Join us for some great food and live music with no cover charge from 8-11 Tuesday through Saturday!
Tuesday August 11 – Keith Bush
Join us as we welcome Keith Bush for his debut at Elixir. Keith is a talented young pianist who plays and eclectic mix of music from classical to contemporary.
Wednesday August 12 - Open mic Jazz session with Fred Haas and Sabrina Brown
Join us each Wednesday night for an open jazz session hosted by Fred Haas and Sabrina Brown. This is a night of fun as local musicians sit in and play with Fred and Sabrina and entertain us with a wide array of instruments and talent.
Thursday August 13 – Arthur James Blues
Arthur James is one of New Hampshire's premier Blues talents. Since moving to NH in 1990. He has played w/just about everybody on the scene either in their bands as a drummer or guitarist or fronting his own various projects. Various members of his bands have gone on to play w/the Legendary Roomful of Blues & Arthur has opened for various Label artists throughout the years either electrically or acoustic. His acoustic shows are always soulful energetic & irreverent. A Blues man with a sense of humor - "who'd a thunk?"
Friday August 14 – Draa Hobbs and Tim Atherton
Draa is a professional freelance jazz guitarist with 25 years experience. He has performed in prestigious clubs, concerts and festivals with many noted musicians and has taught guitar for two decades. Tim Atherton will accompany him on trombone.
Saturday August 15 – Peter Concilio and Kathi Tarrant-Tafuto
Kathi Tarrant-Tafuto is a pianist, vocalist, and music educator, moved to the Upper Valley after performing for several years at the Waldorf-Astoria and other venues in New York City. During a performance at Ceaser's Palace in Atlantic City she was invited to tour Europe, and has performed in many major European jazz clubs. Her CD entitled, "Portable Rainbow" features drummer Danny Gotlieb and tenor saxophonist Mike Foster. She currently teaches classical piano at the Upper Valley Music Center in Lebanon.
Bassist Peter Conciio, as a young player, was inspired and encouraged by Connecticut tenor player Don DeFala, with whom he worked for many years. He retired to the Upper Valley in 2001, following a career teaching English, Philosophy and Film, and promoting jazz concerts. This summer he taught "Keeping the Jazz Journal" to participants at Fred Hass and Sabrina Brown's" Interplay Jazz Camp," and is currently working as executive producer of pianist Eugene Uman's new CD, which is slated for release next year.
Tuesday August 18 – David Greenfield
David is a solo singer and guitarist who has been performing publicly for more than 30 years. Before moving to the Upper Valley, David lived in Boston where he performed in many venues. His style is a mix of Classic Rock, American Songbook Standards and Folk.
Wednesday August 19 - Open mic Jazz session with Fred Haas and Sabrina Brown
Join us this last Wednesday night for an open jazz session hosted by Fred Haas and Sabrina Brown. This is a night of fun as local musicians sit in and play with Fred and Sabrina and entertain us with a wide array of instruments and talent.
Thursday August 20 – Doug Henry
Henry's acoustic blend of original and retro favorites represents an enthusiastic, eclectic journey from 60s classics to 70s folk, including a new chapter featuring his own songs.
Friday August 21 – Ted Mortimer and Linda Boudreault
Join us as we welcome Ted Mortimer on guitar and his wife Linda Boudreault on vocals for the first time at Elixir. This duo is very well known in the Upper Valley and they are also known for their band Dr. Burma. Enjoy listening to some jazz, blues and popular tunes.
Saturday August 22 – The R Lee Trio
R Lee is the music director/organist of St. James' Episcopal Church in Woodstock. He has music degrees from Oberlin and Yale. He stylizes jazz with classical idiom, fluid lines, and new age rhythms. Matt Getman a regular in the Upper Valley jazz scene brings an earthy laid back yet explosive energy to the mix often singing to ya and kicking ya at the same time
Tuesday August 25 – Ken Rokicki
Ken performs solo acoustic and electric guitar. He plays the standards and ballads of Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rogers and Hammerstein, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis to name a few. Ken also performs his original compositions, which he describes as "Nouveaux Flamenco." It is a hybrid style which combines classical and Flamenco styles on a 12 – string guitar. These compositions provide the ideal musical ambiance.
Wednesday August 26 – Tony Mason
Tony Mason sings the Blues. Tony Mason is a guitarist and vocalist who has worked as a professional musician for the last 40 years. His experience includes club and concert work as well as school programs from kindergarten to college. He has performed with bands but primarily he works as a soloist accompanying himself with guitar and own midi sequences.
Born in New York City, Tony has a background in folk and blues as well as classical music. His voice is a unique and powerful instrument that he is able to use skillfully. His songs are worldly and personal as well as topical. His warmth makes listening to his performance an exciting experience. The effect is often that of personally touching each member of his audience and sharing that sense of embrace. At any performance you might hear Tony playing his own original work, traditional folk and blues and songs by other artists.
Thursday August 27 – Cindy Geilich
Cindy performs and entertaining combination of originals and covers. Her original songs weave her absorbing and memorable stories with intricate melodies and guitar playing. Covers are old and new favorites including Joni Mitchell, Bob Marley, and the Beatles, Jason Mraz and Alicia Keyes. "Unique, crystal clear voice and guitar playing. A treasure."
Friday August 28 – Sensible Soul
Central Vermont's Sensible Shoes is an energetic combo with a knack for packing the dance floor. Now Sensible Shoes members Tim Utt (vocals and guitars), Barbara Blaisdell (vocals and piano), and Pooh Sprague (vocals, bass and guitar) have formed a new group called Sensible Soul, a somewhat softer, jazzier trio.
Sensible Soul plays sophisticated original music as well as a mix of American songs drawn from blues, country, soul, folk, and New Orleans R & B. Expect eclectic covers, from Randy Newman to Patsy Kline.
Saturday August 29 – Emily Cassidy
Emily Lanier began singing jazz in 2006 and has quickly become one of the Upper Valley's favorite jazz vocalists. Naturally gifted with exceptional pitch and a lush, silken voice, she captures the room when she sings. Often compared to Diana Krall, Peggy Lee, Chris Conner and June Christy. Come and listen for yourself as you enjoy an evening of the great works of Gershwin, Porter, Mercer, Arlin, Jobim and more.
A native Vermonter, born and raised in Morrisville, VT, Norm Wolfe's guitar playing has graced the North Country for the past four decades. He has performed regularly at the Canoe Club in Hanover, and sits in on guitar as often as his schedule will allow with the acclaimed Vermont Jazz ensemble. He previously held a trumpet chair with the group. His work as music director for the Hartford and Dresden School Districts has been widely praised by students and parents alike. He performed with major rock groups throughout Vermont before choosing jazz as his venue.
Bassist Peter Concillo, as a young player, was inspired and encouraged by Connecticut tenor player Don DeFala, with whom he worked for many years. He retired to the Upper Valley in 2001, following a career teaching English, Philosophy and Film, and promoting jazz concerts. This summer he taught "Keeping the Jazz Journal" to participants at Fred Hass and Sabrina Brown's" Interplay Jazz Camp," and is currently working as executive producer of pianist Eugene Uman's new CD, which is slated for release next year.