The Anchor In, 2014 -- 15

MIAC 2014-2015 Concert Season

MCG Jazz 2014-15 Season

Jazz For Young Ears, In-School clinics for Elem. & Middle School Children

Jazz in Cleveland October 2014

Three new JazzErie events being scheduled this winter.

Details will be posted when arrangements are secured.

2014-2015 Season Underway

Joe Dorris & Frank SingerThe 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.  Check our EVENTS CALENDER for detailed descriptions .of events and artists

Lineups for Oct. and Nov. will include: 

Stan BialomizyFri., Oct. 24  Frank Singer with saxophonist Stan Bialomizy.  Once described by pianist/singer Mary Alice Brown as Erie's "hidden treasure," Stan has played on the national as well as the local scene for many years, as a soloist with the Benny Goodman legacy band, a favored sideman in many jazz groups and shows, as "the guy with a great sound who can read like a whiz and play anything."

the Monk's BrewSat., Oct. 25  The Monk's Brew.  A quartet playing jazz and pop standards in a style oriented toward listeners, this band is rapidly rising in popularity in the Erie area.  Germinated in sessions as classmates at Mercyhurst University, the band persists beyond its origins. 

Steve TrohoskeFri., Oct. 31  Frank Singer with bassist Steve Trohoske.  Steve is one of Erie's premier bassists, known for his original, informed playing.  He's a serious student of jazz and related grooves, and fluent in a wide variety of styles -- dub, Reggae, avant jazz, Black Rock, funk, post funk, and more.  Also known for his ability to compose great groups out of seemingly disparate elements.

Lydia MarksSat., Nov. 1  Vocalist Lydia Marks trio, with pianist Mark DeWalt and bassist Harry Jacobson.  Marks is another returnee to Erie, having established a presence on the Las Vegas club scene, and appeared in venues across the U.S.  Her latest CD, "Lovelight Shining" is titled after an original by Lydia.  Now well known as one of the fine singers is our area.

JazzErie Welcomes New Board Members

Beth & Mark DresslerBeth and Mark Dressler.

Beth and Mark both play with Misery Bay Big band.  Beth primarily plays alto in the band and Mark play bass trombone. He is also the musical director and lead trombone of the Trinity Music Group out of Pittsburgh PA, and Beth is the lead alto in that group as well.  She also is a member of The Presque Isle Saxophone Quartet on alto. 

The Dresslers both got their undergraduate degrees from Slippery Rock University.  Mark graduated with a Music Performance degree and Beth graduated with a Music Education degree.  Beth went onto grad school at The University of Miami where she graduated with her Masters in Jazz Pedagogy.  They are both currently pursuing musical opportunities as well as working their day jobs.  Mark is also an executive board member of the American Federation of Musicians Local No. 17, in Erie.

Jim & Lori CuneoJim and Lori Cuneo.

Jim is a practicing musician in the Erie region.  He hold a B.A. degree in music performance and composition from Mercyhurst University.  He also studied with Basil Ronitti.  He currently plays keyboards with the Blues Beaters Band, has a one-man-show in which he plays piano and sings, and has been a songwriter, singer and instrumentalist in Blood Pudding, Magoo, Zebra Mussels and the Lake Erie Monsters bands.  Jim also teaches private students.

Jim will be performing in JazzErie's Feb. 7 concert "Words & Music," combining blues, jazz and poetry readings.  The show will be held at the Erie Art Museum.

Jim and his wife Lori serve as co-chairs for JazzErie’s Membership Committee, Jim as a Board member and Lori as a volunteer, currently managing membership renewals and new memberships..


Next Generation 2014

Student vocalist Leah Mathie, with the Misery Bay Big Band, sings "Over the Rainbow." at JazzErie's Next Generation concert, May 21, 2014.  The concert was held at Gen. McLane High School in Edinboro and attended by over 200 students, family members, school staff, JazzErie members and jazz fans.