The New London Big Band
Sep
27
7:30pm 7:30pm

The New London Big Band

Join for an evening of jazz and dancing at the hottest spot in New London! Admission is free, but you may reserve a seat for $5, or $15 for a table of 6, by calling (860) 442-6900. All funds go directly to the band :)

Led by trombonist Sean Nelson, this 16-piece band is made up of the region’s finest jazz musicians. The band plays music from the libraries of Count Basie, Stan Kenton, and Maynard Ferguson, as well as compositions by bandleader Nelson and pianist and UConn professor Earl MacDonald.

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The New London Big Band featuring Lisa Marien
Oct
25
7:30pm 7:30pm

The New London Big Band featuring Lisa Marien

Join us for an evening of jazz and dancing at the hottest spot in New London! Lisa Marien will be joining the band, singing classics from the Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan songbook, among other tunes.

Lisa Marien has been delighting audiences with her jazz and pop stylings for over 30 years. Often compared to a young Sarah Vaughan, she fuses her experiences and influences to present a varied repertoire of classic and contemporary vocal jazz. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree/Arts Concentration from Wesleyan University. Her daytime hours are spent in the classroom, teaching general music, chorus, contemporary a cappella and world music drumming to grade K-5 students at Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School in New London, Connecticut.

It is always free to see the band, but to guarantee a seat, you may make a reservation for $5 per person, or $15 for a table of 6, by calling (860) 442-6900. If you do not pay in advance, you must arrive by 7pm. All proceeds go towards the band :)

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The New London Big Band
Nov
29
7:30pm 7:30pm

The New London Big Band

Join for an evening of jazz and dancing at the hottest spot in New London! Admission is free, but you may reserve a seat for $5, or $15 for a table of 6, by calling (860) 442-6900. All funds go directly to the band :)

Led by trombonist Sean Nelson, this 16-piece band is made up of the region’s finest jazz musicians. The band plays music from the libraries of Count Basie, Stan Kenton, and Maynard Ferguson, as well as compositions by bandleader Nelson and pianist and UConn professor Earl MacDonald.

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Chrismastime with The New London Big Band
Dec
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

Chrismastime with The New London Big Band

Join for an evening of jazz and dancing at the hottest spot in New London! Get your fix of swingin' holiday music!

Admission is free, but you may reserve a seat for $5, or $15 for a table of 6, by calling (860) 442-6900. If you do not pay in advance, you must arrive by 7pm to keep your seats. All funds go directly to the band :)

Led by trombonist Sean Nelson, the band is made up of the region’s finest jazz musicians.

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The Shiny Lapel Trio
Sep
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Shiny Lapel Trio

The Shiny Lapel Trio is a tiny little band with a great big sound! Keeping it simple with just three rockin’ instruments, and a big ol’ slice of velvety smooth vocals, these guys tear up a dance floor like a carpenter late for lunch. Whether they’re rippin’ thru a classic Louis Prima standard, or makin’ ya cry with a Nat King Cole ballad, the instruments grind along full throttle while the vocals float across the top as thick as a layer of gritty bar room smoke. Oh, they schwing baby and it ain’t for the faint at heart! 

If you need another boring top 40 cover band, there are plenty to be found, but if you want a band that’ll make your feet hurt from dancing and your voice hoarse from singing along, then you need to see what the Shiny Lapels are all about: Pure, sweaty, sinful swingin’ fun!

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The Shari Puorto Band
Sep
15
8:30pm 8:30pm

The Shari Puorto Band

Shari Puorto Band is a Blues/Rock/Roots Band with a whole lotta soul who have been touring together for many years. With notable nominations and awards under their belt they continue to electrify audiences from Coast to Coast and abroad. If you haven't seen them yet, you must! It's an experience you will not forget. You will see and feel and band combining today's Modern Blues/Rock with yesteryear's traditional Blues. Their connection with the audience and performance are infectious! Once you see their show you will understand why people are captivated and come back for more. "We know how to bring an audience together and allow them to feel something deep within their souls they never thought existed." Shari says. You have to see them to really understand.

They have performed up and down the coast of California, across the U.S., and abroad (from large festivals to Blues Clubs to local hangouts). Past appearances range from, headlining at the Phuket Blues Rock Festival (Thailand), Fiji Int'l Jazz/Blues Festival, Doheny Blues Festival, Gator by the Bay in San Diego, Crawdaddy Blues Festival & The Animas Blues Festival in New Mexico, Beaver Creek Blues/BBQ fest, NAMM show Anaheim, Irvine Lake Blues Festival, OC Fair (So Cal.), Lexus Jazz/Blues Festival, Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, Las Vegas Bike Fest opening for Kansas, Long Beach Bayou Festival, King Biscuit Blues Fest (Helena Arkansas), Biscuit & Blues / San Francisco, TheTorch Club (Sacramento), Little Bear (Evergreen, CO), Knuckleheads (Kansas City), Cafe Boogaloo/Hermosa Bch, Harvelle's/Santa Monica, Powerhouse Pub / Folsom, CA, to name a few.

Currently residing in Los Angeles, Shari Puorto is"a soulful singer with a sexy and raspy sound. Her live performances bring Janis Joplin to mind. Like Joplin, Puorto is a passionate performer with an energy that can rattle the foam in a pint of pilsner " Kevin, Pubclub.com.

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"Dine To End Alzheimer's"
Sep
12
4:00pm 4:00pm

"Dine To End Alzheimer's"

Join us every Tuesday from 8/16 to 9/16, as we join a national movement to end Alzheimer's. When you dine with us on Tuesdays, we give 5% of your tab to the Alzheimer's Association and the New London Walk To End Alzheimer's, which takes place Saturday, September 16th at Ocean Beach Park in New London.

More details available at: New London Walk To End Alzheimer's

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Franklin Brothers
Sep
9
8:00pm 8:00pm

Franklin Brothers

Hailing from New London, CT, the Franklin Brothers Band consists of brothers Jay Franklin (keyboards and vocals) and Carl Franklin (guitars and vocals) along side an always killer line-up of impeccable local musicians. The current configuration includes a 4-piece horn section (affectionately known as the "Brassholes"), the inimitable Amie Coffey on lead and backup vocals, Ty Coleman on drums, Kevin Carey on bass, and sometimes precussionist Che Cartafalsa. All in all there are 23 rotating members. 

The music is all about the groove. Just listen.

"Sophisticated, polished, intelligent pop music. If you were separating the genetic twine of their music, you'd find cellular imprints of Steely Dan, Toy Matinee, Atlanta Rhythm Section and Toto along with a sneaky, evocative dash of New Orleans seasoning."
Rick Koster, Peter Huoppi. The New London Day 

"I don't do as many sideman dates anymore. But Carl's funk/jazz/pop stuff is interesting to me. He's really good, and the guys in his band are really good."
John Scofield, quoted in New London Day

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New London Big Band featuring Joe McCarthy
Aug
30
7:30pm 7:30pm

New London Big Band featuring Joe McCarthy

Join for an evening of jazz and dancing at the hottest spot in New London! Admission is free, but you may reserve a seat for $5, or $15 for a table of 6, by calling (860) 442-6900. All funds go directly to the band :)

Led by trombonist Sean Nelson, the band is made up of the region’s finest jazz musicians.

The band will be featuring Grammy-winning drummer Joe McCarthy, playing a mix of international latin rhythms and straight ahead big band jazz! Joe played with the band on June 28th to a packed house and lit the whole place up!

Joe McCarthy has led a diverse career as drummer / percussionist, bandleader, producer and educator in a myriad of settings from symphony orchestra to bebop, big band, afro cuban, theater and beyond.

Joe is the founder, leader, producer and drummer of Afro Bop Alliance, winner of the 2008 Latin Grammy for Latin Jazz Album of the Year, and nominated in the same category for the 51st Grammy Awards for the Heads-Up release “Afro Bop Alliance”, featuring Dave Samuels.

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Phred & Friends Jazz Quartet
Aug
12
8:30pm 8:30pm

Phred & Friends Jazz Quartet

Phred Mileski has been described as “one of New England’s finest song stylists.” Her astonishing vocal range and engaging stage presence have earned her critical acclaim and airplay in the U.S. and across Europe. Her jazz quartet, Phred & Friends, includes three of the best musicians in the area. James Hunter, bassist, performs with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony and also leads his own jazz group.  John Moore is accomplished as both a jazz and rock drummer, and he has performed with many of the region’s finest musicians. Pianist Bil Groth completed studies in jazz improvisation and composition at the Berklee College of Music and has performed all over the U.S. He teaches piano and is a busy freelancer who plays in several area bands, including his own jazz group.

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The New London Big Band
Aug
2
7:30pm 7:30pm

The New London Big Band

Led by trombonist Sean Nelson, this 16-piece band is made up of the region’s finest jazz musicians. The band plays music from the libraries of Count Basie, Stan Kenton, and Maynard Ferguson, as well as compositions by bandleader Nelson and pianist and UConn professor Earl MacDonald.

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The Dirty Dottys
Jul
29
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Dirty Dottys

The Dirty Dottys is a Boston based, rump-shaking, heart-thumping, swoon-inducing Motown-pop band whose goal is to create music that makes their audience, move, groove, and high five their neighbors. Their honest, unpretentious lyrics written solidly in the vernacular provide the perfect environment to set aside your insecurities and be unabashedly yourself. Because, let's be honest, we're all ugly when the lights go out.

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