December 2017

Primavera-1-300x163 Eli and The Hot Six December 7th,   Thursday Jazz at Primavera Ristorante,  20 Pleasant Street (off Route 109) Millis, MA.  02054.  (508) 376-2026
Primavera Schedule    Cover: $10 cash at the door.

 

Please check out the Weekly Events  for ongoing performances not listed here.
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1 Fri 10:30am Music with Sarah at Boston Public Library, South Branch – bring the kiddies to sing and dance to some great music!  https://www.musicwithsarah.com/
 1 Fri 12:30-1:30pm Lincoln Traditional Jazz Band at Bemis Hall,  15 Bedford Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773.  Every 1st Friday of the month.
6-9pm Wally’s Café, 427 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02118  Established 1947.  Jazz Jam every day 6-9pm
Phone: (617) 424-1408  Email: info@wallyscafe.com
 1 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
1 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
1 Fri 7-10:45pm Compaq Big Band at  Winter Social Swing Dance presented by BC Full Swing (at Boston College) Chestnut Hill MA
1 Fri 8pm The John Pizzarelli Quartet Holiday Show with Jessica Molaskey & Special Guest Bucky Pizzarelli at The Cabot, 286 Cabot St.  Beverly, MA 01915 978.927.3100  $28.50 – $48.50  info@TheCabot.org
1 Fri 8pm Johnny Souza & Friends Wicked Fun Christmas Concert! at Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 1/2 Court Street, Plymouth, MA  Tickets $25 – Available at http://www.spirecenter.org/events
1 Fri 8pm Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops with The Milford Community Chorus at The Stadium Theatre, 329 Main St. Woonsocket RI 02895    (401) 762-4545 $26, $31, $36  Tickets
2 Sat 8am-noon Howard Caplan 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.
2 Sat 11am-3pm Steve Taddeo Swing Senders with Jeff Hughes cornet, John Clark reeds, Bill Doyle guitar, Ross petot piano, Gil Goldstein trombone, John Deardon bass and Steve Taddeo drums and Leader, Christmas party/ Concert for the Fernald School at  Hibernian hall, 151 Watertown StreetWatertown,Mass
2 Sat 7-11pm Padula Jazz  1st Saturday at Tavern from Tower square, 119 Washington Street, Plainville MA 02762
(508) 699-7600  http://www.taverndining.com/#
2 Sat 7-11pm Joe & Paula’s Creole Christmas Show with Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys at The German Club, 78 Carter Ave.  Pawtucket RI,  401-965-0849 Jeffery Broussard is on a mission: to present the Creole cultural music prior to its adulteration of floor-rattling, urbanized sounds.  We supply full holiday meal you supply apps & desserts.  $20
2 & 3 7:30 and 1:30pm The Greater Milford Community Chorus (GMCC) is excited to announce their two upcoming holiday concert performances on Saturday evening, December 2 at 7:30 pm and a matinee on Sunday, December 3 at 1:30 pm, in their new performance venue, the Grand Ballroom at Milford Town Hall, 52 Main St. Milford, MA. The building is handicap accessible and parking is free.
2 Sat 7:30pm Trilogy Ballroom Dancing at The Frohsinn Club, 25 North Quinsigamond Ave. Shrewsbury, MA  01545.  Bring a dessert to share (optional). Dancing and Socializing.  508.752.9519  Info@FrohsinnClub.com    http://www.frohsinnclub.com/  $10 pp (non members)
2 Sat 8pm JCA Orchestra in concert at The Space, 238 Brookside Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA. The Jazz Composers Alliance will present new music by resident composers David Harris, Darrell Katz, Mimi Rabson & Bob Pilkington. Also on the bill will be an appearance by OddSong.  Donations are $15, and $10 for students and seniors.
2 Sat 8pm Bart Weisman Jazz Group with Andy Troyanos (guitar) at Grand Cru, Hyannis, MA
2 Sat 8:30-11:30pm The Johnny Souza Quartet at The Office Bistro,  
114 Water Street, Plymouth MA 
3 Sun 9-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
3 Sun 6:30-11pm High Society Orchestra performs at Greater Boston Vintage Society Winter Formal at Lyman Estate.  185 Lyman St, Waltham, MA 02452.  GBVS will be celebrating the 1920’s in grand style with a special 90th anniversary tribute to everything Lindy! 1927 is the year that Charles Lindbergh first crossed the Atlantic and it’s also when the name for our favorite dance the “Lindy Hop” was coined. $45 includes dinner. Tickets at:
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3160463 Open to the public.  (617) 994-6672
 4 Mon 10:30am  Sentimental Journey Rehearsal Mondays at Eastham Methodist Church,  3200 State Hwy, Eastham, MA 02642.   Visitors are welcome.    http://www.sentimentaljourneycapecod.com
4 Mon 7-9pm Tuxedo Junction Swing Band, every Monday at Bill’s Seafood, Rt. 1 Westbrook CT
4 Mon 7-10pm Roadhouse Cafe Jazz Ensemble every Monday at the Back Door Bistro, Roadhouse Café, 488 South St. Hyannis MA, 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.
4 Mon 8-10pm 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 ! … Join us!
You can also find the Southcoast Jazz Orchestra on  Facebook.  Tell all your friends and call Gilda at 508-748-9700. She misses you & she’ll save you a seat!!!
5 Tue 7pm 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   http://martinisplymouth.com/
5 Tue 7:30-11pm Sahara Club Jazz every Tuesday, 34 Bates Street, Methuen, MA  Wheelchair accessible   http://www.jockosjazz.com/
5 Tue 8pm Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops in a performance filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-along, and a visit from Santa Claus himself! Started in 1973 by Boston Pops Conductor Arthur Fiedler, Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave. Boston MA 02115
6 Wed noon NEC Symphonic Winds & Chamber Singers with U.S. Navy Band NORTHEAST – annual holiday concert   at   Mechanics Hall Brown Bag Luncheon, Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St. Worcester MA  Final Concert!  FREE  Tickets: 508-752-0888    http://www.mechanicshall.org/tickets/brownbag.html
6 Wed 12-1:30pm The New New Orleans Jazz Band on the 1st Wednesday of the month, noon to 1:30pm except Holidays at the Burlington C.O.A., 61 Center St. Burlington MA 781.270.1950.  Phone   781-505 4953 for confirmation.           www.facebook.com/NNOJB
7 Thu 7-9:30pm Eli and The Hot Six at Primavera Ristorante. 20 Pleasant St. Millis MA 02054 Reservations (508) 376-2026 Admission $10
7 Thu 8pm Rhythm Future Quartet at Sculler’s Jazz Club, 400 Soldiers Field Rd Boston MA (617) 562-4111    http://www.scullersjazz.com 
 8 Fri 6-8pm Swing North Big Band – Swingin’ Holiday Concert at Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury, VT
8 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
8 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
8 Fri 8-midnight The Swing Legacy, at Boston Swing Central, Q Ballroom,
26 New St, Cambridge, MA (just off the Alewife Brook Parkway)  Swing dance lesson 8-9pm. (admission $15, students/seniors $13) This six piece “little big band” has been a fixture of the Boston swing dance scene since 1991 and BSC since the beginning, playing with a style informed by the great big bands from the swing era. Their repertoire concentrates on classic big band swing music including many Duke Ellington and Count Basie numbers ideal for Lindy Hop and swing dancing. Much of their great catalog of songs showcases their phenomenal singer, Debby Larkin. It promises to be a night full of killer-diller arrangements that will keep you dancing all night longSample
8 Fri 8pm Boston Pops Holiday Pops Tour Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart on their beloved Holiday Pops concert, featuring all your favorite holiday tunes. 
 8 Fri 8pm  The Glenn Miller Orchestra at The Cabot, 286 Cabot St.  Beverly, MA 01915    978.927.3100  info@TheCabot.org 
8 Fri 8pm Bart Weisman Jazz Group with Leslie Boyle (vocals) at Grand Cru, Hyannis MA
 8 & 9 8pm Grace Kelly at TCAN, Natick Center for the Arts, 30 Summer St. Framingham MA. Saxophonist, singer, and composer Grace Kelly plays with the heart and passion of an old soul yet with the genre-bending zest and energy of a 24-year-old.
9 Sat 8am-noon Howard Caplan 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.
9 Sat 7pm Glenn Miller Orchestra at Weston Auditorium,  Fitchburg, MA
9 Sat 7pm Sharon Concert Band will perform a Christmas Concert at Sharon Middle School, 75 Mountain Street in Sharon, MA. Advance tickets now available!
9 Sat  7:30pm Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra and The Greater Milford Community Chorus Holiday Pops at the grand ballroom, Milford Town Hall. Main St. Milford MA.  Timeless Holiday Classics, Winter Wonderland for all ages!
 9 Sat 7:30pm Rhythm Ballroom Dancing at The Frohsinn Club, 25 North Quinsigamond Ave. Shrewsbury, MA  01545.  Dancing and Socializing.  508.752.9519  Info@FrohsinnClub.com    http://www.frohsinnclub.com/  $10 pp (non members)
9 Sat 7:30pm Aardvark Jazz Orchestra 45th Christmas Concert at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Boston, MA
9 Sat 7:45-12am Compaq Big Band at Swing City West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Ave. Cambridge, Massachusetts Admission $18 ($14 with valid college ID)
10 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.
10 Sun noon Bart Weisman  Smooth Jazz Brunch at The West End, Hyannis MA
11 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
11 Mon 7-10pm Roadhouse Cafe Jazz Ensemble every Monday at the Back Door Bistro, Roadhouse Café, 488 South St. Hyannis MA, 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.
11 Mon 8-10pm 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 ! You can also find the Southcoast Jazz Orchestra on  Facebook.  Tell all your friends and call Gilda at 508-748-9700. She misses you & she’ll save you a seat!!!
12 Tue 10 & 11
Music with Sarah at Needham MA Library – bring the kiddies to sing and dance to some great music!  https://www.musicwithsarah.com/
12 Tue 6:30pm
Bart Weisman Jazz at Sturgis East Winter Concert at Federated Church, 320 Main Street, Hyannis MA
13 Wed 7:30pm
The New London Big Band presents Christmastime at The Social Bar + Kitchen, 208 Bank St. New London CT.
(860) 442-6900  Led by trombonist Sean Nelson, this 17-piece band is made up of the region’s finest jazz musicians. It is free to see the band, but to guarantee a seat, you may make a reservation for $5 per person, or $15 for a table of 6.
14 Thu 8:30pm Stage Door Canteen, Big Band Sound at Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub, 273 Main St. Falmouth MA 02540  (508) 548-0285
 15 Fri 10 & 11  Music with Sarah at Boston Public Library, Copley Square – bring the kiddies to sing and dance to some great music!  https://www.musicwithsarah.com/
6-9pm Wally’s Café, 427 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02118  Established 1947.  Jazz Jam every day 6-9pm
Phone(617) 424-1408Email: info@wallyscafe.com
 15 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
 15 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
15 Fri 7:30pm Elliott Lockwood, piano, entertains at their annual holiday party with guest appearance by Santa Claus! at The Frohsinn Club, 25 North Quinsigamond Ave. Shrewsbury, MA  01545.  There will be a voluntary gift exchange. If you wish to participate bring a $5.00 wrapped gift (men bring a gift for a man, women bring a gift for a woman) .  Cash bar. Coffee and pastry break at 9:00. Bring a dessert to share (optional) 508.752.9519  Info@FrohsinnClub.com    http://www.frohsinnclub.com/  $10 pp (non members)
16 Sat 8am-noon Howard Caplan 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.
16 Sat 1-5pm Traditional Jazz Jam at Bemis Hall,  15 Bedford Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773.  Every 3rd Saturday of the month.
16 Sat 2pm Bart Weisman  Klezmer Swing Holiday Concert at PAAM, Provincetown MA
16 Sat 7:30pm Dan Mackowiac Ballroom Dancing at The Frohsinn Club, 25 North Quinsigamond Ave. Shrewsbury, MA  01545.  Bring a dessert to share (optional).  Dancing and Socializing.  508.752.9519   Info@FrohsinnClub.com    http://www.frohsinnclub.com/  $10 pp (non members)
 16 Sat 8pm Judy Collins at The Cabot, 286 Cabot St.  Beverly, MA 01915     978.927.3100  info@TheCabot.org 
17 Sun 9-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
17 Sun 3:30-7pm Jim Tuntunjian Band at Bill’s Seafood, 548 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498 (Rt. 1 – Exit 65 off I-95) (860)399-7224
18 Mon 10:30am Sentimental Journey Rehearsal Mondays at Eastham Methodist Church,  3200 State Hwy, Eastham, MA 02642.   Visitors are welcome.    http://www.sentimentaljourneycapecod.com
18 Mon 7-9pm Tuxedo Junction Swing Band, every Monday at Bill’s Seafood, Rt. 1 Westbrook CT
18 Mon 7-10pm Roadhouse Cafe Jazz Ensemble every Monday at the Back Door Bistro, Roadhouse Café, 488 South St. Hyannis MA, 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.
18 Mon 8-10pm 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 ! You can also find the Southcoast Jazz Orchestra on  Facebook.  Tell all your friends and call Gilda at 508-748-9700. She misses you & she’ll save you a seat!!!
29 Tue 7pm 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   http://martinisplymouth.com/
20 Wed 10:30pm Music with Sarah at Jamaica Plain MA BPL Library – bring the kiddies to sing and dance to some great music!  https://www.musicwithsarah.com/
20 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
21 Thu 6-8pm St. J. Jazz Trio – Dinner Jazz at Danville Restaurant & Inn, Danville, VT
21 Thu 8:30pm Compaq Big Band and Renee Dupuis Big Band Christmas at Ryles Jazz Club, 212 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139  Phone:(617) 876-9330
22 Fri 10 & 11am  Music with Sarah at Needham MA Library – bring the kiddies to sing and dance to some great music!  https://www.musicwithsarah.com/
22 Fri 6:30-8:30PM Dan Gabel & The Abeltones at Bethlehem Church, W. Boylston, MA
 22 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
 22 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
23 Sat 8am-noon Howard Caplan 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.
 23 Sat 11am Boston Pops Kids Matinee, Symphony Hall, Mass. Ave.  Boston MA. These special family concerts are shorter in length with no intermission and include a children’s sing-along and post-concert photos with Santa. For those seated at the floor tables, there are special kid-friendly menu options along with holiday treats. Children younger than 2 are admitted free.  All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket, to get free kids tickets please place your order through SymphonyCharge (888-266-1200).
23 Sat Ballroom Dancing at The Frohsinn Club, 25 North Quinsigamond Ave. Shrewsbury, MA  01545.  Dancing and Socializing.  508.752.9519  Info@FrohsinnClub.com    http://www.frohsinnclub.com/  $10 pp (non members)
23 Sat 8pm  John Pizzarelli Quartet with Catherine Russell present “Billie & Blue Eyes”  at The Mahaiwe Theater , 244 Main St #3, Great Barrington, MA 01230   (413) 644-9040  $30-$100
 24 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.
25 Mon Christmas 
29 Fri 7-8:30pm Dan Gabel & The Abletones at The Overlook, Charlton, MA
 29 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
 29 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
29 Fri 7-8:30pm St. J. Jazz Quintet – Old Songs for the New Year  at Tillotson Center, Colebrook, NH
30 Sat 8am-noon Howard Caplan 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.
30 Sat 7:30pm Trilogy celebrates New Year’s Eve (a day early) with Ballroom Dancing at  at The Frohsinn Club, 25 North Quinsigamond Ave. Shrewsbury, MA  01545.  Dancing and Socializing.  Bring a dessert to share optional).508.752.9519   Info@FrohsinnClub.com    http://www.frohsinnclub.com/  $10 pp (non members)
 31 Sun December 31st, 2017 will be First Night Chatham’s 27th New Year’s Eve celebration. It’s a full day of fun and entertainment, starting with the Town Photo at the Chatham Lighthouse at Noon, and culminating with Fireworks at Oyster Pond at the stroke of midnight. Buttons are on sale for First Night Chatham 2017-2018. Please visit the Buy Buttons page for a list of the local merchants who are selling First Night buttons, or to purchase buttons online.
31 Sun 9-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
31 Sun 1-1:50pm The Cape Cod Jazz Quartet will perform as part of  Chatham’s First Night celebration.  CCJQ is Bruce Abbott (saxes/flute), Fred Boyle (piano), Ron Ormsby (bass) & Bart Weisman (drums). At the Chatham Orpheum Theater, Main Street, Chatham MA. First Night button required for admission. Info at First Night Chatham website.
31 Sun 6-7pm United Community Handbell Ensemble – First Night-North at South Church, St. Johnsbury, VT
31 Sun ? Monomoy Seven at Chatham MA first night, Cape Cod
31 Sun 10pm Maestro Bo Winiker and the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra swing out the old and swing in the new year at Symphony Hall, Boston MA 888-266-1200  FLYER
31 Sun 8-10pm Swing North Big Band – First Night-North at Streeter Hall, StJA, St. Johnsbury, VT
31 Sun 9pm-1am Stage Door Canteen New Year’s Eve at Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub, 273 Main St. Falmouth MA 02540  (508) 548-0285. You have to make reservations for the evening or you can come at 11:30 for dancing only.   (508) 548-0285