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SOLD OUT! Compaq Big Band Holiday Show

SOLD OUT!  Compaq Big Band Holiday Show

Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

Tickets are sold out but you can get on our waiting list! And, Compaq Big Band will be returning to Sanctuary on May 3.

A very special return holiday performance, featuring the 19-piece Compaq Big Band, coming back to the “heart of their start.” Formed at Digital Equipment Corporation’s Mill complex just down the street in Maynard, the DECbigband eventually evolved into today’s 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. While they’re faithful to traditional Swing Era classics, they also dig their chops into challenging swing and jazz arrangements.

Their Sanctuary Christmas debut in 2022 was exciting, inspirational — and just plain fun. Their styles will again run the gamut from traditional swing to very UNtraditional jazz rock, ballad, samba, and jazz waltz tunes — all high-energy arrangements from legendary big band arrangers and bandleaders including Gordon Goodwin, Count Basie, Tom Kubis, Sammy Nestico, Dave Metzger, John Clayton, among others.

Vocalist Marina Evans will be returning out front, channelin’ Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Linda Eder, Mariah Carey, and more. Marina has been one of the Compaq Big Band’s stellar jazz vocalists for more than a decade. She is an accomplished big band vocalist who has refined her craft over countless hours on the road, the stage, and in the studio. She has written and released four original EPs and a full-length album.

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