Neil Rose Band

Chicago Born Neil Rose is a drummer with an extensive history in blues and rock.  With over 40 years of experience, he's played with legends and performed around the world.  He puts in the right amount of hot sauce to keep the blues alive!

Clarence Fleming

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My music education began with the accordion as a child. Eventually we had a band that entertained at weddings, picnics and parties. As a teenager I switched to the piano as my instrument of choice.

I was fortunate to have excellent teachers who were professional musicians and graduates of the Julliard School in New York. I accompanied choral and theater groups, entertained at various restaurants and lounges in the Chicago Area.

A career in information technology interrupted for a period of time. While on business trips to Europe, the UK, Japan and Korea I had the opportunity to entertain at various venues in between business projects.

While back home I started to entertain in local venues:

Port Edwards, The Anvil Club, Turnberry Country Club, Rahr West Art Museum are some of the venues over the last 15 years.

Home parties and business events were also some of my bookings.

 

 

SANTA BRUNCH - Linda O'Connor

Little did I know, as I was pursuing my master's in piano performance at E.I.U., that I would be using my talents to entertain children in the public schools as well as adults around the piano at the Anvil Club.   It's been 38 enjoyable years of performing at the club, and no two nights have been the same.  I treasure the many friendships I've made since I began playing here. For me, this is more than a restaurant or simply a place to perform, it's a part of my personal repertoire.  I'm excited about the Anvil club's future and the direction it's headed.

Pino Farina

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Pino Farina is a singer-songwriter from the Chicago suburbs. He has been playing and performing for over 20 years. In his early career, as a member of the indie-rock band Punsapaya, he toured the country extensively and in 2005 was awarded the Rock Album of the Year by the Chicago Music Awards. After some time off to raise a family, the band has picked up where they left off, and have been writing and recording new original material. Out of sheer passion for music, Pino performs acoustic covers that span a wide spectrum of popular music. Sharing his influences from The Beatles, Tom Petty, U2, The Eagles, etc, it is sure to be a great evening of music from the classic rock songbook of the 70's and 80's to some of today's current classics.

Jeff Deutsch

Jeffrey Deutsch recently performed in Europe, aboard the number one cruise ship in the world, the Crystal Serenity, then at a jazz club in Paris, and then for two months at the elegant Kurhaus Hotel in Holland. When he's home in the Chicago area, he is a busy performer at private parties, corporate functions, and in the piano bars of major hotels. But the Anvil Club has been his "Gig Home" for almost two decades, and he's always happy to be back.

SANTA BRUNCH - Violin Twinz

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Twin sisters, Emily and Sarah Fischer of Elgin, IL began playing violin at the young age of 3 years old with the Suzuki School of Elgin.  Now at the age of 18 years old, they have developed a passion for music performance that has been cultivated with over 15 years of Violin, 5 years of piano and 3 years of Guitar instruction.  Emily and Sarah have also performed with the Elgin Youth Symphony and are graduates of Larkin High Schools, Performing Arts Academy’s Class of 2014.  Additionally, the girls have performed in several Talent Shows, Pit Orchestra’s, House of Blues, Wedding and several local fine dining Restaurants in the Chicago area. 

Currently Emily and Sarah are attending Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.  Emily is Majoring in Violin Performance with a Minor in Music Education.  Sarah is majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Music.  Their music repertoire includes a wide variety of Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, Pop, Country and Improvisation styles of Music.  

CHILI & GLOGG - Linda O'Connor's

Linda O'Connor will be celebrating her 40th Anniversary of playing at The Anvil Club. 

Little did I know, as I was pursuing my master's in piano performance at E.I.U., that I would be using my talents to entertain children in the public schools as well as adults around the piano at the Anvil Club.   It's been 38 enjoyable years of performing at the club, and no two nights have been the same.  I treasure the many friendships I've made since I began playing here. For me, this is more than a restaurant or simply a place to perform, it's a part of my personal repertoire.  I'm excited about the Anvil club's future and the direction it's headed.

The Jazz Mercenaries

A Chicago area jazz quartet featuring jazz in all forms. From Bop to Swing, Bossa and Blues. The jazz group provides a musical environment that is enjoyable to both the seasoned jazz fan and those who are new to jazz music.  Comprised of local Chicago talent with decades of experience and a passion for live performance.

EARLY SEATING NYE - Violin Twinz

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Twin sisters, Emily and Sarah Fischer of Elgin, IL began playing violin at the young age of 3 years old with the Suzuki School of Elgin.  Now at the age of 18 years old, they have developed a passion for music performance that has been cultivated with over 15 years of Violin, 5 years of piano and 3 years of Guitar instruction.  Emily and Sarah have also performed with the Elgin Youth Symphony and are graduates of Larkin High Schools, Performing Arts Academy’s Class of 2014.  Additionally, the girls have performed in several Talent Shows, Pit Orchestra’s, House of Blues, Wedding and several local fine dining Restaurants in the Chicago area. 

Currently Emily and Sarah are attending Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.  Emily is Majoring in Violin Performance with a Minor in Music Education.  Sarah is majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Music.  Their music repertoire includes a wide variety of Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, Pop, Country and Improvisation styles of Music.