Joe Frisina and keyboardist Dan Hallett, both living in Meadville, PA, have also been performing together for a number of years. Get togethers have included sessions at the Meadville Market House and Bosco's Restaurant, organized by Hallett. Both also perform individually and with a number of other groups -- including Frisina's Too Big Power and Hallett's Armitand Hand.