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The Lola Sweet Band is a dynamic roots, rock, blues, and R&B band performing throughout the Metrowest area — from Boston to Worcester to the Cape — and beyond. They add their own special sauce to the songs you know and love from the 60s to the present, including tunes by The Beatles, Bonnie Raitt, Al Green, Tom Petty, Traffic, Stevie Wonder, Queen, Grace Potter, Ben Harper, and many more. You’ll listen. You’ll dance. You’ll smile.
Lori Zuroff (lead vocals), Paul Greenspan (guitar/vocals), Jim Medvedeff (keyboard/vocals); Jon Golden (drums/vocals), Al Garay (bass/vocals)
Lori — the band’s leader and manager — has been singing with various rock, blues, R&B, and jazz bands for more 25 years. She has performed with both small and large bands in venues in Greater Boston including the Chick Singer Night at Johnny D’s and the Burren in Somerville, and The Mad Monkfish in Cambridge. She also leads The Lori Z Jazz Quintet with whom she recently recorded her premiere jazz CD, “Ladybug.” Lori studied jazz vocals for several years with Boston’s own jazz divas, Rebecca Parris and Dominique Eade, and with Sheila Jordan and Jay Clayton in New York.
Paul has been a devoted student of the guitar for almost five decades. He is comfortable playing a broad range of musical styles, from folk to blues to rock to jazz. He has taken inspiration from guitarists such as John Schofield, Joe Pass, Brian May, and Larry Carlton. Paul is currently collaborating with a variety of talented musicians performing throughout Massachusetts.
Jon had five years of piano and two of clarinet under his belt when, at age 13, he saw a rock drummer performing “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.” He bought a pair of drum sticks and never looked back. Progressive rock, jazz, world music — and especially originals — are what keeps his heart, and hands, keeping the beat.
Jim (aka Santiago) plays keyboard and provides lead and backup vocals. He also serves as the band’s musical director. Classically trained on piano and organ from childhood through college, his later influences include Latin music, Gulf Coast R&B, funk, rock, and jazz. Discography includes “Afinen” and other singles by Grupo Maria (DECA records, 1974–75) and “Gangsters” by the Chicago Gangsters (HEAT records, 1979)
Al is a seasoned bass player with over 35 years of experience. His intro to music began with early classical piano lessons which later shifted to guitar and bass as he entered his teenage years. Al has performed in a variety of bands which made him the truly versatile player he is today.
Doors open: 7pm • Performance: 8pm
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