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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.

Myanna’s All-Star Band

Myanna’s All-Star Band

Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

Legendary Boston-based saxophonist Myanna has invited some very talented collaborators to join her on the Sanctuary stage.

Myanna, one of the hottest saxophonists around, plays music that mixes jazz improvisation with funky rhythms, expressive playing, and catchy tunes. Featuring her soulful sounds, versatility, and unique arrangements, she performs regularly in clubs and concert halls with her own group, with the Love Dogs, and as a featured artist in a number of highly-regarded bands. She has won awards for Best Jazz Artist several times from both the Boston Music Awards and The Boston Phoenix readers poll. Myanna has recorded three or her own CDs, is featured on multiple recordings with The Love Dogs and as a side player on many other recordings.

Cassandre McKinley started a career in film and television as a kid and by 16, she had already signed with a New York talent agent. McKinley is best known for her powerhouse voice and stylistic versatility and ability to cross genres effortlessly. She is renowned for her spirited and emotional performances with a presence on stage that is exuberant and passionate yet warm and disarming. She has shared the stage, and in some cases, recorded with greats such as Peter Eldridge (New York Voices), Duke Levine, Dave Mattacks, Dick Johnson (Artie Shaw Orchestra), Clay Osborne, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Fred Lipsius (Blood, Sweat and Tears), Jerry Portnoy (Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters), the legendary Herb Pomeroy and others. McKinley has toured nationally and overseas and her music can be heard on over 500 national and international radio stations, cable and internet music outlets including iHeartRadio, Spotify, Pandora and XM Radio.

Dave Limina is a contemporary pianist, Hammond organist, keyboardist, composer, producer, educator, and chair of the Piano Department at Berklee College of Music. He has performed or recorded with such notable artists as the award-winning Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, Bernard Purdie, Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Gloria Estefan, Pee Wee Ellis, Martha Reeves, Brooke Benton, Scott Hamilton, Ernie Watts, Lori McKenna, Fred Wesley, Joey DeFrancesco, Mighty Sam McClain, Lenny Pickett, Hamish Stuart, Steve Forbert, Courage Brothers, and many more. He served as the keyboardist and conductor for the first national touring company of the Broadway musical, Rent and has been a session keyboardist appearing on hundreds of recordings and film soundtracks.

Guitarist Mike Mele has spent the last 30 years performing with many jazz and blues greats, including Roy Hargrove, Antonio Hart, Tony Monaco, Bill Pierce, Joe Hunt, Barry Ries, Marty Rowen, and Melvin Sparks. Mike has been a member of the Ken Clark Organ Trio, and recorded the albums Eternal Funk and Mutual Respect for the distinguished Severn Records label. Mike was also a long-standing member of Michelle Willson’s Evil Gal Festival Orchestra, toured North America and Europe, and released the critically acclaimed album Wake-Up Call for Rounder Records.

Drummer and vocalist Eddie Scheer has been one of the pillars of the Boston Blues/R&B scene for over 20 years. As the leader of his award winning band The Love Dogs, he’s toured the U.S. and Europe and recorded four critically acclaimed CDs. He’s played with virtually every top level musician in the Northeast at one time or another, and has hosted his “Tuesday Night Allstars” series in Brighton for over a decade. His encyclopedic repertoire is surpassed only by his big smile and love of entertaining.

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: $20/Advance • $25/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

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

The Bruce Gertz Quintet

The Bruce Gertz Quintet

Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

Award-winning jazz bassist/composer Bruce Gertz leads an all-star quintet featuring Jerry Bergonzi, Phil Grenadier, Tim Miller, and Austin McMahon performing original compositions with many familiar themes.

Bruce Gertz is an award-winning, bassist, composer, author, educator, touring and recording artist, and is on the staff of Berklee College of Music. In addition to a raft of Boston Music Awards, Gertz has garnered a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Performance grant, a composition award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and recognition from the music rights organization ASCAP, Billboard magazine and other organizations. As an instructor, he was recognized by the Jazz Education Network for clinician expertise and jazz performance.

Tenor saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi is an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author, and educator. He has performed throughout the world at all the major jazz festivals and jazz venues, with his own ensembles as well as with numerous jazz greats. His music is renowned for its innovation, mastery, and integrity. His discography includes more than 60 recordings. As a clinician Bergonzi has taught at conservatories and music schools throughout the U.S. and Europe. He is the author of a series of instructional books with play-along CDs and videos and is a three-time NEA grant recipient.

Throughout a career that spans three decades, trumpeter Phil Grenadier has emerged as one of jazz’s most imaginative and innovative players. His three albums as leader, 2000’s Sweet Transients, 2003’s Playful Intentions, and 2014’s Shimmer, have won him copious international acclaim, while his collaborations with a broad array of notable musicians demonstrate the talent and adventurousness that led the San Jose Mercury News to call him “a trumpeter of rare fluency and depth.”

Drummer Austin McMahon is sought out for his versatility. He actively performs in an array of jazz and world music ensembles ranging from trio, to chamber jazz, and big band. He recently recorded with the Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra, Macuco Quintet, Hofbauer/Rosenthal Quartet, and groups that he co-leads including The Lost Melody, and Man On Land. McMahon has recently appeared with Kate McGarry & Keith Ganz, Jerry Bergonzi, Carmen Staaf, Noah Preminger, Kevin Harris, Jason Palmer, Grace Kelly, Kim Nazarian (New York Voices), and David Liebman and has performed at such iconic venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Dizzy’s, Jordan Hall, and numerous festivals, concert halls, theaters and clubs throughout the US and abroad.

Tim Miller is an American guitarist and composer at the forefront of progressive fusion and jazz. He first became known for his distinctive acoustic-electric sound, melodic compositions, and unique approach to improvisation. His latest album, “Synergy,” is the culmination of this aesthetic vision.

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

Fall Jazz Jams at Evviva Trattoria

Fall Jazz Jams at Evviva Trattoria Hosted by Blueprint Jazz Club

Blueprint Jazz Club is excited to announce we will be continuing monthly jazz jams at @evvivatrattoria MAYNARD this fall!

ALL AGES AND LEVELS  ARE WECLOME!

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Thursday of each month! 

NO COVER!!!

This program is made possible with a grant from the Maynard Cultural Council and Evviva Trattoria Maynard . 

9/21

10/19

11/16

12/21

Fall Jazz Jams at Evviva Trattoria

Fall Jazz Jams at Evviva Trattoria Hosted by Blueprint Jazz Club

Blueprint Jazz Club is excited to announce we will be continuing monthly jazz jams at @evvivatrattoria MAYNARD this fall!

ALL AGES AND LEVELS  ARE WECLOME!

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Thursday of each month! 

NO COVER!!!

This program is made possible with a grant from the Maynard Cultural Council and Evviva Trattoria Maynard . 

9/21

10/19

11/16

12/21

Fall Jazz Jams at Evviva Trattoria

Fall Jazz Jams at Evviva Trattoria Hosted by Blueprint Jazz Club

Blueprint Jazz Club is excited to announce we will be continuing monthly jazz jams at @evvivatrattoria MAYNARD this fall!

ALL AGES AND LEVELS  ARE WECLOME!

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Thursday of each month! 

NO COVER!!!

This program is made possible with a grant from the Maynard Cultural Council and Evviva Trattoria Maynard . 

9/21

10/19

11/16

12/21

Fall Jazz Jams at Evviva Trattoria

Fall Jazz Jams at Evviva Trattoria Hosted by Blueprint Jazz Club

Blueprint Jazz Club is excited to announce we will be continuing monthly jazz jams at @evvivatrattoria MAYNARD this fall!

ALL AGES AND LEVELS  ARE WECLOME!

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Thursday of each month! 

NO COVER!!!

This program is made possible with a grant from the Maynard Cultural Council and Evviva Trattoria Maynard . 

9/21

10/19

11/16

12/21