Giving Back, a nonprofit advertising company dedicated to promoting nonprofit organizations in the Charlottesville area, recently published their September issue with wonderful article about the work that Nursing Homes Swing is doing and how others can help. See pages 8 and 12 of this issue (use the arrow keys at the bottom to turn pages) for the article.
Please visit our featured performer: Jim Howe.
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, I'll be happy to post it to the site.
Wed., Oct. 3: Cedars Healthcare Center
3:00 Stan Hamrick, guitar & vocals
Tues., Oct. 9: Rosewood Village/Greenbrier
3:00 Monica Worth Trio with Bob Bennetta, piano & Lesly Gourdet, bass
Thurs., Oct. 11: Heritage Inn
3:00 Zuzu’s Hot 5 with Paul Rosen, banjo; Aaron Olwell, clarinet; Susanna Rosen, vocals; Andre LaVelle, bass; Pete Vigour, guitar & Brandon Rose, cornet
Fri., Oct. 12: Rosewood Village/Hollymead
3:00 David Drubin & The Groove Merchants with Nick Berkin, keys & Dwight Spencer, guitar
Sat., Oct. 13: Mountainside, Crozet
2:30 Front Porch Pickers led by Pete Vigour, guitar
Wed., Oct. 17: Monroe Healthcare (formerly Charlottesville Pointe)
3:00 New Horizons Band with Joe Tucker, vibes, Marsha Howard, vocals, Victor Lee, clarinet & sax, Bob Bowen, bass & Gary Rockwell, drums.
Thurs., Oct. 18: JABA Daycare Center
1:00 Brad Sayler Quintet with Brad Sayler, vocals, Steve Baber, piano, Victor Lee, clarinet & saxophone, Mark Lee, drums & Lew Morrison, bass
Fri., Oct. 19: Our Lady of Peace
3:00 Katherine Shaver Quartet with Katherine Shaver, vocal, Dwight Spencer, guitar, Karl Kimmel, bass & David Drubin, drums
Mon., Oct. 22: Morningside
3:00 Jim Howe Quartet with Jim Howe, drums, Lew Morrison, bass, Tom Harbeck, guitar & Richard Adams, horns/vocals
Fri., Oct. 26: Lodge at Old Trail, Crozet
3:00 Rick LaRue, violin & Noriko Donahue, piano
Wed., Oct. 31: Laurels
3:00 Benny Dodd Trio with Benny Dodd, guitar, Steve Baber, keys & TC Howard, 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.
Nursing Homes Swing is supported by the following organizations: