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Nighttown in Cleveland, Oct.-Nov.-Dec., 2015

MCG 2015-16 Season

Anchor In 2015-16 Season

Thurs. Nite Jazz in Erie

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

Ryan Newara

THE ANCHOR IN, 3122 West Lake St.

The Anchor In, 3122 West Lake Rd.(rear entrance behind Oasis Pub), continues to host great jazz on Friday and Saturday evenings, 6 to 9 p.m..  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.  Free parking.  No smoking.

Joe Dorris & Frank SingerFri., Nov. 27, JD Jazz & Blues.

Vocalist, harmonica player and drummer Joe Dorris is in his fourth decade of professional music performance, singing and playing drums in "The Dorris Brothers" from the time he was 16. After gaining more experience in "Whiskey River" and other groups, Joe migrated from Erie, PA to Boston, MA to study advanced drumming with Gary Chaffee, author of the "Patterns" drum workbooks.

It was here that he met guitarist Frank Singer and co-founded the 30+ year enterprise "Cat's A Bear", a group that performs original Jazz and Funk. Joe sang and played in the Boston area for many years in a multitude of styles and genres including World-Beat "Ibrahema". He also used his unique, low-register voice to do voice-over for radio and television, and singing for various professional projects including The Editors, Billy Walsh, Willy Eger, Tony James, Sharon DiFranzo and Jake and Jean.

Joe shows his long background with and love of the Blues in his harmonica playing, adapting the Blues Harp to Jazz as well as Blues. Recent JD Jazz CD releases include 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.

Amy Shallenberger

Sat., Nov. 28.  Amy & Sean: Saturday Night Blues.

Vocalist and guitarist Amy Shallenberger returns to the Anchor In this Saturday, joined by fellow Shally and the
Riffriders guitarist Sean Seth for an evening of Blues and more!  Amy has established herself in the last few years as a regional vocal force in Riffriders, and with Sean has captivated audiences throughout the region. Amy's commanding vocal style and musical presence and Sean's Blues guitar expertise and experience will have you grooving with the music as you enjoy the great food, service and company you've come to expect at the In. 

Amy Shallenberger recieved her Music Education degree from Mercyhurst College after studying at Illinois Wesleyan University, all with a focus on vocal performance. She currently teaches music at Pfeiffer-Burleig Elementary and begins teaching at Roosevelt Middle School in the Fall of 2014. Band credits include Acoustic Gypsies, Easy Street, Paddy Whacked, Can't Spell Bob, and Amy's current project with Sean Seth, Shally and the Riffriders. The Riffriders perform extensively throughout the area, and upcoming dates include Roar on the Shore, Thurston Classic, Erie's Wild Rib Cook Off and Party in the Plaza. Future plans include a solo acoustic project with shows currently scheduled at Rum Runners Cove and Giant Eagle.



Mercyhurst's Institute of Arts and Culture presents a broad-ranging array of music, dance and performance theater. Music from Canada, Sudan, Vienna, New Zealand, Israel, Brazil, and New York.  Some jazz, some not.  But much to interest eclectic music lovers. 

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.

SinkaneWeds., Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.  Mary D'Angelo pac.  SINKANE

Audience is onstage!  Be part of the action!


Basil RonzittiBruce Johnstone with StringsSAT., JAN/ 16  JazzErie Members Party at the Mansion,  will be Basil Ronzitti Night, honoring one of Erie's great educators/musicians.  7-10 p.m. at the Erie Women's Club, 259 W. 6th St.  Suggested donation $5.  Participants must be JazzErie members -- you can join for half price!  Music, beer, wine, finger-food.

SUN., APRIL 17  Bruce Johnstone with Strings. Blasco Memorial Library, Hirt Auditorium.  Concert at 2 p.m. will be preceded by a free Workshop at 1 p.m.  Suggested donation for the concert is $10 for JazzErie members, $15 for non-members, $5 for students.  Bruce will be accompanied by a string ensemble from SUNY Fredonia, playing a range of jazz standards, noted Brazilian compositions and some original material.

THURS., MAY 12  "Next Generation Concert at Gen. McLane H.S. in Edinboro.  Area's best High School Jazz Bands, plus regional professionals.  Always an exciting afternoon.  Time TBA.  Adults $5, Students free.

JazzErie All-Stars


With a history now well over a decade, this intuitive quartet of master musicians, led by a saxophonist with an unparalleled legacy of creativity in jazz, performs in concert in Marciac, France.