Nursing Homes Swing

Bringing live music to local nursing homes

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Larry Bisqaier on guitar, Dave Drubin on drums, and Andre Lavelle on bass join Haywood Giles on tenor sax for the Haywood Giles Quartet's July 24th performance at Charlottesville Health and Rehabilitation.

Larry Bisqaier on guitar, Dave Drubin on drums, and Andre Lavelle on bass join Haywood Giles on tenor sax for the Haywood Giles Quartet's July 24th performance at Charlottesville Health and Rehabilitation.

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

September 2019

Wednesday, Sep. 4: The Cedars Nursing Home
3:00 Front Porch (Pete Vigour and students)

Tuesday Sep. 10: Greenbrier Nursing Home
3:00 Stephanie Nakasian and Karl Kimmel

Wednesday Sep. 11: The Lodge at Old Trail
3:00 Stephanie Nakasian and Karl Kimmel

Thursday Sep. 12: Heritage Hall
3:00 Doug Hepler

Saturday Sep. 14: English Meadows
2:30 Brad Sayler Quintet

Monday Sep. 16: Mary Williams Community Center
10:30 Stan Hamrick

Tuesday Sep. 17: Morningside Friends
3:00 Lulu and Friends

Friday Sep. 20: Our Lady of Peace
3:00 Richard Adams Trio

Monday Sep. 23: Monroe House
3:00 Dick Orange

Tuesday Sep. 24: The Blake
3:00 Paulien Trio

Tuesday Sep. 24: Laurels
3:00 Cool Lane

Wednesday Sep. 25: Charlottesville Health and Rehabilitation Center
3:00 New Horizons

Thursday Sep. 26: Betty Queen Center
11:00 Brad Sayler Quintet

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