Nursing Homes Swing!

Bringing live music to local nursing homes

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  Zuzu’s Hot 5 recently swung the Heritage Inn. Left to right: Brandon Rosen, Aaron Olwell, Susanna Rosen, Andre LaVelle, Pet Vigour, and behind Pete, Paul Rosen.

Zuzu’s Hot 5 recently swung the Heritage Inn. Left to right: Brandon Rosen, Aaron Olwell, Susanna Rosen, Andre LaVelle, Pet Vigour, and behind Pete, Paul Rosen.

Please visit our featured performer: Jim Howe.

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.

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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

November 2018

Thurs., Nov. 1: Cville Health & Rehabilitation
3:00 Burt Marks Trio with Bob Bennetta, keys & Bob Bowen, bass

Tues., Nov. 6: Betty J. Queen Center
11:00 Doug Hepler, guitar & vocals

Wed., Nov. 7 Cedars
3:00 Lesley Gourdet Quartet with Bob Bennetta, piano, Tom Mix, clarinet & Jim Howe, drums

Thurs., Nov. 8: Rosewood/Hollymead
3:00 Rick LaRue, violin & Noriko Donahue, piano

Sat., Nov. 10: Mountainside (Crozet)
2:30 Haywood Giles Quartet with David Drubin, drums, Lew Morrison, bass & Jason Lyman, guitar

Mon., Nov. 12: Mary Williams Center
10:30 Lulu & Friends

Tues., Nov. 13: Rosewood/Greenbrier
3:00 Cool Lane: Eddie White, guitar & Ayuko White, bass

Tues., Nov. 13: Lodge at Old Trail (Crozet)
3:00 Dick Orange Quartet with Bob Bennetta, piano, Jim Howe, drums & Andre Lavelle, bass

Fri., Nov. 16: Our Lady of Peace
3:00 Brad Sayler Quintet with Steve Baber, piano, Lew Morrison, bass, Mark Lee, drums & Victor Lee, clarinet

Tues., Nov. 20: Monroe Healthcare
3:00 Monica Worth Trio with Bob Bennetta, keys & Andre LaVelle, bass

Tues., Nov. 27: Laurels
3:00: Front Porch Pickers with Malia Furtado

Thurs., Nov. 29: Morningside
3:00 Saxophone Ensemble (CASE)

Fri., Nov. 30 at C’ville Coffee
7:00-9.00 Fundraising concert for Nursing Homes Swing

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.

 Click this button to make a tax deductible donation to the  Nursing Homes Swing  Fund on the Church of our Saviour's website.

Click this button to make a tax deductible donation to the Nursing Homes Swing Fund on the Church of our Saviour's website.

Nursing Homes Swing is supported by the following organizations:

Bringing live music to local nursing homes