May 2017

May 13 Seacoast Stompers are back, at Bemis Hall, Lincoln MA. FREE

May 26-28 The Williams Reunion Jazz Band is BACK for Duxbury Bay Maritime School’s 20th Annual Opening of the Bay Weekend Celebration, Duxbury MA

Primavera Ristorante

Primavera Ristorante, Millis MABlu

Blue Horizon Jazz Band  May 4, 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 Mon 7-9pm Roadhouse Cafe Jazz Ensemble returns every Monday starting May 1st with Ted Casher alternating weeks with Dennis Cook on reeds, Dave Zinno bass, Chris Taylor piano, Lori Columbo vocals Gary Johnson drums at the Back Door Bistro, Roadhouse Café, 488 South St. Hyannis MA  Resv. 508-775-2386.
1 Mon 8pj Peter Bernstein Quartet, Concert #241 at UNH Traditional Jazz Series, Johnson Theater, PCAC, UNH, 105 Main St, Durham, NH 03824   http://cola.unh.edu/pcac/traditional-jazz-series $12.00; student/senior citizen tickets are $10.00.
PCAC Box Office (603) 862-PCAC (7222),
2 Tue 7-10pm Kenny Wenzel & Friends with Kenny Wenzel trombone/flute, Peter Kontrimas bass, Chris Taylor keyboards, Gene Roma drums  every Tuesday, 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.
 3 Wed 12-1:30pm The New New Orleans Jazz Band  1st and 3rd Wednesdays 12-1:30 pm at The Commons, 1 Harvest Cir, Lincoln, MA 01773 Phone(877) 920-5381. 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
4 Thu 6:30pm ‘Ragtime’ Jack Radcliffe at Torrington Public Library, 12 Daycoeton Pl, Torrington, CT 06790. Call (860) 489-6684 for details.
4 Thu 7-9pm Blue Horizon Jazz Band 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
5 Fri 7-9pm Bill’s Seafood 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  7-9 until end of May
5 Fri 8pm Bart Weisman Jazz Group with Arthur Bakopolus (sax) at Grand Cru Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis MA 508-771-3000
5 Fri 9-11:30pm Boston Swing Central, Q Ballroom, (formally called Extreme Dancesport), 26 New Street, Suite 3, Cambridge, MA 02138. Every Friday – Lesson: 8pm-9pm (included with admission) Dancing: 9-11:30 PM Admission: $10 (general), $8 (students and seniors with valid ID) Boston Swing Central is a dancer-formed, volunteer-run organization dedicated to promoting positive and fun swing dancing experiences in Boston.  See http://bostonswingcentral.org/ for details. (978) 884-7690. 
6 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 howBasie? We can’t either! Start your weekend off right, with all of your favorite swing artists.
6 Sat 7:30-11pm Ballroom Dancing, at the Frohsinn Club,  25 N. Quinsigamond Ave. Shrewsbury, MA (established 1858)   $10 p/p (non members)  Swing, Fox Trot, Waltzes, Latin, Line Dances, and More  7:30 to 11pm $10 p/p (non members)  Swing, Fox Trot, Waltzes, Latin, Line Dances, and More.  Check site www.frohsinnclub.com
6 Sat 2:30-4pm Galvanized Jazz band at Ron’s Run for the Roses at Folly Farm, 75 Hartford Road, Simsbury CT.  It’s Kentucky Derby Day, and The Galvanized Jazz Band will be there, 2:30-4 to Jazz things up.  This is a fabulous event with delicious food, drinks, live and silent auction, and all for a great cause, pancreatic cancer.  For info, email  info@ronsrun.org, or go to http://www.ronsrun.org
6 Sat 8pm Chan’s Jazz & Blues Club, 267 Main St. Woonsocket RI 8PM (401)765-1900
7 Sun 11am-2:30pm Bullfinch’s, Jazz Brunch, 730 Boston Post Rd. (Rt.  20) Sudbury MA (978) 443-4094  http://www.bullfinchs.com/
7 Sun noon Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz Brunch at Bleu Restaurant, 10 Market Street, Mashpee Commons, Mashpee MA  no cover  Call 508-539-7907 to reserve your table by the band for “de la bonne nourriture” …Wonderful Food & Jazz!
7 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
7 Sun 2pm Dominique Eade and Lisa Thorson vocals, Cercie Miller and Allan Chase saxophone, accompanied by Tim Ray piano, John Lockwood bass, George Miller drums at Highland Jazz Series Finale, Newton South High School, 140 Brandeis Rd. Newton Center, MA $20, $17 Seniors/Students.   781-237-1917
7 Sun 6-9pm  PB&J Jazz/Swing at the Steak Loft, Olde Mistic Village, Mystic CT http://steakloftct.com/ 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, 6-9PM, (860) 536-2661
8 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.  1st and 3rd Wednesdays 12-1:30 pm at The Commons, 1 Harvest Cir, Lincoln, MA 01773 Phone(877) 920-5381  www.facebook.com/NNOJB
8 Mon 7pm ‘Ragtime’ Jack Radcliffe at Walpole Public Library,
143 School St, Walpole, MA 02081. Phone: (508) 660-7340
 8 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
11 Thu 6-8pm Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band at Smarty’s 215 Main Street, Niantic, CT every second and fourth Thursday) with leader/drummer Bill Logozzo, pianist Sheri Lucas, clarinetist Noel Kaletsky, saxophonist Bob Card, cornetist Fred Vigorito, bass man Donn Ducette, Tom Boates on trombone, Pat Mitchell on vocals! Hot Jazz and Great Food.  Space is limited, so make reservations soon!  (860) 739-8818     www.smartysniantic.com.  (603) 930-7761
11 Thu 7-9:30pm Dan Gabel’s High Society Orchestra 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
12 Fri 7-9pm Bill’s Seafood 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  7-9 until end of May.
12 Fri 8pm Bart Weisman Jazz Group with Liz Saunders (vocals) at Grand Cru Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis MA 508-771-3000
12 Fri 8pm Carlisle Chamber Orchestra featuring BSO violinist Lucia Lin.  Barber Violin Concerto.  Also Beethoven Pastoral Symphony #6 and R Vn Williams English Folk Songs.   147 School St., Carlisle MA.  Admission with donation.   www.CCOrch.org
13 Sat 1pm
The Hal McIntyre Orchestra Directed by Don Pentleton,  Featuring Steve Marvin at The Larcom Theatre, 13 Wallis Street, Beverly, MA  Call 978-922-6313 for more information and reservations.
13 Sat 1:30pm

Sturgis Charter Public School East Jazz Combo & Jazz Ensemble Directed by Bart Weisman at Cotuit Center for the Arts Tickets: $30, $28 for seniors/veterans, $25 for members

13 Sat 2-5PM Seacoast Stompers are BACK!  With Dave Whitney trumpet, Craig Ball clarinet, Lee Prager trombone, Jimmy Mazzy banjo/vocals, Al Bernard tuba, Bobby Reardon drums, and Frank Stadler leader/piano, at Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford Rd. Lincoln, MA  FREE, sponsored by Classic Jazz at Lincoln Library. Print FLYER. 
13 Sat 2-3:30pm ‘Ragtime’ Jack Radcliffe at at the Rodgers Library, 194 Derry Rd, Hudson, NH 03051, Call (603) 886-6030
13 Sat 7:30pm

Cape Cod Cabaret Festival at Cotuit Center for the Arts 
Tickets: $30, $28 for seniors/veterans, $25 for members

13 Sat 9pm
Tom Nutile Big Band at  Swing City, Located upstairs at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Ave. Cambridge, MA  Directions »   info:  (617) 513-9841 Dance lesson 8-9pm.
14 Sun 9-noon Cape Cod Big Band Music with Steve Shervania on the 2nd and 4th Sundays on community radio station WOMR, the ‘voice’ of Cape Cod. He is 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.  Big Band Music, Swing and vocals from the 20’s to today
14 Sun ? ‘Ragtime’ Jack Radcliffe at First Unity Church of New Bedford, 71 8th St, New Bedford, MA 02740. Finale of TryWorks Coffee House 50th Anniversary Reunion Weekend, May 12-14.
14 Sun 3-5:30pm The Hal McIntyre Orchestra Directed By Don Pentleton With Steve Marvin at The Camden Opera House, 29 Elm Street, Camden, ME.  Call 1-236-7963 For more information
14 Sun  6-9pm The Galvanized Jazz Band at Aunt Chilada’s, 3931 Whitney Ave, Hamden,  CT SPECIAL MOTHERS’ DAY – No jazz next week. Usually 3rd Sunday of the month with Fred Vigorito cornet, Noel Kaletsky, Russ Whitman, reeds, Tom Artin trombone, Art Hovey tuba and string bass, Tom Palinko drums, Joel Schiavone banjo, Bill Sinclair piano, and Cynthia Fabian vocals. No cover, Call 203-230-4640 for reservations.
17 Wed 12-1:30pm The New New Orleans Jazz Band  1st and 3rd Wednesdays 12-1:30 pm at The Commons, 1 Harvest Cir, Lincoln, MA 01773 Phone(877) 920-5381. 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
18 Thu 7-9:30pm Eli and The Hot Six  always 3rd week of the month 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
18 Thu 7:30pm Gordon Webster and Friends. Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543. Advance tickets $23. Pianist Gordon Webster returns to play his lindy-hop swing music from the 1930s and 1940s. He’s bringing his band from New York and a very special guest.   www.WoodsHoleJazz.org
19 Fri 7-9pm  Bill’s Seafood 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  7-9 until end of May
19 Fri 8pm Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz at Grand Cru Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis MA 508-771-3000
20 Sat 8pm Johnny Souza (trumpet) with Bart Weisman at Grand Cru Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis MA 508-771-3000
21 Sun 1pm New Liberty Jazz Band ln Wellesley MA parade  on their 1941 Fire Truck
21 Sun 4pm Bart Weisman Jazz Jam at The Riverway, 1338 Route 28, South Yarmouth MA  (508) 398-2172.  BTW…this is the only Jazz Jam on Cape Cod for 10+ years.  http://riverwayrestaurant.com
21 Sun 6-9pm PB&J Jazz/Swing at the Steak Loft, Olde Mistic Village, Mystic CT http://steakloftct.com/ 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, 6-9PM, (860) 536-2661
21 Sun None The Galvanized Jazz Band NOT at Aunt Chilada’s, 3931 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT. Usually 3rd Sunday of the month. 203-230-4640
 22 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.  1st and 3rd Wednesdays 12-1:30 pm at The Commons, 1 Harvest Cir, Lincoln, MA 01773 Phone(877) 920-5381  www.facebook.com/NNOJB
22 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
25 Thu 6-8pm Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band at Smarty’s 215 Main Street, Niantic, CT every second and fourth Thursday) with leader/drummer Bill Logozzo, pianist Sheri Lucas, clarinetist Noel Kaletsky, saxophonist Bob Card, cornetist Fred Vigorito, bass man Donn Ducette, Tom Boates on trombone, Pat Mitchell on vocals! Hot Jazz and Great Food.  Space is limited, so make reservations soon!  (860) 739-8818     www.smartysniantic.com.  (603) 930-7761
25 Thu 7-9:30pm Jack Soref Trio 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
26 Fri 5:30-7:30pm The Williams Reunion Jazz Band is BACK for Duxbury Bay Maritime School’s 20th Annual Opening of the Bay Weekend Celebration, Duxbury MA: DOCKSIDE GALA Friday May 26th.  Williams Reunion Jazz Band (WRJB) with Bob Kingsbury (clarinet), John Bucher (cornet), Tom Boates (trombone), Jim Mazzy (banjo), John Halsey (piano), Tom Hayne (drums) and Fred Clifford (tuba) plays under the tent  with an evening cocktail and heavy hors d’oeuvre and Island Creek Oyster reception.  Saturday is Family Day 10am-2pm. Jazz Brunch Sunday 11:30am at the Winsor House Inn.
26 Fri 7-9pm Bill’s Seafood All Stars with John Clark reeds filling in for Tom Boats at Bill’s Seafood, 548 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498 (Rt. 1 – Exit 65 off I-95) (860)399-7224  7-9 until end of May
26 Fri 7:30pm Donna Byrne and the Marshall Wood Trio and The Thomas Snow Quartet featuring Ken Peplowski at The Spire Center for the Arts, 25 1/2 Court St. Plymouth, MA (508) 746-4488
26 Fri 7:30pm Dan Mackowiack & Friends Ballroom Dancing at Frohsinn Club, 25 North Quinsigamond Ave. Shrewsbury, MA  01545.  508.752.9519  Info@FrohsinnClub.com    http://www.frohsinnclub.com/
27 Sat ? Williams Reunion Jazz Band dockside at Family Day  for Duxbury Bay Maritime School’s 20th Annual Opening of the Bay Weekend Celebration, Duxbury MA:
27 Sat 8-11pm Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band at The Stand, 196 S Montowese St., Branford. CT.  The Stand will be having an all day celebration of the opening of their Farm Stand.  Remember, The Stand has limited parking so come early. For more information about The Stand, visit www.thestandbranford.com.
27 Sat 8pm Cape Cod Jazz Guitar Summit at Cultural Center of Cape Cod featuring 10 guitarist who live on Cape Cod: Fred Fried, Gregg Sullivan, Andy Troyanos, Paul Good, Steve Hambleton, Bert Jackson, John Dirac, Pat Ryan, Gary Gross, and Alan Clinger. With Ron Ormsby (bass) & Bart Weisman (drums). If you love Jazz Guitar, you will not want to miss this event!
27 Sat 8pm Greg Abate presents Gemini Night at Chans with Tim Ray, John Lockwood and Mark Walker, $20. 267 Main St Woonsocket RI Call 401-765-1900 for reservations
27 Sat 9pm Ed Sheer’s All Starz at  Swing City, Located upstairs at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Ave. Cambridge, MA  Directions »   info:  (617) 513-9841 Dance lesson 8-9pm .
 28 Sun 9-noon  Cape Cod Big Band Music with Steve Shervania on the 2nd and 4th Sundays on community radio station WOMR, the ‘voice’ of Cape Cod. He is 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.  Big Band Music, Swing and vocals from the 20’s to today
28 Sun 10:30am

 

Williams Reunion Jazz Band at the First Parish Unitarian Church, 842 Tremont St, Duxbury, MA 02332 with Bob Kingsbury (clarinet), John Bucher (cornet), Tom Boates (trombone), Jim Mazzy (banjo), John Halsey (piano), Tom Hayne (drums) and Fred Clifford (tuba).
28 Sun noon Williams Reunion Jazz Band Jazz Brunch at The Winsor House Inn, 390 Washington Street, Duxbury, MA 02332 phone 781-934-0991
28 Sun 1pm New Liberty Jazz Band ln Newton MA Parade  on their 1941 Fire Truck
28 Sun 2-4pm Black Eagle Jazz Band at The Spire Performance Center Jazz Festival, 25 1/2 Court Street, Plymouth, MA.  (508) 746-4488 www.spirecenter.org/