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Acton Jazz Cafe Event List

Folk Benefit for ACT III
Sunday Sep 21, 2014
2:00pm
Folk Benefit for ACT III
Sunday Sep 21, 2014
Folk Benefit for ACT III
SHOW 2:00pm
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An off-premise Folk Benefit for ACT III featuring Don White
www.donwhite.net
with opener Oen Kennedy
Sunday Sept. 21st 2pm - 5pm
First Parish in Lincoln
14 Bedford Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
Admission $20

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December 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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The Sunset Jazz Jam
4:00pm
 
The Starlight Jazz Jam
7:30pm
 
 
Singer/ songwriter Hana Kahn
7:00pm
 
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 Lovelysinger Quartet
7:00pm
 
Lovelysinger AND No Static/ Dinner & show package 8 p.m. seating
8:00pm
 
No Static--The music of Steely Dan/ show only
9:00pm
 
The Seacoast Stompers--traditional and Dixieland Jazz!
2:00pm
 
The Nando Michelin Quartet
7:00pm
 
Milk Street Station
9:00pm
 
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9
10
11
12
13
14
The Sunset Jazz Jam
4:00pm
 
The Starlight Jazz Jam
7:30pm
 
 
Singer/ songwriter Hana Kahn
7:00pm
 
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 OGD Sextet
7:00pm
 
Gumbo: New Orleans Funk and Blues!
9:00pm
 
DAQ: The David Arteaga Quartet
7:00pm
 
JP's Rock and Blues Ensemble
9:00pm
 
Later show cancelled tonight due to weather.
9:00pm
 
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16
17
18
19
20
21
The Sunset Jazz Jam
4:00pm
 
The Starlight Jazz Jam
7:30pm
 
 
Singer/ songwriter Hana Kahn
7:00pm
 
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
 
Holiday concert and singalong with The Heavenly Hosts!
9:00pm
 
The Love Dogs' Dinner Show
7:00pm
 
The Love Dogs' Dance Party
9:00pm
 
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23
24
25
26
27
28
The Sunset Jazz Jam
4:00pm
 
The Starlight Jazz Jam
7:30pm
 
 
The cafe will be closed December 24
7:00pm
 
Closed on Christmas Day
7:00pm
 
The Blues Jam!
8:00pm
 
The Nick Goumas Band
7:00pm
 
The Ervin Dhimo Trio
9:00pm
 
The David Arteaga Quartet
7:00pm
 
Monster Mike Welch with The Double B's
9:00pm
 
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2
3
4
The Sunset Jazz Jam
4:00pm
 
The Starlight Jazz Jam
7:30pm
 
 
AJC New Year's Eve Celebration/ dinner show 7-9 p.m.
7:00pm
 
New Year's Eve--the entire evening (dinner and dance party!)
7:00pm
 
New Year's Eve: later dance party only
10:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
The Tough Love Trio
Saturday 11/30
The Tough Love Trio 11/30/2013
$9.99
SHOW 7:00pm
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www.toughlovetrio.com
One of Boston's premier acoustic jazz trios.
Steve Chaggaris/ drums
Mike Mele/ guitar
Blake Newman/ upright bass

The Matthew Stubbs Band featuring Dennis Brennan
Saturday 11/30
The Matthew Stubbs Band featuring Dennis Brennan 11/30/2013
$9.99
SHOW 9:00pm
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The Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday 12/01
The Sunset Jazz Jam 12/01/2013
$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 12/01
The Starlight Jazz Jam 12/01/2013
$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...

Singer/ songwriter Hana Kahn
Tuesday 12/03
Singer/ songwriter Hana Kahn 12/03/2013
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Vocalist/ songwriter Hana Kahn performs every Tuesday night at dinner from 6:30-7:30
A clear and soulful soprano/ alto, Hana performs soulful modern standards and original tunes. No cover!

The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam
Tuesday 12/03
The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam 12/03/2013
$5.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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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 12/04
The Paul Broadnax Duo 12/04/2013
$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 12/04
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet 12/04/2013
$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 12/05
The Gwenn Vivian Approach 12/05/2013
$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 12/05
The Blues Jam! 12/05/2013
$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 Lovelysinger Quartet
Friday 12/06
The Lovelysinger Quartet 12/06/2013
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Lovelysinger Lydia Harrell opens the night tonight with a soulful dinner show.
No cover charge for dinner only (6-9 p.m.)
Purchase tix for $0 here to make dinner-only reservations.

Lovelysinger AND No Static/ Dinner & show package 8 p.m. seating
Friday 12/06
Lovelysinger AND No Static/ Dinner & show package 8 p.m. seating 12/06/2013
$15.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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This is a package designed for those who will come early (before 8:30 p.m. at the latest) and enjoy dinner with Lovelysinger, and stay for the No Static show. $15 pp tix and a la carte dinner prices. Do not buy these tickets if you do not plan to arrive before 8:30 and if you do not plan to dine. Tix will not be honored after 8:30 p.m.

No Static--The music of Steely Dan/ show only
Friday 12/06
No Static--The music of Steely Dan/ show only 12/06/2013
$17.50
SHOW 9:00pm
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www.nostaticband.com
Show only with $10 minimum food/ bev purchase: tix $17.50 online
(For 8 pm dinner & show package please click on the appropriate option $15pp/ must arrive by 8:00 pm)

The Seacoast Stompers--traditional and Dixieland Jazz!
Saturday 12/07
The Seacoast Stompers--traditional and Dixieland Jazz! 12/07/2013
$8.50
SHOW 2:00pm
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A monthly event. Traditional toe-tapping jazz from the first half of the 20th century.

The Nando Michelin Quartet
Saturday 12/07
The Nando Michelin Quartet 12/07/2013
$9.95
SHOW 7:00pm
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Fernando Huergo-Bass
Tiago Michelin-Drums
Nando Michelin-Piano
Rick DiMuzio-saxophone
Original South American Instrumental Music

Milk Street Station
Saturday 12/07
Milk Street Station 12/07/2013
$9.95
SHOW 9:00pm
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- Gabby Wilson, vocals
- Matt Vella, trumpet
- Chris Haggerty, sax
- John Binici, guitar
- Ed Clough, keys
- Mike Martone, bass
- Chris Tosti, drums

The Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday 12/08
The Sunset Jazz Jam 12/08/2013
$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 12/08
The Starlight Jazz Jam 12/08/2013
$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...

Singer/ songwriter Hana Kahn
Tuesday 12/10
Singer/ songwriter Hana Kahn 12/10/2013
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Vocalist/ songwriter Hana Kahn performs every Tuesday night at dinner from 6:30-7:30
A clear and soulful soprano/ alto, Hana performs soulful modern standards and original tunes. No cover!

The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam
Tuesday 12/10
The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam 12/10/2013
$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 12/11
The Paul Broadnax Duo 12/11/2013
$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 12/11
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet 12/11/2013
$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 12/12
The Gwenn Vivian Approach 12/12/2013
$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 12/12
The Blues Jam! 12/12/2013
$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...

Friday 12/13
The OGD Sextet 12/13/2013
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The O.G.D. Trio (Mike Caruso(Guitar),Steve Esposito(Organ), Joe Lis(Drums) become a Sextet for the evening by adding 3 of our favorite musical accomplices. Tom Phelan(Vibes), Ken Accardi(Flumpet) and Doug Sondak (Alto Saxophone) will be adding some unique colors to the Organ Trio Sound. We will be playing some Jazz, Blues, Funk and more. Come out on a cold winters night to warm up with some cool Jazz.

Still no cover charge for our Friday jazz dinner shows.

Gumbo: New Orleans Funk and Blues!
Friday 12/13
Gumbo: New Orleans Funk and Blues! 12/13/2013
$9.99
SHOW 9:00pm
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Jim Porcella-vocals and percussion
Dave Limina/ keys
Dave Buda/ bass
Bob Tamagni/ drums
A new Boston based band featuring the music of New Orleans and Blues. Music from the Meters, Dr. John, James Booker, John Cleary, Floyd Dixon, Professor Longhair, The Wild Tchoupitoulas, John Boute, Coco Montoya, among others.

DAQ: The David Arteaga Quartet
Saturday 12/14
DAQ: The David Arteaga Quartet 12/14/2013
$9.95
SHOW 7:00pm
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David Arteaga/ saxophone
Alexei Tsiganov/ piano
Flavio Lira/ bass
Renato Malavasi/ drums
great instrumental jazz

JP's Rock and Blues Ensemble
Saturday 12/14
JP's Rock and Blues Ensemble 12/14/2013
$9.95
SHOW 9:00pm
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British guitarist Jeff Purchon brings in a great lineup for an evening of dance music to highlight your holiday plans!

Saturday 12/14
Later show cancelled tonight due to weather. 12/14/2013
$0.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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It looks as if the driving will be hazardous in the later evening, so we will close after our dinner show tonight.

The Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday 12/15
The Sunset Jazz Jam 12/15/2013
$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 12/15
The Starlight Jazz Jam 12/15/2013
$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...

Singer/ songwriter Hana Kahn
Tuesday 12/17
Singer/ songwriter Hana Kahn 12/17/2013
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Vocalist/ songwriter Hana Kahn performs every Tuesday night at dinner from 6:30-7:30
A clear and soulful soprano/ alto, Hana performs soulful modern standards and original tunes. No cover!

The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam
Tuesday 12/17
The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam 12/17/2013
$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 12/18
The Paul Broadnax Duo 12/18/2013
$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 12/18
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet 12/18/2013
$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 12/19
The Gwenn Vivian Approach 12/19/2013
$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 12/19
The Blues Jam! 12/19/2013
$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...

Holiday concert and singalong with The Heavenly Hosts!
Friday 12/20
Holiday concert and singalong with The Heavenly Hosts! 12/20/2013
$0.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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This is our first annual fundraiser in our new location. A donation-based event. All are welcome! Complimentary eggnog and cookies alongside our regular bar and menu.Kitchen open until 10!

The Love Dogs' Dinner Show
Saturday 12/21
The Love Dogs' Dinner Show 12/21/2013
$10.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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www.thelovedogs.com
dinner show tix $10 (plus fee) online

The Love Dogs' Dance Party
Saturday 12/21
The Love Dogs' Dance Party 12/21/2013
$12.50
SHOW 9:00pm
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www.thelovedogs.com
Tix 12.50 online/ $15 at the door with reservations

The Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday 12/22
The Sunset Jazz Jam 12/22/2013
$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 12/22
The Starlight Jazz Jam 12/22/2013
$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 cafe will be closed December 24
Tuesday 12/24
The cafe will be closed December 24 12/24/2013
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Wednesday 12/25
Closed on Christmas Day 12/25/2013
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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The Blues Jam!
Thursday 12/26
The Blues Jam! 12/26/2013
$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 Nick Goumas Band
Friday 12/27
The Nick Goumas Band 12/27/2013
$9.99
SHOW 7:00pm
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Nick Goumas/ saxophone
Steve Hunt/ piano
Bruce Gertz/ upright bass
Jack Diefendorf/ drums

The Ervin Dhimo Trio
Friday 12/27
The Ervin Dhimo Trio 12/27/2013
$9.99
SHOW 9:00pm
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Ervin Dhimo Bass
Steve Hunt Keys
Vancil Cooper Drums

Back from a successful tour in the Balkans Bass Player Ervin Dhimo presents his dynamic jazz-funk-fusion project THE ERViN DHiMO TRiO, featuring world-known Berklee Professor Keyboardist Steve Hunt and prodigy Percussionist/Drummer Vancil Cooper....

The David Arteaga Quartet
Saturday 12/28
The David Arteaga Quartet 12/28/2013
$9.95
SHOW 7:00pm
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We thought that since this wonderful band played last Saturday during the first big snow of the winter, and so many people had to change plans and stay off the roads, we would invite them back asap!
David Arteaga/ saxophone
Alexei Tsiganov/ piano
Renato Malavasi/ drums
John Lockwood/ bass
9.95 online/ $12.50 at the door

Monster Mike Welch with The Double B's
Saturday 12/28
Monster Mike Welch with The Double B's 12/28/2013
$9.99
SHOW 9:00pm
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Monster Mike Welch/ guitar
Danny Banks/ bass
Douglas Banks/ drums
www.monstermikewelch.com

The Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday 12/29
The Sunset Jazz Jam 12/29/2013
$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 12/29
The Starlight Jazz Jam 12/29/2013
$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...

AJC New Year's Eve Celebration/ dinner show 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday 12/31
AJC New Year's Eve Celebration/ dinner show 7-9 p.m. 12/31/2013
$50.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Dinner show 7-9 .m. with Rebecca Parris and The Paul Broadnax Trio
beginning at 7 with a hot and cold appetizer buffet, then choice dinner entrees served, followed by dessert buffet and champagne toast. Designed for those who may want to get home early!
$50pp includes full dinner, champagne and entertainment
alcohol, gratuity and tax additional

New Year's Eve--the entire evening (dinner and dance party!)
Tuesday 12/31
New Year's Eve--the entire evening (dinner and dance party!) 12/31/2013
$75.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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$75 pp includes a table for the entire evening. Appetizers, choice of elegant entree, dessert buffet, live entertainment with Rebecca Parris and The Paul Broadnax Trio at dinner, and JP's Rock and Blues Ensemble at the dance party that follows. Alcohol, tax, and gratuity not included

New Year's Eve: later dance party only
Tuesday 12/31
New Year's Eve: later dance party only 12/31/2013
$30.00
SHOW 10:00pm
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Begins at 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. 1/1/14!
$30pp includes entertainment, dessert buffet and champagne toast.
Alcohol, gratuity and tax additional.

Wednesday 1/01
Closed on January 1 (New Year's Day) 01/01/2014
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Closed tonight due to weather conditions
Thursday 1/02
Closed tonight due to weather conditions 01/02/2014
$0.00
SHOW 5:00pm
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The Blues Jam!
Thursday 1/02
The Blues Jam! 01/02/2014
$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 Adam Janjigian Trio
Friday 1/03
The Adam Janjigian Trio 01/03/2014
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Adam Janjigian/ piano
Greg Loughman/ bass
Lucas Apostoleris/ drums
great instrumental piano trio

The Seacoast Stompers--traditional and Dixieland Jazz!
Saturday 1/04
The Seacoast Stompers--traditional and Dixieland Jazz! 01/04/2014
$8.50
SHOW 2:00pm
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A monthly event. Traditional toe-tapping jazz from the first half of the 20th century.

Stephanie Nakasian, Hod O'Brien, and Veronica O'Brien
Saturday 1/04
Stephanie Nakasian, Hod O'Brien, and Veronica O'Brien 01/04/2014
$9.99
SHOW 7:00pm
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The Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday 1/05
The Sunset Jazz Jam 01/05/2014
$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 1/05
The Starlight Jazz Jam 01/05/2014
$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...

The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam
Tuesday 1/07
The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam 01/07/2014
$5.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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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 1/08
The Paul Broadnax Duo 01/08/2014
$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 1/08
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet 01/08/2014
$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

New! First Thursday Singer/ songwriter series!
Thursday 1/09
New! First Thursday Singer/ songwriter series! 01/09/2014
$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 1/09
The Blues Jam! 01/09/2014
$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...

Vocalist Suzanne Cabot with pianist Pamela Hines
Friday 1/10
Vocalist Suzanne Cabot with pianist Pamela Hines 01/10/2014
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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A collaboration of two talented ladies playing and singing select jazz tunes. No cover on Fridays at dinner! Make table reservations by buying tix for $0, or give us a call 978-263-6161

Swim Team
Friday 1/10
Swim Team 01/10/2014
$9.99
SHOW 9:00pm
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Casey Berman, saxophone
Elliot Berman, bass
Mike Sink, piano
Tim Merle, drums
Swim Team is a collective quartet featuring four Boston-area natives: brothers Casey (s) and Elliot Berman (b), Mike Sink (p), and Tim Merle (d). After playing for almost six years now, Swim Team has developed an organic and unique aesthetic, and a rare chemistry for a group of such a young age. Above else, Swim Team is curre...

The Harvey Diamond Trio
Saturday 1/11
The Harvey Diamond Trio 01/11/2014
$9.99
SHOW 7:00pm
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Master pianist Harvey Diamond is joined by father/ son team Bronek Suchanek/ bass and Oscar Suchanek/ drums. Great instrumental jazz! $9.99 (plus vendor fee) online/ $12.50 at the door.

The Chris Fitz Band
Saturday 1/11
The Chris Fitz Band 01/11/2014
$9.99
SHOW 9:00pm
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Blues/ rock guitarist & composer extraordinaire Chris Fitz brings his smoking band for a passionate Saturday night show. Tix $9.99 (Plus vendor fee) online purchase/ $12.50 at the door.

The Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday 1/12
The Sunset Jazz Jam 01/12/2014
$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 1/12
The Starlight Jazz Jam 01/12/2014
$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...

The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam
Tuesday 1/14
The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam 01/14/2014
$5.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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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 1/15
The Paul Broadnax Duo 01/15/2014
$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 1/15
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet 01/15/2014
$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 1/16
The Gwenn Vivian Approach 01/16/2014
$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 1/16
The Blues Jam! 01/16/2014
$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 Jim Guttmann Quartet
Friday 1/17
The Jim Guttmann Quartet 01/17/2014
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Joel Springer/ Tenor sax
Jon Damian/Guitar
Jim Guttmann/ Bass
Jurek Glod/Drums

B.J. Magoon & Driving Sideways
Friday 1/17
B.J. Magoon & Driving Sideways 01/17/2014
$9.99
SHOW 9:00pm
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Legendary bluesman B.J. Magoon is joined by powerhouse vocalist Liz Rainoldi,accordionist T. Powers and a driving rhythm section for a mid-January Friday night dance party.

The Tony Soul Project featuring Sandy Mac
Saturday 1/18
The Tony Soul Project featuring Sandy Mac 01/18/2014
$9.99
SHOW 9:00pm
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Energetic soul/ R&B singer/ bandleader Tony Soul brings his Project to AJC for another evening of food, drink and dance! With special guest monster organist Sandy MacDonald!

The Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday 1/19
The Sunset Jazz Jam 01/19/2014
$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 1/19
The Starlight Jazz Jam 01/19/2014
$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...

The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam
Tuesday 1/21
The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam 01/21/2014
$5.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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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 1/22
The Paul Broadnax Duo 01/22/2014
$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 1/22
The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet 01/22/2014
$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 1/23
The Gwenn Vivian Approach 01/23/2014
$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 1/23
The Blues Jam! 01/23/2014
$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 Adam Janjigian Trio
Friday 1/24
The Adam Janjigian Trio 01/24/2014
$0.00
SHOW 7:00pm
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Brilliant pianist Adam Janjigian leads a great instumental trio to entertain you while you dine.
Still no cover charge with dinner on Friday nights!

D.J. John Kelly!
Friday 1/24
D.J. John Kelly! 01/24/2014
$5.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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AJC welcomes this super-professional, super-charismatic musician/ dancer/ DJ to our Friday night lineup! Come on out and dance the winter blues away. Cover charge only $5

The Travelling Medicine Show
Saturday 1/25
The Travelling Medicine Show 01/25/2014
$9.99
SHOW 7:00pm
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This is soulful bluesman Racky Thomas' other pursuit. A precursor to the Feb. 1 show with The Racky Thomas Band.
And if you haven't heard Racky,you are in for a treat. The real deal. Just sayin'

The Undaunted Professor Harp
Saturday 1/25
The Undaunted Professor Harp 01/25/2014
$8.00
SHOW 9:00pm
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Boston's Hugh Holmes was a Gene Krupa-inspired drummer until 1969, when an encounter with George Smith left him so enamored of the harmonica that he sat In with Muddy Waters in the mid-70s and assumed his current stage name from nicknames bestowed on him by Waters and Solomon Burke.
www.professorharp.com
Tix $8 online purchase/ $10 at the door

The Sunset Jazz Jam
Sunday 1/26
The Sunset Jazz Jam 01/26/2014
$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 1/26
The Starlight Jazz Jam 01/26/2014
$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...

The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam
Tuesday 1/28
The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series & Jam 01/28/2014
$5.00
SHOW 8:00pm
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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 Gwenn Vivian Approach
Thursday 1/30
The Gwenn Vivian Approach 01/30/2014
$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 1/30
The Blues Jam! 01/30/2014
$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...

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