September 2017

Wolverine Jazz Band Sept. 28, Thursday Jazz at Primavera Ristorante,
20 Pleasant Street (off Route 109) in Millis, MA.  02054  (508) 376-2026 7-9:30pm  Cover: $10 cash at the door. Primavera SCHEDULE

Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band September 28th and every 2nd and 4th Thursdays at Smarty’s, 215 Main Street, Niantic, Great music and plenty of room for dancing! Reservations 860.739.8818. For more information about Smarty’s, visit them on the web at

Next month:
Jeff & Joel’s House Party October 13, 14 and 15, 2017.  $225pp for 3 sessions Saturday and Sunday.   As in past JJHP Friday night will be $40 per person with Saturday and Sunday sessions remaining $80 per person.  For tickets call (203)208-1481.  – New Orleans’ Banu Gibson –      News!!

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24 Sun 9-noon Cape Cod Big Band Music with Steve Shervanian on the 2nd and 4th Sundays on community radio station  the ‘voice’ of Cape Cod.
24 Sun 10:30am-2:30pm
 Dave Whitney Trio with Dave/trumpet, Jon Wheatley guitar and Mark Carlsen bass at Bullfinch’s,  730 Boston Post Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776   (978) 443-4094
24 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 (Lee Prager this Sunday) and Fred Clifford on tuba …and they will play great Traditional American Jazz …a/la Louis Armstrong. Note these future dates on your calendars: Oct. 29, 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 
 24 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.
24 Sun 1pm New Liberty Jazz Band on their 1941 Fire Truck in the South Kingstown, R.I. parade
24 Sun cancelled
The Lincoln Traditional Jazz Band will be at the Codman Fair, 55 Codman Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
24 Sun 2:30-6:30pm Rico Barr Band at the American Legion Sweeney Post Open House, 251 Maple Street, Manchester, NH in honor of our veterans.
24 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.
24 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.
 24 Sun 7pm
“Hot Jazz and Cool Acapella” with Jeff Hughes and his Sippewissett Stompers”  Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water St, Woods Hole, MA 02543 – Hot jazz of the ’20s and ’30s
Jeff Hughes – cornet
John Clark – reeds
Jimmy Mazzy – banjo & vocals
Ross Petot – piano
Albie Bernard – tuba
Steve Taddeo – drums
“Tom Goux and Notescape” Local acapella quintet singing the American songbook
24 Sun 8-11pm Betty’s Bounce, Audie, Zach, and Curtis explore the world of
Gypsy Jazz and American Swing at the wonderful Gulu-Gulu Cafe, 247 Essex Street, Salem, MA  01970 Phone: (978) 740-8882
25 Mon 7-20pm 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, Mike Persico trombone, Lori Columbo vocals Gary Johnson drums.
25 Mon 7-9pm The New New Orleans Jazz Band at Burlington MA COA, 61 Center St. Burlington MA 781.270.1950.  Phone 781-505 4953 for confirmation.
25 Mon 8pm Southcoast Jazz Orchestra with Bill Fanning (trumpet/flugelhorn),  Mike Rocha (trombone) Chris Lopes (acoustic bass), Matt Richard (piano) and Mark Holovnia (drums)  Reservations are always recommended . GIlda’s Stone Rooster,  27 Wareham Rd, Marion, MA 02738. Call for your reservation!  (508) 748-9700
26 Tue 6-9pm Eric Baldwin guitar, Tom Petrakes bass, every Tuesday at Salvatores, 34 Park St. in downtown Andover MA
26 Tue 6:30pm Tom Palance Jazz Quartet, with Zach Gorell, Dave Sag and Herb Gardner at the Mayflower, 11 Depot Square, Ipswich, MA. Great singer, Maureen Benson may sit in.  Great jazz and Chinese food!
26 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.
26 Tue 7pm Tribute to Sarah Vaughn at Epicure Wine & Jazz Club,  320 W Center St, West Bridgewater, MA
 26 Tue 8pm
Amazing Jazz Show & Jam! This week saxophonist James Merenda & Ticklejuice will be hosting! Joining him will be Tom Duprey on cornet, Scott Sandvik on guitar, Vanessa Morris on piano, Paul Dilley on guitar, Jon Dreyer on Bass and Miki Matsui on Drums!  The band will kick off the evening with a set from 8-9pm followed by the jam from 9-11pm. Come to listen or to sit in – it’s going to be a blast! 
27 Wed 6:30-10pm Amanda Carr at Battle of the Biotech Bands, Royale, 239 Tremont St. Boston MA
27 Wed 7-10pm Phil McGowan presents Arnie Krakowski & Brad Hallen at Andiamo, 24 Winter Street Newburyport, MA
27 Wed 7:30pm New London Big Band with Bruce Abbott sax at
The Social Bar and Kitchen, 208 Bank Street, New London CT (860) 442-6900  FREE  Led by trombonist Sean Nelson, the band is made up of the region’s finest jazz musicians.
28 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! This week’s lineup: Bill Logozzo (drums),  Shari Lucas (piano), Fred Vigorito (cornet), Bob Card & Noel Koletsky (reeds), Don Ducette (bass), Tom Boates (trombone),  Bill Mills (guitar) along with Cynthia Fabian & Skip Hughes (vocals)  Reservations 860.739.8818. For more information about Smarty’s, visit them on the web at
28 Thu 6-9pm Betty’s Bounce at Savor the Square,  Roslindale’s amazing foodie culture, Fun, Food, Drinks.  St. Nectarios Hall, 39 Belgrade Ave, Roslindale, MA 02131
28 Thu 6-8:30pm Kareem SanjaghiLee Donais with Leah Souza vocals at Harvest Gallery Wine Bar, 776 Main Street, Dennis MA
28 Thu 7-9:30pm Wolverine Jazz Band with Jeff Hughes cornet, John Clark leader/reeds, Herb Gardner piano/trombone, Jimmy Mazzy banjo/vocals, Rick MacWilliams tuba, Dave Didriksen drums at Thursday Jazz at Primavera Ristorante,  20 Pleasant Street (off Route 109) in Millis, MA.  02054  (508) 376-2026  Cover: $10 cash at the door. Primavera SCHEDULE
28 Thu 7-m Novel Jazz returns to the Skidompha Public Library continuing their 13th season with very special guest, saxophonist Ralph Norris.  The library is located at 184 Main Street, Damariscotta, Maine.  Novel Jazz performs hot swinging jazz out of the Great American Songbook as well as a unique focus on jazz giants, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.  For more info, call 207-563-5513 or point your web browser to or the band’s web site 
28 Thu 7pm Outrageous Fortune & Friends on host Nick Noble’s Folk Revival: a live CD Release Concert broadcast from the WICN Performances Studio on 90.5 FM NPR.
28 Thu 7:30pm The Duke Robillard Sextet featuring vocalist, Sunny Crownover and reedman, Billy Novick at Lincoln Ballroom 2nd floor of Bull Mansion, 55 Pearl St, Worcester MA Parking is free, in the lot on the corner of Chestnut & Pearl St, entrance through Chestnut St. Tickets $25 advance or at the door if not sold out  Limited Seating. Buy your tickets now!
28 Thu 7:30-9:30pm Winiker Jazz Trio with Cyndy Gayle at Bistro Duet, 190 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington MA 781-316-8808  
28 Thu 8-20pm Patrice Monahan Duo at Savinos Grill Belmont MA
28 Thu 8pm Outrageous Fortune CD Release Party Live at WICN, 50 Portland St, Worcester, MA 90.5 FM, and streaming at
29 Fri noon Catch a special sneak preview of The Vaughn Monroe Show on Pamela Hines’ Live Jazz New England on  Dan Gabel has put together The Vaughn Monroe Show, a unique performance that transports audiences to October 1949 to hear the original hits of this big band icon. The full show will be brought to the Hanover Theatre on October 15th..   For more info call 855-752-0700 or visit   WICN 50 Portland St. Worcester, MA 01608
29 Fri 5-10:30pm Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band at Zone  3, 267 Western Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02134 Allston closing party hosted by Aeronaut Neighborhood 
29 Fri 7pm Bella Sarkozy Trio at Epicure Wine & Jazz Club,  320 W Center St, West Bridgewater, MA
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,
 29 Fri 7-9pm  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 8pm Roomful of Blues at Chan’s Jazz and Blues Club, 267 Main St. Woonsocket, RI (401) 769-1000   $30  10 pm $25  Both $35
29 Fri 8pm
Bart Weisman Jazz Group Featuring Suzanne Davis (piano), Jon Evans (bass), and Bart Weisman (drums) at Grand Cru, 508-771-3000 Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis MA
 30 Sat 8-noon  Howard Caplan presents Saturday Swing Session  and Big Band Brunch every Saturday morning on  90.5 FM NPR.  Can’t get enough of Ella, Sinatra, Armstrong and how about Basie? We can’t either! Start your weekend off right, with all of your favorite swing artists
30 Sat 12-6pm Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival returns on 6 blocks of Columbus Ave. Boston, MA
30 Sat 2pm Kareem Sanjaghi Band at Bismore Park @ Hyannis Harbor, Hyannis MA  (508) 862-4678
30 Sat 2pm Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band  at the American Music and Harvest Festival! Presented by Historic New England and the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm of Newbury, MA
 30 Sat 4pm North Star Jazz Ensemble at

 Nantucket Arts Festival 2017  with guest vocalist Marcelle Gauvin.  Bruce Abbott (sax/flute), Ron Fournier (piano), Joe Potenza (bass) and Paul Mason (drums).  The concert will take place at the Nantucket United Methodist Church, 2 Centre Street, Nantucket MA Suggested donation $15. As always, it’s best to contact venues to confirm performances before traveling.
 30 Sat 4-6pm  Michelle Berting Brett Vocals, Piano: Matt Ragonese,  Bass: Lou Bocciarelli at Lebanon Green Vineyard, 589 Exeter Road, Lebanon, CT, Tickets: $20, Call Sandy for Tickets: 860-642-7867 or drop by the Lebanon Green Vineyard. All proceeds will go to Soroptimist International of Willimantic.  Please support this global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
30 Sat 7-10pm Dan Gabel and The Abletones Vaughn Monroe Tribute, Neighborhood Club of Quincy, Quincy, MA
30 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.
30 Sat 8pm New Black Eagle Jazz Band at Home Grown Coffeehouse, 22 Dedham Ave., Needham MA  $22, Senior/Student $18
30 Sat 8pm Love Dogs  at Swing City, Located upstairs at the, West Cambridge Youth Center, 680 Huron Ave.  Cambridge, MA  Lesson 8-9pm
30 Sat 8pm Soggy Po Boys!  at The Dance Hall, 7 Walker St, Kittery, ME 03904
$12/advance   $15/door
30 Sat 8pm Take 6 at The Cabot, 286 Cabot St.  Beverly, MA 01915 978.927.3100  $28.50 – $48.50  Swing,  TAKE 6 is the most awarded a cappella group in history, Showing the global appeal of this phenomenal group, they celebrated their 25th Anniversary last year.