NormFest

Sunday
16
Feb

A Jam Session Remembering Norman Tischler

  • Venue:Supper Club
  • Showtime:4:00 pm
  • Doors open:3:30 pm
  • All Ages, Free Admission
Hosted by Moss Stanley & Friends
Why you should see this show….

Come together and toast one of Cleveland’s most beloved musicians, Norman Tischler, one year after his passing. Hosted by Moss Stanley & Friends. We will be featuring Norm’s favorite foods: deviled eggs, corned beef sandwich, apple pie.
 

About Norman Tischler
Originally a native of Brooklyn, NY, Norman arrived in Cleveland nearly thirty years ago as a VISTA volunteer and quickly found himself a gig in the house band for WEWS’s Upbeat show where he backed up dozens of nationally known rock and soul artists. After the demise of the show he joined the legendary band Tiny Alice with whom he toured nationally and recorded for Kama Sutra Records. It would be hard to count the bands Norm has played with since that time, but just for fun, let’s mention a few: Brothers Blues Band, Blue Lunch, Edsels, Freewheelin’, the BopKats, Mary Martin, Robert Lockwood, Jr., Bill Dawg and the Extraordinares, Gopher Broke, Victory Boulevard, DT and the Shakes, and the Motion. It is with the Motion that he can be seen performing in the film Light of Day. In recent years, Norman had become one of the area’s most sought after wind instrument teachers.

When one thinks of strolling musicians, thoughts usually go to Continental dining rooms and strolling violinists, or Mexican cantinas with mariachi trumpets and/or guitars. Not for Norman Tischler. He was a strolling saxophonist. Norman was one of the Cleveland area’s best known and most sought-after sax players. It all started in 1995 when the band director at one of the local high schools asked him to play solo sax for the senior class dinner. “I stood in the lobby of Wellington’s Restaurant and played old songs for two hours. These were songs that I hadn’t played for over twenty years and I remembered them like it was yesterday. I did “Some Enchanted Evening,” I did “Anything Goes” I played Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Rogers and Hart, Rogers and Hammerstein, and a whole bunch of old tunes that I used to play at hotels in the Catskill Mountains when I was in high school and college. It’s so much hipper than a strolling violin player, don’t you think?”

 

Dining Option

Purchase of a ticket to a show in the Supper Club ensures you will have a seat for the concert. However, if you intend to dine before or during the performance, you also need to make a dining reservation. To make a dining reservation, click here or call our Box Office at (216) 242-1250. Click here to see Rusty Anchor menu.

If you are attending a concert in the Supper Club with a party of two or more, please have one person make a reservation for the whole group to ensure you are seated together. If you are attending with a party of eight or more, you must call the Box Office to make your reservation at (216) 242-1250.

To better serve all our customers, we require that you arrive on time for your dining reservation. Arriving more than 15 minutes after your reserved time will result in the cancellation of your reservation. You will be seated for the concert, but you may be put on a waiting list for dining.

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