August 2017

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Newport Jazz Festival August 4-6 at Fort Adams State Park, Newport RI

Provincetown Jazz Festival 10th & 14th with
Molly Ringwald in Provincetown & Ken Peplowski in Cotuit
TICKETS are selling very quickly so please buy now if you are plan on attending and we have a Free Bus to Provincetown

Coming soon:
Jeff & Joel’s House Party has changed dates to October 13, 14 and 15, 2017.  $225pp for 3 sessions Saturday and Sunday.   As in past JJHP Friday night will be $40 per person with Saturday and Sunday sessions remaining $80 per person.  For tickets call (203)208-1481.

Primavera Ristorante

Primavera Ristorante, Millis MA

Blue Horizon Jazz Band  August 3, Thursday Jazz at Primavera Ristorante,  20 Pleasant Street (off Route 109) in Millis, MA.  02054  (508) 376-2026 7-9:30pm  http://www.primav.com/  Cover: $10 cash at the door. Primavera SCHEDULE

 

 


Please check out the Weekly Events  for ongoing performances not listed here, and always call the venues for confirmation of date and time.

1 Tue 6:30-8:30pm Grupo Fantasia ~ Cool Calypso for a Hot Summer’s Night! at Tuesday nights throughout the summer at Milford Musicians Pavilion, Corner of Congress and Walnut Street, Milford, MA.  Rain date, the following Thursday.  http://www.claflinhill.com/summer-series/
1 Tue 7-10pm Kenny Wenzel & Friends with Kenny Wenzel trombone/flute, Peter Kontrimas bass, Chris Taylor keyboards, Gene Roma drums  every Tuesday from 7 to 10pm, No cover, at Martini’s Bar & Grill, 50 Court St. Plymouth MA  http://martinisplymouth.com/  It’s always an entertaining time and the crowd is fun and friendly.
1 Tue 8pm Dr. Michael White at 14th Annual Cape Cod Jazz Festival, Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, 2173 MA-28, Harwich, MA 02645   Call 508.430.3000 for reservation   http://wequassett.com/jazz/
2 Wed 12-1:30pm The New New Orleans Jazz Band 1st Wednesday of the month at Burlington MA COA, 61 Center St. Burlington MA 781.270.1950.  Phone 781-505 4953 for confirmation.   www.facebook.com/NNOJB
2 Wed 6pm 12th Season of Summer Jazz with Bart Weisman at Provincetown Art Association and Museum at the Monument, 460 Commercial St. Provincetown, MA 02657   featuring Dane Vannatter (vocals) with the Cape Cod Jazz Quintet: Steve Ahern (trumpet & flute), Bruce Abbott (sax & flute), Fred Boyle (piano), Ron Ormsby (bass), and Bart Weisman (drums).
2 Wed 7-9pm New England Banjo Orchestra at the Gazebo in the Center of Town, Norwood MA   With 13 banjos and one tuba, the group performs songs from the 1920s through the 2000s. Summerfest back for 38th year
2 Wed 7:30-a0pm Dick Lupino Quartet every Wednesday at Sardella’s, 30 Memorial Blvd, Newport, 401-849-6312, this week with Dick Lupino, Johnny Souza, Greg Wardson
2 Wed 7:30pm New London Big Band at The Social Bar + Kitchen – 208 Bank Street – New London CT 16pc Big Band, FREE  (860) 442-6900
2 Wed 8pm Platinum featuring vocalist Lydia Harrell at 14th Annual Cape Cod Jazz Festival, Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, 2173 MA-28, Harwich, MA 02645   Call 508.430.3000 for reservation   http://wequassett.com/jazz/
2 Wed 9pm Alexei Tsiganov Trio Every 1st Wednesday of the month LATIN-BRAZILIAN JAZZ Jam at Ryles! 9pm-9:30pm House Band – Alexei Tsiganov Trio: Alexei Tsiganov – Piano & Percussion, Greg Ryan – Bass, Oscar Suchanek – Drums & Percussion, 9:30pm – JAM STARTS!!!  Bring your charts & friends!  ALL AGES WELCOME!
3 Thu 12:30-1:30pm Lincoln Traditional Jazz Band’s first Fridays lunchtime concerts at Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford d. Lincoln MA moved – Bemis is closed on summer Fridays.  
3 Thu 7-9:30pm Blue Horizon Jazz Band at Primavera Ristorante,  20 Pleasant Street (off Route 109) in Millis, MA.  02054  (508) 376-2026   http://www.primav.com/  Cover: $10 cash at the door.  Primavera SCHEDULE
3 Thu 7:30pm Tedi Marsh sings the music of Michel Legrand with Bruce Abbott (sax & flute), Fabiano de Castro (piano), Ron Ormsby (bass), and Bart Weisman (drums) at Cotuit Center for the Arts  4404 Falmouth Rd, Cotuit MA 508-428-0669  Tickets $30, $28 for seniors/veterans, $25 for members Premium tables with wine available
4-6 Newport Jazz Festival, Fort Adams State Park, Newport RI
Lineup   4th – Evan Christopher‘s Clarinet Road is honored to showcase music anchored in the New Orleans tradition at the renowned festival in Newport, Rhode Island. A set of original music with my New Orleans rhythm section will be enhanced by a brass complement led by trumpet-man Leon Brown.
4 Fri 1-4pm Tune Timers dance band every Friday 1-4pm at Holliston Senior Center, 150 Goulding St, Holliston, MA 01746 Phone(508) 429-0622   (Center may close for holidays and bad weather.)
4 Fri 6-9pm Wally’s Café, 427 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02118   Phone: (617) 424-1408 Friday &  Saturday 6 pm – 9 pm Jam Session, 9:30 pm – 2:00 am Jazz  Established 1947
4 Fri 7-9:30pm Bill’s Seafood All Stars  with Noel Kaletsky reeds, Tom Boates trombone, Bill Sinclair piano, Lou Bocciarelli bass and Tom Palinko drums.  All Stars every Friday at Bill’s Seafood, 548 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498 (Rt. 1 – Exit 65 off I-95) (860)399-7224
4 Fri 7-10pm Swing 39 at La Trattoria Restaurant, 21 Old Albany Turnpike, Canton, CT 06019 (860) 673-5000  We play every Friday 7-10pm in the lounge where the atmosphere is casual, no cover or admission. Russ Whitman clarinet/sax, Luke Nelson guitar, Donn Doucette string bass,   www.latrattoriact.net
4 Fri 8pm Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue and Rhianna Giddens at Tennis International Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino, Newport RI. Also, don’t miss the Pre-Concert Cocktail Party on the Horseshoe Piazza. The party starts at 6:30 and includes open bar, music and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are limited and exclusively for concertgoers. Party attendees must purchase a separate ticket to the Festival concert.  more event details visit our website.
5 Sat 8am-noon Howard Kaplan presents Saturday Swing Session  and Big Band Brunch every Saturday morning on www.wicn.org  90.5 FM NPR.  Can’t get enough of Ella, Sinatra, Armstrong and how about Basie? We can’t either! Start your weekend off right, with all of your favorite swing artists.
5 Sat 10am-noon Lincoln Traditional Jazz Band. Saturdays 10 – 12 am until the fall at Codman Farm, Codman Rd, Lincoln Center, Lincoln MA
5 Sat 1-4pm Dick Lupino Quartet every Saturday in August at Greenvale Vineyard, 582 Wapping Road Portsmouth, RI 401-847-3777 This week with Dick Lupino, Greg Abate, Kent Hewitt, Rick Wells  http://www.greenvale.com/
5 Sat 1-5pm Dixie Hot Four, with Buzz Cote, trumpet, Joe Sheppard, piano, Scott Philbrick, banjo, and Bill Birtles, bass sax,  Saturday afternoons 1-5pm at The Gazebo at Canobie Lake Park, 85 N Policy St, Salem, NH 03079 (603) 893-3506  Summer through September
5 Sat 7:30-11pm Trilogy  at the Frohsinn Club, 25 North Quinsigamond Ave. Shrewsbury, MA  01545.  Ballroom dancing, Members free. Non-members $10.00 at the door. Cash bar. Bring a dessert or snack to share at the 9:30 coffee break.
5 Sat 7:30pm? Billy Novick & Guy Van Duser at Club Passim, Cambridge, MA
5 Sat 8pm Suede at Payomet Performing Arts Ctr, Truro, MA
5 & 4 closed Sculler’s Jazz Club, 400 Soldiers Field Rd Boston MA (617) 562-4111 closed during Newport Jazz Festival    http://www.scullersjazz.com
5 Sat 8:30-11:30pm The Johnny Souza Quartet at The Office Bistro, 
114 Water Street, Plymouth MA
5 & 6 Roaring Twenties Lawn Party at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA, 01938 Presented by Boston Swing Central and The Crane Estate.
Tamar Korn with A Kornucopia and with Baby Soda Jazz Band, Cassidy & The Orleans Kids
A true celebration of vintage culture! Attracting thousands of guests in Gatsby-esque apparel, this retro picnic features live music and dancing, performances, lawn games, a Vintage Faire and more.  Ticketing Questions   tschell@thetrustees.org    978-356-4351 x4015.
General Questions info@bostonswingcentral.org  978-884-7690    https://roaringtwentieslawnparty.org/
 6 Sun 9am-noon  Dixieland  Jazz Etc. on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays, with Jane and Henry on community radio station WOMR, the ‘voice’ of Cape Cod. They are heard across the Bay in the Plymouth area on 92.1 FM and in the midcape area on WRMR 91.3 FM Orleans and  stream at www.WOMR.org. The emphasis is definitely on Traditional and Dixieland Jazz,  melody and harmony  whether played by original artists such as Louis Armstrong and Django Reinhardt, Randy Sanke, The New Black Eagle Jazz Band or  Vince Giordano.  Alternating with Cape Cod Big Band Music with Steve Shervanian
6 Sun 11am-2pm Winiker Jazz Trio  fabulous jazz brunch with dancing every Sunday morning. You’ll love this great new Bistro Duet, 190 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington MA 781-316-8808 . bistroduet.com     Poster
6 Sun noon New Liberty Jazz Band on their 1941 Fire Truck in the Newburyport MA Parade
6 Sun 3-4:30pm Wolverine Jazz Band at Lakeside Memorial Park Beach, Dedham St. Sharon, MA 781-828-7216 email: info@sharonmemorial.com
6 Sun 5-7pm Black Sheep Dixieland Band concert at Winchester Park, Ashburnham, MA.  Bring the kids and lawn chairs.
6 Sun 6:30pn Paul McWilliams (piano)  Sunday Summer at Riverway, South Yarmouth MA
6 Sun 6:30 – 9:30pm Fred Fried (8-string guitar) and Bruce Abbott (sax/flute) Sundays in July and August at Stewart’s Seafood Restaurant & Tavern – 4380 Route 6, North Eastham MA – 508-240-7900
6 Sun 6-8pm Tom Nutile Big Band at Norwood Summer Concert Series held every Sunday in August at the Town Common, Washington Street, Norwood MA (free admission)
6 Sun 6:15-8:15pm Ludwig and Auntie Hilda AKA Lou and Jan Borelli play a German Augtoberfest (Oktoberfest in August) at the Paxton MA Bandstand.  German singing, dancing, yodeling and activities for all ages.  Bring the kids and lawn chairs.
Mon-Thu 12-3pm Michelle Willson, The ‘Evil Gal’ on The Blend,  www.wicn.org      NPR Worcester MA radio
7 Mon 4-6pm Percussive Urban Swing at  Beverly Farmers Market
7 Mon 7-10pm Roadhouse Cafe Jazz Ensemble every Monday at the Back Door Bistro, Roadhouse Café, 488 South St. Hyannis MA 7-10pm, Resv. 508-775-2386. Celebrating 36 years.  Ted Casher alternating weeks with Dennis Cook on reeds, Dave Zinno bass, Chris Taylor piano, Lori Columbo vocals Gary Johnson drums.
7 Mon 7-8pm Bert Jackson Quartet at Eastham MA Green
Full Jackson listing at bertland.com
 7 Mon 8pm Fabiano de Castro (piano) from São Paulo, Brazil with Mark Greel (trumpet), Bruce Abbott (sax), Ron Ormsby (bass), and Bart Weisman (drums)  at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664 508.394.7100  . Here is a link for tickets http://www.cultural-center.org/…/sizzling-hot-latin-jazz-w…/
7 Mon 8pm Hartford Jazz Orchestra led by pianist Donn Trenner at the Arch Street Tavern in Hartford, every Monday evening no cover!  Call 203-453-2988, call 860 246-7610.
8 Tue 6:30-8:30pm Swing Night with The Fantasy Big Band at Tuesday nights throughout the summer at Milford Musicians Pavilion, Corner of Congress and Walnut Street, Milford, MA.  Rain date, the following Thursday.  http://www.claflinhill.com/summer-series/
9 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Matt Brown Trio with Bruce Abbott sax at Del Mar Bistro,  907 Main Street, Route 28, Chatham, MA 02633 – 508-945-9988   No cover. Reservations suggested
9 Wed 7pm Johnny Souza Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band In the Lobby Bar at the Spire Center for the Arts, 25 1/2 Court St., Plymouth, MA 02360 | (508) 746-4488 (Beer & Wine Available) $5 Admission for Participants or Listeners Wednesday Nights
10 Thu 5pm Pete Collins’  “The Jazz Band Ball”– full band at Annual BBQ on Pemaquid Beach, Maine
10 Thu 6-8pm Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band at Smarty’s, 215 Main Street, Niantic, Great music and plenty of room for dancing! Reservations 860.739.8818.  For more information about Smarty’s, visit them on the web at www.smartysniantic.com
Note:
 There isn’t much parking “on site” at Smarty’s but there is parking across the street.
10 Thu 7-9:30pm Eli and The Hot Six at Primavera Ristorante,  20 Pleasant Street (off Route 109) in Millis, MA.  02054  (508) 376-2026   http://www.primav.com/  Cover: $10 cash at the door.  Primavera SCHEDULE (usually 3rd Thursday) Eli Newberger/leader on tuba, Bob Winter on piano, Herb Gardner on trombone, Bo Winiker on trumpet, Ted Casher on clarinet and saxes, Jimmy Mazzy on banjo/vocals, Zac Casher on drums, Elaine Woo and Watson Reid on vocals. The band honors the New Orleans tradition of ensemble improvising while featuring the solo brilliance of its individual personalities.
10 & 14 7pm 13th Annual PROVINCETOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL 
Thursday, August 10 at Crown & Anchor, Provincetown
Monday, August 14 at Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit MA
– Thursday, August 10, 7:00pm: The Crown & Anchor, 247 Commercial St. Provincetown: Molly Ringwald (vocals),  Takumi Kakimoto (piano), Ron Ormsby (bass), and Bart Weisman (drums).   Free BUS to Provincetown! Thanks to Plymouth & Brockton, we have a “free” bus leaving Hyannis Exit 6 commuter parking lot at 4:00pm for the Thursday, August 10 concert at The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown. This bus will also stop at Exit 10 commuter parking lot.
10 Thu 8pm Rene Marie, vocals, at Scullers Jazz Club, Doubletree Suites by Hilton, 400 Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA 02134    (617) 562-4111    View Event
10 Thu 8pm The Squeezebox Stompers (Cajun zydeco) at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar, 35 Railroad Square, Nashua, NH  603-578-0200  $12 adv.  $15 door check http://www.riverwalknashua.com/
10-11 8:30 Freddie Cole at Side Door Cafe, OLD LYME INN, 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, Connecticut 06371  advance tickets available online or by calling (860) 434-2600
11 Fri 7-9:30pm Bill’s Seafood All Stars  with Paul Boehmpke subbing for Noel and Charlie Weyant ( ? ) subbing for Tom Boates, Bill Sinclair piano, Lou Bocciarelli bass and Tom Palinko drums.  All Stars every Friday at Bill’s Seafood, 548 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498 (Rt. 1 – Exit 65 off I-95) (860)399-7224
11 Fri 7-10pm Swing 39 at La Trattoria Restaurant, 21 Old Albany Turnpike, Canton, CT 06019 (860) 673-5000  We play every Friday 7-10pm in the lounge where the atmosphere is casual, no cover or admission. Russ Whitman clarinet/sax, Luke Nelson guitar, Donn Doucette string bass,   www.latrattoriact.net
11 Fri 9:15-midnight

The Swing Legacy at Boston Swing Central, Q Ballroom,
26 New St, Cambridge, MA (just off the Alewife Brook Parkway) Swing Dance (admission $15, students/seniors $13) Swing dance lesson 8:00-9:00  Easy parking. Their repertoire concentrates on classic big band swing music, including many Duke Ellington and Count Basie numbers. The Swing Legacy is acclaimed for its impeccable musicianship, powerful beat, and exquisite swing.

12 Sat 8am-noon

Howard Kaplan presents Saturday Swing Session  and Big Band Brunch every Saturday morning on www.wicn.org  90.5 FM NPR.  Can’t get enough of Ella, Sinatra, Armstrong and how about Basie? We can’t either! Start your weekend off right, with all of your favorite swing artists.

12 Sat ?

Catherine Russell at Side Door Cafe, Old Lyme, CT 

12 Sat 9:30-11am

Danville Town Band – Danville Fair Concert & Parade,  Danville Green, Danville, VT

12 Sat 7:30-11pm

Rhythm  at the Frohsinn Club, 25 North Quinsigamond Ave. Shrewsbury, MA  01545.  Ballroom dancing, Members free. Non-members $10.00 at the door. Cash bar. Bring a dessert or snack to share at the 9:30 coffee break.

12 Sat 8pm

New Black Eagle Jazz Band at Firehouse Center of the Arts, #1 Market Square, Newburyport MA; (978) 462-7336.  If you like the uplifting and soulful music of New Orleans, you’ll love the sound of this band!

12 Sat 8pm

Freddy Cole at Sculler’s Jazz Club  400 Soldiers Field Rd Boston MA (617) 562-4111   http://www.scullersjazz.com  $35

12 Sat 8pm Roomful of Blues at TCAN, Natick Center for the Arts, 14 Summer St. Natick MA $30 public | $25 members  508.647.0097
12 Sat 8:30pm Catherine Russell  at Side Door Cafe, OLD LYME INN, 85 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, Connecticut 06371  advance tickets available online or by calling (860) 434-2600
12 Sat 9pm Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band Dance Party at Thunder Road Music Club & Rock n’ Roll Bistro in Somerville,  MA
 13 Sun 9am-noon  Dixieland  Jazz Etc. on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays, with Jane and Henry on community radio station WOMR, the ‘voice’ of Cape Cod. They are heard across the Bay in the Plymouth area on 92.1 FM and in the midcape area on WRMR 91.3 FM Orleans and  stream at www.WOMR.org. The emphasis is definitely on Traditional and Dixieland Jazz,  melody and harmony  whether played by original artists such as Louis Armstrong and Django Reinhardt, Randy Sanke, The New Black Eagle Jazz Band or  Vince Giordano.  Alternating with Cape Cod Big Band Music with Steve Shervanian
13 Sun 1pm

Pete Collins “Jazz Band Ball” at Fort William Henry after the Lobster Boat Races for “Olde Bristol days”  in the village of New Harbor in the town of Bristol, Maine.

13 Sun 1-7pm

Wicked Trio with special guest Paul Lesniak will be opening for Pops by the Sea at Hyannis Village Green, 367 Main St. Hyannis, MA 02601 The most important fundraising event of the year for the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod   Tickets Now Available!

13 Sun 2pm Diva Jazz Orchestra at Shalin Liu  Performance Center, 37 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966 (978) 546-7391    A straight-ahead. swinging ensemble of 15 consummate jazz musicians, who just happen to be women. DIVA is rooted in the tradition and excitement of the great big bands, with a focus on originality and personality.
13 Sun 2-4pm

The Big Four All Stars – Paul Midiri trombone and vibes, Joe Midiri soprano sax and clarinet, Jeff Barnhart stride piano, Steve Taddeo drums, with Caroline Griep vocals, at Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford Road, Lincoln, MA  FREE!

13 Sun 2-4pm
Wolverine Jazz Band at Stark Park Summer Concert Series, River Rd, Manchester, NH 03104   (860) 461-2329
13 Sun 3-4:30pm
Dixie Diehards Dixieland Jazz Band at Summer Concert Series – New Orleans JazzBeech Tree State Park, Sharon MA Sharon, MA
13-18 Jazz Camp Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick RI  http://jazzcamp.com/
13 Sun 4-6pm Hilary Gardner and Ehud Ashiere at Woods Hole Jazz Summer Concerts,  Highfield Hall and Gardens, 56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540  New to Woods Hole Jazz and rated one of the top rising female jazz vocalists by Downbeat Magazine, Hilary Gardner has a fresh, clear and beautiful voice, whether singing jazz standards, Broadway tunes, or contemporary jazz. She brings with her Israeli pianist Ehud Asherie.   Buy Svetlana and the Delancey Five Tickets Now
13 Sun 6pm SOS Big Band at Norwood Summer Concert Series at the Town Common, Washington Street, Norwood MA (free admission)
13 Sun 7pm John Pizzarelli and pianist/composer Daniel Jobim, grandson of bossa nova icon Antonio Carlos Jobim at Shalin Liu  Performance Center, 37 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966 (978) 546-7391
13 Sun 7pm Khalif Neville Trio w. Charles Neville at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar, 35 Railroad Square, Nashua, NH  603-578-0200  $7 plus handling
13 Sun 8pm Catherine Russell at The Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Rd, North Truro, MA 02652 (508) 487-5400 “One of the outstanding singers of our time…she continually shows how jazz, blues and the Great American Songbook are…
14 Mon 7-9pm The New New Orleans Jazz Band on 2nd and 4th Mondays except holidays 7-9pm at the Burlington C.O.A., 61 Center St. Burlington MA 781.270.1950.  Phone 781-505 4953 for confirmation.   www.facebook.com/NNOJB
14 Mon 7:30pm 13th Annual Provincetown Jazz Festival — Ken Peplowski and Atla & Matt DeChamplain make their Provincetown Jazz Festival debuts at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. 4404 Route 28, Cotuit, Cape Cod, MA.  Atla DeChamplain (vocals) and Matt DeChamplain (piano) will open the concert and they have a love for jazz which brought them together. Accompanied by Ron Ormsby on bass and Bart Weisman on drums. 
Ken Peplowski “is arguably the greatest living jazz clarinetist” says Russell Davies, BBC2. He has recorded approximately 50 CDs as a soloist, and close to 400 as a sideman and some of the many artists he has performed/recorded with include Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Peggy Lee, Woody Allen, Benny Goodman, and Madonna.  He will be accompanied by Matt DeChamplain on piano, Ron Ormsby on bass, and Bart Weisman on drums.
https://www.provincetownjazzfestival.org/
14 Mon 8pm Southcoast Jazz Orchestra at Gilda’s Stone Rooster, 27 Wareham Road (Rt. 6), Marion, MA 02738  Phone: 508-748-9700 Always a Monday night, always 8-10 pm, always a great time !  Facebook
 15 Tue 12-2pm  Rick MacWilliams Trio with John Clark clarinet, Jim Mazzy banjo and Rick MacWilliams tuba at Norman B. Leventhal Park, Post Office Square. 50 Federal St, Boston, MA 02110
16 Wed 12-1:30pm The New New Orleans Jazz Band 3rd Wednesdays at The Commons, 1 Harvest Circle, Lincoln, MA 01773
Phone: (781) 430-6000
16 Wed 7:30-10pm Dick Lupino Trio every Wednesday at Sardella’s, 30 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI,  401-849-6312
17 Thu 5:30-~6:30pm

The “Summer Celebration of Jewish Music” offers its response to Nick Cave’s astonishing exhibit “Until,” shown at Mass MoCA in North Adams. Featuring the “Youth Alive” Dancers and Drum Corps from Pittsfield , directed by African American activist Shirley Edgerton.  They will be joined by the great Blues and Gospel singer Wanda Houston, dancers from the youth program at Congregation Knesset Israel of Pittsfield, clarinetist Paul Green and tuba virtuoso Eli Newberger.   Location:  Mass MoCA, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247. Gallery admission is $18 for adults, $16 for veterans and seniors, $12 for students, $8 for children 6 to 16, and free for children 5 and under. Members are admitted free year-round.

17 Thu 7-9:30pm Outrageous Fortune at Primavera Ristorante,  20 Pleasant Street (off Route 109) in Millis, MA.  02054  (508) 376-2026   http://www.primav.com/  Cover: $10 cash at the door.  Primavera SCHEDULE
18 Fri 1-4pm Tune Timers dance band every Friday 1-4pm at Holliston Senior Center, 150 Goulding St, Holliston, MA 01746 Phone(508) 429-0622   (Center may close for holidays and bad weather.)
18 Fri 6-8pm Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band at McCook Point Park, Niantic CT. We look forward to a beautiful outdoor concert on the water. Bring your comfy chairs or blankets and some snacks…and enjoy! In the event of inclement weather, the Town of East Lyme will notify them by 2:00pm that day.
18 Fri 6-9pm Wally’s Café, 427 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02118   Phone: (617) 424-1408 Friday &  Saturday 6 pm – 9 pm Jam Session, 9:30 pm – 2:00 am Jazz  Established 1947
18 Fri 7-9:30pm Bill’s Seafood All Stars  with Noel Kaletsky reeds, Tom Boates trombone, Bill Sinclair piano, Lou Bocciarelli bass and Tom Palinko drums.  All Stars every Friday at Bill’s Seafood, 548 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498 (Rt. 1 – Exit 65 off I-95) (860)399-7224
18 Fri 7-10pm Swing 39 at La Trattoria Restaurant, 21 Old Albany Turnpike, Canton, CT 06019 (860) 673-5000  We play every Friday 7-10pm in the lounge where the atmosphere is casual, no cover or admission. Russ Whitman clarinet/sax, Luke Nelson guitar, Donn Doucette string bass,   www.latrattoriact.net
19 Sat 8am-noon Howard Kaplan presents Saturday Swing Session  and Big Band Brunch every Saturday morning on www.wicn.org  90.5 FM NPR.  Can’t get enough of Ella, Sinatra, Armstrong and how about Basie? We can’t either! Start your weekend off right, with all of your favorite swing artists.
19 Sat 1:30-5pm Lincoln Trad Jazz Jam 3rd Saturday of the month at Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford Rd. Lincoln MA  tradjazzjam@gmail.com
19 Sat 1-5pm Dixie Hot Four, with Buzz Cote, trumpet, Joe Sheppard, piano, Scott Philbrick, banjo, and Bill Birtles, bass sax,  Saturday afternoons 1-5pm at The Gazebo at Canobie Lake Park, 85 N Policy St, Salem, NH 03079 (603) 893-3506  Summer through September
19 Sat 1-4pm Dick Lupino Quartet every Saturday in August at Greenvale Vineyard, 582 Wapping Road Portsmouth, RI 401-847-3777 http://www.greenvale.com/
19 Sat 8pm Chris Botti trumpet at The Melody Tent, 21 West Main St. Hyannis MA 508-775-5630 Doors open at 7pm.-$105.50 / $66.50 / $43.50
20 Sun 9am-noon  Dixieland  Jazz Etc. on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays, with Jane and Henry on community radio station WOMR, the ‘voice’ of Cape Cod. They are heard across the Bay in the Plymouth area on 92.1 FM and in the midcape area on WRMR 91.3 FM Orleans and  stream at www.WOMR.org. The emphasis is definitely on Traditional and Dixieland Jazz,  melody and harmony  whether played by original artists such as Louis Armstrong and Django Reinhardt, Randy Sanke, The New Black Eagle Jazz Band or  Vince Giordano.  Alternating with Cape Cod Big Band Music with Steve Shervanian
20 Sun 11am-2pm

Ron Poster Trio with Johnny Souza at Lucky’s Lounge – Sinatra Sunday Brunch, 355 Congress Street, Boston MA

 20 Sun 4pm

Bart Weisman Jazz Jam every 3rd Sunday at  Riverway Restaurant 1338 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA 508-398-2172   https://www.bartweisman.com/jazzjam

20 Sun 6-8pm

Galvanized Jazz Band with Fred Vigorito, Noel Kaletsky, Russ Whitman, Bill Sinclair, Art Hovey, Bob Bequillard, Joel Schiavone, Tom Artin, and vocalist Cynthia Fabian at Aunt Chilada, 3931 Whitney Avenue, known since 1993 as the best Mexican restaurant in the greater New Haven area. Seating is somewhat limited; please call 203-230-4640 to reserve a table, or just come anyway and sit at the bar. Click HERE for Jean Hadley’s review of a recent session

20 Sun 6-8pm  Oberlaendler Hofbrau Band  at Norwood Summer Concert Series held every Sunday in July and August at the Town Common, Washington Street, Norwood MA   (free admission)
20 Sun 6:30-9:30pm Fred Fried (8-string guitar) and Bruce Abbott (sax/flute) Sundays in July and August at Stewart’s Seafood Restaurant & Tavern – 4380 Route 6, North Eastham MA – 508-240-7900
20 Sun 8pm Chris Botti At Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT  $110  203-438-5795 https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/
21 Mon 6-9pm Squeeze Box Stompers (Cajun zydeco) at Bullfinch’s Summer Music on the Patio, every Monday in July & August.  730 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776  www.bullfinchs.com/music/
21 Mon 7-10pm

Roadhouse Cafe Jazz Ensemble every Monday at the Back Door Bistro, Roadhouse Café, 488 South St. Hyannis MA 7-10pm, Resv. 508-775-2386. Celebrating 36 years.  Ted Casher alternating weeks with Dennis Cook on reeds, Dave Zinno bass, Chris Taylor piano, Lori Columbo vocals Gary Johnson drums.

21 Mon 8pm Hartford Jazz Orchestra led by pianist Donn Trenner at the Arch Street Tavern in Hartford, every Monday evening no cover!  Call 203-453-2988, call 860 246-7610.
22 Tue 6-9pm  Eric Baldwin guitar, Tom Petrakes bass at Salvatores, 34 Park St. in downtown Andover MA
22 Tue 6:30-8:30pm The Claflin Hill Symphony Summer Winds ~ “Salute to Music Educators” Tuesday nights throughout the summer at Milford Musicians Pavilion, Corner of Congress and Walnut Street, Milford, MA.  Rain date, the following Thursday.  http://www.claflinhill.com/summer-series/
22 Tue 8pm Grace Kelly saxophone at 14th Annual Cape Cod Jazz Festival, Wequassett Resort and Golf Club, 2173 MA-28, Harwich, MA 02645   Call 508.430.3000 for reservation   http://wequassett.com/jazz/   
23 Wed 12-1:30pm The New New Orleans Jazz Band 3rd Wednesdays at The Commons, 1 Harvest Cir, Lincoln, MA 01773  Phone: (781) 430-6000
23 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Matt Brown Trio with Bruce Abbott sax at Del Mar Bistro,  907 Main Street, Route 28, Chatham, MA 02633 – 508-945-9988   No cover. Reservations suggested
24 Thu 12-2pm Rick MacWilliams Trio with Noel Kaletsky clarinet, Jim Mazzy banjo and Rick MacWilliams tuba at Norman B. Leventhal Park, 50 Federal St, Boston, MA 02110
24 Thu 6-8pm Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band at Smarty’s, 215 Main Street, Niantic, Great music and plenty of room for dancing! Reservations 860.739.8818.  For more information about Smarty’s, visit them on the web at www.smartysniantic.com
Note:
 There isn’t much parking “on site” at Smarty’s but there is parking across the street.
 24 Thu 6-10pm Compaq Big Band Great Gatsby Themed Gala Fundraiser for the Palace Theater (tickets TBD)   Bedford, NH
24 Thu 7-9:30pm Sarah Gardner & Herb Gardner, Sass and Bones, Thursday Jazz at Primavera Ristorante,  20 Pleasant Street (off Route 109) in Millis, MA.  02054  (508) 376-2026   http://www.primav.com/  Cover: $10 cash at the door.  Primavera SCHEDULE
24 Thu 7-9pm Lou Borelli Big Band plays at Carter Park, route 12 in downtown Leominster, MA,  Bring the kids and lawn chairs.
24 Thu 8pm Dirty Dozen Brass Band at Shalin Liu  Performance Center, 37 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966 (978) 546-7391
25 Fri 7-9:30pm Bill’s Seafood All Stars  with Noel Kaletsky reeds, Tom Boates trombone, Bill Sinclair piano, Lou Bocciarelli bass and Tom Palinko drums.  All Stars every Friday at Bill’s Seafood, 548 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498 (Rt. 1 – Exit 65 off I-95) (860)399-7224
25 Fri 7-10pm Swing 39 at La Trattoria Restaurant, 21 Old Albany Turnpike, Canton, CT 06019 (860) 673-5000  We play every Friday 7-10pm in the lounge where the atmosphere is casual, no cover or admission. Russ Whitman clarinet/sax, Luke Nelson guitar, Donn Doucette string bass,   www.latrattoriact.net
25 Fri 8pm Beausoleil avec Michel Doucet at Shalin Liu  Performance Center, 37 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966 (978) 546-7391
26 Sat 8am-noon Howard Kaplan presents Saturday Swing Session  and Big Band Brunch every Saturday morning on www.wicn.org  90.5 FM NPR.  Can’t get enough of Ella, Sinatra, Armstrong and how about Basie? We can’t either! Start your weekend off right, with all of your favorite swing artists.
26 Sat 10am-noon Lincoln Traditional Jazz Band. Saturdays 10 – 12 am until the fall at Codman Farm, Codman Rd, Lincoln Center, Lincoln MA
26 Sat 1-4pm Dick Lupino every Saturday at Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Rd, Portsmouth, 401-847-3777, This week with  Dick Lupino, Shawnn Monteiro, Mike Renzi, Rick Wells
26 Sat 8pm Suede at  The Spire Center, Plymouth, MA
26-27 Wolverine Jazz Band,  Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, 315 Market Street in Portsmouth NH. 5th Annual Gatsby on the Isles,  a 1920s bash on the high seas, featuring live music by the Wolverine Jazz Band, lawn games, and a picnic on the Isles of Shoals. Join us for just the day or spend the night on the island for an evening of dancing at the historic hotel. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Star Island Corporation. It’s a summer jaunt guaranteed to be the bee’s knees. For overnight registration, click here.  Our party will gather at 10am on Saturday, August 26 at 315 Market Street in Portsmouth (the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company). Overnight guests will depart for the mainland on Sunday August 27 at 3pm and arriving at 4:45 pm. All ages are welcome.  http://oldasadam.com/gatsby-on-the-isles/
27 Sun 9-noon  Cape Cod Big Band Music with Steve Shervanian on the 2nd and 4th Sundays on community radio station www.WOMR.org  the ‘voice’ of Cape Cod.
27 Sun 6-8pm  Suburbanaires at final Norwood Summer Concert Series held in July and August at the Town Common, Washington Street, Norwood MA  (free admission)
28 Mon 7-9pm  The New New Orleans Jazz Band 7-9pm at the Burlington C.O.A., 61 Center St. Burlington MA 781.270.1950.  Phone 781-505 4953 for confirmation.           www.facebook.com/NNOJB
28 Mon 8pm Southcoast Jazz Orchestra at Gilda’s Stone Rooster, 27 Wareham Road (Rt. 6), Marion, MA 02738  Phone: 508-748-9700 Always a Monday night, always 8-10 pm, always a great time !  Facebook
30 Weds 6-8pm Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band – Music on the Green (Southington) They will be playing on the green in Southington CT. Bring your comfy chairs or blankets and some snacks…and enjoy!  Note: In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held the next night.
30 Wed 6:30-9:30pm Matt Brown Trio with Bruce Abbott sax at Del Mar Bistro,  907 Main Street, Route 28, Chatham, MA 02633 – 508-945-9988   No cover. Reservations suggested
30 Wed 7:30pm New London Big Band at The Social Bar + Kitchen – 208 Bank Street – New London CT 16pc Big Band, FREE  (860) 442-6900
31 Thu 7-9:30pm Jack Soref Trio at Primavera Ristorante,  20 Pleasant Street (off Route 109) in Millis, MA.  02054  (508) 376-2026   http://www.primav.com/  Cover: $10 cash at the door.  Primavera SCHEDULE
 31 Thu 7-10pm
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys at The Towers, 35 Ocean Road, Narragansett, RI.  401-782-2597 $20 Get Tickets.  Party with Steve Riley, straight from Louisiana with a Cajun sound rivaled to none. Get up and dance or just sit back and listen.  Complete lineup.
31-Sep 3rd 20th Annual Rhythm and Roots Music and Dance Festival, 4890A Old Post Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813 Phone: (888) 855-6940.   Every Labor Day Weekend at Ninigret Park. Hottest Festival of Roots Music & Dance in New England USA. Artist Line Up.  Tickets · ‎Contact Us · ‎FAQ  Best Festival for Music, Dancing and Camping. Three bands from Acadiana are making the trek north just for the event. Featuring artist from Louisiana: Steve Riley and the Mamou PlayboysRoddie Romero and the Hub City All StarsCorey Ledet and His Zydeco Band, Plus a local favorite: The Hot Tamale Brass Band  http://www.rhythmandroots.com/