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 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 and Saturday 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. 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.

Sat., Oct. 24. Alex McLaughlin Trio.

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

Sat., Oct. 31. Rodger Montgomery Blues.


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

Julian Lage & Nels ClineSat., Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.  Walker Recital Hall, Mercyhurst.  NELS CLINE & JULIAN LAGE, guitars.

Wilco rocker Cline had joined the ranks of "great guitarists of all time" per Rolling Stone.  Lage is an up and coming jazzer -- appearing with Jim Hall, Mark O'Conner, Scott Colley & Antonio Sanchez, Eric Harland, Fred Hersch, and many others.  He is a regular member of Gary Burton's touring group.

Expect the two to defy genre boundaries and produce beautiful, exciting music.


The fall jazz season is in full swing at two clubs on West 8th St.

Dave VanAmburgDAVE VANAMBURG & FRIENDS return to Victor's//Maxi's Restaurant, at the Bel Aire Clarion Hotel, 2800 W. 8th St.  6 - 9 p.m.  No cover charge.

This assemblage is full of surprises, with Dave's guitar and vocals leading the way.  Jazz, blues, pop, Latin, a little groove, a lot of oldies but goodies.  Cohorts on a given evening may include Phil Popotnik, Dave Blaetz, Carl Hultman, Stan Bialomizy, John Camp, and many others who are scheduled for the evening or just drop by and sit in.

Great menu, no cover charge, friendly surroundings. 

Howard Hamme  THE COLONY HOUSE BAND, a great piano trio at the Colony Pub & Grille, 2670 W. 8th St., 6:30 - 9 p.m.  No Cover charge.

Three premier jazz regulars hold forth each week at this venerable venue which has been presenting great live jazz for as long as must of us can remember.

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.