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Workingman’s Band with
Rick Maida on Bass
at Harry's II, Westborough, MA

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Acton Jazz Café, 452 Great Rd, Rte. 2A, Acton, MA (978)263-6161

Tuesday through Saturday (Closed Monday) Jazz Dinner, 5:30-9pm, no cover
Tue: Pianist Joe Reid 6-8
Wed: Lorenzo and Gwenn 6:30-8
Thur: Pianist Geoffrey Gee 6-8
Fri: Alex Elin 6-8
Sat: AJC Jazz Trio 6-8 Tuesdays
Jerry Bergonzi, Bruce Gertz & Bob Kaufman
With Special Guests Weekly
8:30pm/ $7.50 cover after 9pm Wednesdays Featured Bands, $5 cover, 8:30 (see schedule)

Thursdays Blues Jam, $5 cover, 8-12mid


Featured Bands, $12.50 cover/$10 with advance dinner reservations, 9-12mid (see schedule)


Featured Bands, $12.50 cover/$10 with advance dinner reservations, 9-12mid (see schedule),


Jazz Brunch with pianist Geoffrey Gee, 11:30-3

Every fourth Sunday: Gospel Brunch with vocalists Gordon Michaels, Darlene Milton, and James A. Early. Seatings at 11:30 and 1:30; shows at noon and 2 p.m.

Music charge: $7.50 adults/ half price under 12/ $0 under 5

Jazz Jam with alternating hosts Phill Argyris, Molly Flannery, Mark Shilansky, Marion Campos and Wendy Nottonson, 4-7, $5 cover.

Bob's Southern Bistro, 604 Columbus Ave, Boston MA (617)536-6204  Sunday Jazz Brunch: 10:00am - 2:30pm


12/28 - Connectivity
12/29 - Lee Fish Jazz Quartet
12/30 - John Radosta
12/31 - Special New Year's Eve Day Brunch With Sonny Watson (10AM to 4PM) - Closes at 7PM for private party


Mon 1/01- New Year's Day Brunch with Sonny Watson Quartet 12-4
Thu 1/04- Black Sole $3
Fri 1/05- Pat Loomis Quartet $5
Sat 1/06- Herman Johnson Quartet $5
Sun 1/07- Sunday Brunch with Nat Simpkins/Henri Smith Band

Thu 1/11- Pat Loomis Quartet $3
Fri 1/12- Lenny Stallworth Quartet $5
Sat 1/13- Herman Johnson $5
Sun 1/14- Sunday Brunch with Pat Loomis Quartet
Mon 1/15- Berklee Faculty MLK Tribute

Thu 1/18- Groove Authority $3
Fri 1/19- Elan Trotman/Lenny Stallworth Project $5
Sat 1/20- Herman Johnson Quartet $5
Sun 1/21- Sunday Brunch with Groove Authority
Mon 1/22- Berklee Faculty Jam hosted by Bill Banfeild Band

Thu 1/25- Paulo Danay Quartet $3
Fri 1/26- Elan Trotman/Lenny Stallworth Project $5
Sat 1/27- Herman Johnson Quartet $5
Sun 1/28- Gospel Brunch with Lori Dow
Mon 1/29- Berklee Faculty Jam hosted by Bill Banfeild Band


Cosmopolitan Grille, 1138 Worcester Rd East, Framingham, MA (508)370-4555
Live jazz in the cocktail lounge Thursday to Saturday nigh, featuring music from the great American songbook.


Every Friday & Saturday night -Cosmosis Jazz Trio -led by pianist Jonathan Sanson featuring music from the great American songbook.

Harry's Too Restaurant, 153 Turnpike Road, Rte 9 West, Westborough, MA (508)898-2200

Hand Pointer Restaurant closed as of 12.20.2003!


Chloé, 23 Main St. (at the rotary), Hudson, MA (978)568-1500
An American bistro with a non-smoking bar.
Live jazz in the lounge on weekends, featuring music from the great American songbook
"the room is cool and the pianist ... is hot"
Every Friday & Saturday -Jonathan Sanson, solo piano and vocals, 7:30 -8:30pm followed by the Jonathan Sanson Trio 8:30-11:30pm

John Stone's Inn, 179 Main Street, Ashland, MA (508)881-1778
Casual dining, Cover varies, Friday & Saturday only. to see if they have some Jazz. They tend to be mostly Blues and R&B.

The Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Square, Concord, MA (978)369-9200
Casual dining. No cover.

Wed 1/3- Jimmy Mazzy & The Last Minute Men - Traditional Jazz Band, 8pm
Sat 1/6- Sweet Willie D & The Workingman’s Band 8pm
Wed 1/10- Jimmy Mazzy & The Last Minute Men - Traditional Jazz Band, 8pm .
Sat 1/13- Grammy Award Winning Saxophonist Charles Neville with pianist Harvey Diamond and The Workingman’s Jazz Band , 8pm.
Mon 1/15- Roots Music Jam Session with Tom Yates & Friends 8pm
Wed 1/17- Jimmy Mazzy & The Last Minute Men - Traditional Jazz Band, 8pm.
Sat 1/20- New Orleans Music Night with New Orleans vocalist Henri Smith, saxophonist Nat Simpkins and the Workingman's Jazz Band, 8pm
Mon 1/22- Roots Music Jam Session with Tom Yates & Friends 8pm
Wed 1/24- Jimmy Mazzy & The Last Minute Men - Traditional Jazz Band, 8pm.
Sat 1/27- Vocalist Hannah Rose and pianist Harvey Diamond with The Workingman’s Jazz Band. 8pm
Mon 1/29- Roots Music Jam Session with Tom Yates & Friends 8pm
Wed 1/31- Jimmy Mazzy & The Last Minute Men - Traditional Jazz Band, 8pm.

Listen to Colonial Inn performers on Jazz/Folk Radio online.
For further information about our Entertainment, please contact us.

Union Blues, Union Station, 2 Washington Square, Worcester, MA (508)767-2587

new.gif Worcester Jazz Orchestra, led by trombonist Eric Frenchperforms at the club every second and fourth Wednesday from 8 to 11. (Every Wednesday is Big Band Night at Union Blues.)

Union Blues is now CLOSED as of 3/1/2006.

Biographical Information:

John Stowell began his successful career with guitar lessons in his native Connecticut from guitarist Linc Chamberlind, and from John Mehegan, pianist and respected jazz educator at the 07/liard School of Music, and Yale University. Several years later he met bassist David Friesen in NYC and launched a critically acclaimed touring and recording association that lasted 7 years, included 6 albums, and performances in Europe, Canada, USA and Australia. During that time, John moved to Oregon where he met renowned flutist Paul Horn. This association led to an invitation for John Stowell to join Paul Horn, David Friesen and Paul’s son, Robin, to perform in the Soviet Union It was the first time in 40 years that American jazz musicians had been invited to play public performances in Russia, playing in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kursk. His two sold out performances in Kursk 5/be the first appearances there by an American jazz musician.
In the last ten years John has pursued a solo career which includes a dizzying touring and teaching schedule around the world. Audiences have delighted in duo concerts by Paul Horn and John Stowell,as well as John’s accompaniment of vocalists or other artists in small ensembles. In 06/e 1991, John served as assistant director and performer in Oregon Public Broadcasting’s PDX JAZZ SUMMIT, a 9 week jazz special, televised in the fall of 1991. In 1994 John spent seven months as Artist In Residence in Freiburg, Germany. During his stay, he recorded two CD’s, toured in Russia, Germany, France and Switzerland, and wrote for Germany’s #2 music magazine "Soundcheck". Other recent activities include several tours in Argentina and return trips to Russia and Europe.


Jonathan Sanson has been playing piano professionally for thirty years. He began his music career playing gospel music across the deep south, working in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas. After moving to Boston in 1981 to attend Berklee College of Music, he worked throughout New England playing blues, r&b, soul and funk. His bands have worked in clubs from Bangor, Maine to New York City. In 1998 Jonathan started playing solo piano and formed a jazz piano trio with Doug Rich (bass) and Tsuyoshi Kaneko (drums). For seventeen months he was the house pianist at the RatPack Cafe in Framingham where his trio appeared weekly. He has also played many venues in the greater Boston area including Harper's Ferry, The Bostonian, Johnny D's, The Four Seasons, and The House of Blues.

T.J. Wheeler and Pat "Hatrack" Gallagher



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