Postponed – Date TBA
The 19-piece Compaq Big Band is going back to the “heart of their start” in their Sanctuary debut. Formed at Digital Equipment Corporation’s Mill complex just down the street in Maynard, the DECbigband eventually evolved into the Compaq Big Band. In the last two decades, they’ve risen to prominence throughout New England as one of the most accomplished full-size big bands in the area, featuring a cookin’ rhythm section and 14 horns that achieve an ultra-tight sound, with terrific instrumental soloists. To complement this high-powered ensemble they showcase a rotation of talented jazz vocalists. While they’re faithful to traditional Swing Era classics, they also dig their chops into challenging swing and jazz arrangements.
The show features vocalists Eddie Scheer, known to many audience regulars at Sanctuary, most notably as the founder and front man for Boston’s preeminent jump blues, jump swing, New Orleans R&B, and just-plain-fun band, “The Love Dogs.” Whether it’s in front of his band, sitting at the drum kit, or freelancing throughout Greater Boston in both roles, he is the consummate professional.
- Doors open at 7pm • Performance starts at 8pm
- Full bar • Table service
- Order dinner in one of Maynard’s many fine restaurants and bring it with you
- Tickets $18/advance, $22/door
- Proof of vaccination or negative test required. Please read Sanctuary’s full Covid Policy before attending an event https://sanctuarymaynard.com/CovidPolicy