Let’s Get Away from it All: The Boston to Cape Cod Jazz Pipeline

Thursday, September 27th, 7:00 pm
with Richard Vacca

It happened every year. Come Memorial Day, the Boston clubs shut down for the summer, not to reopen until September. But it wasn’t vacation time for the musicians. They followed the crowds (and the work) to the mountains and on the shore, and for the Boston jazz musicians, that mainly meant Cape Cod. You could hear the best of Boston jazz nightly in places like George Wein’s Storyville in Harwich; the Southward Inn in Orleans; and the Columns of West Dennis.  Sam Parkins, Teddi King, Dick Wetmore, Phil Edmunds, Bobby Hackett, Dave McKenna–a long list of jazz stars moved back and forth on Route 3 in the fifties, sixties and seventies. Join Boston-based writer Richard Vacca, author of “The Boston Jazz Chronicles”, as he introduces these musicians and others who were equally well-known on both ends of the Boston/Cape Cod pipeline.

(To Be Held at the First Congregational Church of Falmouth, 68 Main Street)