Jazz News & Notices
ANCHOR IN 2015-16 SEASON
ANCHOR IN 2015-16 SEASON
Fri. Night Jazz Begins Oct. 2
Below is a partial listing of upcoming shows, through November:
JD Jazz & Blues return for their Fall Season debut Frank & Joe 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. Enjoy the great food, service and company offered at the Anchor In.
A sample of Frank, solo guitar, "Fly Me To The Moon."
Fri., Oct. 9, Frank Singer Duo with saxophonist Bruce Johnstone. Back in action!!
We welcome Bruce, a great musician who has settled in our region, on his return to the Anchor In following his recovery from surgery.
Bruce was born on Sept 1st 1943 in Wellington New Zealand. His exposure to American audiences was as a member of Maynard Ferguson’s band in 1972. He recorded three albums with the Ferguson Band which, along with live concert appearances placed him in the #3 spot in Down Beat Magazine’s Readers Poll behind Gerry Mulligan and Pepper Adams. He held this position for the next ten years.
Leaving Ferguson in 1976, he moved to N.Y., signed with Arista’s new Freedom label and with co-leaders Rick Petrone and Joe Corsello formed the new Jazz Fusion band New York Mary. Both albums produced by this band met with great critical success. While in N.Y. Bruce also recorded with Anthony Braxton (Creative Orchestra Music 1976) with blues singer Luther Allison. (The horn section being Michael and Randy Brecker, Lew DelGatto and Bruce Johnstone.) In 1977 Bruce joined The Woody Herman Band and toured and recorded with the band until April 1978.
Since 1978, he has lived and worked in Western N.Y.(primarily Buffalo N.Y. and Erie PA) and maintains a busy concert/clinic schedule including appearances with The Misery Bay Big Band, The Buffalo Brass, The Erie Philharmonic Pops, The Bemus Bay Pops, his own small groups and with The Don Menza Octet. He is currently Director of Jazz Studies at SUNY Fredonia.
Prior to coming to the States with Ferguson, Bruce had had solid musical careers in Copenhagen Denmark where he played with Ben Webster and Dexter Gordon. London England where he was a studio musician. Sydney Australia where he was a studio musician and Assistant Musical Director at a prominent Sydney Nightclub called Chequers, and Wellington New Zealand, where he was a member of the NZBC Radio Big Band while still in High School. Below, his classic "Stay Loose With Bruce" with the Maynard Ferguson Band.
Since relocating from Eugene, Oregon to Buffalo, New York in 2007, Tim Clarke has become an integral part of the Western New York jazz scene, performing regularly with many of the area’s top jazz musicians and groups. Currently Tim performs with The George Caldwell Quintet, House of Relics, Magpies, What Would Mingus Do?, The Felski Quartet, The Buffalo Brass, Bacon/McNeill Quartet, New Buffalo Jazz Octet, Ben Baia's Big City Horns, Morgan Street Stompers, Upstate Express, Genkin Philharmonic, among others.
Sat., Oct. 17, JD Blues, with Frank & Joe.
Another performance by these great local jazzmen, this time with an emphasis on Blues.
Stanley F. Bialomizy, a native of Erie, PA, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Master's Degree from Teacher's College, Columbia University. He has been a board member of New York State School Music Association, and a past president of Nassau Music Educators Association, Long Island, New York.
This evening begins two weeks featuring electric bass jazz, with two accomplished regional stars.
Bassist Tony Stefanelli has been a long time musical associate of Frank Singer, notably in earlier iterations of the band Cats A Bear, as well as other groups, Tony and Frank bring a rich history of music in Erie to the Anchor In stage. Tony's supportive, flexible accompaniment has been appreciated by the many musicians who have worked with him, and his creative, heartfelt solos always ring true.
Though lately best known to Erie jazz fans for his sponsorship of the outstanding Romolo Chocolates Summer Music Series, which displays Tony's great taste and entrepreneurial bravery in choosing terrific, entertaining musical programs for these concerts, Tony can bring his own considerable skills to the performance stage as well
MORE INFORMATION ON UPCOMING CONCERTS TO COME!!
Fri., Nov. 6, Frank Singer with bassist Steve Trohoske
Fri., Nov. 13, Frank Singer with trumpeter Jeff Gibbens
Fri., Nov. 20, Frank Singer with the Derf Hopsecger Quartet
Fri., Nov. 27, JD Jazz & Blues.
August 22, 2015