JD Jazz and Blues return for their Spring Season debut, performing Jazz, Latin and Blues standards for your listening and entertainment pleasure. Vocalist, Harmonica Player and Drummer Joe Dorris and Guitarist Frank Singer draw upon their 35 years of partnership to keep the music flowing and spontaneous every time. Guests often join in, and no one knows where things will end up going! Come on In, hang out and have fun as Joe's lyrics keep you guessing, and enjoy the great food, service and company offered at the Anchor In.
814-833-1212 for reservations
There's never a cover at the In, and no smoking anywhere in the building.
JD Jazz and Blues (Joe Dorris and Frank Singer)
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.
And That's OK... 12 Jazz Standards
And To All... 10 Holiday Standards (Jazz Style) available at CD Baby
Let's Fall In Love 9 Jazz Standards (Valentine's Day Theme)
As a Drummer in Cat's A Bear:
Eye Of The Pyramid
Tito: In Search Of A Revolution
Tito In Wonderland (Includes "Blues For Alice," "Sugar," "Round Midnight," and "Honysuckle Rose")
[All Cat's A Bear CDs are available at www.cdbaby.com]