Performances

CCA Stage Series Presents: Connie Diamond and a Journey Through the Great American Songbook

Come on a journey through the Great American Songbook and hear the music that united and inspired a nation through the best and worst of times;  This will be a historical journey, starting with the 1920’s Jazz age down to the 40’s and 50’s, and will be told through the songs that sustained a nation and its people.  Vocalist Connie Diamond; Pianist, Frank Wilkins; and Doug Leafer on Saxophone.

November 16 at 3:00 pm      General Admission $15 at the CCA or on line HERE

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CCA Stage Series Presents: Chelmsford Holiday Party Pops!

CCA Stage Series Presents: Chelmsford Holiday Party Pops!

Get your tickets now for Chelmsford Holiday Party Pops! Two performances only with holiday music performed by the Chelmsford Community Jazz Band with vocalists Leslie Koresky, After Five Cabaret and Illumination Opera singers.  A surprise visitor, a sing-along, and a special reading by Nancye Tuttle at the matinee and Paul Cohen at the evening performance make perfect family entertainment to start the holiday season right here in Chelmsford.

Saturday, Dec. 6 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm  General admission $20 Adults, $10 Students, 8 seats to a table.  Cash bar and snacks appropriate for the season.   Tickets at the CCA or on-line HERE

 

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CCA Stage Series Presents: Wendee Glick & Friends Giving Thanks for Music

CCA Stage Series Presents:  Wendee Glick & Friends Giving Thanks for Music

Start your Thanksgiving celebration with jazz vocalist Wendee Glick & Friends Giving Thanks for Music in concert. An experienced jazz vocalist, Wendee is a singer with a strong stage presence, sense of humor, and ability to belt out a tune, even over a full big band orchestra. She can engage the audience in the up-tempo, or make them weep over a ballad sung with a “bell-like” quality. She has graced the stages of many a New England jazz club, and is a CCA favorite.

November 22 at 7:30 pm      General Admission $15 at the CCA or on line HERE

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CCA Stage Series Presents: Porteño “Crossing the Tango Line”

CCA Stage Series Presents: Porteño “Crossing the Tango Line”

Friday, Oct. 24, 8:00 pm –  Porteño “Crossing the Tango Line:  the Vocal and Instrumental Works of Astor Piazzolla” with Scott Nicholas, piano and arranger; Jessica Cooper, soprano; Erika Vogel, soprano; Lisa Brooke, Violin; Yumi Okada, violin; Scott Woolweaver, viola; John Soults, cello

Tickets at the CCA or on line HERE General Admission $20  

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CCA Stage Series Presents: The Fernando Holz Band

Don’t miss the amazing Fernando Holz Jazz Band with their heart thumping, sexy and suave Brazilian music. A native of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Holz has appeared at the Boston-area’s premier jazz rooms Scullers and The Regattabar, as well as at the Hartford Jazz Festival.  The band, whose repertoire includes sambas and bossa novas from the songbooks of Djavan and Jobim along with originals and gems from the Great American Songbook, consists of the bandleader, pianist Molly Flannery, bassist John Funkhouser, drummer Steve Rose and trombonist Jon Simmons.

Saturday, November 1 at 7:30 pm General admission $15 at the CCA or on line HERE

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Fourth Friday Acoustic Cafe Open Mic

COME ONE, COME ALL!  SINGER-SONGWRITERS, POETS & TELLERS OF TALES!

Host Ruth Canonico is looking for future Featured Performers.  Come and share your favorite performance pieces in the round in this intimate cafe style performance space in the CCA Cabaret Cafe.  Previous featured performers include Carrie Little & Russ Graham, Kate Chadbourne, Woody Carpinella, Seth Connelly, Rick Gottlieb, Rose Sheheen & John Hicks, and George Cappacio…our next feature could be YOU!

All ages and abilities are warmly welcome.  Perform or come and enjoy.  $5 at the door, sign up at 6:30 for 7 pm start

September 26    Featuring: Carrie Little accompanied by Russ Graham

Carrie calls her program:”The Spiritual Songstress”, a musical ministry started in 2012 by Reverend Carrie Little, accompanied by guitarist Russ Graham. 

Carrie Little is an ordained interfaith minister and singer-songwriter. She has been writing songs and poems since the age of 12, and considers creativity to be vital. She uses her songs to bring the inclusive and loving word of The Divine to the world.

Russ Graham has been a guitarist and singer for over 20 years. He also plays the piano, cello, electric bass, and kazoo

 

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