August 2017

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Jack Soref Trio August 31 at Primavera Ristorante,  20 Pleasant Street (off Route 109) in Millis, MA.  02054  (508) 376-2026 7-9:30pm  Cover: $10 cash at the door. Primavera SCHEDULE



Coming soon:
Jeff & Joel’s House Party is 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. Lineup
For tickets call (203)208-1481.  Latest News!! 

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

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 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 11:30am-2pm

Winiker Jazz Trio Swing jazz brunch with dancing every Sunday morning at Bistro Duet, 190 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington MA 781-316-8808.  Singles welcome.     Poster

20 Sun 1-5pm

Canobie Ramblers –  with Lou Borelli, trumpet, Craig Ball,  clarinet, Robin Verdier, piano, and Scott Philbrick and Dave MacMillan, banjo Jazz at The Gazebo summers at Canobie Lake Park, 85 N Policy St, Salem, NH 03079 (603) 893-3506  Saturdays 5-9, and Sundays 1-5, through September

20 Sun 2pm
Lou Colombo Movie viewing at Cotuit Library,  871 Main Street. Venue phone: (508) 428-8141. An hour long concert featuring rare footage of Lou Colombo.
 20 Sun 2pm
Scott Avidon (sax) & Fabiano de Castro (piano) with Ron Ormsby (bass), and Bart Weisman (drums) at Centerville Public Library  508-790-6220  585 Main Street, Centerville MA
This is the same quartet that performed at the 2016 Provincetown Jazz Festival and Scott & Fabiano will be performing their original compositions.
20 Sun 3-6pm

Debra Mann Trio, Jon Monllos Band at NIMFEST, at the King Park gazebo on Wellington Avenue, Newport  RI   

 20 Sun 4pm

Bart Weisman Jazz Jam every 3rd Sunday at  Riverway Restaurant 1338 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA 508-398-2172

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 The Winiker Jazz Trio at Brothers Restaurant, 404 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 383-6268 every Saturday 7-9pm and Sundays 6-8pm Flyer.
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 6-9pm Rico Barr and The Jump n’ Jive Review at Glenn’s Restaurant, 50 Water Street, Newburyport, MA
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 6:30-7:45pm Danville Town Band – Concert on the Green – – Danville Green, Danville, VT
20 Sun 8pm Southcoast Brass Band at Gilda’s Stone Rooster,   27 Wareham Road (Rt. 6), Marion, MA 02738  Phone: 508-748-9700
20 Sun 8pm Chris Botti At Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT  $110  203-438-5795
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
21 Mon 7-9PM

Tuxedo Junction Swing Band, every Monday at Bill’s Seafood, Rt. 1 Westbrook CT

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.
22 Tue 7-10pm Kenny Wenzel & Friends with Kenny Wenzel trombone/flute, Peter Kontrimas bass, Chris Taylor keyboards, Gene Roma drums and guests  every Tuesday from 7 to 10pm, No cover, at Martini’s Bar & Grill, 50 Court St. Plymouth MA. It’s always an entertaining time and the crowd is fun and friendly
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   
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 6pm Shawnn Monteiro at Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown MA  508-487-1750
23 Wed 6:30pm
The Claflin Hill Symphony Summer Winds on the Road
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
23 Wed 7pm Johnny  Souza Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House In our Lobby Bar (Beer & Wine Available) $5 Admission for Participants or Listeners  25 1/2 Court St., Plymouth, MA 02360 | (508) 746-4488
 23 Wed 8-11pm Deb Larkin & Jeff Stout Featuring Gray Sargent, Marshall Wood, and Jim Gwin at Chianti’s Tuscan Restaurant, 285 Cabot Street Beverly, MA 01915  978.921.2233
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 , CT with leader/drummer Bill Logozzo, pianist Sheri Lucas, clarinetist Noel Kaletsky, saxophonist Bob Card, cornetist Fred Vigorito, bass man Donn Ducette, ? on trombone,  Gim Burton on banjo, Diane Mower and Skip Hughes on vocals!  Great music and plenty of room for dancing! Reservations 860.739.8818.  For more information about Smarty’s, visit them on the web at
 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 $75) 2 Olde Bedford Way,  Bedford, NH 603-688-5588  Full 20 piece band!
24 Thu 6:30pm
Bela Sarkozy (guitar), Ron Ormsby (bass), and Bart Weisman (drums) at Del Mar Bistro,   508-945-9988,   907 Main Street, Route 28, Chatham MA
24 Thu 7-9:30pm Sarah Gardner Nova Sass and Bones, Thursday Jazz at Primavera Ristorante,  20 Pleasant Street (off Route 109) in Millis, MA.  02054  (508) 376-2026  Cover: $10 cash at the door. “Put on your sassy pants! I called some favorite jazz cats for this one. Did you know drummer Bill Reynolds can also sing Sinatra?! Well that’s not all. If you haven’t seen Al Bernard dance with a tuba, you’re in for a treat. I’m gonna sing and Pops (Herb Gardner) will bring out a couple treasures too. We’ve even got Dr. John Clark on reeds and Jeff Hughes on horn. Its gonna be a good night.”  Sarah  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
24 Thu 8-10:30pm Betty’s Bounce Jam Session at Walnut St. Coffee Café, 157 Walnut Street, Lynn, MA 01905 Phone: (781) 59-1690  Last           Jam of the season.
25 Fri noon Pamela Hines hosts Live Jazz New England last Friday of every month at noon, today with  Mark White Octet to celebrate the music of Dave Pell. The Octet features Mark White along with other New England Artists, Kenny Hadley on drums, Arnie Krakowsky – tenor sax, Jon Garniss – trombone, Jeff Stout -trumpet, Ken Reid – baritone sax, Barry Smith – bass, and Scott deOgburg on piano. Be part of the radio studio audience or listen online at   For more info call 855-752-0700 or visit   WICN 50 Portland St. Worcester, MA 01608
25 Fri 6:30-8pm Abletones Dectet at Summer Concert Series, Town Common, Shirley, MA (FREE, Rain or Shine)
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,
25 Fri 7-9pm Winiker Band with Cyndy Gale, Rosé Soirée at Bistro Duet, 190 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington MA 781-316-8808.
25-27 Rhythm Future Quartet at American Folk Festival – on the waterfront,  85 Texas Ave Suite 305, Bangor, Maine For more information: (207) 262-7765;
in Bangor, ME
25 Fri 8pm Beausoleil avec Michel Doucet at Shalin Liu  Performance Center, 37 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966 (978) 546-7391
25 Fri 8pm Kareem Sanjaghi drums with Gregg Sullivan (guitar), Judy DeRossi (vocals), Barry DeRossi (keyboard),  at Grand Cru, 1225 Iyannough Road (Route 132 & Bearse’s Way) Hyannis MA  (855) 861-4370
26 Sat 8am-noon Howard Caplan presents Saturday Swing Session  and Big Band Brunch every Saturday morning on  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
Come enjoy traditional jazz favorites while you shop for delicious, fresh local organic produce.
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 6pm John and Joanne on The Grand Bellvue Dinner Train, Melville Station,Portsmouth, RI 02840 401-295-1203.  guitar and vocals, Jazz standards, Blues, Rock, Pop
26 Sat 6:30pm Michael Berkeley & Friends at Music Mountain, Falls Village CT with Maria B. Hickey, Amy LeBlanc, Frank Fasano, and Wanda L. Houston. Share our favorite tunes from yesteryear—the songs that keep America singing—in this nostalgic musical revue.    *Pre-Concert Dinner  at the Falls Village Inn (5pm).”   860-824-7126
26 Sat 7-9pm The Winiker Jazz Trio at Brothers Restaurant, 404 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 383-6268 every Saturday 7-9pm and Sundays 6-8pm Flyer.
26 Sat 7-9pm Gypsy Wranglers at Uptown Common, 1500 Main St. Athol, MA  FREE  In case of rain, it will be held at Memorial Hall, 484   Main St.
26 Sat 8pm Nick Goumas Quintet at Riverwalk Care, 35 Railroad Square, Nashua NH 603-578-0200  with Ken Cervenka/tpt, Steve Hunt/pno, Bruno Raberg/bass, Jack Diefendorf/drms.
26 Sat 8pm Suede at  The Spire Center, 25 1/2 Court St., Plymouth, MA 02360 | (508) 746-4488 NY says she’s like Adele meets Diana Krall meets Bette Midler. Dare her.
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.
27 Sun 9-noon  Cape Cod Big Band Music with Steve Shervanian on the 2nd and 4th Sundays on community radio station  the ‘voice’ of Cape Cod.  This week:
-The Best of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Big Band Sound
-The unique Sound of Sam Gaillard
-More of the sounds of Duke’s men. As they step out
  and perform on their own!!!!
-Plus the Cape Cod Big Band Tid-Bits segment!!!!!
27 Sun 11:30am-2pm Winiker Jazz Trio Swing jazz brunch with dancing every Sunday morning at Bistro Duet, 190 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington MA 781-316-8808.  Singles welcome.     Poster
27 Sun 12-2pm High Society Orchestra  at Summer Concert Series, Oxford Bandstand, Oxford, MA
27 Sun 3-5pm Mac Chrupcala Jazz Series at Johnny’s Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Avenue,Middletown, RI  tonight with Johnny Souza
27 Sun 5-7pm High Society Orchestra at Summer Concert Series, W. Boylston Bandstand, W. Boylston, MA
27 Sun 5pm Doc Severinsen’s Trumpet Kings featuring The Byron Stripling Quartet at Shalin Liu  Performance Center, 37 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966 (978) 546-7391  The Grammy Award-winning trumpeter known both for his time leading the famous Tonight Show with Johnny Carson band (and his notoriously flashy outfits) as well as his own prolific recording and touring career will be making his Rockport debut
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)
27 Sun 6-8pm The Winiker Jazz Trio at Brothers Restaurant, 404 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 383-6268 every Saturday 7-9pm and Sundays 6-8pm Flyer.
 27 Sun 6:30pm
Bart Weisman Jazz Group Featuring Paul McWilliams
Paul McWilliams (piano), Ron Ormsby (bass), and Bart Weisman (drums) Sunday Summer Jazz at Riverway Restaurant 1338 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA 508-398-2172
27 Sun 6:30-9:30pm Whose Muddy Shoes at Chianti’s Tuscan Restaurant, 285 Cabot Street Beverly, MA 01915  978.921.2233 Playing traditional blues, swing, jazz standards, folk, and other classic Americana along with original tunes, the quartet features acoustic guitar, bass, clarinet and saxophone, with three and four part vocal harmony.   FREE
27 Sun 7:30-10:30pm The Tom Nutile Big Band at Dance2Swing, Leominster Elks, 134 N. Main St., Leominster. MA Dance lesson at 6:45 pm. Come hear our 17-piece big band swing and rock!  Don’t want to dance? There’s plenty of cabaret seating and full bar service. Park in back and go in the double doors for an evening of fun. For more, or
Mon-Thu 12-3pm Michelle Willson, The ‘Evil Gal’ on The Blend,      90.5 NPR Worcester MA radio
28 Mon 7-9pm  The New New Orleans Jazz Band at the Burlington C.O.A., 61 Center St. Burlington MA 781.270.1950.  Phone 781-505 4953 for confirmation. 
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
29 Tue 7-10pm Kenny Wenzel & Friends with  Kenny on bass, Gray Sargent on guitar, Gene Roma on drums & Phil Person on trumpet & flugelhorn at Martini’s Bar & Grill, 50 Court St. Plymouth MA
29 Tue 7:30pm The Jon Wheatley Trio with Jon Wheatley – Guitar, Bruce Gertz – Bass,  Bob Gullotti – Drums at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St, Methuen, MA 01844 Phone: (978) 683-9200
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 6pm Donna Byrne at Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) 460 Commercial Street, Provincetown  508-487-1750 Donna just returned from performing in Europe and opened for Tony Bennett!
30 Wed 6pm Dan Gable ODJB Hot Jazz at  Dean Park, Shrewsbury, MA
30 Wed 6pm The Wicked Trio at the Deck at Grand Cru, 1225 Iyannough Road (Route 132 & Bearse’s Way) Hyannis MA  (855) 861-4370
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 7pm Don Pendleton Trio at Mosely’s on the Charles, 50 Bridge Street/Route 109,  Dedham, MA 02026 (781) 326-3075, Doors open: 7 p.m. Rumba Lesson: 7:15 p.m.  Live Music: 9 p.m. – midnight
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 12:30-1:30 Lincoln Traditional Jazz Special Jam at Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford Rd. Lincoln MA
 31 Thu 6:30pm Ron Ormsby Trio with Fabiano de Castro (piano), Ron Ormsby (bass), and Bart Weisman (drums) at 

Del Mar Bistro, 508-945-9988 907 Main Street, Route 28, Chatham MA
31 Thu 7-9:30pm Jack Soref Trio at Primavera Ristorante,  20 Pleasant Street (off Route 109) in Millis, MA.  02054  (508) 376-2026   DJANGOLOGY
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 Thu 7:30pm

Trio Vivo – Classical Music by an Uncommon Ensemble at   Cape Cod Conservatory, 2235 Iyannough Road (Route 132), Barnstable MA 02668 – 508-362-2772.  Trio Vivo performs classical music of varied style and mood by composers from the Baroque era to the present day. This unusual ensemble of piano (Lucy Banner), flute (Mariellen Sears) and saxophone (Bruce Abbott) presents lively and informative concerts of trios, duos and solo selections exploring the exciting possibilities these three instruments inspire.  FREE

31 Thu 8pm

Squirrel Nut Zippers at The Cabot, 286 Cabot St.  Beverly, MA 01915 978.927.3100  HOT!  $28.50 – $48.50

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