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NANDO MICHELIN Juana de America and other songs (Jazz)

Although he built his reputation as a jazz pianist and composer, having recorded over 8 CDs of his own Instrumental South American Jazz, Nando is also a songwriter who bases his music on the work of some of the greatest Spanish Language Poets.

Ticket Prices: $18 ($17 Stu/Sen, $15 Members, $9 Child U12)

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/08/2014 - 20:00

Peter Mulvey with Heather Maloney Opening (Folk Acoustic)

THE GOOD STUFF, Peter Mulvey's fifteenth record, is a collection of standards which promptly rejects the accepted definition of "Standard" in favor of a more vivid, open approach. The music of Tom Waits is right there with Duke Ellington; Willie Nelson next to Thelonious Monk; Jolie Holland juxtaposed with Bill Frisell. Mulvey, along with his band, the Crumbling Beauties, address each tune with a true artist's touch. His mirthful, gravelly baritone is front and center from moment one, and every track is a master class in restraint, phrasing, and commitment.

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:00

John Fannon with Jilly Martin Opening (Rock)

John Fannon is the former singer, songwriter, guitarist, and co-producer of the 70s and 80s AOR classic rock band New England, most famous for their 1979 worldwide top 40 classic AOR hit ''Don't Ever Wanna Lose Ya''. During those years, John worked with many superstars in music, including the late producer/engineer Mike Stone of Queen, Asia and Journey fame, Todd Rundgren and Paul Stanley. In 2011, John embarked on a solo project, performing in the Boston and New York markets as he composed for his first solo album. John released Saved All The Pieces in June 2013 to worldwide acclaim.

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/01/2014 - 20:00

The Blues Jam!

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...

Tickets: $5

Event Date: 
Thu, 03/06/2014 - 20:00
Thu, 03/13/2014 - 20:00
Thu, 03/20/2014 - 20:00
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 20:00

The Gwenn Vivian Approach

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 (
Bill McCormack/ bass
Miki Matsuki/ drums

No Cover

Event Date: 
Thu, 03/13/2014 - 18:30
Thu, 03/20/2014 - 18:30
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:30

New! First Thursday Singer/ songwriter series!

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 (, Mike Connors - drums and percussion, and Ronnie Hirschberg - Pianos and vocals.

No Cover

Event Date: 
Thu, 03/06/2014 - 18:30

The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet

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.

Jery Bergonzi/ sax
Phil Grenadier/ trumpet
Bruce Gertz/ bass
Austin McMahon/ drums

Tickets: $7.50

Event Date: 
Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:00
Wed, 03/12/2014 - 21:00
Wed, 03/19/2014 - 21:00
Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:00

The Paul Broadnax Duo

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

No Cover

Event Date: 
Wed, 03/05/2014 - 19:00
Wed, 03/12/2014 - 19:00
Wed, 03/19/2014 - 19:00
Wed, 03/26/2014 - 19:00

The Tuesday Night Rock/ Blues Concert Series

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 weekly. In his spirit.

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$5 to support the house band.


Event Date: 
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 20:00
Tue, 03/11/2014 - 20:00
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 20:00
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 20:00

The Starlight Jazz Jam

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...

Tickets: $5

Event Date: 
Sun, 03/02/2014 - 19:30
Sun, 03/09/2014 - 19:30
Sun, 03/16/2014 - 19:30
Sun, 03/23/2014 - 19:30
Sun, 03/30/2014 - 19:30


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