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Jazz Jam with Blueprint Jazz Club

Come Jam with Blueprint Jazz Club at Gigi’s!

Calling all jazz musicians!  Bring your instruments and join Blueprint Jazz Club for an evening of jazz, blues, funk and more!

Thanks to the continuing support from the Maynard Cultural Council we are able to bring the community and local musicians together in the Maynard Cultural District.

Maynard jams are always free and open to all ages/levels.

Jazz Jam with Blueprint Jazz Club

Come Jam with Blueprint Jazz Club at Gigi’s!

Calling all jazz musicians!  Bring your instruments and join Blueprint Jazz Club for an evening of jazz, blues, funk and more!

Thanks to the continuing support from the Maynard Cultural Council we are able to bring the community and local musicians together in the Maynard Cultural District.

Maynard jams are always free and open to all ages/levels.

Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies

Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies

Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

Danielle M & The Glory Junkies is lead by Boston singer/songwriter-guitarist Danielle Miraglia (2020 Billboard Blues Charts, 2021 New England Music Awards Blues Artist of the Year).  Their sound combines the blues rock vibe of The Rolling Stones and Janis Joplin with Danielle’s signature lyrical ability to explore human nature at its best and worst.

The music itself blends influences of some of Miraglia’s own musical heroes — The Rolling Stones, Prince, Janis Joplin etc. — with bandmates Laurence Scudder (Ryan Montbleau Band, Spotted Tiger), Erik White (The Brothers McCann), Jim Larkin (Jesse Dee Band), and Chris Anzalone (Room Full of Blues, Juliana Hatfield).

“The first time that I saw one of her live shows, Danielle Miraglia’s intoxicating brand of hot bluesy music, built on an underpinning of scorching guitar riffs, melted the chill off the bitter cold New England winter night in an instant. Truth be told, I don’t believe that there’s an audience anywhere who wouldn’t be blown.” — Paul Collins, Nashua Telegraph

Doors Open: 7pm • Performance: 8pm

Full bar • You’re welcome to bring snacks and/or take-out.  For a list of Maynard’s many fine restaurants, click here.

Tickets: $15/advance, $20/door

Penni Layne & The Wonder Boys plus BJ Magoon & Driving Sideways

Penni Layne & The Wonder Boys plus BJ Magoon & Driving Sideways

Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

Penni Layne & the Wonder Boys is a nine-piece R&B / Soul / Jazz band. With original songs featured on 92.5 the River and performances in clubs and festivals around New England, they have fine-tuned a “soul” sound all their own. Layne’s vocals, the tight rhythm section, and slick horn arrangements have made many compare them to the likes of Amy Winehouse, Etta James, Gladys Knight, Diana Krall, and Aretha Franklin. They have multiple releases across all major streaming formats, as well as highly produced music videos that have garnered world wide attention.

Penni began her professional career as a teen performing all over the Washington, DC area, including the White House, the Pentagon, and Mt. Vernon. She performed at The TD Garden, The Wang Center, The Hynes Convention Center, and Boston Symphony Hall as well as a number of regional clubs. The Wonder Boys, also all Berklee College grads, have collectively performed for many years and in a variety of settings together.

Penni Layne (vocals), Larry Jackson (bass/vocals), Ryan Claunch (keys), Nick Grondin (guitar), Steve Bankuti (drums), Alejandra Gomez (trumpet), Ben Berriro (sax), and Benjamin Romanow (trombone).

BJ Magoon grew up in Acton and has been performing since his teens. At a ripe young age, he joined blues guitarist Luther “Georgia Boy” Johnson, a recent transplant from blues legend Muddy Water’s Band which led to performances with Muddy Waters and James Cotton, among others. In the ’80s, BJ formed Driving Sideways, whose repertoire of roots-based music includes Blues, Roots-Country Rock, Swing andSoul (with an emphasis on the groove). Over the years, he has opened for Bo Diddley, Delbert McClinton, Roy Buchanan, Lonnie Mack, The Holmes Brothers, Kenny Neal, Albert Collins, Roomful of Blues, Duke Robillard & The Pleasure Kings, and Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters. In the ’90s, BJ produced and hosted a weekly radio show, “Blues On The Ceiling” and, for 14 years, he hosted the popular, weekly “Thursday Night Blues Jam” at The Acton Jazz Cafe.

BJ Magoon (vocals/guitar), Jay Kustka (lead guitar/vocals), Gary Jenkins (bass/vocals), Keith Whittles (keys/vocals), Michael Avery (drums/vocals)

Doors Open: 7pm • Performance: 7:30pm

Full bar • You’re welcome to bring snacks and/or take-out.  Click here for a list of Maynard’s many fine restaurants.

Tickets$15/advance, $20/door

Zen Cowboy featuring Tom Yates

Zen Cowboy featuring Tom Yates

Zen Cowboy Featuring Tom Yates:

A Dance Festival of the Heart through Rock & Americana! 

*Tom Yates–Electric Guitar, Lead Vocals, Composer*

*Nate Gerry-Bass Vocals  *Ric Maure-Keyboards *Doug Lippencott-Drums and Percussion

 

The Evening’s Sounds:

Come to listen or dance to an eclectic mix of rock, country, blues, Tex-Mex, New Orleans, and Tom Yates originals. Look forward to a creative ensemble with great vocals and solos on: Traffic, The Band, Texas Tornados, The Meters, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix…

Who are Zen Cowboy?                                                                                                                            

Tom Yates—bandleader, vocal and lead electric guitar–is inspired first by the rhythmic groove and down-home voice of American roots music. Tom has performed and recorded in the genres of: rock, country, blues, R&B, soul, Motown, funk, folk, New Orleans, bluegrass, and gospel. His compositions in the rock and country vein have won awards and been aired on television dramas. In 2008, Tom Yates was named “New England King of the Blues” by the Guitar Centers of America.

Tom has shared the stage with a range of talented artists, including: Charles Neville, The Monkees, Ray Davies of The Kinks, George Leh, Ronnie Earl, Tony Wilson (AKA Young James Brown), Dave Maxwell of Muddy Waters Band, The Cars, The Flamingos, J Geils, Dick Curless, Tina Welch, John Lincoln Wright, Three Dog Night, The Cars, Paul Revere and The Raiders, Glen Leonard and The Temptations, the Ladies of The Supremes, etc. Tom Yates has toured with numerous ensembles in the U.S. and Canada. He has played regularly at: Boston’s Hatch Shell, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Lizard Lounge, Kirkland Café, The Bull Run, the Regent Theater, the Acton Jazz Café, TCAN (The Center for Arts Natick), New England’s music-theater venues, festivals…

Doug Lippencott on drums and percussion is a graduate of the New England Conservatory. He has performed with many of the area’s leading orchestras including the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, and Boston Pops Orchestras. Doug’s talents have taken him beyond the concert stage into the world of jazz, pop, R&B, and rock. He has had the pleasure of “gigging” with greats such as: Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Gil Evans, Johnny Mathis, Yes, Deep Purple, Brian Wilson, Kansas, the Moody Blues, and more. Doug has been on drums and percussion in the pit orchestras for countless productions staged at the Huntington Theater, the Wang, the Colonial Theater, the Opera House, the Providence Performing Arts Center, and Boston Lyric Stage.

Ric Maure on keyboards is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. Ric is a consummate Jazz musician with deep roots in the rhythms and melodies of Americana infused with a cool sense of comedy.

Nate Gerry on bass, vocals and flute is a self-taught phenome, a singer-songwriter, and “jack” of Americana and contemporary pop sounds. Nate’s wild-yet-easygoing groove together with his clear and beautiful voice will strike your heart open.

Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM

Tickets: $15 advance / $20 door

Jazz & Blues on New Year’s Eve

Jazz & Blues on New Year’s Eve with Lori Zuroff & Dave Lewis Soul Music

Celebrate the new year in style with bubbly, wine, cocktails and live music by Lori Zuroff & Dave Lewis from 6-8pm. Invite your family and friends to join you at Azucar Tapas Bar Maynard and ring the new year by saying “OLE”!

Reserve today yelp.com or azucartapasbar.com or call 978-331-0381

Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers

Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers

Get ready for another night of foot-stomping, soulful blues as we welcome back Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers to the Sanctuary stage!

In her award-winning band Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers, singer/guitarist Erin Harpe blends virtuosic 1930’s style Piedmont fingerpicking — picked up from dad, vintage Stella guitar guru Neil Harpe — with electric guitar, more modern dance beats, and Chicago style harmonica. Described as “Boogie, Blues & Beyond”, the band has been compared to early Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, or Maria Muldour. Erin has earned a reputation as a captivating performer, playing stages large and small throughout the US, UK and Europe, which she has shared with everyone from ZZTop to Honeyboy Edwards, Buddy Guy and James Cotton. The two-time “Blues Artist of the Year” (2019 NEMA & 2012 BMA) put out a self-produced album in 2020 with husband/bassist Jim Countryman, that won the prestigious “Album of the Year” New England Music Award (“Meet Me In The Middle”/VizzTone Label Group). Erin leads the band on vocals, electric guitar and kazoo, backed by husband Jim Countryman on bass and vocals, Shawn Meehan on drums, and Bobby Mroz on harmonica and keyboards.

Check out Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers on Don Odell’s Legends TV show!

Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM

Tickets: $15 advance / $20 door

Cheryl Arena Band

Cheryl Arena Band

Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

One of only 30 artists featured in the book “Masters of the Harmonica,” Cheryl Arena has been bringing the sound of authentic American blues music to audiences around the US and Europe for over 30 years! No one trick pony, she plays everything from the urban electric blues of Chicago to the soulful Delta sounds of the Deep South and everything in between. Always with a soulful edge and a grooving beat, Cheryl channels the likes of Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, and many more of the immortal masters!

Raised in the Boston area, she has shared the stage with such luminaries as James Cotton, Junior Wells, Charlie Musselwhite, Pinetop Perkins, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, Lazy Lester, R.L. Burnside, among many others. Cheryl has released several CDs, including the critically acclaimed “Blues Got Me” with seven original songs featuring a stellar band, produced by Duke Robillard, who also plays on the album. She is a triple threat: great songwriter, powerful singer and smokin’ harmonica player (endorsed by Hohner)!

Whether you want to hit the dance floor and shake your hips, or sway in your seat while you tap your feet, Cheryl and her band always deliver powerful, undeniable Blues with a feeling!

Mike Dibari, guitar & vocals
Ed Scheer, drums & vocals
Teddy Bukowski, upright & electric basses

Doors open: 7pm • Performance: 7:30pm

Full bar. You’re welcome to bring snacks and/or take-out.  Visit Discover Maynard for a list of Maynard’s many fine restaurants. 

Tickets: $15/Advance, $20/door

Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish

Johnny Hoy & The Bluefish

Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

Johnny Hoy & the Bluefish bring their sometimes soulful, sometimes raunchy take on a great smorgasbord classics — Chicago Blues, Rockabilly, Rock’n’Roll, Country, Swing, good old R&B, and a bit of Cajun flavored off beat stuff — to Sanctuary in Maynard. This is a dance band from start to finish. Formed in 1991 and based in on Martha’s Vineyard, the band has released five CDs and performed around the world — as far as South Africa and Norway.

JOHNNY juggles a full life where he takes advantage of his many skills including stone masonry, fishing, antique dealing, farming. Somehow he manages to do all the gigs as well. He came to the Island in 1978, after soaking up Muddy Waters’ and Tom Waits’ shows as a teenager.

JEREMY BERLIN, the piano player has been with the band since the summer of ’93. He’s played duets with Bill Clinton and Carly Simon and toured the world with The Nina Simone Band. He’s not afraid of anything — and he plays it all. Jeremy’s right has plays the keyboard. His left hand plays the bass line, as the band has no bass player. (PS You’d never know.)

DELANIE PICKERING arrived on Martha’s Vineyard in her van at the age of 20, and for the first few months, didn’t tell anyone she played guitar. Now in her mid-20s, she plays with everyone and joined the band in 2018. A powerhouse blues player, she has the tone and authenticity of a seasoned performer and sings that way too.

CAMERON IGO is all of 19 years old with the youthful vibe and energy that comes with that! We found our new drummer at good moment — his parents were long-time fans, and he raps from behind the kit!

Doors open: 7pm • Performance: 8pm

Full bar. You’re welcome to bring snacks and/or take-out.  Visit Discover Maynard for a list of Maynard’s many fine restaurants. 

Tickets: $20/Advance, $25/door

Concert: Joe Bargar & The Soul Providers feat. Johnny Blue Horn

Fugitive Music Presents: Joe Bargar & The Soul Providers featuring  Johnny Blue Horn

The Sanctuary stage will be hosting a band of Boston music legends on the second Thursday of the month through December. In September, Johnny Blue Horn is the featured guest performer.

Johnny Blue Horn has entertained countless fans of music in Boston and the Northeast region for more than 25 years. Both a trumpeter and vocalist, he performs a varied range of musical styles, from gritty Memphis R&B to rhythmic New Orleans second-line jazz; from swingin’ Kansas City blues to heartfelt ’70’s soul. Johnny was a member of Roadhouse Sheiks, Mission of Blues — a Boston Blues Challenge first place winner — Chicken Slacks, Drive All Night, The Crime, and Push It Good. As a side man, he’s performed with The Love Dogs, Diane Blue, The Brew, the Hot Tamale Brass Band, Ricky “King” Russell, Danny Banks, “Sax Gordon” Beadle, Chris Fitz, Geoff Bartley, Matthew Stubbs, among many others.

Joe Bargar is a veteran of the New England music scene. Having grown up in Providence, RI, Joe had the opportunity to appear with such legendary acts as Roomful of Blues, Scott Hamilton, Duke Robillard, James Montgomery, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Living in New York City for decades, Joe played with performers including Sly &The Family Stone, Robbie Robertson, blues greats Otis Rush, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Son Seals, and John Lee Hooker; and soul masters Percy Sledge, Clarence Carter, and Solomon Burke. He can also be heard on several recordings, including those by Diana Ross and “Late Show” bandleader Paul Shaeffer.

Joe Bargar (vocals, keyboard)
Bobby Gus Ledwell (guitar, vocals)
Eddie Scheer (drums,vocals)
Mark Poniatowski (bass, vocals)

Doors Open: 7pm • Performance: 7:30pm

Full bar • You’re welcome to bring snacks and/or take-out.  Click here for a list of Maynard’s many fine restaurants.

Tickets: $12/advance, $15/door