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JP Concerts presents the Mount Auburn String Quartet

The Mount Auburn String Quartet in a program featuring the String Quartet in F major by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), the Duo for violin and violoncello by Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967) and String Quartet #3 in E-flat minor by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893).

JP Concerts tickets are $10 general admission at the door.

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Event Date: 
Sat, 05/26/2012 - 16:00


Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 10:30am

The 1940s ushered in the Golden Age of antibiotics. Dr Selman Waksman of Rutgers University did pioneering work in the field and eventually discovered streptomycin, which earned him hundreds of thousands of dollars in patent payoffs, countless accolades over decades and eventually the Nobel Prize. Only he did not really discover streptomycin alone and therein lies one of the most fascinating and tragic stories of ego, money and hard science of the 20th Century.

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, 06/07/2012 - 20:00
Thu, 06/14/2012 - 20:00
Thu, 06/21/2012 - 20:00
Thu, 06/28/2012 - 20:00

The Gwenn Vivian Thing

This is owner/ manager Gwenn Vivian's own longterm 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, 06/07/2012 - 18:30
Thu, 06/14/2012 - 18:30
Thu, 06/21/2012 - 18:30
Thu, 06/28/2012 - 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, 06/06/2012 - 21:30
Wed, 06/13/2012 - 21:30
Wed, 06/20/2012 - 21:30
Wed, 06/27/2012 - 21:30

Classic Jazz Night with Paul Broadnax and Peter Kontrimas

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, 06/06/2012 - 19:00
Wed, 06/13/2012 - 19:00
Wed, 06/20/2012 - 19:00
Wed, 06/27/2012 - 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, 06/05/2012 - 20:00
Tue, 06/12/2012 - 20:00
Tue, 06/19/2012 - 20:00
Tue, 06/26/2012 - 20:00

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!

With rotating hosts:

1st Sunday: Brooke Sofferman

2nd Sunday: John Funkhouser

3rd Sunday: Phill Argyris with Phil Grenadier - trumpet, Lance Bryant - sax, Larry Roland - bass, Gary Feldman - drums, Phil Argyris - piano.

4th Sunday: Joe Raia

Event Date: 
Sun, 06/03/2012 - 19:30
Sun, 06/10/2012 - 19:30
Sun, 06/17/2012 - 19:30
Sun, 06/24/2012 - 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, 06/03/2012 - 16:00
Sun, 06/10/2012 - 16:00
Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:00
Sun, 06/24/2012 - 16:00

No Static: the music of Steely Dan

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

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/08/2012 - 21:30


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