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Nick DiMaria

Nick DiMaria is one of the hardest working jazz musicians on the Connecticut scene today. Since 2006 he has been appearing all over the state as well as New York City and Massachusetts playing his original blend of modern jazz. In 2012 his band released “Still Cool-Live at the Outer Space,” a documentation of his current working band playing at the famous Outer Space club in Hamden, CT.

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/02/2013 - 20:00

The Modern Riffs

An evening of jazz, classic rock and swing featuring the music of such artists as Natalie Cole, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Chicago, Santana, and Steely Dan—delivered by a high-energy nine-piece blend of experienced musicians and talented high school performers.

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/01/2013 - 20:00

The Chris McDermott Trio

Chris McDermott/ guitar
Jesse Williams/ bass
Bertram Lehmann/ drums

Web Site:

Ticket: $12.50
Ticket Online up to 24 hours in advance: $11.54

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/09/2013 - 21:30

The Philippe Crettien Quartet

Philippe Crettien/ saxophone
Patrick Mottaz/ guitar
Sean Farias/ bass
Mike Connors/ drums

Ticket: $12.50
Ticket Online up to 24 hours in advance: $11.54

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/08/2013 - 21:30

The Blues Jam!

Our Blues Jam is an institution here in Acton for 15 years now, every Thursday night at 8 p.m.!

with rotating hosts:

1st Thursday: Tom Yates

2nd Thursday: Pat "Hatrack" Gallagher

3rd Thursday: Herb "Air Bear" Hirsch

4th Thursday: co-hosts Jim Guttmann and Michael Avery

5th Thursdays (occasional): Jim Clinkscale

Newcomers, listeners, and dancers welcome!

Ticket: $5

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/07/2013 - 20:00
Thu, 02/14/2013 - 20:00
Thu, 02/21/2013 - 20:00
Thu, 02/28/2013 - 20:00

The Gwenn Vivian Approach

This is owner/ manager Gwenn Vivian's own longterm jazz project, with a modern and listenable approach to jazz standards--mixed in with some choice pop tunes!

The regular Approach members:

Gwenn Vivian/ vocals
Molly Flannery/ piano
Miki Matsuki/ drums
Bill McCormack/ bass

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/07/2013 - 18:30
Thu, 02/14/2013 - 18:30
Thu, 02/21/2013 - 18:30
Thu, 02/28/2013 - 18:30

The Jerry Bergonzi Quartet

Jerry Bergonzi/ saxophone
Phil Grenadier/ trumpet
Bruce Gertz/ bass
Austin McMahon/ drums
with occasional subs

Web Site:

Ticket: $7.50

Event Date: 
Wed, 02/06/2013 - 21:30
Wed, 02/13/2013 - 21:30
Wed, 02/20/2013 - 21:30
Wed, 02/27/2013 - 21:30

Classic Jazz Night with Paul Broadnax and Peter Kontrimas

The Paul Broadnax Duo

Paul Broadnax/ piano & voice
Peter Kontrimas/ upright bass

An intimate evening with two warm and brilliant musicians with stories to tell. Ideal for a first (or eighty-fourth) date!...or even for a date with your laptop…

Web Site:  Video Clip

Event Date: 
Wed, 02/06/2013 - 19:00
Wed, 02/13/2013 - 19:00
Wed, 02/20/2013 - 19:00
Wed, 02/27/2013 - 19:00

Tuesday Night Concert Series - hosted weekly by The Fran Dagostino Band

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/05/2013 - 19:00
Tue, 02/12/2013 - 19:00
Tue, 02/19/2013 - 19:00
Tue, 02/26/2013 - 19:00

The Starlight Jazz Jam

In the Starlight Jams, participants can play on any tune at any time after the opening house band set.

Designed for a more professional level of playing. The host band may call tunes, keys or tempos.

Note: Newcomers, diners and listeners are always welcome at any or all jams!

Of course! Where would we be, without you?

with rotating hosts:

1st Sunday: Brooke Sofferman

2nd Sunday: John Funkhouser

Event Date: 
Sun, 02/03/2013 - 19:30
Sun, 02/10/2013 - 19:30
Sun, 02/17/2013 - 19:30
Sun, 02/24/2013 - 19:30


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Established by Aaron Richmond in 1938, the Series has evolved into New England's major presenting organization with over 100 performance and outreach activities annually.