November 2017

Primavera-1-300x163Wolverine Jazz Band  November 30th  Thursday Jazz at Primavera Ristorante,  20 Pleasant Street (off Route 109) Millis, MA.  02054.  (508) 376-2026 (no Jazz on 23rd.)
Primavera Schedule    Cover: $10 cash at the door.


Please check out the Weekly Events  for ongoing performances not listed here.
To signal some inaccurate information, please send email to marce@nejazz.com.


Oct 31- Nov 12 42ND STREET – North Shore Music Theatre   62 Dunham Rd # 1, Beverly, MA 01915  (978) 232-7200    www.nsmt.org/42ndstreet.html   Come and meet those dancing feet in 42nd Street, the glamorous, Tony Award-Winning, 1930’s musical spectacular.
1 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
1 Wed 3-6pm Al Dean every Wednesday on Standard Time on  www.wicn.org   NPR Worcester MA radio  OKOM
2 Thu 6pm Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz at Harvest Gallery Wine Bar, Dennis
2 Thu 7-9:30pm Blue Horizon Jazz Band at Primavera Ristorante20 Pleasant St. Millis MA 02054  Reservations (508) 376-2026 Primavera Schedule   Cover: $10 cash at the door.  This will be their final 2017 event at Primavera.  It will be an extra special evening with both Jack Soref on guitar and Herb Gardner on piano and trombone, in addition to Gerry Gagnon on trombone and tuba.
2 Thu 7:30pm Rhythm Future Quartet at McClary Hill Farm   (RSVP Mcclaryhillfarmconcerts@gmail.com)  Epsom, NH
3 Fri 10:30pm Music with Sarah at Boston Public Library, South Branch – bring the kiddies to sing and dance to some great music!  https://www.musicwithsarah.com/
3 Fri 12:30-1:30pm Lincoln Traditional Jazz Band at Bemis Hall,  15 Bedford Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773.   Every 1st Friday of the month.
3 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.)
3 Fri 5-8pm Wicked Trio at Cape Cod Beer With Kareem Sanjaghi and Roe Osborn, Blues, British Invasion, Jazz  1336 Phinney’s Lane, Hyannis
3 Fri 5:30-8pm The Survivor Swing Band at New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St New Britain CT 06052 860-229-0257
3 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
3 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
3 Fri 8pm State Street Traditional Jazz Band at the Frontier Theater, 14 Main Street, Mill 3, Fort Andross, Brunswick, Maine 04011. Purchase your tickets in advance ($12) online, in person at Frontier box office, by calling (207) 725-5222 during operating hours, or at the door ($15).   https://www.explorefrontier.com/event/state-street-traditional-jazz-band
3 Fri 8pm Abbie Gardner SOLO at CLUB PASSIM, 47 Palmer St. Cambridge, MA 02138  A rare solo gig with Ksenia Mack opening!
3 Fri 8pm Rhythm Future Quartet at Riverwalk Café, 35 Railroad Square, Nashua, NH  603-578-0200
3 Fri 8-10pm State Street Traditional Jazz Band at Frontier Cinema Café & Gallery, 14 Main Street, Mill 3, Ft. Andross, Brunswick, ME
 3 Fri 8pm Brenda Padula featuring songs from the Great American Songbook.at The Black Box Theater,  15 W Central St. Franklin MA   Local Artist Series, www.theblackboxonline.com
3 Fri 8pm Ron Della Chiesa 100TH FRANK SINATRA DANCE PARTY at Raffael’s, South Shore Country Club, 274 South St, Hingham MA. Michael Dutra and the Strictly Sinatra Band will sing and play all your favorites. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the dance party kicks off at 8.  617-633-5100; 781-912-2633. MusicNotNoise@aol.com
3 Fri 8pm Glenn Crytzer’s New Yorkers (formerly known as “The Syncopators”) at Boston Swing Central, 26 New St, Cambridge, MA (just off the Alewife Brook Parkway) Swing dance lesson 8-9pm Easy parking  The New Yorkers are a 1930s/1940s vintage style swing band with style! Band leader Glenn Crytzer has become a staple in the New York Vintage Jazz scene,
3 Fri 9pm SOS Big Band Swing Dance at Moseley’s on the Charles, 50 Bridge Street – Rte 109 – Dedham, MA   (781) 326-3075  presented by Super Singles.  Lesson 7:15pm $15 per person; includes lesson, dancing, coffee and light refreshments (9 p.m.)
4 Sat 8-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.  Followed by Ed Dean with Saturday Jazz Matinee until 4pm.
4 Sat 1-4pm Dick Lupino Quartet every Saturday at Greenvale Vineyards,   582 Wapping Rd, Portsmouth, RI  401-847-3777, this week with Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Ida Zecco, vocal, Yvonne Monnett, piano, Rick Wells, drums
4 Sat 6:30-10pm Frank Padula Band first Saturdays at Tavern From Tower Square on Rt.1 in Plainville MA with Brenda Padula, Bob Christopherson and Bill Miele.   http://www.taverndining.com/
4 Sat 6:30-10:30 PM Dan Gabel & The Abletones Swing Dance/Fundraiser (to benefit the homeless), Apple Hill Farm Country Club, Leominster, MA (incl. dinner, bar, raffle, auction) $50
4 Sat 7pm Rhythm Future Quartet at Cotuit Center for the Arts, Rt. 28, Cotuit MA
4 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.
4 Sat 7:30pm Magnolia Dance at at the, Sandywoods Center for the Arts.
www.sandywoodsmusic.com 43 Muse Way. Tiverton, RI
more info: 508 636-3867 BYOB, and BYOF(food).
$15.  Lesson 7:30-8pm. Music at 8pm.
4 Sat 7:30pm Trilogy 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)
4 Sat 8-11:30pm Bela Sarkozy Jazz Guitar Stylist & Diane Fitton vocals at Zygomates, 129 South St, Boston, MA 02111  (617) 542-5108
4 Sat 8pm Abby Gardner at Common Fence Full Moon Fest  Portsmouth,  RI … Headlining an awesome Rhode Island indoor fall festival!
TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2wHuQWz
4 Sat 8pm  Cassandre McKinley vocals, at Chan’s Jazz and Blues Club
267 Main St. Woonsocket, RI (401) 769-1000  $13 advance,  $15 door
5 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
5 Sun 11:30-2pm Winiker Jazz Trio Swing Jazz Dance every Sunday at Bistro Duet Jazz Brunch, 190 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington MA 781-316-8808  Singles welcome.  Special guest this week will be Herb Gardner on piano and vocals!
5 Sun 4-5:30pm Magnolia Cajun Band at Hamilton House Sunday Afternoon Music Series – Mini-Magnolia Cajun Music with Alan Bradbury, Martin C. Grosswendt, Jack Ezikovich and Michelle Kaminsky. Come on out and join them for some music and dancing! 276 Angell St. Providence, RI Tickets $15 ($12 for H-House members) For more information call: 401-831-1800
5 Sun 4pm Rhythm Future Quartet at The Black Box Theatre, 115 West Central St. Franklin MA 02038 (508) 528-3370
5 Sun 4pm The Django Festival Allstars Featuring Dorado Schmidt at The Cabot, 286 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915 Their driving, swinging style is known as “hot jazz” and “Gypsy jazz.”   (978) 927-3100
5 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.
 5 Sun 7pm
Downstreet Revue, An Informal Night of Jazz, Blues and Gospel, Frank Wilkins (piano), Joe Sutton (guitar, vocals) Scott Shetler (sax, clarinet, vocals),  Todd Johnson (harmonica) Tom Renshaw (bass) $10 cover, Captain Kidd Restaurant, 77 Water Street, Woods Hole  MA Food and Beverage Available
Mon-Thu 12-3pm
Mon-Thu
Tyler Alderson on The Blend,    www.wicn.org  Worcester MA public radio
6 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.
6 Mon 7-9pm Tuxedo Junction Swing Band, every Monday at Bill’s Seafood, Rt. 1 Westbrook CT
6 Mon 8pm Benny Golson Quartet at UNH, Johnson Theater, Paul Creative Arts Center, $12 / $10 Students & Seniors. A giant of jazz, a legendary figure, is coming to town. Benny Golson, a multi-talented, internationally famous composer, arranger, lyricist, producer and tenor saxophonist.  (603) 862-7222
6 Mon 8-10pm Southcoast Brass Band at Gilda’s Stone Rooster, 27 Wareham Road (Rt. 6), Marion, MA 02738  Phone: 508-748-9700
6 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.
7 Tue 6pm Bart Weisman Cape Conservatory CJazz Recital, Falmouth MA
7 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   http://martinisplymouth.com/
 7 Tues 8pm Amazing Jazz Show & Jam with vocalist Kris Adams and pianist Tim Ray accompanied by bassist Paul Del Nero and flutist Fernando Brandão  8-9pm, Jam  9-11pm,  at Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St. Framingham MA.
7 Tue 9-11pm Soggy Po’ Boys every Tuesday 9-11pm at Sonny’s Tavern, 328 Central Avenue, Dover, NH. The band performs a repertoire of New Orleans standards spirituals, contemporary music and swing tunes, all of which makes for what they call “a lively mix of fun and insanity.”
8 Wed noon Brown Bag Concert Series begins Wednesday, November 8,  at Mechanics Hall Brown Bag Luncheon, Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St. Worcester MA  FREE  Tickets: 508-752-0888   http://www.mechanicshall.org/tickets/brownbag.html. This FREE concert will feature a performance by Nativa, who’s been described as a “sonic journey that merges the rhythms of the Andean mountains in Colombia with pop and world music sounds”.
8 Wed 7-9:30pm Dick Lupino Quartet every Wednesday at Sardella’s, this week with Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Deb Larkin, vocal, Jeff Stout, trumpet, Mike Renzi, piano at Sardella’s, 30 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 401-849-6312, 7 to 9:30 pm (please note time change)
8 Weds 7:30pm
The Hal McIntyre Orchestra Directed by Don Pentleton and featuring vocalist Jody Ebling Sponsored by The Town Of Watertown Office Of Veterans Affairs in a tribute to all veterans  at the Watertown Middle School Auditorium, 65 Waverley Ave, Watertown, MA.This is a FREE concert open to all veterans and the public.
8 Weds 7:30pm
Classic Jazz at Lincoln Library presents  Harold McAleer  showing a documentary about Hoagy Carmichael,Library, Bedford Rd. Lincoln MA
8 Wed 8:30pm The University of Massachusetts Department of Music and Dance will welcome renowned jazz trumpeter Brad Goode for a special free performance with members of the UMass Jazz Ensemble I and jazz faculty members Jeffrey W. Holmes (piano),   Shigefumi Tomita (bass), and Thomas Giampietro (drums). The concert will take place in Fine Arts Center Performance Room 44, located on the lower level of the building’s Music Wing. Enter the Music Department using the Bezanson Hall entrance (located off North Pleasant St.,) and follow signs downstairs to Room 44.  UMass interactive parking map.
9 Thu 6-8pm Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band 2nd and 4th Thursdays at Smarty’s, 215 Main Street, Niantic, CT Special guests will be Art Hovey on bass and Jim Fryer on trombone, and Gim Burton on banjo.   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.
9 Thu 7-9:30pm Christine Towle and Eric Baldwin at Primavera Ristorante, 20 Pleasant St. Millis MA 02054  Reservations (508) 376-2026
Primavera Schedule   Cover: $10 cash at the door.  Christine Towle will be performing a selection of songs from the 20s and the American Songbook.  You will enjoy jazzed up versions of songs by Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Richard Rogers and the list goes on. She will be accompanied by the Eric Baldwin Trio featuring Stu Gunn on bass and George Darrah on drums and Eric on guitar.  This will be a night to remember!  www.primav.com/
9 Thu 7:30pm Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses at Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 Phone: (877) 503-1286. 
Get ready to “Jump Jive An’ Wail”! With all the antics and wild trumpet skills of his father, Louis Prima Jr. will resurrect hits like “I Wanna Be Like You,” “Just A Gigolo” and more!
9 Thu 8:30pm Stage Door Canteen, Big Band Sound at Liam Maguire’s Irish Pub, 273 Main St. Falmouth MA 02540  (508) 548-0285
10 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
10 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
10 Fri 7:30-10:30pm Dan Gabel Vaughn Monroe Show at Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA  Dan Gabel leads the 24-piece show featuring the big band, the Moon Maids vocal group, dancers, comedy sketches and vintage 1940s ads from the “Camel Caravan” show. Imagine it’s 1949 at the Meadows, Vaughn Monroe’s Orchestra is playing, and you are there for an evening of entertaining time-travel   With permission and support of the Monroe family and the New England Conservatory the band is using Vaughn’s original manuscripts which were last used by Vaughn over 60 years ago.  This will be a fun event to dress in your favorite 1940’s outfit!   Joined by Greater Boston Vintage Society dancers!

7:30pm show. Doors open at 7pm.
Tickets can be purchased online: www.VaughnMonroeShow.com
10 Fri 8pm Dan Fox Foxtet at Boston Swing Central, 26 New St, Cambridge, MA (just off the Alewife Brook Parkway)  Swing dance lesson 8-9pm Easy parking  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9o0bhtkass&feature=youtu.be
10 Fri 8pm Roomful of Blues at The Black Box Theatre, 115 West Central St. Franklin MA 02038 (508) 528-337
10 Fri 8pm Lary Chaplan (violin) & Gary Gross (guitar) at Grand Cru, Hyannis MA
10-11 Abby Gardner in  Nerfa STAMFORD, CT Showcasing all weekend at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference
Friday:
Semi-formal showcase (Atrium 3) @ 10:05pm
Acoustic Live @ midnight
Cup of Joe @ 12:45 am
Saturday:
Susie Markland Showcase @ 12:30am
BOT @ 1:45am
11 Sat 8am to 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.
11 Sat 2pm Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses at the Stadium Theatre, 329 Main St. Woonsocket RI 02895  (401) 762-4545                 $28, $38, $48   Get ready to “Jump Jive An’ Wail”! With all the antics and wild trumpet skills of his father, Louis Prima Jr. will resurrect hits like “I Wanna Be Like You,” “Just A Gigolo” and more!  Tickets
11 Sat 7-930pm Dan Gabel & The Abeltones at Temple Avath Torah, 1179 Central St., Stoughton, MA   tix $25/$18 for students and Veterans w/valid ID)  Purchase Stoughton Tickets Here!
11 Sat 7:30pm Rhythm 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)
11 Sat 8pm The Love Dogs at Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St. Framingham MA  508.405.2787   www.amazingthings.org    Ticket Prices  Take one red-hot horn section. Add liberal amounts of barrelhouse boogie-woogie piano & stinging guitar. Pour over a funky rhythm section & top it all off with a front man with one of the biggest blues voices around.
11 Sat 8pm Novel Jazz returns to the The Frontier Cafe, 14 Maine St. Mill 3, Fort Andross, Brunswick, ME 04011   This show will highlight compositions of jazz giants, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.   For more info, point your web browser to Frontier’s web site (http://www.explorefrontier.com/ ), call (207) 725-5222 , email info@explorefrontier.com) or the band’s web site www.mainejazz.net .
11 Sat 8 & 10pm Benny Golson Quartet at Sculler’s Jazz Club, 400 Soldiers Field Rd Boston MA (617) 562-4111
  http://www.scullersjazz.com          
11 Sat 8pm Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz at Grand Cru, Hyannis MA
11 Sat 8pm
Tall Granite Big Band Swing Dance at Pittman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem St, Laconia, NH 03246  Phone: (603) 527-0043  $20.00 Admission BYOB
11 Sat 8pm Commander Cody Quartet, boogie woogie piano, at Chan’s Jazz and Blues Club, 267 Main St. Woonsocket, RI (401) 769-1000   $20 advance, $22 door
11 Sat 8:30-10:30pm Bruce Abbott joins Toast & Jam – Tim Dickey & Julie Charland on vocals and multiple stringed instruments. Original bluegrass, modern folk, Americana, swing & more!
Harvest Gallery Wine Bar, Dennis MA
11 Sat 9pm-midnight Rico Barr & the Jump ‘N’ Jive Review at Swing City at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
12 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.
12 Sun 10:30-2pm John Clark, Debby Larkin, Ross Petot play some standards and not so standards!  at Bullfinch’s Jazz Brunch,

12 Sun 12pm Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz Brunch at The West End, Hyannis MA
12 Sun 2-5pm Dave Whitney Orchestra with featured vocalist-Brittany Betts at Chianti Tuscan Restaurant, 285 Cabot Street Beverly, MA 01915 http://chiantibeverly.com/  978.921.2233   info@chiantibeverly.com
12 Sun 6:45-10:30pm 20-Piece Compaq Big Band with Vocalist Ed Scheer at Dance2Swing at Leominster Elks, 134 North Main Street, (Route 12) Leominster MA 978-728-4533
12 Sun 8-11pm Betty’s Bounce at Gulu-Gulu Café, 247 Essex St. Salem, MA  01970  Phone: (978) 740-8882  www.gulugulucafe.com  Gypsy Jazz and American Swing
Mon-Thu 12-3pm Tyler Alderson on The Blend,    www.wicn.org     Worcester MA public radio
13 Mon 7-9:30pm 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.    www.facebook.com/NNOJB
13 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.
13 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!!!
14 Tue 10 &  11am Music with Sarah at Needham MA Library – bring the kiddies to sing and dance to some great music!  https://www.musicwithsarah.com/
15 Wed noon Michael Dutra and the Strictly Sinatra Band kicks off Mechanics Hall Brown Bag Luncheon, Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St. Worcester MA  FREE  Tickets: 508-752-0888    http://www.mechanicshall.org/tickets/brownbag.html
15 Wed 3-6pm Al Dean every Wednesday on Standard Time on  www.wicn.org   NPR Worcester MA radio  OKOM
15 Wed 7pm Johnny Souza Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band: Neil Greene/piano, Michael Ryle/bass, John Varao/drums and Johnny Souza/trumpet, In the Lobby Bar at the Spire Center for the Arts, 25 ½ Court St., Plymouth, MA 02360 | (508) 746-4488 (Beer & Wine Available) $5 Admission for Participants or Listeners Wednesday Nights
15 Wed  7:30pm

Phil McGowan Quintet at Andiamo, 24 Winter Street, Newburyport MA   (978) 255-4341 with Danny Harrington  (baritone saxophone) Arnie Krakowsky (tenor saxophone) John Wilkins (guitar) Mark Carlsen (bass)  Phil McGowan (drums)

 15 Wed 7:30pm

Dave Zinno’s Unisphere, Dave Zinno (bass), Mike Tucker (sax), Tim Ray (piano), Mark Walker (Drums) last fall concert presented by Woods Hole Jazz at Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water St , Woods Hole, MA 02543

$22 in advance $26 (cash) at the door   Tickets available online.

–  www.WoodsHoleJazz.org

15 Wed 8-11pm Debby Larkin / Jeff Stout  Quintet at  Chianti Tuscan Restaurant, 285 Cabot Street Beverly, MA 01915.     Featuring: Gray Sargent, Marshall Wood & Jim Gwin http://chiantibeverly.com/  978.921.2233   info@chiantibeverly.com
16 Thu 6-8pm St. J. Jazz Trio – Dinner Jazz at Danville Restaurant & Inn, Danville, VT
16 Thu 7-9:30pm  Eli and The Hot Six with the whole band and Phil Person at Primavera Ristorante20 Pleasant  St. Millis MA 02054  Reservations (508) 376-2026 Primavera Schedule   Cover: $10 cash at the door.  The Band’s approach honors the New Orleans tradition of ensemble improvising while featuring the solo brilliance of its distinctive, contemporary musical personalities –  heartfelt, swinging, and stunningly-virtuosic, New Orleans-inspired Jazz.
16 Thu 7:30pm Amanda Carr with Myanna & The Ken Clark Organ Trio at The Bull Mansion 55 Pearl Street, Worcester MA  (508) 755-6070  $25
17 Fi 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.)
17-19 27th Annual Suncoast Jazz Classic, Clearwater FL with Paris Washboard –  Brochure  http://www.suncoastjazzclassic.com/  
17 Fri 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
17 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
17 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
17 Fri 7pm
The Wolverine Jazz Band 
17 Fri 8-midnight
Phil McGowan & The Easy Winners at Boston Swing Central, 26 New St, Cambridge, MA (just off the Alewife Brook Parkway) Swing dance lesson 8-9pm Easy parking 
17 Fri 8pm
Garrson Keillor at Providence Performing Arts Center, 
220 Weybosset St. Providence RI 02903  (401) 421-2787
Garrison Keillor captivates with his signature blend of humor, charisma and wisdom as he shares his journey to becoming one of America’s greatest storytellers.   www.ppacri.org
18 Sat 8-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.
18 Sat 1-4;30PM Traditional Jazz Jam at Lincoln Library, 3 Bedford Rd, Lincoln MA 01773.  Every 3rd Saturday of the month.
18 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.
18 Sat 7-11pm Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole StompTurkey Two-step Dinner Dance  at The German Club, 78 Carter Ave Pawtucket RI,  401-965-0849 ​We supply full Turkey Dinner. You supply apps & Desserts. $20
18 Sat 7:30-10pm Maureen Benson Quintet,  with Maureen vocals, Ric Maure (keys), Mike Ball (bass), Ken Ormes (guitar) and Glen Watson (drums)  at the Open Book Coffeehouse,  Canton Library,  786 Washington St, Canton, MA 02021 Canton MA (781) 821-5027  $14 Admission/$7 students  Doors open at 6::45pm
18 Sat 7:30pm Dan Mackowiak 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)
18 Sat 8pm Ameranouche, Gypsy Jazz, at Portsmouth Book and Bar, 40 Pleasant Street PortsmouthNH 0380
 18 Sat 8pm Bart Weisman Jazz Group with Dennis Flaherty (vocals) at Grand Cru, Hyannis MA
18 Sat 8pm Canadian Brass at NEC’s Jordan Hall,  30 Gainsborough St, Boston, MA 02115http://bit.ly/CBBos  Celebrity Series, Tickets  617-482-6661
18 Sat 7:30pm Garrison Keillor: Just Passing Through at Hanover Theatre,  2 Southbridge Street • Worcester, MA 01608 • 877.571.SHOW     info@thehanovertheatre.org
 Tickets are $39.50, $49.50, $59.50 and $69.50
An evening with the master storyteller from “Prairie Home Companion”
18 Sat 8:30-11:30pm The Johnny Souza Quartet at The Office Bistro,  
114 Water Street, Plymouth MA 
19 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
19 Sun 10:30am-2pm Hank Victor Trio, with Richie DeFreitas on tenor, Tom Petrakes on bass, and the leader on guitar, will perform at the jazz brunch at Bullfinchs, 730 Boston Post Rd, Sudbury, MA, (978) 443-4094.
19 Sun 11:30am-3pm The Dukes of Windsor’s  at The Winsor House Inn, 390 Washington St, Duxbury, MA. Jazz brunch with Jimmy Mazzy banjo/vocals, Pete Collins reeds, Herb Gardner piano, Fred Clifford tuba, usually with guests Mark Endresen guitar, Stan Vincent trombone, Jeff Hughes cornet/trumpet. (781) 934-0991  POSTER
19 Sun 11:30am-2pm Winiker Jazz Trio Swing Jazz Dance every Sunday at Bistro Duet Jazz Brunch, 190 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington MA 781-316-8808  Singles welcome.
19 Sun 11:30am Kenny Hadley Big Band Brunch at The Black Box Theatre, 15 West Central St, Franklin MA  (508) 528-3370
19 Sun 2-3:30pm The Galvanized Jazz Band with Cynthia Fabian, Tom Palinko, Ian Frenkel and Tom Artin  at the Westport Senior Center, 21 Imperial Ave, Westport, CT.  Free!
19 Sun 3-6:30pm Matty and Amanda live at The C Note 159 Nantasket Ave, Hull, MA 02045   (781) 925-4300
19 Sun 4pm Bart Weisman Jazz Jam every 3rd Sunday at Riverway, South Yarmouth MA
19 Sun 5pm Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Rohan De Silva at Symphony Hall, Boston MA  Part of Celebrity Series of Boston
19 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, New Haven CT.  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
19 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 Mon 10:30am  Sentimental Journey Rehearsal Mondays at Eastham Methodist Church,  3200 State Hwy, Eastham, MA 02642.   Visitors are welcome.    http://www.sentimentaljourneycapecod.com
Mon-Thu 12-3pm Tyler Alderson on The Blend,    www.wicn.org     Worcester MA public radio
20 Mon 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/
20 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.
20 Mon 7-9pm Tuxedo Junction Swing Band, every Monday at Bill’s Seafood, Rt. 1 Westbrook CT
20 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.
21 Tue 7-10pm Kenny Wenzel & Friends with Kenny Wenzel trombone/flute, Peter Kontrimas bass, Chris Taylor keyboards, Gene Roma drums and guests  every Tuesday. 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/
21 Tue 9-11pm Soggy Po’ Boys every Tuesday 9-11pm at Sonny’s Tavern, 328 Central Avenue, Dover, NH. The band performs a repertoire of New Orleans standards spirituals, contemporary music and swing tunes, all of which makes for what they call “a lively mix of fun and insanity.”
22 Wed noon Sivan Arbel, a young Israeli singer, arranger and composer  at   Mechanics Hall Brown Bag Luncheon, Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St. Worcester MA  www.sivanarbel.com  FREE
Tickets: 508-752-0888   http://www.mechanicshall.org/tickets/brownbag.html
22 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
22 Wed 7-9:30pm Dick Lupino Quartet every Wednesday at Sardella’s, this week with Shawnn Monteiro, vocal, Mike Renzi, piano, Dave Zinno, bass at Sardella’s, 30 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI 401-849-6312, 7 to 9:30 pm (please note time change
23 Thu 8:30am The Mill City Jazz Band will again put 16 Boston musicians (4 instrumental quartets)  on the street Thanksgiving morning this coming Nov 23rd. More than 11 thousand runners are expected to compete in this event.  Click on:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS5ycOo0QDw   The four bands will be strategically located in Andover at locations along the race route (#1 on Rt28 ½ mile from the start, #2 at 36 Bartlet St, #3 at the intersection of High & Harding St, and #4 on Haverhill St ½ mile from the end) starting at 8:30 AM until 9:30 when the last runner passes.  To see more detail go to:  http://www.feasterfive.com/about-the-race/race-maps/
23 Thu None Thanksgiving  – No   Jazz at at Primavera Ristorante,  20 Pleasant Street (off Route 109) in Millis, MA.   Primavera SCHEDULE
 24 Thu ? Jeff Barnhart at Bill’s Seafood Welcome Christmas Party!  Westbrook, CT
24 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
24 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
24 Fri 8pm Chrissi Poland with special guests Donne Byrne and Ari Hest  at The Spire Center for the Arts, 25 ½ Court St., Plymouth, MA 02360 | (508) 746-4488
24 Fri 8pm Roomful of Blues at  Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St, Fall River, MA 02721  508.324.1926,16 Anawan St, Fall River, MA 02721  508.324.1926   $27 Advance | $29 Day of Show
24 Fri 8pm John Allmark brings his powerhouse Super Octet to celebrate The Great late Dizzy Gillespie’s 100 birthday at Chan’s Jazz and Blues Club. 267 Main St. Woonsocket, RI (401) 769-1000    $20 advance,  $25 door
24 Fri 8pm Bart Weisman Jazz Group with Leslie Boyle (vocals) at Grand Cru, Hyannis MA
25 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.
25 Sat 1-4pm Dick Lupino Quartet every Saturday at Greenvale Vineyards,   582 Wapping Rd, Portsmouth, RI  401-847-3777, this week with Lori Colombo, vocal, Mike Renzi, piano,  Dave Zinno, bass, Rick Wells, drums 
25 Sat 2pm The 2017 BOSTON Tuba CHRISTMAS Come by Faneuil Hall to witness 120 + Tubas performing Christmas Carols.
25 Sat 6-8pm Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band at Smarty’s, 215 Main Street, Niantic, CT because 4th Thurs. is Thanksgiving.   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.
25 Sat 7pm Roomful of Blues at Iron Horse Music Hall, 20 Central St.  Northhampton MA  (413) 586-8686 Adv. $27.50 by phone, $25 cash at the door.
25 Sat 7:30-11:30m Paul Broadnax Trio with Paul Broadnax (piano,vocals), Peter Kontrimas (bass), Les Harris Jr. (drums) Dinner Jazz at Thelonius Monkfish Restaurant, 524 Mass Ave. Cambridge MA 02139 – 617 535 995
25 Sat 7:30pm James Montgomery, blues, harmonica at The Spire Center for the Arts, 25 ½ Court St., Plymouth, MA 02360 | (508) 746-4488
25 Sat 7-10:30pm Robert Leonard’s Slippery Sneakers Zydeco Dance Band,
Vfw Hall, 295 Arsenal St, Watertown, MA 02472-2719     Hall, Wood Dance Floor. Admission $20, 7:00PM to 10:30PM, Dance lesson 6:30PM  Info: (508) 932-6499
25 Sat 7:30 Rachel Landry – Country Western and ballroom dance mix 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)
25 Sat 8pm Zoe Lewis (vocals, piano, guitar, ukulele, etc.) at Cultural Center of Cape Cod   307 Old Main St, South Yarmouth, MA 02664   
26 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.
26 Sun noon

Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz Brunch at Bleu Restaurant, Mashpee MA

26 Sun 11am-2pm

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

26 Sun 3;30-7PM

Jim Tutunjian Band at Bill’s Seafood, 548 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498 (Rt. 1 – Exit 65 off I-95) (860)399-7224

26 Sun 5pm

Scott Hamilton returns to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend with the Gray Sargent Trio featuring 2 members of Tony Bennett’s band: the amazing Gray Sargent on guitar, the incredible Marshall Wood on bass and Boston Pop’s Jim Gwinn on drums, at Chan’s Jazz and Blues Club, 267 Main St. Woonsocket, RI (401) 769-1900   $25 advance,  $30 door

26 Sun 6:30-8:30pm

Whose Muddy Shoes at Chianti Tuscan Restaurant, 285 Cabot Street Beverly, MA 01915 FREE   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. http://chiantibeverly.com/  978.921.2233   info@chiantibeverly.com

26 Sun 8:30pm
The Hal McIntyre Orchestra directed by Don Pentleton featuring vocalists Jody Ebling and Steve Marvin in a double tribute show, Sinatra and Peggy Lee, at The Newport Playhouse and Cabaret, 102 Connell Hwy. Newport, RI 02840 Call 1-401-848-7529 Reservations strongly suggested.
27 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
27 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.
 27 Mon 6-8pm  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 ! … 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!!!
28 Tue 10 & 11am Music with Sarah at Needham MA Library – bring the kiddies to sing and dance to some great music!  https://www.musicwithsarah.com/
28 Tue 7-11pm  Billy Novick – Bob Nieske Duo at the  Franklin Cafe, 118 Main St., in the historic, picturesque town of Gloucester, MA.  978.283.7888
29 Wed noon All That (Holiday) Jazz! with WPI Big Band & Hook Organ at  Mechanics Hall Brown Bag Luncheon, Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St. Worcester MA  FREE  Tickets: 508-752-0888   http://www.mechanicshall.org/tickets/brownbag.html
29 Wed 7pm

Johnny Souza Jazz and Blues Jam Sessions with the Spire House Band: Neil Greene/piano, Michael Ryle/bass, John Varao/drums and Johnny Souza/trumpet, In the Lobby Bar at the Spire Center for the Arts, 25 ½ Court St., Plymouth, MA 02360 | (508) 746-4488 (Beer & Wine Available) $5 Admission for Participants or Listeners Wednesday Nights

 29 Wed 7-10pm

Phil McGowan Quartet with Mike Monaghan, John Wilkins, Marshall Wood at Andiamo, 24 Winter St. Newburyport MA   http://andiamo-restaurant.com 978.255.4341

29 Wed 7:30on
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.
29 Wed 8pm  ??
Don Pentleton Trio at at Moseley’s on the Charles, 50 Bridge Street – Rte 109 – Dedham, MA   (781) 326-3075   $15 per person; includes lesson Mambo/Salsa, dancing, coffee and light refreshments
30 Thu 7-9:30pm Wolverine Jazz Band with Herb Gardner 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

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