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Barbara and friends at the VT Jazz Center

The Barbara Ween Quartet will be performing at the Vermont Jazz Center as part of Purim Palooza 2020 celebration organized by the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community. All are welcome. Suggested donation – $10 (No one will be turned away for lack of funds.)

The celebration will take place on Saturday, March 7 from 7 – 10 PM. The Quartet will perform from 8 – 9:30 pm featuring Barbara Ween on vocals, Eugene Uman – piano, Jamie McDonald – bass and Chet Pasek on drums. There will be games, storytelling and more, pastries, snacks, beverages including beer and wine and when the music starts there will be R&B, swing, blues and jazz. Come and join the celebration.

Annual Pisces Birthday bash featuring the George Shearing Tribute

What a night! It’s our annual Pisces Birthday Bash featuring the Jim Argiro, George Shearing Tribute Quintet with special guest Pisces vocalist, Barbara Ween! Yes, it’s that great George Shearing sound with arrangements by Jim Argiro on piano and with Mario DeCiutiis – vibraphone, Rich Goldstein – guitar, Jason Schwartz on bass and Clark Seibold – drums. The fun begins on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 7-10 pm at the Collegian Court in Chicopee, Mass. Pisces, for sure, but all signs are welcome to this evening of great food, drink and live jazz a la George Shearing… and did I mention cake?

Ed Brainerd Night at the Collegian with Barbara and other guests

It’s Ed Brainerd Night at the Collegian Court! Ed, on flugelhorn, will be joined by guests Barbara Ween – vocals, Bobby Ferrier – guitar, George Kaye – bass, and Clark Siebold on drums. Please join us this Friday evening, September 13, 2019 from 7 – 10 pm at the Collegian Court in Chicopee, Mass. The nights are getting cooler and the moon is almost full – the perfect night for fine food and drink and some hot jazz!

Divas and Green Street in Paradise!

Valley Jazz Divas: Jill Connolly, Barbara Ween, Carol Abbe Smith
Green Street Trio: John Fisher, George Kaye, and Paul Arslanian

Memorial Day weekend has returned and with it, the Paradise City Arts Festival- 2019. The Valley Jazz Divas and Green Street Trio take the stage for some fun and fine jazz! Visit the festival and stop into the music tent to hear the Valley Jazz Divas with Barbara Ween, Jill Connolly, Carol Abbe Smith – vocals, and the Green Street Trio with Paul Arslanian – keys, George Kaye – bass and John Fisher on drums. They will be performing your favorites between Noon and 4 pm on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the Fairgrounds in Northampton. So much to see – so much to taste – so much to hear!

Barbara Holds Court this Jazz Friday

Barbara Ween – vocals, Ed Brainerd – flugelhorn, Bob Ferrier – guitar, Steve Bulmer – bass, Clark Seibold – drums.

They’re back! This Friday, May 3, 2019 from 7 – 10 pm at the Collegian Court
in Chicopee Mass, Barbara Ween will sing vocals with her all-star cast: Ed Brainerd – flugelhorn, Bob Ferrier – guitar, Steve Bulmer – bass and Clark Seibold on drums. Tired of cool and damp? How about some hot jazz to liven things up. Great food and drink, too!

Barbara and Gisele sing Iconica…

Gisele Litalien and Barbara Ween vocals, Joe Belmont – guitar, Marty Jaffe – Bass

On Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 6-9 pm, Barbara Ween and Gisele Litalien on vocals will be joined by Joe Belmont – guitar and Marty Jaffe on bass at the Iconica Social Club for a night of jazz and Brazilian classics. So, please treat yourself to an April night in Northampton, great food, coffee and juices and some hot jazz and latin. $10 Donation.