Gigs and Concerts

  • December


    BSBI 2017 poster
  • November

    Saturday, November 18, 2017

    Brown University, Providence, RI
    7:00
    Randy Weston, piano
    Martin Obeng, percussion
    Wes Brown, bass


    Friday, November 10, 2017

    The Poli Club, Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT
    8:00
    June Bisantz, vocals
    Alex Nakimovsky, piano
    Matt Dwonszyk, bass
    Ed Fast, drums



    Saturday, November 4, 2017

    Smokin’ With Chris, 59 West Center St, Southington, CT 
    8:00-10:30
    Dianne Mower, vocals
    Don Wallace, bass

  • October

    Sunday, October 29, 2017
    Hot Cat Jazz Band, jazz church service

    Branford, CT
    10:00am
    Ross Tucker, trumpet
    Tom Boates, trombone
    Al Sherwood, Reeds
    Donn Doucette, bass
    Tom Palinko, drums



    Tour of Japan and South Korea

    I'll be on tour during the month of October with vocalist June Bisantz. We will be partnering with the wonderful pianist, Alex Nakimovsky.
    Tour dates:

    October 17, Star Eyes - Nagoya
    October 18, The Queen - Iwaki City
    October 20, Private Concert - Seoul, South Korea
    October 22, B flat, Tokyo




    Saturday, October 7, 2017

    Smokin’ With Chris, 59 West Center St, Southington, CT 
    8:00-10:30
    Dianne Mower, vocals
    Don Wallace, bass

    Sunday, October 1, 2017
    Hot Cat Jazz Band, jazz church service

    Old Saybrook, CT
    10:00am
    Ross Tucker, trumpet
    Tom Boates, trombone
    Al Sherwood, Reeds
    Donn Doucette, bass
    Tom Palinko, drums

  • September

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

    Italian Society, NAACP function
    6:00-8:00
    Larry Gareau, trumpet



    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    Cafemantic, Willimantic, CT
    6:00-8:00
    June Bisantz, vocals
    Alex Nakimovsky, piano
    Matt Dwonszyk, bass


    Sunday, September 10, 2017
    Hot Cat Jazz Band, jazz church service

    Glastonbury, CT
    10:00am
    Ross Tucker, trumpet
    Tom Boates, trombone
    Al Sherwood, Reeds
    Donn Doucette, bass
    Tom Palinko, drums



    Saturday, September 2, 2017

    Smokin’ With Chris, 59 West Center St, Southington, CT 
    8:00-10:30
    Dianne Mower, vocals
    Don Wallace, bass

  • August
    Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    Seabury, Bloomfield, CT, Heritage Hall Auditorium
    7:15
    Robin Treager, vocals
    Alex Nakimovsky, piano




    Saturday, August 5, 2017

    Smokin’ With Chris, 59 West Center St, Southington, CT 
    8:00-10:30
    Dianne Mower, vocals
    Don Wallace, bass

  • July

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    Burton's Grill, The Promenade shops at Evergreen Walk
    100 Evergreen Way, South Windsor, CT
    6:00-9:00
    Larry Gareau, Trumpet


    Sunday, July 16, 2017
    Hot Cat Jazz Band

    Christ Church Cathedral, 45 Church St. Hartford, CT
    10:00am
    Ross Tucker, trumpet
    Tom Boates, trombone
    Al Sherwood, Reeds
    Donn Doucette, bass
    Tom Palinko, drums

    Saturday, July 15, 2017
    Hot Cat Jazz Band

    SummerFest Fundraising Gala
    Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantum Rd. Litchfield, CT
    10:00am
    Ross Tucker, trumpet
    Chris Colter, Sax
    Kris Casey, piano
    Lou Bocciarelli, bass
    Tom Palinko, drums

    I will not be performing at Smokin' With Chris on Saturday, July 1

  • June

    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    Smokin’ With Chris, 59 West Center St, Southington, CT 
    8:00-10:30
    Dianne Mower, vocals
    Don Wallace, bass


  • May

    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT
    7:30-8:30
    Ken Fischer, piano
    Don Wallace, bass
    Arti Disxon, drums



    Sunday, May 21, 2017

    Church of Christ Congregational, 1075 Main St, Newington, CT
    Spring Pops Concert
    4:00-5:30
    Peter Niedmann, Piano and Music Director
    Don Wallace, bass
    Sal Ranniello, drums


    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Burton's Grill, The Promenade shops at Evergreen Walk
    100 Evergreen Way, South Windsor, CT
    6:00-9:00
    Larry Gareau, Trumpet


    Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Smokin’ With Chris, 59 West Center St, Southington, CT 
    8:00-10:30
    Dianne Mower, vocals
    Don Wallace, bass

  • April

    Sunday, April 16 2017

    Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St, Hartford CT
    Jazz Bruch
    11:00-2:00
    Robin Treger, vocals
    Alex Nakimovsky, piano


    Saturday, April 15, 2017

    Smokin’ With Chris, 59 West Center St, Southington, CT 
    8:00-10:30
    Dianne Mower, vocals
    Don Wallace, bass




    Saturday, April 1, 2017

    Smokin’ With Chris, 59 West Center St, Southington, CT 
    8:00-10:30
    Dianne Mower, vocals
    Don Wallace, bass

  • March

    Saturday, March 4, 2017

    Smokin’ With Chris, 59 West Center St, Southington, CT 
    8:00-10:30
    Dianne Mower, vocals
    Don Wallace, bass

  • February

    Sunday, February 12, 2017

    St. Patrick St. Anthony Church, 285 Church St. Hartford, CT
    11:00 am
    Larry Gareau, trumpet
    Lou Bocciarelli, bass



    Saturday, February 4, 2017

    Smokin’ With Chris, 59 West Center St, Southington, CT 
    8:00-10:30
    Dianne Mower, vocals
    Kent Hewitt, piano

  • January

    Saturday, January 28, 2017

    Timmy Maia Sings Nat King Cole
    Seven Angels Theatre, 1 Plank Rd, Waterbury, CT
    Tickets: $35
    http://www.sevenangelstheatre.org/
    8:00pm
    Timmy Maia, vocals
    Kris Jenson, sax
    Doug Schlink, piano
    Robert Aries, keyboard
    Henry Lugo, bass
    Tom Devino, drums
    Plus, Big Band


    Saturday, January 7, 2017

    Smokin’ With Chris, 59 West Center St, Southington, CT 
    8:00-10:30
    Dianne Mower, vocals
    Don Wallace, bass

  • December

    Saturday, December 3, 2016

    Smokin’ With Chris, 59 West Center St, Southington, CT 
    8:00-10:30
    Dianne Mower, vocals
    Don Wallace, bass

  • November

    Saturday, November 5, 2016

    Smokin’ With Chris, 59 West Center St, Southington, CT 
    8:00-10:30
    Dianne Mower, vocals
    Don Wallace, bass

  • October


    Please Join us at
    the Wadsworth Atheneum
    on
     
    Thursday, October 27 
    for an evening of live jazz and film -
    inspired by the legendary Chet Baker

    6 pm
    June Bisantz & the Chet Baker Project
    June Bisantz, voice • Norman Johnson, guitar  • Don Wallace, bass
    followed by
    a screening of

    BORN to be BLUE
    starring Ethan Hawke as Chet Baker

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    2016 Autumn Film Program
    Aetna Theater
    600 Main Street • Hartford, CT 06103
    _________________
    Tickets available at the door
    Regular Admission $9  •  Seniors and Students with ID $8 •  Members $7
    Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
    _________________
    Parking
    Free on the street parking after 6pm. $3 parking at the Front Street South Garage
    (with museum validation)
    More info @ thewadsworth.org/visit/directions-parking
    Telephone: (860) 278-2670
    Email: 
    info@wadsworthatheneum.org

     The Wadsworth Atheneum  •  



    Sunday, October23 2016
    Ross Tucker and the Hot Cat Jazz Band
    First Congregational Church, 1009 Main St, Branford, CT
    10:00
    Ross Tucker, trumpet
    Tom Boates, trombone
    Andy Sherwood, clarinet
    Donn Doucette, bass
    Sal Ranniello, drums


    I'll be performing at the first annual
    BSBI Jazz Festival at Cheney Hall in Manchester, CT
    Thursday October 13 with the Dianne Mower Group featuring Marion Cowings
    Saturday October 15 with the Norman Johnson Quartet and the June Bisantz Sextet
    BBSI 8x10Poster

    Saturday, October 1, 2016
    Smokin’ With Chris, 59 West Center St, Southington, CT 
    8:00-10:30
    Dianne Mower, vocals
    Don Wallace, bass

  • September
    Wednesday, September 7, 2016
    Burton's Grill, The Promenade shops at Evergreen Walk
    100 Evergreen Way, South Windsor, CT
    6:00-9:00
    Larry Gareau, Trumpet


    Saturday, September 3, 2016

    Smokin’ With Chris, 59 West Center St, Southington, CT 
    8:00-10:30
    Dianne Mower, vocals
    Don Wallace, bass

  • August
    Wednesday, August 17, 2016
    Burton's Grill, South Windsor, Ct
    6:00-9:00
    Larry Gareau, Trumpet

  • July
    Sunday, July 17, 2016
    Christ Church Cathedral, 45 Church St. Hartford, CT
    10:00am
    Ross Tucker, trumpet
    Tom Boates, trombone
    All Sherwood, Reeds
    Donn Doucette, bass
    Tom Palinko, drums



    Wednesday, July13, 2016

    Burton's Grill, The Promenade shops at Evergreen Walk
    100 Evergreen Way, South Windsor, CT
    6:00-9:00
    Larry Gareau, Trumpet



    Saturday, July 2, 2016

    Smokin’ With Chris, 59 West Center St, Southington, CT 
    8:00-10:30
    Dianne Mower, vocals
    Don Wallace, bass
  • June
    Sunday, June 19 2016
    Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St, Hartford CT
    Jazz Bruch
    11:00-2:00
    June Bisantz, vocals
    Alex Nakimovsky, piano

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016
    Burton's Grill, The Promenade shops at Evergreen Walk
    100 Evergreen Way, South Windsor, CT
    6:00-9:00
    Larry Gareau, Trumpet


    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Smokin’ With Chris, 59 West Center St, Southington, CT 
    8:00-10:30
    Dianne Mower, vocals
    Don Wallace, bass

  • May
    Sunday, May 22, 2016
    Church of Christ Congregational, 1075 Main St, Newington, CT
    Spring Pops Concert
    4:00-5:30
    Peter Niedmann Organist and Music Director
    Don Wallace, bass



    Saturday, May 21, 2016

    Smokin’ With Chris, 59 West Center St, Southington, CT 
    8:00-10:30
    Dianne Mower, vocals
    Don Wallace, bass

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016
    Burton's Grill, South Windsor, Ct
    6:00-9:00
    Larry Gareau, Trumpet

    Saturday, May 7, 2016Paul Brown Sextet 5 7 16


    Tuesday, May 3, 2016
    Connecticut Governor's Mansion
    Aids foundation benefit
    5:30-6:30
    Nicki Mathis, vocals
    James Daggs, bass
  • April

    Japan tour 2016 flyer


    Saturday, April 2, 2016

    Smokin’ With Chris, 59 West Center St, Southington, CT 
    8:00-10:30
    Dianne Mower, vocals
    Don Wallace, bass
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