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Acton Jazz Cafe Event List

The Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday Apr 20, 2014
4:00pm
The Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday Apr 20, 2014
The Sunset Jazz Jam
SHOW 4:00pm
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Every Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. Beginning with a jazz concert by the host band, then open to sign-ups of all levels until 7 p.m.
With rotating hosts:
1st Sunday/ guitarist Steve Berke
2nd Sunday/ pianist Molly Flannery
3rd/ guitarist Michael Chasse
4th/ vocalist Wendy Nottonson
5th/ vocalist Joan Watson-Jones

The Starlight Jazz Jam
Sunday Apr 20, 2014
7:30pm
The Starlight Jazz Jam
Sunday Apr 20, 2014
The Starlight Jazz Jam
SHOW 7:30pm
Get Tickets

Every Sunday from 7:30-10:30. This more professional-level jam was designed for jazz musicians who enjoy playing a large number of different charts with facility. In this jam, the house band calls the tunes, and participants are welcome to sit in. 7:30-8:30 concert by the house band, followed by jamming. With rotating hosts:
1st Sunday: drummer Brooke Sofferman
2nd Sunday: pianist John Funkhouser
3rd: pianist Phill Argyris...

Open Mic Night with Ellen Schmidt and friends
Open Mic Night with Ellen Schmidt and friends
Monday Apr 21, 2014
Open Mic Night with Ellen Schmidt and friends
SHOW 6:30pm
Get Tickets

The Acton Jazz cafe is thrilled to announce a new residency on Monday nights!
The open mike will run every Monday starting March 3rd at
6:30pm. Tasty food and beverages well worth the trip! Admission is $5 at the door.

New! Karaoke with D.J. Tammy
Tuesday Apr 22, 2014
8:30pm
New! Karaoke with D.J. Tammy
Tuesday Apr 22, 2014
New! Karaoke with D.J. Tammy
SHOW 8:30pm
Get Tickets

Every other Tuesday night 8:30-midnight. Fun! Come sing!

The Paul Broadnax Duo
Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
7:00pm
The Paul Broadnax Duo
Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
The Paul Broadnax Duo
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Pianist/ vocalist Paul Broadnax with his longtime musical companion bassist Peter Kontrimas every Wednesday at dinner 7-9 p.m.

The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet
Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
9:00pm
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet
Wednesday Apr 23, 2014
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

Legendary world-renowned saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi is here every Wednesday night, unless he is on the road, in which case he hand-picks his own subs from a roster of talent.
www.jerrybergonzi.com
Jery Bergonzi/ sax
Phil Grenadier/ trumpet
Bruce Gertz/ bass
Austin McMahon/ drums

The Gwenn Vivian Approach
Thursday Apr 24, 2014
6:30pm
The Gwenn Vivian Approach
Thursday Apr 24, 2014
The Gwenn Vivian Approach
SHOW 6:30pm
Get Tickets

This is cafe co-owner/ manager/ vocalist Gwenn Vivian's own longterm jazz project. A modern approach to standards and new standards. Every Thursday night at dinner 6:30-7:45 (before the Blues Jam!)
Molly Flannery/ piano and co-vocals (www.mollyflannery.com)
Bill McCormack/ bass
Miki Matsuki/ drums

The Blues Jam!
Thursday Apr 24, 2014
8:00pm
The Blues Jam!
Thursday Apr 24, 2014
The Blues Jam!
SHOW 8:00pm
Get Tickets

An Acton institution for 15 years, the blues jam is every Thursday night at 8 p.m., beginning with a concert by the house band and then turning into a jam and dance party from 9-midnight.
with rotating hosts:
1st Thursday: guitarist Tom Yates
2nd: harmonicist/ vocalist Pat "Hatrack" Gallagher
3rd: guitarist Herb "Air Bear" Hirsch
4th: drummer Michael Avery and bassist Jim Guttmann...

The Laszlo Gardony/ Rich Greenblatt Duo
The Laszlo Gardony/ Rich Greenblatt Duo
Friday Apr 25, 2014
The Laszlo Gardony/ Rich Greenblatt Duo
SHOW 7:00pm
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Piano and vibes at dinner. Gorgeous! No cover charge on Fridays at dinner.

The Nick Goumas Quintet
Friday Apr 25, 2014
9:00pm
The Nick Goumas Quintet
Friday Apr 25, 2014
The Nick Goumas Quintet
SHOW 9:00pm
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Nick Goumas/ saxophone; Ken Cervenka/ trumpet; Steve Hunt/ keys; Bruce Gertz/ bass; Jack Diefendorf/ drums
Just great jazz!

The Seacoast Stompers--traditional and Dixieland Jazz!
The Seacoast Stompers--traditional and Dixieland Jazz!
Saturday Apr 26, 2014
The Seacoast Stompers--traditional and Dixieland Jazz!
SHOW 2:00pm
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Dave Whitney, trumpet
Craig Ball, clarinet
Steve Piermarini, trombone
Jimmy Mazzy, banjo & vocals
Al Bernard, tuba
Bobby Reardon, drums
Frank Stadler, piano

A 60's Love-In with Joan Cleary and The Feel The Love Band
A 60's Love-In with Joan Cleary and The Feel The Love Band
Saturday Apr 26, 2014
A 60's Love-In with Joan Cleary and The Feel The Love Band
SHOW 7:00pm
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"So Groovy Now"... songs of the 60's... Hendrix, Donovan, Buffalo Springfield, The Doors, Cream, Beatles and many more...
Joan Cleary/ vocals; Molly Flannery/ piano; Bill McCormack/ bass; Jon Simmons/ trombone; Steve Elliot/ saxophone; Michael Zank/ drums

D.J. John Kelly
Saturday Apr 26, 2014
9:00pm
D.J. John Kelly
Saturday Apr 26, 2014
D.J. John Kelly
SHOW 9:00pm
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John Kelly is a truly great singer, dancer, dance teacher and music mixer who can really bring a crowd to a happy grooving party level. AJC welcomes John to our summer lineup. Only $5 cover charge!

The Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday Apr 27, 2014
4:00pm
The Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday Apr 27, 2014
The Sunset Jazz Jam
SHOW 4:00pm
Get Tickets

Every Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. Beginning with a jazz concert by the host band, then open to sign-ups of all levels until 7 p.m.
With rotating hosts:
1st Sunday/ guitarist Steve Berke
2nd Sunday/ pianist Molly Flannery
3rd/ guitarist Michael Chasse
4th/ vocalist Wendy Nottonson
5th/ vocalist Joan Watson-Jones

The Starlight Jazz Jam
Sunday Apr 27, 2014
7:30pm
The Starlight Jazz Jam
Sunday Apr 27, 2014
The Starlight Jazz Jam
SHOW 7:30pm
Get Tickets

Every Sunday from 7:30-10:30. This more professional-level jam was designed for jazz musicians who enjoy playing a large number of different charts with facility. In this jam, the house band calls the tunes, and participants are welcome to sit in. 7:30-8:30 concert by the house band, followed by jamming. With rotating hosts:
1st Sunday: drummer Brooke Sofferman
2nd Sunday: pianist John Funkhouser
3rd: pianist Phill Argyris...

Open Mic Night with Ellen Schmidt and friends
Open Mic Night with Ellen Schmidt and friends
Monday Apr 28, 2014
Open Mic Night with Ellen Schmidt and friends
SHOW 6:30pm
Get Tickets

The Acton Jazz cafe is thrilled to announce a new residency on Monday nights!
The open mike will run every Monday starting March 3rd at
6:30pm. Tasty food and beverages well worth the trip! Admission is $5 at the door.

April 2014

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
 
 
The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam
8:00pm
 
The Paul Broadnax Duo
7:00pm
 
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet
9:00pm
 
New! First Thursday Singer/ songwriter series!
6:30pm
 
The Blues Jam!
8:00pm
 
Dinner with Paul Broadnax and Jerry Wilfong
7:00pm
 
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet
9:00pm
 
The Seacoast Stompers--traditional and Dixieland Jazz!
2:00pm
 
Pure Joy!
7:00pm
 
Johnny Bluehorn and The Caretakers
9:00pm
 
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
The Sunset Jazz Jam
4:00pm
 
The Starlight Jazz Jam
7:30pm
 
Open Mic Night with Ellen Schmidt and friends
6:30pm
 
New! Karaoke with D.J. Tammy
8:30pm
 
The Paul Broadnax Duo
7:00pm
 
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet
9:00pm
 
The Gwenn Vivian Approach
6:30pm
 
The Blues Jam!
8:00pm
 
Hiro Honshuku and Racha Fora
7:00pm
 
The Ken Clark Organ Trio
9:00pm
 
The Kaoruko Pilkington Group/ CD release Party!
7:00pm
 
Jeff Purchon & Friends
9:00pm
 
The Cheryl Arena Band/ cancelled
9:00pm
 
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
The Sunset Jazz Jam
4:00pm
 
The Starlight Jazz Jam
7:30pm
 
Open Mic Night with Ellen Schmidt and friends
6:30pm
 
The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam
8:00pm
 
The Paul Broadnax Duo
7:00pm
 
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet
9:00pm
 
The Gwenn Vivian Approach
6:30pm
 
The Blues Jam!
8:00pm
 
The Harvey Diamond Trio
7:00pm
 
The Shimon Ben-Shir Group
9:00pm
 
Myanna!
7:00pm
 
Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish
9:00pm
 
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
The Sunset Jazz Jam
4:00pm
 
The Starlight Jazz Jam
7:30pm
 
Open Mic Night with Ellen Schmidt and friends
6:30pm
 
New! Karaoke with D.J. Tammy
8:30pm
 
The Paul Broadnax Duo
7:00pm
 
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet
9:00pm
 
The Gwenn Vivian Approach
6:30pm
 
The Blues Jam!
8:00pm
 
The Laszlo Gardony/ Rich Greenblatt Duo
7:00pm
 
The Nick Goumas Quintet
9:00pm
 
The Seacoast Stompers--traditional and Dixieland Jazz!
2:00pm
 
A 60's Love-In with Joan Cleary and The Feel The Love Band
7:00pm
 
D.J. John Kelly
9:00pm
 
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
The Sunset Jazz Jam
4:00pm
 
The Starlight Jazz Jam
7:30pm
 
Open Mic Night with Ellen Schmidt and friends
6:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Open Mic Night with Ellen Schmidt and friends
Monday 3/31
Open Mic Night with Ellen Schmidt and friends 03/31/2014
$5.00
SHOW 6:30pm
Get Tickets

The Acton Jazz cafe is thrilled to announce a new residency on Monday nights!
The open mike will run every Monday starting March 3rd at
6:30pm. Tasty food and beverages well worth the trip! Admission is $5 at the door.

The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam
Tuesday 4/01
The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam 04/01/2014
$5.00
SHOW 8:00pm
Get Tickets

Soulful blues/ rock guitarist Fran Dagostino has been running a concert and jam session every Tuesday night beginning at ~8:pm for several years now. Our friend Fran passed away in January 2014 after a whirlwind bout with pancreatic cancer. We miss him! Now with different scheduled featured artists running the series, every other Tuesday. March 18, April 1, April 15, April 29.
In his spirit.
Join our newsletter for weekly updates! $5 to support the house band.

The Paul Broadnax Duo
Wednesday 4/02
The Paul Broadnax Duo 04/02/2014
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Pianist/ vocalist Paul Broadnax with his longtime musical companion bassist Peter Kontrimas every Wednesday at dinner 7-9 p.m.

The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet
Wednesday 4/02
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet 04/02/2014
$7.50
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

Legendary world-renowned saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi is here every Wednesday night, unless he is on the road, in which case he hand-picks his own subs from a roster of talent.
www.jerrybergonzi.com
Jery Bergonzi/ sax
Phil Grenadier/ trumpet
Bruce Gertz/ bass
Austin McMahon/ drums

New! First Thursday Singer/ songwriter series!
Thursday 4/03
New! First Thursday Singer/ songwriter series! 04/03/2014
$0.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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The AJC Songwriter Series with the Ronnie Hirschberg Band
Providing local songwriters the opportunity to perform their own music with the house band. As a monthly series, it features rotating artists while showcasing house band performances of new material, keeping the creative process moving. The RH band includes Alison Keslow - bass guitar (www.alisonkeslow.com), Mike Connors - drums and percussion, and Ronnie Hirschberg - Pianos and vocals.

The Blues Jam!
Thursday 4/03
The Blues Jam! 04/03/2014
$5.00
SHOW 8:00pm
Get Tickets

An Acton institution for 15 years, the blues jam is every Thursday night at 8 p.m., beginning with a concert by the house band and then turning into a jam and dance party from 9-midnight.
with rotating hosts:
1st Thursday: guitarist Tom Yates
2nd: harmonicist/ vocalist Pat "Hatrack" Gallagher
3rd: guitarist Herb "Air Bear" Hirsch
4th: drummer Michael Avery and bassist Jim Guttmann...

Dinner with Paul Broadnax and Jerry Wilfong
Friday 4/04
Dinner with Paul Broadnax and Jerry Wilfong 04/04/2014
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A lovely dinner set with the legendary pianist/ vocalist Paul Broadnax and his frequent sidekick, bassist Jerry Wilfong. No cover at dinner on Fridays.

The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet
Friday 4/04
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet 04/04/2014
$9.95
SHOW 9:00pm
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Jerry Bergonzi/ saxophone
Bruce Gertz/ bass
Phil Grenadier/ trumpet
Austin McMahon/ drums
$12 at the door/ $9.95 (plus fee) online

The Seacoast Stompers--traditional and Dixieland Jazz!
Saturday 4/05
The Seacoast Stompers--traditional and Dixieland Jazz! 04/05/2014
$8.50
SHOW 2:00pm
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A monthly event. Traditional toe-tapping jazz from the first half of the 20th century.

Pure Joy!
Saturday 4/05
Pure Joy! 04/05/2014
$9.99
SHOW 7:00pm
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This show is part pop, part jazz, and part blues; it all adds up to 100% Pure Joy! It’ll be a playful, soulful and, of course, joyful mix of tunes from the 1920s to the 1980s, sure to please all listening ears!
Joy Reo – vocals and piano
Molly Flannery – piano, keyboard and vocals
Jim Taft – drums and vocals
Bill McCormack – bass
Patrick "Hatrack" Gallagher – harmonica

Johnny Bluehorn and The Caretakers
Saturday 4/05
Johnny Bluehorn and The Caretakers 04/05/2014
$9.99
SHOW 9:00pm
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Performing alongside Johnny will be the Caretakers, including guitarist Bobby Gus, keyboardist Jim Heffernan, bassist Sven Larson and drummer Steve Bankuti.
9 p.m. seating/ tix 9.99 online; 12 at the door. Reservations recommended!

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The Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday 4/06
The Sunset Jazz Jam 04/06/2014
$5.00
SHOW 4:00pm
Get Tickets

Every Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. Beginning with a jazz concert by the host band, then open to sign-ups of all levels until 7 p.m.
With rotating hosts:
1st Sunday/ guitarist Steve Berke
2nd Sunday/ pianist Molly Flannery
3rd/ guitarist Michael Chasse
4th/ vocalist Wendy Nottonson
5th/ vocalist Joan Watson-Jones

The Starlight Jazz Jam
Sunday 4/06
The Starlight Jazz Jam 04/06/2014
$5.00
SHOW 7:30pm
Get Tickets

Every Sunday from 7:30-10:30. This more professional-level jam was designed for jazz musicians who enjoy playing a large number of different charts with facility. In this jam, the house band calls the tunes, and participants are welcome to sit in. 7:30-8:30 concert by the house band, followed by jamming. With rotating hosts:
1st Sunday: drummer Brooke Sofferman
2nd Sunday: pianist John Funkhouser
3rd: pianist Phill Argyris...

Open Mic Night with Ellen Schmidt and friends
Monday 4/07
Open Mic Night with Ellen Schmidt and friends 04/07/2014
$5.00
SHOW 6:30pm
Get Tickets

The Acton Jazz cafe is thrilled to announce a new residency on Monday nights!
The open mike will run every Monday starting March 3rd at
6:30pm. Tasty food and beverages well worth the trip! Admission is $5 at the door.

New! Karaoke with D.J. Tammy
Tuesday 4/08
New! Karaoke with D.J. Tammy 04/08/2014
$0.00
SHOW 8:30pm
Get Tickets

Every other Tuesday night 8:30-midnight. Fun! Come sing!

The Paul Broadnax Duo
Wednesday 4/09
The Paul Broadnax Duo 04/09/2014
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Pianist/ vocalist Paul Broadnax with his longtime musical companion bassist Peter Kontrimas every Wednesday at dinner 7-9 p.m.

The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet
Wednesday 4/09
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet 04/09/2014
$7.50
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

Legendary world-renowned saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi is here every Wednesday night, unless he is on the road, in which case he hand-picks his own subs from a roster of talent.
www.jerrybergonzi.com
Jery Bergonzi/ sax
Phil Grenadier/ trumpet
Bruce Gertz/ bass
Austin McMahon/ drums

The Gwenn Vivian Approach
Thursday 4/10
The Gwenn Vivian Approach 04/10/2014
$0.00
SHOW 6:30pm
Get Tickets

This is cafe co-owner/ manager/ vocalist Gwenn Vivian's own longterm jazz project. A modern approach to standards and new standards. Every Thursday night at dinner 6:30-7:45 (before the Blues Jam!)
Molly Flannery/ piano and co-vocals (www.mollyflannery.com)
Bill McCormack/ bass
Miki Matsuki/ drums

The Blues Jam!
Thursday 4/10
The Blues Jam! 04/10/2014
$5.00
SHOW 8:00pm
Get Tickets

An Acton institution for 15 years, the blues jam is every Thursday night at 8 p.m., beginning with a concert by the house band and then turning into a jam and dance party from 9-midnight.
with rotating hosts:
1st Thursday: guitarist Tom Yates
2nd: harmonicist/ vocalist Pat "Hatrack" Gallagher
3rd: guitarist Herb "Air Bear" Hirsch
4th: drummer Michael Avery and bassist Jim Guttmann...

Hiro Honshuku and Racha Fora
Friday 4/11
Hiro Honshuku and Racha Fora 04/11/2014
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

www.anonemusic/rachafora
Brilliant flutist and composer/ arranger Hiro Honshuku bring this dazzling international Brazilian-flavored instrumental band to our stage at dinner. No cover charge!

The Ken Clark Organ Trio
Friday 4/11
The Ken Clark Organ Trio 04/11/2014
$9.95
SHOW 9:00pm
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Ken Clark is one of the finest B3 organists in recorded history. Plays bass with his feet; and sometimes even melodic long tones with his nose! Super funky with a groove that just won't stop. With Mike Mele/ guitar and Steve Chaggaris/ drums.

The Kaoruko Pilkington Group/ CD release Party!
Saturday 4/12
The Kaoruko Pilkington Group/ CD release Party! 04/12/2014
$9.95
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Kaoruko Pilkington/ voice; Rick DiMuzio/ sax
Greg Hopkins/ trumpet; Bob Pilkington/ trombone;
Doug Johnson/ piano; Keala Kaumeheiwa/ bass; Bob tamagni/ drums

Jeff Purchon & Friends
Saturday 4/12
Jeff Purchon & Friends 04/12/2014
$9.95
SHOW 9:00pm
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An all-star line-up featuring British rock and blues guitarist Jeff Purchon with his friends – together they set the groove for the evening and get you up on the floor and dancing around like you just don't care. Soul sister Suzanne Beull will set you on fire with her amazing vocal capabilities and smooth harmonies.
The back line includes thunder groove Ron Pastore on bass, back beat Hal Denham on drums, Sanborn’s soul brother Brad Kohl on Sax, and special guests.

The Cheryl Arena Band/ cancelled
Saturday 4/12
The Cheryl Arena Band/ cancelled 04/12/2014
$9.95
SHOW 9:00pm
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WINNER of The 2013 Blues Audience Newsletter Reader's Poll for "Most Outstanding Harmonica Player".
www.cherylarena.com

The Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday 4/13
The Sunset Jazz Jam 04/13/2014
$5.00
SHOW 4:00pm
Get Tickets

Every Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. Beginning with a jazz concert by the host band, then open to sign-ups of all levels until 7 p.m.
With rotating hosts:
1st Sunday/ guitarist Steve Berke
2nd Sunday/ pianist Molly Flannery
3rd/ guitarist Michael Chasse
4th/ vocalist Wendy Nottonson
5th/ vocalist Joan Watson-Jones

The Starlight Jazz Jam
Sunday 4/13
The Starlight Jazz Jam 04/13/2014
$5.00
SHOW 7:30pm
Get Tickets

Every Sunday from 7:30-10:30. This more professional-level jam was designed for jazz musicians who enjoy playing a large number of different charts with facility. In this jam, the house band calls the tunes, and participants are welcome to sit in. 7:30-8:30 concert by the house band, followed by jamming. With rotating hosts:
1st Sunday: drummer Brooke Sofferman
2nd Sunday: pianist John Funkhouser
3rd: pianist Phill Argyris...

Open Mic Night with Ellen Schmidt and friends
Monday 4/14
Open Mic Night with Ellen Schmidt and friends 04/14/2014
$5.00
SHOW 6:30pm
Get Tickets

The Acton Jazz cafe is thrilled to announce a new residency on Monday nights!
The open mike will run every Monday starting March 3rd at
6:30pm. Tasty food and beverages well worth the trip! Admission is $5 at the door.

The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam
Tuesday 4/15
The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam 04/15/2014
$5.00
SHOW 8:00pm
Get Tickets

Soulful blues/ rock guitarist Fran Dagostino has been running a concert and jam session every Tuesday night beginning at ~8:pm for several years now. Our friend Fran passed away in January 2014 after a whirlwind bout with pancreatic cancer. We miss him! Now with different scheduled featured artists running the series, every other Tuesday. March 18, April 1, April 15, April 29.
In his spirit.
Join our newsletter for weekly updates! $5 to support the house band.

The Paul Broadnax Duo
Wednesday 4/16
The Paul Broadnax Duo 04/16/2014
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Pianist/ vocalist Paul Broadnax with his longtime musical companion bassist Peter Kontrimas every Wednesday at dinner 7-9 p.m.

The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet
Wednesday 4/16
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet 04/16/2014
$7.50
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

Legendary world-renowned saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi is here every Wednesday night, unless he is on the road, in which case he hand-picks his own subs from a roster of talent.
www.jerrybergonzi.com
Jery Bergonzi/ sax
Phil Grenadier/ trumpet
Bruce Gertz/ bass
Austin McMahon/ drums

The Gwenn Vivian Approach
Thursday 4/17
The Gwenn Vivian Approach 04/17/2014
$0.00
SHOW 6:30pm
Get Tickets

This is cafe co-owner/ manager/ vocalist Gwenn Vivian's own longterm jazz project. A modern approach to standards and new standards. Every Thursday night at dinner 6:30-7:45 (before the Blues Jam!)
Molly Flannery/ piano and co-vocals (www.mollyflannery.com)
Bill McCormack/ bass
Miki Matsuki/ drums

The Blues Jam!
Thursday 4/17
The Blues Jam! 04/17/2014
$5.00
SHOW 8:00pm
Get Tickets

An Acton institution for 15 years, the blues jam is every Thursday night at 8 p.m., beginning with a concert by the house band and then turning into a jam and dance party from 9-midnight.
with rotating hosts:
1st Thursday: guitarist Tom Yates
2nd: harmonicist/ vocalist Pat "Hatrack" Gallagher
3rd: guitarist Herb "Air Bear" Hirsch
4th: drummer Michael Avery and bassist Jim Guttmann...

The Harvey Diamond Trio
Friday 4/18
The Harvey Diamond Trio 04/18/2014
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Harvey Diamond/ piano
Jon Dreyer/ bass
Scott Goulding/ drums
No cover charge at dinner on Fridays!

The Shimon Ben-Shir Group
Friday 4/18
The Shimon Ben-Shir Group 04/18/2014
$9.95
SHOW 9:00pm
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Like a summer breeze that lifts a seagull over a tropical beach, the music of the Shimon Ben Shir Group is warm, inviting and takes the listener on a journey to destinations that reflects the far reaching places around the globe that the group represents.

Myanna!
Saturday 4/19
Myanna! 04/19/2014
$9.95
SHOW 7:00pm
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www.myanna.com
A longstanding regular band at The Acton Jazz Cafe, saxophonist Myanna's passionate and funky renditions of original and classic soul tunes will dazzle you. Dinner show 9.95 online tix

Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish
Saturday 4/19
Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish 04/19/2014
$12.50
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

www.johnnyhoyandthebluefish.com
Great original and classic blues from this salty Martha's Vineyard-based band. An AJC favorite!

The Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday 4/20
The Sunset Jazz Jam 04/20/2014
$5.00
SHOW 4:00pm
Get Tickets

Every Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. Beginning with a jazz concert by the host band, then open to sign-ups of all levels until 7 p.m.
With rotating hosts:
1st Sunday/ guitarist Steve Berke
2nd Sunday/ pianist Molly Flannery
3rd/ guitarist Michael Chasse
4th/ vocalist Wendy Nottonson
5th/ vocalist Joan Watson-Jones

The Starlight Jazz Jam
Sunday 4/20
The Starlight Jazz Jam 04/20/2014
$5.00
SHOW 7:30pm
Get Tickets

Every Sunday from 7:30-10:30. This more professional-level jam was designed for jazz musicians who enjoy playing a large number of different charts with facility. In this jam, the house band calls the tunes, and participants are welcome to sit in. 7:30-8:30 concert by the house band, followed by jamming. With rotating hosts:
1st Sunday: drummer Brooke Sofferman
2nd Sunday: pianist John Funkhouser
3rd: pianist Phill Argyris...

Open Mic Night with Ellen Schmidt and friends
Monday 4/21
Open Mic Night with Ellen Schmidt and friends 04/21/2014
$5.00
SHOW 6:30pm
Get Tickets

The Acton Jazz cafe is thrilled to announce a new residency on Monday nights!
The open mike will run every Monday starting March 3rd at
6:30pm. Tasty food and beverages well worth the trip! Admission is $5 at the door.

New! Karaoke with D.J. Tammy
Tuesday 4/22
New! Karaoke with D.J. Tammy 04/22/2014
$0.00
SHOW 8:30pm
Get Tickets

Every other Tuesday night 8:30-midnight. Fun! Come sing!

The Paul Broadnax Duo
Wednesday 4/23
The Paul Broadnax Duo 04/23/2014
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
Get Tickets

Pianist/ vocalist Paul Broadnax with his longtime musical companion bassist Peter Kontrimas every Wednesday at dinner 7-9 p.m.

The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet
Wednesday 4/23
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet 04/23/2014
$7.50
SHOW 9:00pm
Get Tickets

Legendary world-renowned saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi is here every Wednesday night, unless he is on the road, in which case he hand-picks his own subs from a roster of talent.
www.jerrybergonzi.com
Jery Bergonzi/ sax
Phil Grenadier/ trumpet
Bruce Gertz/ bass
Austin McMahon/ drums

The Gwenn Vivian Approach
Thursday 4/24
The Gwenn Vivian Approach 04/24/2014
$0.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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This is cafe co-owner/ manager/ vocalist Gwenn Vivian's own longterm jazz project. A modern approach to standards and new standards. Every Thursday night at dinner 6:30-7:45 (before the Blues Jam!)
Molly Flannery/ piano and co-vocals (www.mollyflannery.com)
Bill McCormack/ bass
Miki Matsuki/ drums

The Blues Jam!
Thursday 4/24
The Blues Jam! 04/24/2014
$5.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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An Acton institution for 15 years, the blues jam is every Thursday night at 8 p.m., beginning with a concert by the house band and then turning into a jam and dance party from 9-midnight.
with rotating hosts:
1st Thursday: guitarist Tom Yates
2nd: harmonicist/ vocalist Pat "Hatrack" Gallagher
3rd: guitarist Herb "Air Bear" Hirsch
4th: drummer Michael Avery and bassist Jim Guttmann...

The Laszlo Gardony/ Rich Greenblatt Duo
Friday 4/25
The Laszlo Gardony/ Rich Greenblatt Duo 04/25/2014
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Piano and vibes at dinner. Gorgeous! No cover charge on Fridays at dinner.

The Nick Goumas Quintet
Friday 4/25
The Nick Goumas Quintet 04/25/2014
$9.95
SHOW 9:00pm
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Nick Goumas/ saxophone; Ken Cervenka/ trumpet; Steve Hunt/ keys; Bruce Gertz/ bass; Jack Diefendorf/ drums
Just great jazz!

The Seacoast Stompers--traditional and Dixieland Jazz!
Saturday 4/26
The Seacoast Stompers--traditional and Dixieland Jazz! 04/26/2014
$8.50
SHOW 2:00pm
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Dave Whitney, trumpet
Craig Ball, clarinet
Steve Piermarini, trombone
Jimmy Mazzy, banjo & vocals
Al Bernard, tuba
Bobby Reardon, drums
Frank Stadler, piano

A 60's Love-In with Joan Cleary and The Feel The Love Band
Saturday 4/26
A 60's Love-In with Joan Cleary and The Feel The Love Band 04/26/2014
$9.95
SHOW 7:00pm
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"So Groovy Now"... songs of the 60's... Hendrix, Donovan, Buffalo Springfield, The Doors, Cream, Beatles and many more...
Joan Cleary/ vocals; Molly Flannery/ piano; Bill McCormack/ bass; Jon Simmons/ trombone; Steve Elliot/ saxophone; Michael Zank/ drums

D.J. John Kelly
Saturday 4/26
D.J. John Kelly 04/26/2014
$5.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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John Kelly is a truly great singer, dancer, dance teacher and music mixer who can really bring a crowd to a happy grooving party level. AJC welcomes John to our summer lineup. Only $5 cover charge!

The Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday 4/27
The Sunset Jazz Jam 04/27/2014
$5.00
SHOW 4:00pm
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Every Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. Beginning with a jazz concert by the host band, then open to sign-ups of all levels until 7 p.m.
With rotating hosts:
1st Sunday/ guitarist Steve Berke
2nd Sunday/ pianist Molly Flannery
3rd/ guitarist Michael Chasse
4th/ vocalist Wendy Nottonson
5th/ vocalist Joan Watson-Jones

The Starlight Jazz Jam
Sunday 4/27
The Starlight Jazz Jam 04/27/2014
$5.00
SHOW 7:30pm
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Every Sunday from 7:30-10:30. This more professional-level jam was designed for jazz musicians who enjoy playing a large number of different charts with facility. In this jam, the house band calls the tunes, and participants are welcome to sit in. 7:30-8:30 concert by the house band, followed by jamming. With rotating hosts:
1st Sunday: drummer Brooke Sofferman
2nd Sunday: pianist John Funkhouser
3rd: pianist Phill Argyris...

Open Mic Night with Ellen Schmidt and friends
Monday 4/28
Open Mic Night with Ellen Schmidt and friends 04/28/2014
$5.00
SHOW 6:30pm
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The Acton Jazz cafe is thrilled to announce a new residency on Monday nights!
The open mike will run every Monday starting March 3rd at
6:30pm. Tasty food and beverages well worth the trip! Admission is $5 at the door.

Coming Soon

Fri
4/25
The Laszlo Gardony/ Rich Greenblatt Duo
Fri 4/25
The Laszlo Gardony/ Rich Greenblatt Duo
SHOW 7:00pm
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Piano and vibes at dinner. Gorgeous! No cover charge on Fridays at dinner.

Fri
4/25
The Nick Goumas Quintet
Fri 4/25
The Nick Goumas Quintet
SHOW 9:00pm
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Nick Goumas/ saxophone; Ken Cervenka/ trumpet; Steve Hunt/ keys; Bruce Gertz/ bass; Jack Diefendorf/ drums
Just great jazz!

Sat
4/26
The Seacoast Stompers--traditional and Dixieland Jazz!
Sat 4/26
The Seacoast Stompers--traditional and Dixieland Jazz!
SHOW 2:00pm
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Dave Whitney, trumpet
Craig Ball, clarinet
Steve Piermarini, trombone
Jimmy Mazzy, banjo & vocals
Al Bernard, tuba
Bobby Reardon, drums
Frank Stadler, piano

Sat
4/26
A 60's Love-In with Joan Cleary and The Feel The Love Band
Sat 4/26
A 60's Love-In with Joan Cleary and The Feel The Love Band
SHOW 7:00pm
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"So Groovy Now"... songs of the 60's... Hendrix, Donovan, Buffalo Springfield, The Doors, Cream, Beatles and many more...
Joan Cleary/ vocals; Molly Flannery/ piano; Bill McCormack/ bass; Jon Simmons/ trombone; Steve Elliot/ saxophone; Michael Zank/ drums

Sat
4/26
SHOW 9:00pm | MORE INFO
D.J. John Kelly
Sat 4/26
D.J. John Kelly
SHOW 9:00pm
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John Kelly is a truly great singer, dancer, dance teacher and music mixer who can really bring a crowd to a happy grooving party level. AJC welcomes John to our summer lineup. Only $5 cover charge!