October 2017

 Some venues may be out of power for the next few days – call to confirm.

Primavera-1-300x163Craig Ball and his Breakaway Stompers  October 26th  Thursday Jazz at Primavera Ristorante,  20 Pleasant Street (off Route 109) Millis, MA.  02054.  (508) 376-2026 (closed on the 6th). Cover: $10 cash at the door.
Primavera Schedule

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

16 Mon 2-3:15pm The Survivors Swing Band at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, 733 Monroe Turnpike,Monroe CT 06468 203-452-2850
16 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.
16 Mon 7-9pm Tuxedo Junction Swing Band, every Monday at Bill’s Seafood, Rt. 1 Westbrook CT
16 Mon  8-10pm Southcoast Jazz Orchestra at Gilda’s Stone Rooster, 27 Wareham Road (Rt. 6), Marion, MA 02738  Phone: 508-748-9700 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!!!
17 Tue 7-10pm Kenny Wenzel & Friends with Kenny Wenzel trombone/flute, Peter Kontrimas bass, Chris Taylor keyboards, Gene Roma drums  every Tuesday from 7 to 10pm, No cover, at Martini’s Bar & Grill, 50 Court St. Plymouth MA. It’s always an entertaining time and the crowd is fun and friendly   http://martinisplymouth.com/
17 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.”
 17 Tue 8pm Sergio Mendes & Brasil at Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT 203-438-5795 https://ridgefieldplayhouse.org/
18 Wed 12-1:30pm The New New Orleans Jazz Band 3rd Wednesdays at The Commons, 1 Harvest Circle, Lincoln, MA 01773
Phone: (781) 430-6000
18 Wed 7pm The Johnny Souza Quartet with special guest Leah Souza Free Concert Series at  Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street, Plymouth, MA
18 Wed 7pm United States Marine Band at Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608; Info: 508-752-5608; Tickets: 508-752-0888
18 Wed 8-11pm Debby Larkin / Jeff Stout Quintet at Chianti Tuscan Grill and Lounge, 285 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA978-921-2233 with Gray Sargent, Guitar,  Marshall Wood, Bass, Jim Gwin Drums, Debby, Vocals / Jeff, Trumpet
19 Thu 6-8pm St. J. Jazz Trio – Dinner Jazz at Danville Restaurant & Inn, Danville, VT
19 Thu 6:30-8:30pm Fred Boyle Trio: Fred Boyle (piano), Rich Hill (bass) & Steve Langone (drums) at Harvest Gallery Wine Bar, Dennis MA No cover.
19 Thu 7-9:30pm Eli and The Hot Six at Primavera Ristorante,  20 Pleasant Street (off Route 109) in Millis, MA.  02054  (508) 376-2026   http://www.primav.com/  Cover: $10 cash at the door.  Contemporary Classic Jazz!  Primavera SCHEDULE
19 Thu 7pm Donna Byrne with the Tony Bennett Band at www.wicn.org   WICN Performance Studio, 50 Portland St. Worcester MA   $60  Ticket price includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres and select beverages.  For more information about this intimate musical experience or to reserve your seat, please contact Membership@wicn.org or call 508-752-0700
19 Thu 7:30pm Laszlo Gardony CD Release Concert for Serious Play (Sunnyside) at The Regattabar, 1 Bennett St, Cambridge, MA 02138  Phone(617) 661-5000
19 Thu 8-10pm  Patrice Monahan Duo at Savinos Grill Belmont, MA No Cover
20 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
20 Fri 7-9:30pm  Bill’s Seafood All Stars  Tom Boates trombone, Bill Sinclair piano, Lou Bocciarelli bass and Paul Boempke on reeds and Molly Sayles on 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-
20 Fri 7:30pm Elliott Lockwood piano 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
20 Fri 8:30pm The Wicked Trio  at Harvest Gallery Wine Bar       776 Main St. (Rte. 6a) Denis MA with . Bert Jackson (guitar & vocals), Roe Osborn (bass & vocals), & Kareem Sanjaghi (drums). (508) 385-2444
21 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.
21 Sat 10am-12 Lincoln Traditional Jazz Band Saturdays until the fall at Codman Farm, Codman Rd, Lincoln Center, Lincoln MA
21 Sat 10:30am-4:30pm Schwarze Schafe German Band plays at Mount Wachusett.  Join Lou & Jan Borelli for Oktoberfest music and fun. German singing, dancing, yodeling and activities for all ages.
21 Sat 1:30-5pm Traditional Jazz Jam at Bemis Hall,  15 Bedford Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773.  Every 3rd Saturday of the month.
21 Sat 7pm  Bella Sarkozy Trio at Epicure Wine & Jazz Club,  320 W Center St, West Bridgewater, MA
21 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.
21 Sat 7:30-11pm Rhythm 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)
21 Sat 8pm Bohemian Quartet at Blackstone River Theater, 549 Broad St. Cumberland RI  (401) 725-9272   www.riverfolk.org Rhode Island-based ensemble featuring violin, viola, cello, and bass specializes in music of the “Romani” or “Gypsy” tradition, along with related Eastern European folk styles.
21 Sat 8pm Jim Guttman, and Bessarabian Breakdown at Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA 01702  Tickets: $9 – $19. with Bass: Jim Guttmann, Violin: Mimi Rabson, Trumpets: Mark Berney & Rick Hammett, Trombone: Pete Fanelli, Clarinet & Tenor Sax: Patrick Noonan, Baritone Sax: Melanie Howell-Brooks, Piano & Accordion Michael McLaughlin, Guitar: Jon Damian, Drums: Grant Smith, Percussion: Santiago Hernandez.
22 Sun 9-noon Dixieland  Jazz Etc. usually 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
22 Sun 11am-2pm Ron Poster Trio with Johnny Souza at Lucky’s Lounge  Sinatra Sunday Brunch, 355 Congress Street, Boston MA
22 Sun 11:30am-2pm Winiker Jazz Trio Swing jazz brunch at Bistro Duet, 190 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington MA 781-316-8808.  Singles welcome.  bistroduet.com     Poster
22 Sun 12 noon Kareem Sanjaghi with Jeffrey Ashur (sax), Ted Jellinek (keyboard), Rick Cain (bass), & Kareem Sanjaghi (drums) at Colombo’s Cafe, 544 Main St, Hyannis, MA 02601  (508) 790-5700
22 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.
Mon-Thu 12-4pm Tyler Alderson on The Blend,    www.wicn.org  Worcester MA public radio
23 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.           www.facebook.com/NNOJB
23 Mon 7-9pm Tuxedo Junction Swing Band at Bill’s Seafood, 548 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, CT 06498 (Rt. 1 – Exit 65 off I-95) (860)399-
23 Mon 8pm Southcoast Brass Band at Gilda’s Stone Rooster, 27 Wareham Road (Rt. 6), Marion, MA 02738  Phone: 508-748-9700
24 Tue ? Jeff Barnhart Octoberfest at the Log Cabin, 500 Easthampton Rd, Holyoke, MA 01040 Phone(413) 535-5077  Join the Swingin’est German Band in the Land! Pianist Jeff Barnhart will lead you through great German music, with favorites from polkas to parodies, drinking songs to waltzes, with great virtuosity and humor. Jeff will be joined by CT drummer Tom Palinko and MA favorites Jeff Hughes on trumpet and John Clark —wait till you hear his Clarinet Polka!! — for this special afternoon that’s sure to put an “OOM” in your “PAH!”
 24 Tue 7:30pm Rhythm Future Quartet  with Jason Anick – Violin, Mandolin,  Greg Loughman – Bass, Max O’Rourke – Guitar, Henry Acker – Guitar at The Sahara, 34 Bates St. Methuen, MA 01844 Telephone 978-683-9200
25 Wed 7:30pm Toni Lynn Washington and the Frank Wilkins Quartet, Jazz and Blues, presented by Woods Hole Jazz, at Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543  $22 in advance. $26 (cash) at the door Tickets available online. Toni Lynn Washington has been thrilling audiences for over four decades with her special brand of jazz, gospel and blues.   Frank Wilkins Quartet is led by frequent Woods Hole Jazz performer Frank Wilkins, the quartet is comprised of top area musicians.
25 Wed 7:40pm
New London Big Band with Lisa Marien at the The Social Bar + Kitchen – 208 Bank Street – 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. Lisa Marien will be joining the band, singing classics from the Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan songbook, among other tunes. 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.
26-29 Billy Novick’s Great Gatsby at Victoria Theater, Dayton Ohio. Dayton Ballet is thrilled to present The Great Gatsby, with a nod to the Roaring Twenties.  The time frame of this swinging ballet fits perfectly in Dayton Ballet’s Ruby Jubilee season, one that is set to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Dayton Ballet and the 90th anniversary of the Dayton Ballet School, originally established by Miss Josephine Schwarz along with her sister, Miss Hermene, in 1927.
26 Thu 6-8pm Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band 2nd and 4th Thursdays at Smarty’s, 215 Main Street, Niantic, Great music and plenty of room for dancing! Reservations 860.739.8818.    Included in the band will be Cynthia Fabian on vocals, Bill Mills on guitar and special guest from New York City, Harvey Gibbs on trombone.  For more information about Smarty’s, visit them on the web at www.smartysniantic.com.
26 Thu 7-9:30pm Craig Ball and his Breakaway Stompers Toe Tapping 1920s jazz, 1930s swing and (sic) Gypsy Jazz featuring Jimmy Mazzy, Jeff Hughes, Chris Rathbun, Obadiah Schwonk, Eric Baldwin, Steve Taddeo and others with a sit in or two, 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
26 Thu 8-10:30pm Betty’s Bounce, Gypsy Jazz and American Swing at Walnut St. Coffee Café, 157 Walnut St, Lynn, MA 01905 Phone: (781) 596-1690
www.walnutstreetcoffeecafe.com
27 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.)
27 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-
27 Fri 7-20pm 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
27 Fri 7pm Winiker Jazz Trio Fête D’Octobre at Bistro Duet, 190 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington MA 781-316-8808.  Chef owner Cyrille Couet is preparing a fabulous five course dinner to celebrate the fall harvest!
27 Fri 7:30pm The Claflin Hill NEW Jazz Series Fridays with Friends ~ Jazz at Whitin Mill, Singh Performance Center, Community Plaza at the Whitin Mill, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, MA.  Concert I: “The John Baboian Quartet with special guest, Jerry Seeco” 
27 Fri 8-midnight  Phil McGowan & The Easy Winners at Boston Swing Central,  Q Ballroom, 26 New St, Cambridge, MA (just off the Alewife Brook Parkway) Swing dance lesson 8-9, A special extended lesson by Abby Cohen that will feature the creeeeepy choreography of Michael Jackson’s Thriller line dance. – A costume contest with prizes!  Get $2 OFF ADMISSION if you come in a full Halloween costume! No coupons or passes tonight.
27 Fri 8pm Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz at Grand Cru, 508-771-3000 Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis MA
28 Sat 1:30pm Bart Weisman & Cape Conservatory CJazz Recital, Barnstable MA
28 Sat 7-9pm Winiker Jazz Trio Halloween Weekend Jazz at Brothers Restaurant, 404 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 383-6268 
28 Sat 7:30pm Dan Mackowiack at TheFrohsinn Club, 25 North Quinsigamond Ave. Shrewsbury, MA  01545.  Dancing and Socializing.  508.752.9519  Info@FrohsinnClub.com    http://www.frohsinnclub.com/  Sat 7:30-11  $10 pp (non members)
 
28 Sat 8pm  Tom Nutile Bid Band (Halloween Dance) at Swing City, Located upstairs at the West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Ave. Cambridge, MA (617) 513-9841 Dance lesson 8-9pm
 28 Sat 8pm Dan Moretti & Brazilia featuring Greg Abate at Chan’s Jazz & Blues Club, Chan’s Jazz and Blues Club, 267 Main St. Woonsocket, RI (401) 769-1000  $20 advance,  $22 door
28 Sat 8pm Bart Weisman Jazz Group Featuring Bela Sarkozy (guitar) Jon Evans (bass), and Bart Weisman (drums) at Grand Cru, 508-771-3000 Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis MA
28 Sat 9pm Soggy Po’ Boys at Portsmouth Book & Bar, 40 Pleasant Street  Portsmouth, NH 03801 – 603.427.9197   info@bookandbar.com
29 Sun 9-noon Cape Cod Big Band Music with Steve Shervanian usually on the 2nd and 4th Sundays on community radio station  www.WOMR.org  the ‘voice’ of Cape Cod.
29 Sun 11am-2pm  Bert Jackson Quartet with Bruce Abbott sax, final Red Inn Sunday Jazz Brunch of 2017!  The Red Inn  – 15 Commercial St, Provincetown MA 02657– 508-487-7334
29 Sun 11:30am-2:30pm The Dukes of Windsor  at The Winsor House Inn, 390 Washington St, Duxbury, MA.This year will feature Jim Mazzy on banjo (vocals by Carrie), Pete Collins on clarinet, Jeff Hughes on cornet, Mark Endresen on guitar, Herb Gardner on piano, Stan Vincent, on trombone  and Fred Cliffrd on tuba …and they will play great Traditional American Jazz …a/la Louis Armstrong. Note these future dates on your calendars:  Nov. 19 and Dec. 17th  in 2017 …and for 2018; Jan. 21Feb. 25Mar. 25 and Apr. 29 …and The Williams Reunion Jazz Band on May 27th.   (781) 934-0991  www.winsorhouseinn.com/ 
29 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.
29 Sun 12pm Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz Brunch at Bleu Restaurant, Mashpee MA
29 Sun 3-6pm ZydeGroove at The German Club, 78 Carter Ave Pawtucket RI,  401-965-0849 $20 Pot luck 2:30pm
29 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-
29 Sun 5-6:30pm Danville Town Band –Harvest Concert at Danville Congregational Church, Danville, VT
29 Sun 6-8pm Winiker Jazz Trio Halloween Weekend Jazz at Brothers Restaurant, 404 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 383-6268 
30 Mon none Southcoast Jazz Orchestra at Gilda’s Stone Rooster, CANCELLED because of  Lack of Power!   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.
31 Tue 7-10pm Kenny Wenzel & Friends at Martini’s Bar and Grill, 50 Court St. Plymouth MA 774-773-9782      Halloween – well, they won’t scare you, but they’ll give you that good ‘ol swing. Join Kenny Wenzel, Chris Taylor Peter Kontrimas and Gene Roma for a howlin’ great night of jazzzzzz.
31 Tue Happy 47th Birthday, NEW Black Eagle Jazz Band!
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.