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The Yoko Miwa Trio

Yoko Miwa/ piano
Scott Goulding/ drums
Greg Loughman/ bass

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

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/04/2011 - 21:30

The Fernando Holz Band

This wonderful guitarist/ singer/ songwriter is joined by his USA band for a charming concert of Brazilian classics and originals.

Web Site:

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

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/04/2011 - 19:00

The Starlight Jazz Jam

In the Starlight Jams, participants can play on any tune at any time after the opening house band set. Designed for a more professional level of playing.

The host band may call tunes, keys or tempos.

Note: Newcomers, diners and listeners are always welcome at any or all jams! Of course!

Where would we be, without you?

with rotating hosts:

1st Sunday: Brooke Sofferman

2nd Sunday: John Funkhouser

3rd Sunday: Phill Argyris with Phil Grenadier - Trumpet, Lance Bryant - Sax, Greg Loughman - Bass, Gary Fieldman - Drums, Phill Argyris - Piano

Event Date: 
Sun, 11/06/2011 - 19:30
Sun, 11/13/2011 - 19:30
Sun, 11/20/2011 - 19:30
Sun, 11/27/2011 - 19:30

The Sunset Jazz Jam

with rotating hosts:

1st Sunday: Steve Berke

2nd Sunday: Molly Flannery

3rd Sunday: Michael Chasse

4th Sunday: Wendy Nottonson

5th Sunday (occasional) Joan Watson-Jones and "The Jazz Room Live!"

In the sunset jams, participants can expect to call the tunes, keys and tempos, after the opening house band set. (Note to vocalists, in particular: please bring charts!). We have great food, great atmosphere, and lots of supportive people! All ages Welcome!

Note: Diners and listeners are always welcome at any or all jams! Of course!

Event Date: 
Sun, 11/06/2011 - 16:00
Sun, 11/13/2011 - 16:00
Sun, 11/20/2011 - 16:00
Sun, 11/27/2011 - 16:00

The Blues Jam!

Our Blues Jam is an institution here in Acton for 14 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: B.J. Magoon

Newcomers, listeners, and dancers welcome!

Ticket: $5

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/03/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 11/10/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 11/17/2011 - 20:00
Thu, 11/24/2011 - 20:00

The Gwenn Vivian Predicament

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 Predicament members:

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

Ticket: $5

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/03/2011 - 18:30
Thu, 11/10/2011 - 18:30
Thu, 11/17/2011 - 18:30
Thu, 11/24/2011 - 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, 11/02/2011 - 21:30
Wed, 11/09/2011 - 21:30
Wed, 11/16/2011 - 21:30
Wed, 11/23/2011 - 21:30
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 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, 11/02/2011 - 19:00
Wed, 11/09/2011 - 19:00
Wed, 11/16/2011 - 19:00
Wed, 11/23/2011 - 19:00
Wed, 11/30/2011 - 19:00

Tuesday Night Concert Series

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, 11/01/2011 - 19:00
Tue, 11/08/2011 - 19:00
Tue, 11/15/2011 - 19:00
Tue, 11/22/2011 - 19:00
Tue, 11/29/2011 - 19:00

Infinity Brass Concert: Large Forces

Bezanson Recital Hall

This will be a larger than usual affair, showcasing small and large brass ensembles. The Infinity Brass Quintet, the small ensemble, includes UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance faculty members Eric Berlin, trumpet; Laura Klock, horn; Greg Spiridopoulos, trombone and John Bottomley, tuba, and graduate student Scott Nichols, trumpet. The quintet will perform the first half of the concert and will be joined on the second half by other UMass faculty and selected students performing on trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion.

Event Date: 
Mon, 11/14/2011 - 20:00


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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