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Acton Jazz Cafe Event List

The Paul Broadnax Duo
Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
7:00pm
The Paul Broadnax Duo
Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
The Paul Broadnax Duo
SHOW 7:00pm
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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 16, 2014
9:00pm
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet
Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet
SHOW 9:00pm
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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 17, 2014
6:30pm
The Gwenn Vivian Approach
Thursday Apr 17, 2014
The Gwenn Vivian Approach
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 Apr 17, 2014
8:00pm
The Blues Jam!
Thursday Apr 17, 2014
The Blues Jam!
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 Shimon Ben-Shir Group
Friday Apr 18, 2014
9:00pm
The Shimon Ben-Shir Group
Friday Apr 18, 2014
The Shimon Ben-Shir Group
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 Apr 19, 2014
7:00pm
Myanna!
Saturday Apr 19, 2014
Myanna!
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 Apr 19, 2014
9:00pm
Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish
Saturday Apr 19, 2014
Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish
SHOW 9:00pm
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www.johnnyhoyandthebluefish.com
Great original and classic blues from this salty Martha's Vineyard-based band. An AJC favorite!

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
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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
Open Mic Night with Ellen Schmidt and friends
Monday Apr 21, 2014
Open Mic Night with Ellen Schmidt and friends
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.

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
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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
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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
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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 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.

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The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam
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The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam
Tuesday 2/12
The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam 02/12/2013
$5.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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 2/13
The Paul Broadnax Duo 02/13/2013
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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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 2/13
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet 02/13/2013
$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 2/14
The Gwenn Vivian Approach 02/14/2013
$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 2/14
The Blues Jam! 02/14/2013
$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 Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday 2/17
The Sunset Jazz Jam 02/17/2013
$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 2/17
The Starlight Jazz Jam 02/17/2013
$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...

The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam
Tuesday 2/19
The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam 02/19/2013
$5.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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 2/20
The Paul Broadnax Duo 02/20/2013
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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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 2/20
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet 02/20/2013
$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 2/21
The Gwenn Vivian Approach 02/21/2013
$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 2/21
The Blues Jam! 02/21/2013
$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 Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday 2/24
The Sunset Jazz Jam 02/24/2013
$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 2/24
The Starlight Jazz Jam 02/24/2013
$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...

The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam
Tuesday 2/26
The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam 02/26/2013
$5.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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 2/27
The Paul Broadnax Duo 02/27/2013
$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 2/27
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet 02/27/2013
$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 2/28
The Gwenn Vivian Approach 02/28/2013
$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 2/28
The Blues Jam! 02/28/2013
$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...

Jim Guttmann's Bessarabian Breakdown part one
Friday 3/01
Jim Guttmann's Bessarabian Breakdown part one 03/01/2013
$5.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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This will be an entire evening of interesting things to do with Klezmer music. From 7-8:30 will be a Klezmer concert by Jim's very talented and unique band.
www.jimguttmann.com

Jim Guttmann's Bessarabian Breakdown part 2
Friday 3/01
Jim Guttmann's Bessarabian Breakdown part 2 03/01/2013
$9.99
SHOW 9:00pm
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The 9 pm seating tonight will be for a Yiddish dance party. All affiliations welcome! Discover a new way to experience Klezmer music! May be life-changing.

The Seacoast Stompers--traditional and Dixieland Jazz!
Saturday 3/02
The Seacoast Stompers--traditional and Dixieland Jazz! 03/02/2013
$8.51
SHOW 2:00pm
Get Tickets

Al Bernard/ tuba
Jimmy Mazzy/ banjo & vocals
Dave Whitney/ trumpet
Lee Prager/ trombone
Craig Ball/ clarinet
Scott Phillbrick/cornet
Bobby Reardon/ drums
Frank Stadler/ piano

Shikiboo
Saturday 3/02
Shikiboo 03/02/2013
$9.99
SHOW 7:00pm
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Shikiboo has performed alongside bands such as Fast Times 80s band, Brad Faucher’s Session450, The Muzik Makerz, LT & The Gypsies and most recently the James Montgomery Band and Willie J. Laws Band. Shikiboo’s current bookings include nightclubs, private parties and weddings in and around Massachusetts. Be sure to visit www.shikiboo.com to see upcoming show dates and new song releases.

Myanna
Saturday 3/02
Myanna 03/02/2013
$9.99
SHOW 9:00pm
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Myanna is a super-classy, super-soulful sax player. One of the longest standing acts at the Acton Jazz Cafe.
Steve Hunt: keys
Aaron Bellamy: bass
Mike Mele: guitar
Steve Chaggaris: drums
Myanna/ saxophone
www.myanna.com

The Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday 3/03
The Sunset Jazz Jam 03/03/2013
$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 3/03
The Starlight Jazz Jam 03/03/2013
$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...

The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam
Tuesday 3/05
The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam 03/05/2013
$5.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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 3/06
The Paul Broadnax Duo 03/06/2013
$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 3/06
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet 03/06/2013
$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 3/07
The Gwenn Vivian Approach 03/07/2013
$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 3/07
The Blues Jam! 03/07/2013
$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 Adam Janjigian Trio
Friday 3/08
The Adam Janjigian Trio 03/08/2013
$5.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Adam Janjigian/ piano
Zach Brown/ bass
Brooke Sofferman/ drums

Metrowest Thump
Friday 3/08
Metrowest Thump 03/08/2013
$9.99
SHOW 9:00pm
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Pete Levesque ~ Saxophone
Bill Fanning ~ Trumpet
Eugene Maslov ~ Keyboards
Mike Casano ~ Drums
Thomas Appleman ~ Bass
Website ~ www.MetroWestThump.com
"If you like a healthy dose of funk with your jazz, Metro West Thump is the band for you - great stuff!"...

Ameranouche-gypsy jazz trio
Saturday 3/09
Ameranouche-gypsy jazz trio 03/09/2013
$9.99
SHOW 7:00pm
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"In my opinion, more than an exceptional form of gypsy oriented jazz, Ameranouche is a capture of joyfulness itself." - Pat Martino (Nov 16, 2009)
admission is 12.50 at the door/ 10. (plus a fee) online

Jeff Purchon and Friends
Saturday 3/09
Jeff Purchon and Friends 03/09/2013
$9.99
SHOW 9:00pm
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Featuring Mike Payette, Suzanne Beull, and Keith Whittles on vocals with special guest appearances of Andrew Pentz, a budding rock star; Leo Egan, a pedal steel meister and Ali Manion on backing vocals. All driven by a first class back line including Ron Pastore on Bass, Phil Clements on keys, Brad Kohl on sax, Stanley Swann III on drums and Hal Denham on percussion - guaranteed to get you on the floor.
admission is 12.50 at the door/ 10. (plus a fee) online

The Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday 3/10
The Sunset Jazz Jam 03/10/2013
$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 3/10
The Starlight Jazz Jam 03/10/2013
$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...

The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam
Tuesday 3/12
The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam 03/12/2013
$5.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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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.
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The Paul Broadnax Duo
Wednesday 3/13
The Paul Broadnax Duo 03/13/2013
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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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 3/13
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet 03/13/2013
$7.50
SHOW 9:00pm
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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 3/14
The Gwenn Vivian Approach 03/14/2013
$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 3/14
The Blues Jam! 03/14/2013
$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 Mark Shilansky Trio
Friday 3/15
The Mark Shilansky Trio 03/15/2013
$5.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Mark Shilansky/ piano
Jeremy Allen/ bass
Bryson Kern/ drums
www.markshilansky.com

The Caswell Sisters New England CD release party!
Friday 3/15
The Caswell Sisters New England CD release party! 03/15/2013
$9.99
SHOW 9:00pm
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The Caswell Sisters New England CD release party!
Friday, March 15
Rachel Caswell - voice
Sara Caswell - violin
Mark Shilansky - piano
Jeremy Allen - bass
Bryson Kern - drums
http://www.caswellsisters.com

Shepley Metcalf and Ron Roy
Saturday 3/16
Shepley Metcalf and Ron Roy 03/16/2013
$9.99
SHOW 7:00pm
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Come hear Shepley Metcalf and pianist Ron Roy put their signature spin on jazz standards and lesser-known gems from the '20s to '50s. The Boston Globe describes Metcalf as "excellent cabaret/jazz singer who is foremost a sensitive interpreter of lyrics." She and pianist Ron Roy, who "display(ed) his considerable jazz chops to great effect" (EDGE), have performed together for six years, at venues including Scullers Jazz Club, Metropolitan Room (Manhattan), and Davenport's (Chicago). They look forward to sharing lots of new material at this return engagement at the Cafe!...

B.J. Magoon & Driving Sideways
Saturday 3/16
B.J. Magoon & Driving Sideways 03/16/2013
$9.99
SHOW 9:00pm
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For many years, bluesman B.J. Magoon was the King of The Blues Jam here in Acton. Tonight he returns with his full band, including vocalist Liz Rainoldi and other special guests, for a rousing dance party.

Improv Workshop with Dr. Lewis Porter
Sunday 3/17
Improv Workshop with Dr. Lewis Porter 03/17/2013
$25.00
SHOW 1:00pm
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IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP FOR ALL LEVELS, ALL INSTRUMENTS, AND SINGERS!
Dr. Porter will work on improvisation, using blues and familiar tunes, at the level of the musicians participating.
Please note that singers are welcome as well as any and all instruments. Dr. Porter's workshops are known to be very "hands on" and people leave with lots of practical experience and suggestions for further practice. They are for all levels, because he has methods to get the more advanced ones working on things while others work...

The Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday 3/17
The Sunset Jazz Jam 03/17/2013
$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 3/17
The Starlight Jazz Jam 03/17/2013
$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...

The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam
Tuesday 3/19
The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam 03/19/2013
$5.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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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 3/20
The Paul Broadnax Duo 03/20/2013
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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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 3/20
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet 03/20/2013
$7.50
SHOW 9:00pm
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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 3/21
The Gwenn Vivian Approach 03/21/2013
$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 3/21
The Blues Jam! 03/21/2013
$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 Adam Janjigian Trio
Friday 3/22
The Adam Janjigian Trio 03/22/2013
$5.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Adam Janjigian/ piano
Sean Farias/ bass
Bob Gullotti/ drums

Cinder Conk
Friday 3/22
Cinder Conk 03/22/2013
$9.99
SHOW 9:00pm
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Accordion diesel, double bass chassis, Cinder Conk plays Balkan power jams with tight curves and rumble strips. Drawing from a deep well of Serbian, Romanian, and Bulgarian dance music and song, Matthew Schreiber (accordion) and Xar Adelberg (bass) take you places rarely heard this side of the Danube.
www.reverbnation.com/cinderconk

"Quiet Conversations-- A Duet"
Saturday 3/23
"Quiet Conversations-- A Duet" 03/23/2013
$9.99
SHOW 7:00pm
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CD Release Celebration! with Joan Watson-Jones/ voice and Frank Wilkins/ piano
www.joanwatsonjones.com

The Chris McDermott Trio
Saturday 3/23
The Chris McDermott Trio 03/23/2013
$9.99
SHOW 9:00pm
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This is a rescheduled event to make up for what we all lost in the blizzard in early February. Come on back!
Chris McDermott/ guitar and voice
Jesse Williams/ bass
Bertram Lehmann/ drums

The Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday 3/24
The Sunset Jazz Jam 03/24/2013
$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 3/24
The Starlight Jazz Jam 03/24/2013
$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...

The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam
Tuesday 3/26
The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam 03/26/2013
$5.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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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 3/27
The Paul Broadnax Duo 03/27/2013
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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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 3/27
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet 03/27/2013
$7.50
SHOW 9:00pm
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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 3/28
The Gwenn Vivian Approach 03/28/2013
$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 3/28
The Blues Jam! 03/28/2013
$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 Mark Shilansky Trio
Friday 3/29
The Mark Shilansky Trio 03/29/2013
$5.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Guitar Hero
Friday 3/29
Guitar Hero 03/29/2013
$9.99
SHOW 9:00pm
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Mark Shilansky - piano, keyboards
David Newsam - guitar/bass
David Tonkin - guitar
James Clark - bass/Trumpet
Matt Langley - saxes
Phil McGowan - drums

In 2010 it occurred to pianist Mark Shilansky that two of his main mentors, and two gi...

The Tough Love Trio
Saturday 3/30
The Tough Love Trio 03/30/2013
$9.99
SHOW 7:00pm
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Steve Chaggaris/ drums
Mike Mele/ guitar
Blake Newman/ bass
www.toughlovetrio.com

The Boston Horns
Saturday 3/30
The Boston Horns 03/30/2013
$9.99
SHOW 9:00pm
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7-piece funk/ jazz/ soul band
www.bostonhorns.com

The Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday 3/31
The Sunset Jazz Jam 03/31/2013
$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

Coming Soon

Fri
4/18
The Shimon Ben-Shir Group
Fri 4/18
The Shimon Ben-Shir Group
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.

Sat
4/19
SHOW 7:00pm | MORE INFO
Myanna!
Sat 4/19
Myanna!
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

Sat
4/19
Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish
Sat 4/19
Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish
SHOW 9:00pm
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www.johnnyhoyandthebluefish.com
Great original and classic blues from this salty Martha's Vineyard-based band. An AJC favorite!

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