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
Join us on a May tour to London which will benefit the Chelmsford Center for the Arts. This is your chance to see the famous Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show on the Members Opening as well as the famous gardens of London. Highlights: London, City Tour, Traditional Pub Dinner, RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Palace, Kew Gardens, RHS Wisley Gardens, The Savill Garden.
You can read all about it HERE. To save $150 sign up by November 17. Collette offers insurance that allows you to cancel for any reason, so now is the time to make your plans to see the world renowned Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show as a member.
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
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
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
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
This month Acoustic Cafe Open Mic is on the THIRD Friday, November 21st
Honoring Veterans for Peace
Featuring Eric Wasileski: Poet/Writer
Eric Wasileski (M.Div) is a Persian Gulf Veteran of Operation Desert Fox (the forgotten battle of Iraq). He has worked for 8 years in Parish Ministry in the UU and Quaker tradition. He is active with Warrior Writers Boston and on the Executive Committee of the Smedley Butler Brigade Chapter 9 Veterans for Peace and is Clerk of New England Yearly Meeting Peace and Social Concerns Committee. He is expecting his first poetry book to be published by Human Error Publishing to be out before winter.