Jazz Showcase


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Dan LevinsonDAN LEVINSON’S MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S JAZZ PARTY
Monday, July 25, 8:00PM

It wouldn’t be summer without Dan Levinson and his friends musically lighting up the night sky. Helping to heat up the evening with cool jazz will be Mike Davis (cornet), Jim Fryer (trombone), Conal Fowkes (piano), Brian Nalepka (bass), Kevin Dorn (drums), and of course the charming, evocative vocal stylings of Molly Ryan.

Ticket Prices:

$17   In advance (before 5PM on the day of concert)
$20  At the door 

Photo by Seth Cashman.


Louis Prima Jr.LOUIS PRIMA JR. & THE WITNESSES
Thursday, August 18, 8:00PM

Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses are bringing that classic Prima music into the 21st century. Not content to sit on the legacy they so passionately protect, Louis and the band are taking a page from his father’s playbook, by wailing “Prima-style” like it’s 2016. Since their breakout performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, this exciting and energetic group has performed everywhere from Seattle to Palermo, from small clubs to performing arts centers, from casino showrooms to music festivals, and from Access Hollywood Live to PBS.

Ticket Price:

$25

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Nicki ParrottNICKI PARROTT & FRIENDS
Wednesday, August 24, 8:00PM

The NY Times called Blossom Dearie, “the jazz pixie with a little-girl voice and pageboy haircut.” Blossom was born in 1924, in a little village, in the Catskill Mountains of New York state. Her older brothers heralded her arrival by filling the house with pear blossoms, so she was named Blossom Margrete Dearie. A classically trained pianist, Blossom switched to jazz after joining a high school band. After moving to New York City in the mid-1940s, she sang with the Blue Flames, a vocal groupattached to the Woody Herman band, and with Alvino Rey’s band before embarking on a highly successful solo career. Dearie’s voice and songs have been featured on the soundtracks of several films, including Kissing Jessica Stein, My Life Without Me, The Squid and the Whale, and the Academy Award winning Best Picture, The Artist. Bassist extraordinaire, Nicki Parrott will pay tribute to this legendary international jazz performer along with Rossano Sportiello (piano).

Ticket Prices:

$17   In advance (before 5PM on the day of concert)
$20  At the door  


Lenore Raphael TrioLENORE RAPHAEL TRIO
Monday, September 19, 8:00PM

Influenced by Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell and Bill Evans, nationally acclaimed jazz virtuosos, Lenore Raphael on piano and Wayne Wilkinson on guitar make their debut on the Bickford stage.

Ticket Prices:

$17   In advance (before 5PM on the day of concert)
$20  At the door


Paris WashboardPARIS WASHBOARD
Monday, October 10, 8:00PM

Rare US appearance of this internationally recognized jazz band from France devoted to Dixieland swing.

Ticket Prices:

$20   In advance (before 5PM on the day of concert)


Frank VignolaFRANK VIGNOLA TRIO WITH JON ERIC KELSO
Monday, October 24, 8:00PM

Frank Vignola, one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing today, is joined by trumpeter extraordinaire, Jon Erik Kelso, for an evening of hot jazz.

Ticket Prices:

$17   In advance (before 5PM on the day of concert)
$20  At the door


THE SHANE GANG SWINGS AGAIN
Monday, November 7, 8:00PM

Mark Shane and friends reflect and continue the tradition of buoyant swing and lyrical melodic improvisation.

Ticket Prices:

$17   In advance (before 5PM on the day of concert)
$20  At the do


Bickford BenefitBICKFORD BENEFIT BAND
Monday, November 21, 8:00PM

The annual benefit concert continues with band leader, Dan Levinson, assembling an evening of Jazz All-Stars.

Ticket Prices:

$20   In advance (before 5PM on the day of concert)


BUCKY PIZZARELLI’S BIRTHDAY BASH
Monday, January 9, 8:00PM

Annual birthday celebration for this legendary jazz guitarist.

Ticket Prices:

$17   In advance (before 5PM on the day of concert)
$20  At the door