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The Harvey Diamond Band

The Great Pianists Series

This seasoned band received international acclaim for their first CD "Time After Time" that features innovative and beautiful interpretations of standard tunes. Harvey Diamond is reknown for his unique, lyrical style, "making every note matter". He was a student of the late Lenny Tristano and currently is a master piano instructor through the Vermont Jazz Center.

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

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/03/2011 - 21:30

The Tim Ray Trio

The Great Pianists Series

“...The Tim Ray Trio took the town by storm again... Tim Ray is a young man but he plays a mean piano. Mean to the point of amazing.” — Telluride Times referring to an appearance at the Telluride Jazz Festival.

" irreverent exploration of the music of Ellington, Monk, and Mingus, as well as the trio's own compositions" — Joan Anderman (discussing Tim’s 50/50 Trio), Boston Globe, Jan. 5, 2007.

More on the Tim Ray Trio

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/03/2011 - 19:00

The Seacoast Stompers

Dixieland/Swing featuring Scott Philbrick cornet, Jimmy Mazzy banjo, Craig Ball clarinet, Frank Stadler piano, Bob McHenry acoustic string bass, Lee Prager trombone, Bobby Reardon drums. YouTube

Seating 1:30pm. Reservations highly recommended. Call 978-263-6161.

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

The Acton Jazz Café 2011/12 Membership Drive!

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/03/2011 - 14:00

The Rebecca Cline Trio

The Great Pianists Series
Rebecca Cline Trio - YouTube

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

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/02/2011 - 21:30

Molly's Annual Holiday Extravaganza: A Benefit for Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

This popular holiday event is a benefit for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. Cover is donations of winter clothing, canned food, sundries and or $10 (or more!). Jazzy holiday tunes and tidings of comfort and joy! Reservations strongly suggested as this often sells out.

Please make reservations by email or phone. Since the cover charge is donation-based, we won't be listing online ticket sales for this event.

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/10/2011 - 19:00

No Static: performing the music of Steely Dan

Fil Ramil: Lead Vocals/Guitar
Lydia Harrell: Vocals
Rosemary St. George: Vocals
Mitch Rodriguez: Lead Guitar/Vocals
Rob Currier: Keyboards/Vocals
David Arteaga: Tenor Sax
Walter Platt: Trumpet
Brad Kohl: Tenor Sax
Jamie Sheldon: Bass
Barry Lit: Drums
Web Site:

Ticket: $15
Ticket Online up to 24 hours in advance: $12.50

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/09/2011 - 21:30

Lovelysinger's Jazz Experience

Lydia Harrell, a member of No Static, has her own band specializing in great tunes from the American songbook as well as motown/ R&B.

Come in early and enjoy this very talented singer!

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

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/09/2011 - 19:00

Patrice Monahan and Shufflin' Time

Patrice - Tap & Vocals
Eyran Katsenelenbogen - Piano
Bill McCormack - Bass
Miki Matsuki - Drums
Rick Stone - Sax
Guest Tap Artist - Jill Braverman

Ticket: $10

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/02/2011 - 19:00

Four Celtic Voices

There's an exciting new group on the music scene called Four Celtic Voices, made up of four virtuoso musicians blending the music of the Celtic lands, including Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Galacia and Brittany. They perform on traditional instruments, including the Celtic harp, flute, bowed psaltery, harmonium along with modern instrumentation to create a distinct sound that includes dance tunes, slow airs, and melodies that are timeless in their beauty. The exceptional vocal harmonies of the women instantly transport audiences to the ancient mysterious realms of the Celts.

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/02/2011 - 19:30

Jonathan Stuhlman, Stephen Miller & Rachel Brownstein

Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 9:00pm

Tonight, Inquiry welcomes JONATHAN STUHLMAN, Curator of American Art at the Mint Museum and STEPHEN  ROBESON MILLER, curator and art historian to talk about the fascinating exhibition DOUBLE SOLITAIRE: THE SURREAL WORLDS OF KAY SAGE AND YVES TANGUY at the DAVIS MUSEUM AT WELLESLEY COLLEGE till January 15, 2012. For more information on the museum and exhibition, go to:


Of Interest

Know Your Host:
Al Dean

Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

Tune in to Jazz Matinee
Sundays, 12 to 4 pm


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