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.
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.
Jessica Wendt and Joe Nocchi met in high school where they both participated in various music groups. Even throughout both of their college careers, they have continued to create music. Their musical style is a mix of jazz, singer-songwriter, and contemporary music. Their musical influences include Nora Jones, James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel, and Ella Fitzgerald.
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.