THE ANCHOR IN
3122 W. Lake Rd., 6-9 p.m. Fri.&Sat. Evenings
2014-2015 Season Underway
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.
Friday, Dec. 19 Frank Singer with pianist James Madden.
James Madden, one of the area's finest jazz piano players, has been a professional musician and music instructor for more than 20 years. Classically trained, he studied music at Edinboro University. His own jazz style was developed and nurtured by some of the region's most talented and accomplished artists, including Floyd Williams at Allegheny College and Basil Ronzitti.
James has performed as a solo artist and as a member of both small and large ensembles. His mix of jazz, jazz standards, and contemporary and classical music are indicative of his wide repertoire and natural talent. James is a frequent contributor to the Erie jazz scene and he particularly enjoys encouraging his students on their own musical journeys and pathways.
Saturday, Dec. 20 Saturday Night Blues, with 2Blue.
Michael Camp is a guitarist, vocalist and artist originally from Kingston-upon-Thames, England. After his family moved to the US in the late 1950's, he grew up in the Erie area. He has played numerous styles of music over a 40-year career, including rock, folk, blues, soul, disco, and country. He attended Edinboro State College and Gannon University, and works as a photojournalist at Lilly Broadcasting.
David VanAmburg began his music career playing the coffee house circuit, and as a multi-instrumentalist with various bands, including Calico. During a brief (40-year) timeout to raise his family, build businesses, and start JazzErie and other organizations, he played with Marty O'Connor & Friends and 57 Pickup. He now returns to his love of playing music
Fri., Dec. 26 Frank Singer with baritone saxophonist Bruce Johnstone
Sat., Dec. 27 Shades of Brown