THE ANCHOR IN
3122 W. Lake Rd., 6-9 p.m. Fri.&Sat. Evenings
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
Fri., March 6 Frank Singer with bassist Tony Stefanelli
Tony Stefanelli counts Jimmy Manucci and Basil Ronzitti among his first teachers. He commuted to New York City for several years to pursue studies with Dave Holland after
winning a National Endowment for the Arts grant. Tony relocated to Detroit, where he performed with several bands including Johnny “Yard Dog” Jones.
Locally, Stefanelli has performed with such bands as Wave, Angel Fire, Quintessence, J.D. Blues, Tito and Cat's A Bear. In the last ten years Tony has sponsored jazz performances at Romolo Choclates during it's Summer Saturday Concert Series, which has included jazz greats such as Jay Ashby, Bill O'Connell, Tony Monaco, Claire Daly, Cocomama and many
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Sat., March 7 The Monk's Brew
The Monk's Brew consists of Dillon Shidemantle (trumpet/flugel/voice), Bobby Lucas (keys), Alex McLaughlin (upright bass), and Michael Hibbler II (drums). The Brew does their own renditions of popular songs, from Van Morrison's "Moondance" to Queen's
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love," as well as original tunes and jazz favorites. The Monk's Brew formed in October 2011 with the idea of building a fresh imagine and bringing jazz to new audiences.
The band is currently completing a demo recording and has planned an album release in the coming year. The demo and album releases will emphasize The Brew's original work.