January 2018

Primavera-1-300x163 Riverboat Stompers  January 25, Thursday Jazz Thursday Jazz at Primavera Ristorante,  20 Pleasant Street (off Route 109) Millis, MA.  02054.  (508) 376-2026  Cover: $10 cash at the door. 
Primavera Schedule

 

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14 Sun 9am- noon Cape Cod Big Band Music with Steve Shervanian on community radio station WOMR, the ‘voice’ of Cape Cod. This morning, Steve will be playing the entire Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall Concert from 1/16/38. This the 80th (can you believe it) anniversary of the historic show.  The rest of the show is dedicated to live radio transcription of the Goodman Orchestra from 1937-38. Steve is 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.
15 Mon 7-10pm Roadhouse Cafe Jazz Ensemble at the Back Door Bistro, Roadhouse Café, 488 South St. Hyannis MA 7-10pm, Resv. 508-775-2386.  Ted Casher alternating weeks with Dennis Cook on reeds, Dave Zinno bass, Chris Taylor piano, Lori Columbo vocals Gary Johnson drums.
16 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  http://martinisplymouth.com/  It’s always an entertaining time and the crowd is fun and friendly.
16 Tue 9-11pn Soggy Po’ Boys every Tuesday 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 m”akes for what they call “a lively mix of fun and insanity.
17 Wed 6:30pm Essex Corinthian Jazz Band at Bill’s Seafood, First Wednesday in October until May, 6:30pm  Rt. 1 Westbrook, CT (Exit 65 off I-95) (860)399-7224  No cover  www.billsseafood.com  Music is “danceable Dixie”.  This will be their 18th consecutive season of Wednesday night Dixieland at Bill’s
17 Wed 7-10pm Phil McGowan Quartet every Wednesday at Andiamo, 24 Winter Street Newburyport, MA
 17 Wed 8-10:30pm Ballroom Dancing every Wednesday evening at Moseley’s on the Charles, (781) 326-3075,  50 Bridge Street/Route 109, Dedham, MA 02026 all skill levels welcome; partner not required Doors open: 6:45 p.m. Dance lesson: 7:15 – 8 p.m. Dance to live music: 8 – 10:30 p.m.  Admission: $15 per person; includes lesson, dancing, coffee and light refreshments (9 p.m.) Dress code: No jeans, t-shirts, shorts, sneakers. Weather cancellation: Call (781) 326-3075, ext. 7Wednesday after 4 p.m.  This week: DB’s Orchestra   Dance lesson: Waltz                
18 Thu 6-8pm St. J. Jazz Trio – Music for Dining at Danville Inn, Danville, VT
18 Thu 7-9:30pm Eli and The Hot Six Thursday Jazz at Primavera Ristorante,  20 Pleasant Street (off Route 109) Millis, MA.  02054.  (508) 376-2026  Cover: $10 cash at the door. The Band plays in a style they call Contemporary Classic Jazz. Led by tuba virtuoso, Eli Newberger, they feature swinging New Orleans rhythms that propel brilliant instrumental soloists to enchanting mini-ensembles and thrilling, full-throated evocations of traditional jazz favorites, show tunes and pop songs from the 1920s to the 1960s.  Primavera Schedule
19 Fri 8-11pm Compaq Big Band With Vocalist Renee Dupuis at Northshore Swing, Town of Ipswich Town Hall Ofcs 25 Green St, Ipswich, MA 01938  Authentic 20-piece big band,  Admission $15 for non-Ipswich residents
19 Fri 7-9:30pm Bill’s Seafood All Stars  with Noel Kaletsky reeds, Tom Boates trombone, ? Ian Frankel 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
19 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
19 Fri 8pm Hadacol Bouncers at The Book and Bar,   www.bookandbar.com  40 Pleasant Street Portsmouth, NH 03801 603.427.9197   info@bookandbar.com
19 Fri 8pm  Bart Weisman Jazz Group with Leslie Boyle (vocals) at Grand Cru, Hyannis  MA
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Tamar Korn & A Kornucopia with Gordon Webster & Gordon Webster Band and DJ Paul Loschak! Swing lessons – KIND OF A BIG DEAL WEEKEND for Boston Swing Central.  REGISTER NOW!
20 Sat 1-4:30pm
Trad Jazz Jam at the at the Lincoln Library, 3 Bedford Rd. Lincoln MA
20 Sat 4pm
Peter and Will Anderson Trio at JP Concerts, 1 Roanoke Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130  Tickets
20 Sat 6-10pm Dan Gabel and The Abletones at Mechanics Hall 3rd Annual Winter Soirée, 321 Main St., Worcester, MA 01608 (508) 752-0888  Tickets:$48.  Please purchase your tickets before Friday, January 12. Parties of 8 or 10 will be assigned a reserved table, provided all tickets are purchased at one time. Fewer than 8 in a party will be assigned table seating first-come, first-servedClick to purchase tickets.
20 Sat 6-11pm
Wolverine Jazz Band at the Great Gatsby Ball at the Omni Parker House,  60 School St, Boston, Massachusetts 02108
They did this last year and it was a blast! Get on your glad rags and ditch your chaperone – we’re having a party! Join us for an evening of dancing, drinking, and 1920s fun!  SOLD OUT!
 20 Sat 6-9pm Wine, Jazz, & Song  CONCORA’s Friends of Bach invite you to enjoy an evening of Wine, Jazz, & Song in the Porter Memorial at First Church, 75 Main Street, Farmington. THE SIR WILLIAM TRIO and vocalists from the Connecticut Choral Artists will offer their interpretations of jazz standards, selections from the American songbook and much more. Seating is limited at this special event, so reserve your seats soon. $50 per person includes wine auction, plentiful food and drink.
Snow date: Sunday, January 21, 20186-9 pm.  Info and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-jazz-song-tickets-36912091058
20 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.
20 Sat 7:30pm Dan Mackowiac  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)
20 Sat 8pm  Bria Sconberg trumpet/vocals at Sculler’s Jazz Club  400 Soldiers Field Rd Boston MA (617) 562-4111 Tickets: $30 per ticket and $80 per dinner and show package  View Event
20 Sat 8pm Greg Abate Sextet  with Greg Abate, Jeff Stout, Arnie KrakowskyTodd Baker, Kent Hewitt and Gary Johnson, at Chan’s Jazz and Blues Club, 267 Main St. Woonsocket, RI (401) 769-1000 $20 advance,  $25 door
21 Sun 9am-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 Sundays with Cape Cod Big Band.
21 Sun 11:30am-3pm Dukes of Windsor at the Winsor House Inn for the 2018 Dixieland Jazz Brunch Season at 390 Washington St. in Duxbury MA. Featuring 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 Clifford on tuba …and we will play great Traditional American Jazz …a/la Bix, Louis, Duke.
781-934-0991        FLYER
21 Sun 11:30am-2:30pm Winiker Jazz Trio Swing Jazz Dance every Sunday at Bistro Duet Jazz Brunch, 190 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington MA 781-316-8808  Singles welcome.
21 Sat 12-3pm John and Joanne at Bay Voyage,  150 Conanicus Ave   Jamestown RI 02835

(401) 560-7979   Jazz Brunch, no cover
21 Sun 3pm Kareem Sanjaghi Band at Wellfleet Public Library, 55 W. Main St. Wellfleet MA 02667  (508) 349-0310  with Fred Boyle piano, Rich Hill bass performing various jazz, Latin and swing favorites.  this concert honors Bob Hayes, Kareem’s late grandfather.
21 Sun 4 pm Bart Weisman Jazz Jam at Riverway, South Yarmouth   MA Jazz Jam Moved to Sunday, January 28 at 4:00pm due to Pats Playoff Game
21 Sun 6-9pm PB&J Jazz/Swing: Pete Davis-piano, Charlie Weyant-tenor & alto sax, Jim Hunter- acoustic bass continue at the Steak Loft, Olde Mistic Village, 27 Coogan Blvd #24, Mystic, CT 06355 Mystic CT http://steakloftct.com/ 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, 6-9PM(860) 536-2661
21 Sun 6:30-9pm The Galvanized Jazz Band at Aunt Chilada’s, 3931 Whitney Ave, Hamden, 3rd Sunday of the month 6:30-9, with Fred Vigorito cornet, Noel Kaletsky, Russ Whitman, reeds, Tom Artin trombone, Art Hovey tuba and string bass, Tom Palinko drums, Joel Schiavone banjo, Ian Frankel piano, and Cynthia Fabian vocals. No cover, Call 203-230-4640 for reservations.
21 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.
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.  www.facebook.com/NNOJB
22 Mon 8pm Southcoast Brass Band at Gilda’s Stone Rooster, 27  Wareham Rd, Marion, MA 02738  (508) 748-9700 . We will be playing the second line, New Orleans style.
23  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  http://martinisplymouth.com/  It’s always an entertaining time and the crowd is fun and friendly.
24 Wed 7:30pm U.S. Coast Guard Chamber Players, under the direction of Richard Wyman, return to UMass for a concert in Bezanson Recital Hall, 151 Presidents Dr., Amherst, MA. Free tickets are available by visiting the Fine Arts Center Box Office or by calling 413-545-2511.
25 Thu 10:30am Sarah Nova plays Jazz for Family at  Bedford MA Library 
25 Thu 6-8pm The Heartbeat Dixieland Jazz Band at Smarty’s every second and fourth Thursday, Hot Jazz and dancing too!  Space is limited, so make reservations soon!  Smarty’s is at 215 Main Street, 
Niantic, CT 06357
 phone:860-739-8818
25 Thu 7-9:30pm Riverboat Stompers Thursday Jazz at Primavera Ristorante,  20 Pleasant Street (off Route 109) Millis, MA.  02054.  (508) 376-2026  Cover: $10 cash at the door.
Primavera Schedule
25 Thu 7-10pm Donna Byrne, vocals, Tim Ray, piano, Marshall Wood, acoustic bass, Jim Gwin, drums at Thelonius Monkfish, 524 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA Phone(617) 441-2116
25 Thu 7:30pm Members of the jazz faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Music and Dance will take center stage for a performance of original works and new arrangements in Bezanson Recital Hall in the UMass Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Dr., Amherst, MA and is free and open to the public.  The ensemble is led by Jeffrey W. Holmes, Director of Jazz & African-American Music Studies Program at UMass Amherst, on piano and trumpet.
25 Thu 8-10:30pm Betty’s Bounce at Walnut St. Coffee Cafe,157 Walnut Street, Lynn, MA 01905   Phone: (781) 596-1690
www.walnutstreetcoffeecafe.com
26 Fri 10am Sarah Gardner plays Jazz for Kids at  Needham Library, 11 am Babies Art by Laura Zarrin
26 Fri 7:30pm Lee Konitz 90th Birthday Celebration at The Regattabar,  Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St. Cambridge, MA  02138 617-661-5000  http://www.regattabarjazz.com/   $30.  Alto Saxophonist Lee Konitz (originally from Boston) has enjoyed one of the most creative and prolific careers in modern jazz.
26 Fri 8pm Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz at Grand Cru, Hyannis MA
27 Sat 7-10pm Swing North Big Band – Swing Dance at Littleton Opera House, Littleton, NH
27 Sat 7-11pm Masterpiece Ball at The Log Cabin, Holyoke, MA. This dance will feature The Masterpiece Ball Orchestra under the direction of Jeffrey Holmes.
27 Sat 7:30pm D.B. Orchestra  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)
27 Sat 7:30pm The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra String Quartet, String Mastery, with Paul Surpaine, clarinet at The Claflin Hill Apple Tree Arts Chamber Music Series,One Grafton Common, Grafton, MA  Buy tickets
27 Sat 8pm Abbie Gardner is a fiery Dobro player with an infectious smile appearing at The Rose Garden Coffeehouse, 17 West St., Mansfield, MA.  This is her CD release, and Pops Herb Gardner will be sitting in too.  Ric Allendorf Ric Allendorf opens the show with songs from his new CD.  TICKETS
27 Sat 8-11pm Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz, with Chev Hardy (vocals) at Grand Cru Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis​ MA   508-771-3000
27 Sat 8-11pm Bill Duffy piano with Lynda D’Amour on vocals & good cheer  at The Napoleon Room at Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02116 Phone: (617) 536-0966
www.clubcafe.com
27 Sat 8-11pm Betty’s Bounce at Gulu Gulu Cafe, 247 Essex St/ Salem MA 01970 (978) 740-8882   www.gulugulucafe.com
28 Sun 9am-noon Cape Cod Big Band Music with Steve Shervanian  9am-noon on community radio station WOMR, the ‘voice’ of Cape Cod. He is 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.  Big Band Music, Swing and vocals from the 20’s to today.
28 Sun 2-4pm Dan Gabel and the Abletones in Concert at Norwood High School, Norwood MA (free concert)
28 Sat 4pm Bart Weisman Jazz Jam at Riverway, South Yarmouth   MA
28 Sat 6-8pm Meredith D’Ambrosio, world famous jazz vocalist, appears with the Winiker Jazz Trio at Brothers Restaurant, 404 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 383-6268  FLYER
31 Wed 2-6pm Dan Gabel will be on the radio with Al Dean’s “Jazz Matinee” on 90.5FM, WICN. Listen online: WICN
31 Wed 8:30pm Don Pentleton Trio – Ballroom Dancing at Moseley’s on the Charles, (781) 326-3075,  50 Bridge Street/Route 109, Dedham, MA 02026 all skill levels welcome; partner not required Doors open: 6:45 p.m. Dance lesson: 7:15 – 8 p.m. Quick Step.   Dance to live music: 8 – 10:30 p.m.  Admission: $15 per person; includes lesson, dancing, coffee and light refreshments (9 p.m.) Dress code: No jeans, t-shirts, shorts, sneakers. Weather cancellation: Call (781) 326-3075, ext. 7Wednesday after 4 p.m.