April 2017

April 30th – International Jazz Day out of Havana, Cuba with Will Smith

International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert took place in Havana, Cuba on April 30, 2017 #JazzDay with host Will Smith, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock, Chuco Valdés, Esperanza Spalding, Marcus Milller, Ivan Lins, Cassandra Wilson, Kurt Elling, Quincy Jones, Antonio Hart, Antonio Sanchez plus 50 world-renowned musicians


2017 Jazz Appreciation Month posters
Women in Jazz –  2017 Poster (.pdf)

Primavera Ristorante

Primavera Ristorante, Millis MA

Wolverine Jazz Band April 27th – Thursday Jazz 7pm 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



April 30th 2-5pm Dave Whitney Orchestra is at Bemis Hall,
15 Bedford Rd. Lincoln MA – THIS SUNDAY,  FREE  See you there!

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

27 Thu 6-8pm Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band at Smarty’s 215 Main Street, Niantic, CT every 2nd and 4th Thursday with leader/drummer Bill Logozzo, pianist Sheri Lucas, clarinetist Noel Kaletsky, saxophonist Bob Card, cornetist Fred Vigorito, bass man Donn Ducette, Jim Fryer on trombone, Bill Mills on guitar,Diane Mower on vocals! Hot Jazz and Great Food.  Space is limited, so make reservations soon!  (860) 739-8818   www.smartysniantic.com. (603) 930-7761
27 Thu 7-9:30pm Wolverine Jazz Band at  Primavera Ristorante,  20 Pleasant Street (off Route 109) in Millis, MA.  2054  508) 376-2026,  Cover: $10 cash at the door.
“This will be our last Primavera until at least the fall – I have to admit, we are all getting kind of discouraged at the turnout there – they have just redone the room where we play and the sound is a lot better!  Let’s try to fill the place!  We will have Dan Gabel and Herb Gardner with us that night, switching off on various instruments – we will also be doing some tunes from our upcoming CD as well as a few Original Dixieland Jazz Band tunes we haven’t done before . . .should be quite exciting.”  John Clark      Primavera SCHEDULE 
 27 Thu  7pm Betty’s Bounce Jam at The Walnut Street Coffee Cafe, 157 Walnut Street, Lynn, MA 01905  Phone: (781) 59-1690. Join Audie, Zach, and Curtis as we explore the world of Gypsy Jazz and American Swing.  Bring your instruments.   www.walnutstreetcoffeecafe.com
27 Thu 7pm  Cape & Islands High School Jazz Festival – Hot or cool, it is jazz at its best! Conducted by George Scharr. Tickets are $10 and available at the door.  The Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School, 210 Station Avenue, South Yarmouth MA
27-30 The Sixth Annual ​Arlington Jazz Festival at various locations around Arlington, MA with main event Sunday at ​Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA featuring: bass legend ​Rufus Reid w/ Tim Ray – piano and Steve Langone – drums, and the Arlington High School Jazz Band. Presenter Morningside Music Studio has expanded its scope  showcasing 6 events over a 4-day stretch, to celebrate the wide variety of musical approaches that all fall under the jazz marquee.  See:   http://www.morningsidemusicstudio.com/arlington-jazz-festival.html 
28 Fri noon Amanda Carr  along with Yvonne Monnett and Genevieve Rose  for an hour performance broadcast ‘LIVE’ in Studio  on  Pamela Hines’ Live Jazz New England on www.wicn.org NPR 90.5FM.  Pamela Hines features local jazz artists on the last Friday of every month!  Be part of the radio studio audience or listen online at www.WICN.org   For more info call 855-752-0700 or visit www.wicn.org
28 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
28 Fri 7-10pm  Bill’s Seafood All Stars, with Noel Kaletsky reeds, Tom Boates trombone, Bill Sinclair piano, Lou Bocciarelli bass and Tom Palinko drums, every Friday(7:30-10:30 in the summer) at Bill’s Seafood, Rt. 1 Westbrook, CT (Exit 65 off I-95) (860)399-7224  www.billsseafood.com
28 Fri 7:30pm

Rhythm Future Quartet at The Dance Hall, Kittery Maine – Kick off event for the 3rd annual Django By the Sea Gypsy Jazz Fest in October!  When four young jazz virtuosos decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions.  $16/advance  $20/door  BUY TICKETS

28 Fri 8pm
Billy Novick reeds & Guy Van Duser guitar at Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St. Framingham MA. (508) 405-2787.  Guy and Billy have performed in concerts, clubs and festivals all over North America and Europe. You also may have heard them as frequent guests of the Prairie Home Companion show, NPR’s All Things Considered, or on one one the numerous film and television soundtracks they have been featured on. Tickets: Regular $20 ~ Senior 65+/Student $19 ~ Member $17 ~ Child U12 $10 Tickets
28-29 8-midnight

Providence Swings presents The Dirty Dozen Weekend (swing dance), featuring Dan Levinson and Michael Gamble and the Rhythm Serenaders. 6:30 pm doors / 7:00 pm dance lesson / 8:00 pm to midnight BAND. Daytime events include eight hours of workshops from two world-class instructors! BUY TICKETS The German American Cultural Society, 78 Carter Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02861. Admission: $40 (for both nights).  All Ages. Box office: (401) 365-7700.

28 Fri 8pm
Gerry Beaudoin Jazz Trio at Pittman’s Freight Room,  94 New Salem St, Laconia, NH 03246 $20 Admission BYOB
28 Fri 8pm Bart Weisman Jazz Group with Mike Casey (sax) & Suzanne Davis (piano)  at Grand Cru Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis MA 508-771-3000
28 Fri 8pm Ronny Earl & The Broadcasters at Blue Ocean Music Hall, Hall 4 Oceanfront , NorthSalisbury, MA 01952  Phone: 978-462-5888  Email: info@blueoceanhall.com  Reserved Seating: $25 – $29 + $3 additional day of show
28-30 New England Blues Summit at Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center, 35 Scudder Avenue
, Hyannis, MA 02601
866-828-8259  Schedule
28-May 7 The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has announced its 2017 lineup. Jazz artists scheduled to appear include Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dr. Michael White, Trombone Shorty, Lee Konitz, George Benson, Kenny Barron, Abdullah Ibrahim, Ellis Marsalis, Jon Baptiste and Stay Human, Harry Connick Jr., Cuban bands, Cajun & Zydeco  http://www.nojazzfest.com/.
29 Sat 3-5 &



New England Jazz Heritage to be celebrated at WPI’s Alden Hall 3-5pm, Come explore the New England Jazz Hall of Fame in its new home. Worcester Polytechnic Institute,  Alden Memorial, 100 Institute Road, Worcester.
7:30-8:30pm Enjoy WPI jazz groups, WPI Professor Rich Falco with WPI Jazz Ensemble, New England Conservatory Jazz Orchestra tribute to Worcester’s Jaki Byard with Mark Zaleski sax, Members of the New England Jazz Alliance. Free and open to the public.  Check out WPI’s Weiss Jazz History Database.
29 Sat 4-5pm Vermont Spring Ring Festival Concert at Lyndon College, Stannard Gymnasium, Lyndonville, VT
29 Sat 6:30pm John & Joanne at The Grand Bellvue Dinner Train, Melville Station, Portsmouth, RI 02840 401-295-1203
29 Sat 7-9pm State Street Traditional Jazz Band at North Windham Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, Maine
29 Sat 7-9pm The Winiker Jazz Trio with Jamie Saltman piano, Ed Fiorenza reeds, Bill Winiker drums at Brothers Restaurant, 404 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 383-6268 Winiker Trio every Saturday 7-9pm and Sundays 6-8pm.
29 Sat 7pm
Bart Weisman Klezmer Swing Group with Leslie Boyle (vocals), Lary Chaplan (violin), Alan Clinger (guitar), Ron Ormsby (bass) and Bart Weisman (drums) at Wellfleet Preservation Hall, 335 Main Street, Wellfleet MA  $15 A great night of music you will not want to miss so call 508-349-1800 to reserve your seat
29 Sat 7:30pm Claflin Symphony Orchestra Concert VI “ROADTRIP” at Milford Town Hall, 52 Main St. Milford MA. William Schuman: New England Triptych, Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915-Alesia Tringale, soprano, Wallach: Berkshire Rhapsody, World Premiere, Southard:  An Appalachian Trail Symphony, World Premiere. Copland: Appalachian Spring. Reserved: $40, Student/Senior: $25  Tickets
29 Sat 7:30-11pm Rachel Landry Dancing and Socializing,at the Frohsinn Club,  25 N. Quinsigamond Ave. Shrewsbury, MA (established 1858) Swing, Fox Trot, Waltzes, Latin, Line Dances, and More.  $10 p/p (non members)  Fridays 7:30-10:30pm, Saturdays 7:30-11pm.  Check schedule at http://www.frohsinnclub.com/    508.752.9519  or email  Info@FrohsinnClub.com
29 Sat 7:30pm The Berklee Faculty Project at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Marco Pignatoro, Laslo Gardony, Bruno Raberg and Ron Savage,  will highlight their exciting and adventurous original compositions. Tickets Adult / $20 Members and Students with ID  Tickets.   60 Hope Ln, Dennis, MA 02638.
29 Sat 8pm Cassandre McKinley at Chan’s Jazz & Blues Club, 267 Main St. Woonsocket RI  Cassandre McKinley has a vocal style that walks the line between jazz and soul – a voice that is commanding, vibrant and rich. (401)765-1900.  
29 Sat 8pm Rhythm Future Quartet with Olli Soikkeli guitar at the Spire Center, 25 1/2 Court St., Plymouth, MA 02360 | (508) 746-4488
Emily Elbert Opens. The acoustic jazz ensemble, Rhythm Future Quartet has a straightforward agenda: to keep the spirit of Gypsy jazz alive and expanding in today’s musical.
29 Sat 8-11pm Mike Persico returning to Grand Cru Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis MA 508-771-3000.  Classic Jazz and Swing, with Ben Healy (piano), Mike Ryle (bass), Kenny Rogers (drums) and the wonderful vocalist Lori Colombo. Great food, great drinks and awesome service by Kelly Jestice and the staff.
29 Sat 8pm Aardvark Jazz Orchestra marks Jazz Week, Honoring Fred Taylor, Duke Ellington, Social Significance, FREE, at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium 48 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139  Information:  617-776-8778 or 617-452-3205
29 Sat 9pm Compaq 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 The power and energy of an authentic 21-piece big band is back! The Compaq Big Band has kept New England swingin’ for 30 years, with 15 horns, terrific soloists, a cookin’ rhythm section, and a great feature vocalist.
30 Sun International Jazz Day!   Celebrate Jazz all over the world!
30 Sun 9 – noon Cape Cod – Dixieland  Jazz etc. on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays, 9 until noon 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 weeks with Cape Cod Big Band Music with Steve Shervanian
30 Sun 11:30am-2:30pm Winiker Jazz Trio at Bistro Duet Jazz Brunch, every Sunday – Modern French Cuisine, 190 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington MA 781-316-8808  Flyer
30 Sun  2-5pm Dave Whitney Orchestra, with vocalists Karen Quatromoni and Brittany Betts, at Bemis Hall, 15 Bedford Rd. Lincoln MA. Dave Whitney has been called “Dean of Swing Trumpet”.  His fourteen piece orchestra was formed in 1989.  The focus of this band is playing and preserving the classic sounds of the Big Band Era.  The orchestra is comfortable playing for the listener and is equally at ease playing for dancers.  Free, but donations appreciated.  See video:  tSt. Louis Blues
30 Sun 3pm
John Clark and Ross Petot and a group of young emerging musicians in a Traditional Jazz Band celebrate International Jazz day at Gallery 263, 263 Pearl St, Cambridge, MA 02139 – a day of great music, food, and beer brewed by Aeronaut Brewing Company! — 5pm Saxophonist Mike Caudill will be joined by Sean Elligers on trumpet and Stephen Kerr on bass, $15 admission.
30 Sun 3pm
Jeff Holmes Big Band featuring Dawning Holmes at St Francis Church, 24 Jabish St.  Belchertown, MA  $15
30 Sun 6-8pm The Winiker Jazz Trio with special guest vocalist Louise Van Aarsen-Koopman, visiting from Holland, at Brothers Restaurant, 404 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 383-6268. Winiker Trio  every Saturday 7-9pm and Sundays 6-8pm Flyer.
 30 Sun 7pm Kristin Chenoweth, Celebrity Series, at Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave. Boston MA. Emmy- and Tony-award winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth brings her boundless talent and charisma to Symphony Hall with Broadway, pop, songbook classics, and more. Learn More & Buy Tickets.
30 Sun 8pm “Goin’ Gatsby” Benefit Cabaret at The 43rd Annual Nantucket Daffodil Festival weekend with Dixieland Direct Jazz Band, light food & libations in The Nantucket Hotel, 77 Easton Street. Tickets $125 at cfnan.tix.com; proceeds benefit Addiction Solutions Fund for island residents.
Hy-Line Cruises Offering ferry services all day. Reserve your ferry tickets online or call toll-free (800) 492-8082
NOTE: Tickets are on sale for 20th Anniversary Rhythm & Roots Festival on Labor Day Weekend at Ninigret Park. Charlestown, RI  http://www.rhythmandroots.com/get-tickets-now