Celebrate the holidays with Rockport Music! Brian O’Donovan’s acclaimed Celtic holiday show returns this year with a festive program featuring a stellar line-up of singers, musicians, and dancers steeped in Celtic tradition and traditional Irish cheer. VIDEOARTIST’S WEBSITE MORE VIDEOS
Swing Xing! Three Generations of Swing Guitar - Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola, Vinny Raniola
Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli has been thrilling audiences with his signature swinging style for close to seven decades. Throughout that time, Bucky has played with a veritable Who’s Who of bandleaders and performers including musical giants like Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Stephane Grappelli, Tony Bennett, Zoot Sims, and Les Paul among others. Besides becoming a fixture on the big band circuit and in the studio, Pizzarelli also took a stint in The Tonight Show Band on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.
Enjoy the holidays with Cape Ann’s own 17-piece big band performing old and new holiday favorites infused with a bit of jazz, swing, and rock n’ roll. Known for operating like a family, Cape Ann Big Band prides itself with having a repertoire without horizon and promises to perform the show-stopping, danceable music it’s known for.
December 8th marks the 32nd anniversary of John Lennon's tragic death. Join us as we celebrate his music and life with The Nutopians, an elegant award-winning eight-piece ensemble that celebrates Lennon’s genius and artistry. Created and led by Rex Fowler of Aztec Two-Step and Tom Dean of Devonsquare, The Nutopians's name was given to them by Yoko Ono herself. The band gives remarkably fresh acoustic treatments to Lennon’s Beatles and solo song compositions that often inspire a whole new appreciation for the late icon’s music.
Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly , the highly acclaimed husband-wife duo present delightful programs of traditional American and Celtic folk songs, a capella pieces, old-time gospel songs, dance tunes, and original works. Elwood and Aubrey blend gorgeous and unusual harmonies and play guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, mandolin, tin whistle, harmonica, banjo, bones, spoons, limberjacks, and other surprises including Appalachian clog dancing, French Canadian footwork, and Tap.
Anders Vercelli is a jazz pianist with a stunning repertoire of standards and tunes from the Great American Songbook. Anders will enhance your event with the elegance of live jazz piano. It's not esoteric or academic jazz, but wonderful jazz standards written by the masters of American Popular Song. Whatever the occasion, Anders promises musical energy to make your event magical.
Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90’s when the buzz spread through the folk clubs of the Northeast about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking them dead at open mics.