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Concert: The Lola Sweet Band

Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

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 Zuroff
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 Greenspan
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 Golden
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 Medvedeff
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 Garay
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

SOLD OUT! Concert: Compaq Big Band

Brought to you by: Fugitive Productions

On the heels of their sold out Sanctuary debut last December, this exciting 19-piece band returns with a dance night, featuring swing, but including a number of styles. Or just pull up a chair, make yourself comfortable, and settle in with a drink.

The Compaq Big Band has a strong connection to Maynard, having started out as the DECbigband at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC).  In the last two decades they’ve risen to prominence 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

Tonight’s show features accomplished jazz vocalist Cara Campanelli out in front, channelin’ Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, and other greats. As if that’s not enough, the band will sprinkle in a few instrumental features from the big bands of Count Basie, Suke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Chris Walden, Tom Kubis, Callum Au, and Sammy Nestico.

  • Doors open: 7pm • Performance: 8pm

  • Tickets: $20/advance • $25/door

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

  • Advance purchase is recommended as their last show sold out quickly

The Fat City Band

Now in their 5th decade, The Fat City Band has had the good fortune to be able to write, record, and perform a unique style of Blues, Roadhouse Rock, Jazz, and New Orleans Style R&B for their fans and friends alike.

Although some of the faces have changed over the years, The Fat City Band remain committed to one idea…

“Music Should Be Fun”.


Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 8pm

Tickets $15 (Advance)  $20 (Door)