Jazz News & Notices

3122 W. Lake Rd., 6-9 p.m. Fri.&Sat. Evenings

Anchor In (at rear of Oasis)The 2015 Season is Underway

The Anchor In, 3120 W. Lake Rd., continues its presentation of live music for 2015.  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. 

Check our EVENTS CALENDER for detailed descriptions .of events and artists

Stan Bialomizy
Fri., Jan. 30  Frank Singer & Stan Bialomizy
Jazz sax legend Stan Bialomizy returns for his Spring(!) performance as Frank Singer’s special guest this week at the Anchor In.  Frank and Stan will perform jazz and Latin standards from 6 – 9 p.m. in this no-smoking space with great food, service and company.

Stan’s interjections of stories, jokes and wordplay are legendary, always keeping the music and the performance fresh and spontaneous.  If we’re lucky, he will circulate between sets telling personalized jokes as he goes.  There’s no cover, so come on down and enjoy the great music and eats.
The Four Grads: Stan Bialomizy, Bob Seamans, Barb Schwartz & Carl Hultman
Sat., Jab 31  The Four Grads
The Four Grads return to the Anchor In this Saturday, singing their way into Spring.  Their four-part vocal harmonizations of various styles includes blues, jazz, pop and Western swing as well as the music of the Four Freshmen, the Beach Boys, Manhatten Transfer and the Beatles.  Each member also doubles as an instrumentalist, bringing the guitar, saxophone, bass, banjo and percussion into the mix for an evening of fun and entertainment.  The Four Grads feature Carl Hultman, Stan Bialomizy, Barb Schwartz and Bob Seaman.


Cole will be accompanied by Frank Singer, guitar, and Joe Dorris, drums.

Born in Trenton, NJ in 1948, Cole began playing alto at age 10.  He attended Berklee Colleege of Music in Boston for two years, then left school for a full time musical career.  He has appeared on dozens of recordings, often as leader.  With Muse Records in 1976, he began a series of recordings incorporating the theme "Alto Madness," which continues to his current "Alto Madness Orchestra," an 18-piece big band.

Cole has played and recorded with Art Pepper, Buddy Rich, Manhatten Transfer, Sonny Stitt,Anita O'Day, Eddie Jefferson, Nancy Wilson, Freddy Hubbard and many, many others through the years.

He has performed frequently at the Village Vanguard, appeared at Carnegie Hall, given a command performance for the Queen of England.  Reflecting two of his heroes, Charlie Parker and Sonny Rollins, Cole has been faithful to the bebop lineage, expressing it in his own voice. 

Cole is in the area for an appearance at Manchester Craftsmens Guild in Pittsburgh, and club ownder Ryan Newara was able to secure him for this one-nighter at the Anchor In.  Call for reservations at 814/1833-1212.  Limited seating.

Mike & Marie AcousticsSat., Feb. 7   Mike & Marie Acoustics.  Pop, seing, rock & more.

Mike and Marie Miller make their debut at the Anchor In  with Mike & Marie Acoustics, a mix of pop, swing, rock and more.  This duo has performed throughout the Eastern Great Lakes Region for over 40 years, delighting young and old alike.  They maintain an active performance schedule as well as operating their own Norwegian Wood Recording Studio in Harborcreek, PA.  Join us in welcoming Mike & Marie to the Anchor In as you enjoy the great food, service and company you have come to expect.

Joe Dorris & Frank Singer, JD Jazz & BluesFri., Feb. 13   JD Jazz & Blues.

JD Jazz & Blues kick of Valentines Day Weekend, performing jazz, Latin and blues standards for your listening and entertainment pleasure.  Vocalist, harmonica player, and drummer Joe Dorris, joined by guitarist Frank Singer, bring the romantic standards, the ever hopeful blues and the beating heart of Latin to back up your dating experience in style.  These two old friends have done a lot of playing together over the years and it shows, in their great flow of ideas, rapport and musicianship.

Make your plans, come on in and hang out and have fun as Joe's lyrics keep you guessing.  Enjoy the great food, service and company.  Never a cover.  No smoking anywhere in the building.

B-3 Organist Fred ArdilloFri., Feb. 14   Fred Ardillo & Frank Singer.

Come celebrate Valentines Day at the Anchor In as the Fred Ardillo Duo provides the perfect music for your evening.

Hammond B-3 whiz Fred Ardillo has played music most of his life.  Fred studied with local legend Basil Ronzitti, earned a Music Composition and Theory degree from Penn Staate University, and continued studies with Bob Winter (Boston Pops) and the great Charlie Banacos.  He has studied the Greeat American Songbook with Rock Wehrmann and Helen Welch and currently studies organ with B-3 monster Tony Monaco.

Fred has performed throughout the region in PA and OH, as well as performances in Boston.


Jeff Gibbens, flugelhornFri., Feb. 20   Frank Singer and Jeff Gibbens.

A professional musician since 1980, Jeff Gibbens has become one of the tri-state's most sought-after trumpet artists.  Known for his powerful, bold sound and almost unlimited register, he is in constant demand as a lead trumpeter as well as a jazz, small group, classical and sideman musician.

Jeff has worked with such well known artists as Frankie Valli, The Four Seasons, The Temptations, Manhatten Transfer, Al Martino, Huey Lewis & the News, the Les Elgar Orchestra and many others.  He has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Pops Orchestra, was a key member of Erie's Dave Stevens Big Band and currently the Misery Bay Big Band, and is Music Director for the Erie Thunderbirds Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps.


Sat., Feb. 21   2Blue, with Dave VanAmburg

Fri., Feb. 27   Frank Singer with saxophonist Phil Popotnik

Sat., Feb. 28   Singer Lydia Marks

Fri., March 6   Frank Singer with bassist Tony Stefanelli

Sat., March 7   The Monk's Brew

Fri., March 13  Franks Singer with trumpeter Tim Clarke

Sat., March 14   Diva Dar & the Duffer

Fri., March 20   Frank Singer with baritone saxophonist Bruce Johnstone

Sat., March 21   2Blue, with Dave VanAmburg

Fri., March 27   JD Jazz & Blyes

Sat., March 28   Jerry Gaff, vocals & guitar

Check www.jazzerie.com, EVENTS CALENDER for detailed descriptions .of events and artists


November 11, 2014