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Racha Fora

Hiroaki Honshuku - flute/EWI
Rika Ikeda - violin
Mauricio Andrade - guitar
Rafael Russi - bass

"Let's go!" is one of the many possible translations of Racha Fora (pronounced "hasha fora"), but the one most apropos to this ensemble might be "branch line"—in this case running from Brazil to Japan, a link older and deeper than you might imagine. Racha Fora's sound is, appropriately, at once delicate and propulsive, acoustic and electronic, and fleet of finger and mind - J. R. Carroll, July 2011, writer for

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/05/2012 - 19:00

The Seacoast Stompers--traditional and Dixieland Jazz!

Craig Ball/ clarinet
Scot Philbrick/ cornet
Frank Stadler/ piano
Jimmy Mazzy/ banjo and vocals
Bob McHenry/ bass
Bobby Reardon/ drums
Lee Prager/trombone

Ticket: $12
Ticket Online up to 24 hours in advance: $10

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/05/2012 - 14:00

Breaktime: a dance band!

featuring vocalists Charlie Koch and Liz Rainoldi

Ticket: $12.50
Ticket Online up to 24 hours in advance: $10

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/04/2012 - 21:30

The Daryl Lowery Quartet

Daryl Lowery/ saxophone
Consuel Candelaria-Barry/ piano
Mark Walker/ drums
Keala Kaumeheiwa/ bass

Ticket: $12.50
Ticket Online up to 24 hours in advance: $10

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/04/2012 - 19:00

The Blues Jam!

Our Blues Jam is an institution here in Acton for 15 years now, every Thursday night at 8 p.m.!

with rotating hosts:

1st Thursday: Tom Yates
2nd Thursday: Pat "Hatrack" Gallagher
3rd Thursday: Herb "Air Bear" Hirsch
4th Thursday: co-hosts Jim Guttmann and Michael Avery
5th Thursdays (occasional): Jim Clinkscale

Newcomers, listeners, and dancers welcome!

Ticket: $5

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/03/2012 - 20:00
Thu, 05/10/2012 - 20:00
Thu, 05/17/2012 - 20:00
Thu, 05/24/2012 - 20:00
Thu, 05/31/2012 - 20:00

The Gwenn Vivian Thing

This is owner/ manager Gwenn Vivian's own long term jazz project, with a modern and listenable approach to jazz standards--mixed in with some choice pop tunes!

The regular Thing members:

Gwenn Vivian/ vocals
Molly Flannery/ piano
Miki Matsuki/ drums
Larry Roland/ bass

Ticket: $5

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/03/2012 - 18:30
Thu, 05/10/2012 - 18:30
Thu, 05/17/2012 - 18:30
Thu, 05/24/2012 - 18:30
Thu, 05/31/2012 - 18:30

The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet

Jerry Bergonzi/ saxophone & piano
Bruce Gertz/ bass
Phil Grenadier/ trumpet & flugelhorn
Austin McMahon/ drums

with occasional subs...

Web Site:
Ticket: $10
Ticket Online up to 24 hours in advance: $10

Event Date: 
Wed, 05/02/2012 - 21:30
Wed, 05/09/2012 - 21:30
Wed, 05/16/2012 - 21:30
Wed, 05/23/2012 - 21:30
Wed, 05/30/2012 - 21:30

Classic Jazz Night with Paul Broadnax and Peter Kontrimas

The Paul Broadnax Duo

Paul Broadnax/ piano & voice
Peter Kontrimas/ upright bass

An intimate evening with two warm and brilliant musicians with stories to tell.
Ideal for a first (or eighty-fourth) date!...or even for a date with your laptop…

Web Site:

Ticket: $7.50

Event Date: 
Wed, 05/02/2012 - 19:00
Wed, 05/09/2012 - 19:00
Wed, 05/16/2012 - 19:00
Wed, 05/23/2012 - 19:00
Wed, 05/30/2012 - 19:00

Tuesday Night Concert Series with Fran Dagostino

A weekly concert series hosted by The Fran Dagostino Band. Have a listen to "People Say!"

1st Tuesday of every month: open jam! all welcome to play!

Other Tuesdays: concerts with invited featured artists and guest jammers.

An alternative night to the more specific blues jam and jazz jams, featuring original and classic rock, and so much more!

$5 cover charge, with a pass-the-hat to support the featured artists.

Event Date: 
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 20:00
Tue, 05/08/2012 - 20:00
Tue, 05/15/2012 - 20:00
Tue, 05/22/2012 - 20:00
Tue, 05/29/2012 - 20:00


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