Nursing Homes Swing

Bringing live music to local nursing homes

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Stephanie Nakasian recently sang some swinging tunes at Rosewood Greenbrier with Chris Whiteman on guitar and Karl Kimmel on bass.

Stephanie Nakasian recently sang some swinging tunes at Rosewood Greenbrier with Chris Whiteman on guitar and Karl Kimmel on bass.

The Nursing Homes Swing benefit at C’ville Coffee in May was a huge success! Several all star-bands of musicians and several great singers mixed and matched to bring swinging versions of classic tunes to an audience that loved the music and loved helping this wonderful cause. See this gallery for more pictures.

Please read about our latest featured performer, New Horizons Band.

Your purchases at Kroger can now help Nursing Homes Swing bring more live music to more nursing homes! See for more details.

Nursing Homes Swing recently received generous grants from The Bama Works Fund, Charlottesville's Church of Our Saviour, and the Better Living Foundation.

Take a look: at the videos that we have uploaded to the Performance Videos page.  They will give you a good idea what a Nursing Homes Swing event is like, and we just added some new ones this March. 

Also take a look at Music and Memory, a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life. They're doing great work that has a lot in common with Nursing Homes Swing. 

We hope that you will consider giving some of your time to Nursing Homes Swing and enjoy the live music at the same time that you help others to do so. The small staff of people who arrange the Nursing Homes Swing performances could use some help making these concerts go smoothly. If you can show up a little early to one or two of the performances each month, check with the nursing home's activity director to ensure that the residents know about and attend the concert, and take a head count, you can then sit with the residents to enjoy the music knowing that your efforts made it all the more enjoyable for the residents, the staff, and the musicians. Contact us for more information about volunteering.

Musicians: Update or include your information for the Musician Listings. We send periodic reminders to the activities directors of the nursing homes that musicians are listed on our website so that they can contact them directly when they need music for additional events. Fees are negotiated directly with the musicians.  This has worked well for some of the musicians with several events being arranged in the past few months. We look forward to the list being a good resource for other venues—restaurants, wineries, etc.—as soon as we get the word out. If you want to send  your information, we'll be happy to post it to the site. 

Your tax-deductible donation to Nursing Homes Swing will help us pay the musicians who bring their talents to brighten the lives of local nursing home residents.


Upcoming Events

July 2019

(For July and August, Nursing Homes Swing is on a half schedule.)

Wed., July 3: Cedars Healthcare
3:00 Zuzu’s Hot 5 w/ Susanna Rosen, vocals, Pete Vigour, guitar, Aaron Orwell clarinet, Brandon Rose, cornet, Paul Rosen, banjo, and Sam Green, bass.

Tues., July 9: Rosewood Village/Greenbrier
3:00 Brad Sayler Quintet w/ Brad Sayler, vocals, Steve Baber, keys, Victor Lee, clarinet & saxophone, Bob Bowen, bass and Mark Lee, drums

Thurs., July 11: Betty J. Queen Center
11:00 Doug Hepler, guitar & vocals

Sat., July 13: English Meadows (formerly Mountainside)
2:30 Jim Howe Quartet w/ Haywood Giles, sax, Mitch Sams, bass & Larry Bisgaier, guitar

Mon., July 15: Mary Williams Center
10:30 Lulu & Friends

Tues., July 23: Rosewood Village/Hollymead
3:00 Stephanie Nakasian, vocals & Karl Kimmel, bass

Wed., July 24: Cville Health & Rehabilitation
3:00 Haywood Giles Quartet

Mon., July 29: Monroe Healthcare
3:00 New Horizons Band

You are welcome to join us at any event to find out just what Nursing Homes Swing is all about. Just let us know ahead of time (434-973-3956) so that we can inform the residence.

If  you would like to know what else is happening this month in our area, take a look at and click on the “Events in Town” link.

Nursing Homes Swing is supported by the following organizations:

Bringing live music to local nursing homes