Nursing Homes Swing

Bringing live music to local nursing homes

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The Brad Sayler Quintet (left to right: Mark Lee, Brad, Bob Bowen, Steve Baber, and Victor Lee) played at Rosewood Village/Greenbrier on March 12th.

The Brad Sayler Quintet (left to right: Mark Lee, Brad, Bob Bowen, Steve Baber, and Victor Lee) played at Rosewood Village/Greenbrier on March 12th.

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.

Please read about our latest featured performer, Jason Lyman.

Nursing Homes Swing has recently attained independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. You can now help us to help local nursing home residents hear live jazz by clicking the DONATE button near the bottom of this page to make a tax-deductible contribution.

We have greatly appreciated the help of the Church of our Saviour in coordinating contributions to Nursing Homes Swing since our founding up through our attainment of legal nonprofit status.

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. 

Upcoming Events

April 2019

Wed., Apr. 3: Cedars Healthcare
3:00 Richard Adams Trio w/ Tom Harbeck guitar & Lew Morrison, bass

Fri. Apr. 5: Rosewood Village/Hollymead
3:00 Noriko Donahue, piano

Tues., Apr. 9: Rosewood Village/Greenbrier
3:00 Cool Lane w/ Eddie & Ayuko White, guitar & bass

Tues., Apr. 9: JABA Daycare
1:00 New Horizons Band w/ Joe Tucker, vibes & guitar, Victor Lee, clarinet, Bob Bowen, bass, Gary Rockwell, drums & Marsha Howard, vocals

Wed., Apr. 10: Monroe Healthcare
3:00 The Rotunda Bassoon Ensemble

Thurs., Apr. 11: Heritage Inn
3:00 Bob Driver & Trudy Cole, guitars and vocals

Sat., Apr. 13: Mountainside
2:30 Front Porch Pickers w/ Pete Vigour, guitar & students

Tues., Apr. 16: Cville Health & Rehab
3:00 Jazz 1-2-3 w/ Robert LaRue, sax, Joe Tucker, guitar & David Weiss, keys

Fri., Apr. 19: Our Lady of Peace
3:00 Dick Orange Quartet w/ Bob Bennetta, piano, Jim Howe, drums & Larry Bisgaier, guitar

Mon., Apr. 22: Morningside
3:00 Brad Sayler Quintet w/ Steve Baber, piano, Bob Bowen, bass, Victor Lee, clarinet & sax & Mark Lee, drums

Tues., Apr. 23: Lodge at Old Trail
3:00 Monica Worth w/ Bob Bennetta, piano, Lesly Gourdet, bass & Jim Howe, drums

Tues., Apr. 30: Laurels
3:00 Bob Bennetta, piano & Larry Bisgaier, 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 and click on the “Events in Town” link.

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.


Nursing Homes Swing is supported by the following organizations:

Bringing live music to local nursing homes