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.
Several Nursing Homes Swing musicians have recently released a CD as The Heptatonic Jazz Quintet featuring Dick Orange. Their album "Gin & Heptatonic" is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and all the major streaming services.
Please visit our featured performer: David Drubin.
Tues., May 1: Betty J. Queen Center
11:00 Doug Hepler, guitar & vocals
Wed., May 2: Cedars Healthcare Center
3:00 Bob Driver & Trudy Cole, guitar & vocals
Fri., May 4: Morningside Assisted Living
3:00 Nadine Chase Trio w/ Lew Morrison, bass & Tom Harbeck, guitar
Mon., May 7: Charlottesville Health & Rehab.
3:00 Stan Hamrick, guitar & vocals
Wed., May 9: Rosewood Village/Greenbrier
3:00 Paulien Trio w/ Bob Bowen, bass & Royce Campbell, guitar
Fri., May 11: Our Lady of Peace
3:00 David Drubin and the Groove Merchants w/ Bill Edmonds, guitar & Trevor Williams, keys
Sat., May 12: Mountainside Assisted Living, Crozet
2:30 Benny Dodd, guitar & Scott Stubbs, lap steel
Thurs., May 17: Rosewood Village/Hollymead
3:00 Howie Campbell Quartet w/ Joe Tucker, vibes, Jim Howe, drums & Bob Bowen, bass
Mon., May 21: Mary Williams Center
10:30 Bob Bowen, bass & Royce Campbell, guitar
Mon., May 21: Charlottesville Pointe
3:00 Lovell Coleman Band w/ Pete Vigour, guitar, Ellen Vigour, mandolin, Rose Farber, bass & Jon Storey, guitar
Tues., May 29: Laurels
3:00 Victor Lee Quartet w/ David Weiss, piano, Joe Tucker, vibes & Nick Maglione, drums
Wed., May 30: Lodge at Old Trail, Crozet
3:00 Richard Adams Trio w/ Lew Morrison, bass & Tom Harbeck, guitar
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: