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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.

Barbara and friends: Jazz at the Grill

Join us this Sunday evening March 31, 2019, from 6-9 pm at the 350 Grill Steak House in Springfield for some great, live jazz with Barbara Ween – vocals, Alex Nakhimovsky – piano, Ed Brainerd – trumpets and George Kaye on bass. The Sunday Special is a $20 Prime rib. No cover charge. Leave winter behind in style with an evening of great music, food and drink!

…dear Pisces…Happy Jazz-Birthday… Love, Barbara and friends

Yup, it’s March and it’s here again, so if you are a Pisces or love one or just want to wade into a great evening of live jazz, c’mon down to the Collegian Court in Chicopee, Friday March 8, 2019 from 7-10 pm for our annual Pisces Party. Barbara Ween on vocals will be joined by Ed Brainerd – flugelhorn, Joe Belmont – guitar, Steve Bulmer – bass and Chet Pasek on drums. Please join us for some great food, drink and jazz and help us add another candle to the Pisces birthday cake.

Divas at Blue Cube Jazz Special Event

This Friday evening, September 21, 2018 at the Collegian Court in Chicopee from 7 to 10 pm, the Valley Jazz Divas will perform as part of the Blue Cube Jazz, Special Event and Buffet. The Valley Jazz Divas with Barbara Ween, Jill Connolly, Carol Abbe Smith – vocals, will perform with the Green Street Trio – Paul Arslanian – keys, George Kaye on bass and Claire Arenius, drums. This is a special ticketed event with buffet and requires tickets in advance and reservations. Check with Collegian Court if you just want to hear the Divas and company perform without attending the special event and buffet. To learn more, visit the website below and click on Events.

Divas • May • Jazz • Paradise – Mmm….

It’s the Memorial Day, Paradise City Arts Festival 2018 and the livin’ is easy when the Valley Jazz Divas and friends take the stage for some 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, Paul Arslanian – keys, George Kaye – bass and John Fisher – drums. They will be performing your favorites between 11 am to 3 pm on Monday, May 28, 2018 at the Fairgrounds in Northampton. So much to see – so much to taste – so much to hear!

Barbara and friends invited back one week later!

Last Friday night, Barbara and friends made their first appearance at Collegian Court in Chicopee, Mass. It was so well received the they have been invited back for another night of great jazz.  This Friday, May 18, 2018 from 7 – 10 pm, the ensemble will return with Barbara Ween on vocals, Ed Brainerd – flugelhorn, Bobby Ferrier – guitar, Jason Schwartz – bass, and Clark Seibold on drums. Come on down to Chicopee for some great food, drink and jazz.

Barbara and friends at new venue in Chicopee

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This Friday, May 11, 2018 from 7 – 10 pm there will be some great jazz at a new venue for Barbara and company. Come on down to the Collegian Court in Chicopee to hear Barbara Ween – vocals, Ed Brainerd – flugel horn, Bob Ferrier – guitar, Steve Bulmer – bass and Clark Seibold on drums. It’s this Friday night and the weather is great! What could be better than good food, drink and live jazz.