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"Now 50, Singer has been playing guitar since age 11, and most area jazz fans
are familiar with his playing-intelligent, expressive, swinging, and often a
technically dazzling mix of rich chords and fleet, cleanly articulated
You'll hear plenty of Singer on the CD, not only soloing, but also in his
intros and often exciting and sensitive accompaniment of Dorris' soulful,
swinging, scat-filled vocals."
- WMCE Radio DJ Bob Protzman
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Sun, Nov 25th, 2018 10:58 AM EST
Cat's A Bear at Artlore Studio 2018 November 21
Mon, Oct 22nd, 2018 11:45 AM EDT
Cat's A Bear 2018
Fri, Aug 31st, 2018 11:03 PM EDT
Dirty Dog Live TV Presents Cat's A Bear Live At Walt's Tavern August 10 2018
Check out the Audio and Video of a Live Performance by Cat's A Bear at Walt's Tavern in Conneaut Lake, PA. Thanks to Dirty Dog Live TV for the great Video!
Mon, Nov 27th, 2017 11:26 PM EST
Cat's A Bear at Artlore Studio, November 22, 2017
Fri, Jun 2nd, 2017 7:56 PM EDT
Bruce Johnstone Quartet Live at the Erie Art Museum Blues and Jazz Festival August 7 2016
Stream the gig from Bruce Johnstone Quartet Live at the Erie Art Museum Blues and Jazz Festival August 7, 2016
Bruce Johnstone - Sax
Frank Singer - Guitar
Harry Jacobson - Bass
Brad Amidon - Drums
Sat, Apr 22nd, 2017 5:08 PM EDT
New Solo Jazz Guitar Listing
Sun, Feb 5th, 2017 11:49 AM EST
McCoy Tyner's Passion Dance Solo Transcribed For Guitar
Here's a link to some work I have been doing with a solo by McCoy Tyner on his original "Passion Dance". I have gotten a little more organized. The links include the original hand-written transcription with some harmonic notes, the TAB, and play-along tracks at different speeds.
Fri, Jan 13th, 2017 5:16 PM EST
JD Jazz: And That's OK...
Here's a link to the JD Jazz CD "And That's OK..." tracks, along with a Bob Protzman review, the artwork and some other links. Enjoy the music!
Tue, Jan 10th, 2017 5:22 PM EST
Music lessons at all levels, beginner to advanced:
If you are looking for music lessons with a very patient and relaxed teacher, I have over 40 years of teaching experience. Study guitar, piano, drums, bass, voice or sax at your own pace and learn what you want to play. Studies can include blues, rock, folk, country, jazz, latin, funk and reggae styles, theory if you want it, reading if you want it, multiple instrument study if you want it, and one easy stop if you have more than one person studying different instruments (parents, bring your kids!). Find out more about my online teaching at http://www.onlinelessonswithfrank.com
or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about local lessons in the Erie PA area of the U.S.
More info: http://www.franksinger.com/current_students.htm
Thu, Dec 15th, 2016 10:52 AM EST
Frank Singer Duo with Steve Trohoske at the Anchor In December 9 2016
Wed, Dec 7th, 2016 2:51 PM EST
Frank Singer Duo with Tony Stefanelli at the Anchor In December 2 2016
Tue, Nov 29th, 2016 11:40 AM EST
JD Jazz at the Anchor In November 25 2016
Sun, Nov 27th, 2016 9:17 AM EST
Frank Singer Duo with Jim Madden at the Anchor In November 18 2016
Tue, Nov 22nd, 2016 9:05 AM EST
Frank Singer Duo wsg Phil Papotnik at the Anchor In November 11 2016
Wed, Nov 16th, 2016 6:42 PM EST
Frank Singer Duo wsg Bruce Johnstone at the Anchor In November 4 2016
Sat, May 14th, 2016 3:42 PM EDT
Frank Singer on Solo Jazz Guitar May 6 2016
Stream the gig from a Solo Jazz Guitar gig I did for the Festival of the Birds at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center in Erie PA. The camera was mounted on the neck, thus the strangely informative video angle...enjoy!
Tue, May 10th, 2016 6:57 PM EDT
Claire Daly at the Anchor In April 30 2016
Sat, May 7th, 2016 7:42 AM EDT
Claire Daly at the Anchor In April 29 2016
Stream the gig from Claire Daly with Frank Singer and Joe Dorris at the Anchor In
Tue, Apr 26th, 2016 5:08 PM EDT
JD Jazz and Blues at the Anchor In April 22 2016
Stream the gig from JD Jazz with Joe Dorris, Frank Singer and guests at the Anchor In
Tue, Apr 19th, 2016 7:27 PM EDT
Richie Cole with Frank Singer at the Anchor In April 15 2016
Stream the gig from Richie Cole with Frank Singer and guests Tony Stefanelli and Joe Dorris at the Anchor In
Wed, Apr 13th, 2016 6:43 PM EDT
Frank Singer Duo with Tony Stefanelli at the Anchor In April 8 2016
Stream the gig from Frank Singer Duo with Tony Stefanelli and guest Joe Dorris at the Anchor In
Wed, Apr 6th, 2016 2:50 PM EDT
Frank Singer Duo with Tim Clarke at the Anchor In April 1 2016
Mon, Mar 28th, 2016 12:14 PM EDT
JD Jazz - Joe Dorris, Frank Singer - with Friends at the Anchor In March 25 2016
Fri, Mar 25th, 2016 11:35 AM EDT
Steve Trohoske featuring Ron Yarosz with Frank Singer and Stix Thompson at the Anchor In March 19 2016
Stream the gig from Steve Trohoske featuring Ron Yarosz with Frank Singer and Stix Thompson at the Anchor In
Track 6 is a version of All Blues played with slide!
Thu, Mar 24th, 2016 12:00 PM EDT
Frank Singer Duo with Stan Bialomizy at the Anchor In March 18 2016
Stream the gig from Frank Singer Duo with Stan Bialomizy and guest Jeff Gibbens at the Anchor In
Wed, Mar 16th, 2016 2:17 PM EDT
Frank Singer Duo with Bruce Johnstone at the Anchor In March 11 2016
Sat, Mar 12th, 2016 11:51 PM EST
B.D. Lenz Trio with Frank Singer at the Anchor In February 26 2016
Stream the gig from B.D. Lenz Trio with Frank Singer and Joe Dorris at the Anchor In
Tue, Mar 8th, 2016 10:54 PM EST
Ernie Krivda with Frank Singer at the Anchor In March 4 2016
Sat, Mar 5th, 2016 8:47 AM EST
Fred Ardillo with Frank Singer and Guests at the Anchor In February 27 2016
Mon, Feb 29th, 2016 8:52 PM EST
Cat's A Bear WERS Boston Radio Broadcast from March 31 1987
Here's some ancient history: a live WERS Boston radio broadcast from 1987 of Cat's A Bear!
Tue, Feb 23rd, 2016 7:15 PM EST
Frank Singer Duo wsg Derf Hopsecger at the Anchor In February 19 2016
Tue, Feb 16th, 2016 10:42 AM EST
JD Jazz and Guests at the Anchor In February 12 2016
Wed, Feb 10th, 2016 3:55 PM EST
Frank Singer Duo wsg Jim Madden at the Anchor In February 5 2016
Stream the gig from Frank Singer Duo wsg Jim Madden at the Anchor In February 5 2016 with Guest Joe Dorris
Mon, Feb 1st, 2016 6:54 PM EST
JD Jazz and Guests at the Anchor In January 29 2016
Tue, Jan 26th, 2016 6:52 PM EST
Frank Singer Duo wsg Bruce Johnstone at the Anchor In January 22 2016
Wed, Jan 20th, 2016 3:01 PM EST
Frank Singer Duo wsg Tony Grey at the Anchor In January 15 2016
Mon, Jan 11th, 2016 7:48 PM EST
Frank Singer Duo with Harry Jacobson at the Anchor In January 8 2016
Stream the gig from Frank Singer Duo wsg Harry Jacobson at the Anchor In with guest Joe Dorris
Fri, Jan 1st, 2016 11:02 AM EST
Anchor In Day-After-Christmas Jam with Steve, Joe, Frank and Guests December 26 2015
Stream the Day-After-Christmas Jam at the Anchor In with Steve Trohoske, Joe Dorris, Frank Singer, and guests Nick Ronzitti, Julia Hamilton, Phil Papotnik, Dave Calabrese and Paul Olsen
Mon, Dec 21st, 2015 12:05 PM EST
Frank Singer Duo wsg Phil Papotnik and Guests at the Anchor In December 18 2015
Stream the gig from Frank Singer Duo wsg Phil Papotnik and guests Nick Ronzitti, Joe Dorris and Jim Madden at the Anchor In December 18 2015
Thu, Dec 17th, 2015 1:12 PM EST
Jeremy Loewer Video Article on JD Jazz and the December 11 Anchor In gig
Jeremy Loewer created this video article on JD Jazz and the Anchor In gig on December 11 2015. He also jammed with us on the last tune. You can see and hear the gig using the link following this post. We think he did a great job! Check it out and enjoy:
Tue, Dec 15th, 2015 3:23 PM EST
JD Jazz at the Anchor In with Nick Ronzitti, Dick Thompson, Dave Calabrese, Jeremy Loewer December 11 2015
Tue, Dec 8th, 2015 7:31 PM EST
Richie Cole at the Anchor In with Frank Singer, JD and Tony Stefanelli December 4 2015
Sun, Nov 29th, 2015 9:20 PM EST
JD Jazz and Guests November 27 2015
Stream the gig from JD Jazz and Guests at the Anchor In November 27 2015
Sun, Nov 15th, 2015 4:36 PM EST
Frank Singer Duo with Jeff Gibbens November 13 2015
Sat, Nov 7th, 2015 6:40 PM EST
Frank Singer Duo with Steve Trohoske and Joe Dorris November 6 2015
Stream the gig from Frank Singer Duo wsg Steve Trohoske and Guest Harmonica Player Joe Dorris at the Anchor In November 6 2015
Sun, Nov 1st, 2015 12:04 PM EST
Frank Singer Duo with Tony Stefanelli October 30 2015
Sat, Oct 31st, 2015 3:21 PM EDT
JD Blues Jam at the Anchor In October 17 2015
Mon, Oct 26th, 2015 3:02 PM EDT
Frank Singer Duo wsg Stan Bialomizy October 23 2015
Sun, Oct 25th, 2015 3:39 PM EDT
Solo Jazz Guitar from a Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser 10/22/2015
The following link page features a solo jazz guitar gig on October 22, 2015 at the Belair Clarion Ballroom in a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. The links allow you to stream the audio, select individual audio files, and select individual video files posted on YouTube. The camera view is of the fretboard.
Tue, Oct 20th, 2015 2:26 PM EDT
Richie Cole's first Anchor In performance with Frank Singer 2/6/15
Richie Cole is the featured artist at the Anchor In on December 4, 2015.
Here's a link to the audio files from his first appearance there on February 6, 2015:
To find out more about the upcoming event and to make reservations, call the Anchor In at 814-833-1212.
Mon, Oct 19th, 2015 11:51 AM EDT
Music Is Inspiration Episode features Frank Singer, JD and Cat's A Bear
I was recently featured along with Cat's A Bear and JD Jazz on the Music Is Inspiration
website. Many thanks to Dylan Vogt and Music Is Inspiration for including me and my music on your website! Here's a link to the episode:
Sun, Oct 18th, 2015 12:56 PM EDT
Frank Singer Duo wsg Tim Clarke at the Anchor In October 16 2015
Stream the gig from Frank Singer Duo wsg Tim Clarke at the Anchor In on October 16, 2015
Sat, Oct 17th, 2015 3:35 PM EDT
JD Jazz at the Anchor In October 2 2015
Wed, Sep 2nd, 2015 1:56 PM EDT
Friday Night Jazz at the Anchor In 2015-2016 Season and Schedule
The eagerly awaited return of Friday Night Jazz at the Anchor In is within sight at last. JD Jazz and Blues will get the Fall Season rolling on October 2, keeping the fun and entertainment going while you enjoy the great full dinner and appetizer menu, full bar and excellent service that the In has to offer. The hours for music will be from 6 to 9 pm, with doors opening at 5 pm and staying open until 10 pm.
The Anchor In is the downstairs level of the Oasis Pub on 3122 West Lake Road in Erie, Pennsylvania. The club has a free parking lot which leads right to the club's entrances, the door to the right leading down to the In. There's no smoking permitted within the building's walls, and unless specified there's no cover charge.
To be sure you have a table for dinner, call 814-833-1212 for reservations.
The Fall lineup is well under way, presenting some of our favorite artists from the region. After JD opens the season, bari-sax player Bruce Johnstone, Buffalo trumpeter Tim Clarke, saxophonist and comedian Stan Bialomizy and our favorite chocolate maker from Romolo Chocolates, bassist Tony Stefanelli complete October's Frank Singer Duos. November begins with Erie bassist, promoter and community leader Stephen Trohoske and Misery Bay Big Band director, trumpeter Jeff Gibbens joining Frank, each for an evening.
Erie favorite pianist James Madden takes over the evening on November 20, joined by bassist Ed Hallahan. JD Jazz and Blues close out November on Thanksgiving weekend, so plan on doing a little partying with us as we work off those turkey comas. They do serve coffee at the Anchor In as well, in case you need some...
Future events include plans to have Richie Cole return, and we are in negotiation with some other artists who have passed this way recently and want to return for more fun!
2: JD Jazz and Blues
9: Frank Singer Duo wsg Bruce Johnstone
16: Frank Singer Duo wsg Tim Clarke
23: Frank Singer Duo wsg Stan Bialomizy
30: Frank Singer Duo wsg Tony Stefanelli
6: Frank Singer Duo wsg Stephen Trohoske
13: Frank Singer Duo wsg Jeff Gibbens
20: James Madden Duo wsg Ed Hallahan
27: JD Jazz and Blues
Sun, Jul 8th, 2012 9:47 PM EDT
Cat's A Bear from July 7, 2012 JazzErie Jazz & Blues Walk @ Docksider
First Set at Docksider's Bar
- Head's Up (Cuts In)
- Swing Keel Conga Dos
- All Decked Out
- Eye Of The Pyramid (Partial)
Frank Singer (guitar) Joe Dorris (drums) Joe Frisina (bass) Phil Papotnik (sax) Nick 'Tito' Ronzitti (percussion)
Tue, Feb 21st, 2012 5:30 PM EST
One World Tribe from April 9, 2011 at the Thunderbird in Pittsburgh
Thu, Dec 29th, 2011 12:34 PM EST
Mon, Nov 14th, 2011 10:46 PM EST
Erie Times-News Showcase Spotlight
Thu, Mar 24th, 2011 10:38 PM EDT
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Wed, Aug 25th, 2010 7:51 AM EDT
Ahimsa Beat at the Erie Jazz & Blues Festival on August 8, 2010 wsg Chelsea Baratz
This is a video taken by Steve Leitzinger of our version of Mr. Magic - thanks Steve!
Tue, Aug 10th, 2010 7:30 AM EDT
One World Tribe on July 24, 2010 at the Chaffee Gathering in Girard PA.
This is a video taken by Steve Leitzinger of OWT doing our version of "Everyday People" including lyric by chelaBOP.
Mon, May 17th, 2010 5:40 PM EDT
Unsolicited Commentary from a Friend & Fellow Musician
I happened to be in NYC last weekend. Saturday night I was able to see
Mulgrew Miller with a sextet at the Jazz Standard. It was a very enjoyable
and inspiring show. But, it made me think.....
Yeah - these are world class musicians. But, I know guys at home on
the same level. Holy smokes - I get to work with guys on this level at
Thanks! It's good to know you. It's good to enjoy your talents and to
even be part of that music making experience on occasion.
Just tho't I'd tell ya.
Sun, Feb 7th, 2010 11:56 AM EST
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Mon, Feb 1st, 2010 2:19 PM EST
Ahimsa Beat & LEBD on You Tube
Ahimsa Beat & LEBD
From the Rock & Arts for Haiti event, January 29, 2010
Carla Fleming of Lake Erie Belly Dance with Frank Singer, Tony Grey, Steve Trohoske & Rickie Hopkins of Ahimsa Beat.
Wed, Jan 20th, 2010 2:52 PM EST
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Thu, Oct 22nd, 2009 3:08 PM EDT
Modal 1 Jam CD hits the streets!
The long-awaited follow-up to the Jam Along Blues CD (click here for more) is now available online at CD Baby.
For more information about the CD, and for the PDF materials that accompany the disc, check out Jam Along CDs/Modal 1.
Wed, Oct 14th, 2009 3:44 PM EDT
YOUTUBE: Ahimsa Beat: Live AT Nelsons: June 23 2009
I want to thank
Jamie Glaser for introducing me to the possibilties Skype.
This incredible musician took time out of his day to help me get started, so thanks Jamie!
Don't forget to check out his
Music for Pets and People CD and project.
He's raising money for a good cause, and the music is fun!
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The Mouse and the Lion
Hip Hop Dance Beats
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Until next time,
peace - f
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