Every Fri. & Sat., 6 - 9:00 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.  Lineups feature top regional musicians.  Free parking.  No smoking.

 Upcoming Shows:

Joe Dorris & Frank SingerFri., Feb. 12 --JD Jazz and Blues (Joe Dorris and Frank Singer) FRIDAY NIGHT 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.

Dave VanAmburgSat., Feb. 13 -- Dave VanAmburg and Friends SATURDAY NIGHT POP, BLUES and MORE!!!

Dave VanAmburg and Friends take over the Anchor In every second Saturday of the month, bringing you good music, good vibes and fun entertainment. Dave and his guests perform Blues, Pop and Jazz Standards for your listening and entertainment pleasure.




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.

Wellington Ukalele OrchestraFriday, March 4, 7:30 p.m.  Mary D'Angelo PAC.  THE WELLINGTON INTERNATIONAL UKULELE ORCHESTRA.

This mix of sweet sounds and brawny guys is currently " New Zealand's hottest music/comedy ensemble."  With music ranging from Justin Timberlake to the Beatles to Cyndi Lauper to South Pacific fare (think Hawaiian), there should be a little something for everyone.

Avi AvitalThursday, March 10, 7:30 p.m.  Walker Recital Hall.  AVI AVITAL, mandolin.

Israel-born Avital's repertoire includes baroque and classical music, jazz, Israeli folk music  and more.  His musical skills are superior.  He has played for audiences at Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, London's Wigmore Hall.  He will be joined onstage by an accordionist and a percussionist.


Dorrance DanceWednesday, March 30, 7:30 p.m.  Mary D'Angelo PACDORRANCE DANCE.

Choreographer and 2015 MacArthur fellow,Michelle Dorrance leads her troupe in honor of tap dance tradition, but enters a new trajectory of Street, club and experimental dance forms.  Tap dance, America's most long-standing jazz vernacular, is here to receive its due.  


Bruce Johnstone with StringsSUN., 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



SATURDAY, JUNE 18  JazzErie Jazz & Blues Walk.  Home base this year will be Calamari's Restaurant, 1317 State St., with jazz and blues bands stationed at various downtown locations as always, and a $10 suggested donation for the festivities.


A very new, very bright light on the International Jazz Scene, 12-year-old Joey Alexander exhibits unbelievable chops, breadth of concept, time and knowledge of jazz..  And he plays well with others.  Take in this studio recording a year ago of "Giant Steps."


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