Giving Tuesday is November 28th: After doing holiday shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, many people sign up to volunteer money, resources, or their time on Giving Tuesday. By giving to Nursing Homes Swing on November 28th you can participate in Giving Tuesday and help bring invigorating music to lonely people in nursing home and assisted living facilities in the Charlottesville area. It's easy to make a tax-deductible donation by using the donation link at the bottom of this page. If you prefer to send a check, you can make it out to Nursing Homes Swing and mail it to Jackie Hostage at 2840 Riggory Ridge Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22911.
On Giving Tuesday (or before or after!) you can also volunteer a few hours of your time each month. The small staff of people who arrange the Nursing Homes Swing performances could use some help making these concerts go even more smoothly. If you can show up a little early to one or two of these 3:00 PM performances each month, check with that 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 small efforts made it all more enjoyable for the the residents, the staff, and the musicians. Contact us for more information about volunteering.
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.
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, I'll be happy to post it to the site.
Please visit our featured performer: The Brad Sayler Quintet.
Wed., Nov. 1: Lodge at Old Trail
3:00 CASE Saxophone Ensemble
Wed., Nov. 1: Cedars Healthcare Cntr.
3:00 Bennie Dodd Trio with Steve Baber, piano & T.C. Howard, bass
Mon., Nov. 6: Morningside
3:00 Richard Adams Trio w/ Lew Morrison, bass & Tom Harbeck, guitar
Tues., Nov. 7: Charlottesville Pointe
3:00 Howie Campbell Quintet with Victor Lee, Gary Rockwell, Joe Tucker & Bob Bowen
Sat., Nov. 11: Mountainside
2:30 Brad Sayler Quintet w/ Steve Baber, piano, Bob Bowen, bass, Mark Lee, drums & Jim Wray, trombone
Tues., Nov. 14: RoseWood/Greenbrier
3:00 Royce Campbell, guitar & Bob Bowen, bass
Thurs., Nov. 16: RoseWood/Hollymead
3:00 Rapidan Brass Ensemble
Thurs., Nov. 16: C’ville Health & Rehab.
3:00 Nadine Chase Jazz Trio w/ Royce Campbell, guitar & Bob Bowen, bass
Fri., Nov. 17: Our Lady of Peace
3:00 Flashbacks Big Band
Tues., Nov. 28: Laurels
3:00 Burt Marks Trio w/ Audrey Goldsmith, piano & Bob Bowen, bass
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 http://cvillejazz.org/ and click on the “Events in Town” link.