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April 15th and 29th Jazzed UP

That’s right. Jazzed Up trio performs April 15th and 29th this month at Union Station’s Luciano’s.
Be sure your taxes are paid and then come celebrate with us on the 15th.
In the meantime to hold you over enjoy our music online at Jazzed UP‘s website.
See you next week.
Enjoy the great weather.


Up for some JAZZ?

TONIGHT it’s the JAZZED UP trio at Luciano’s Cotton Club. NO COVER. Come Dine, dance, swing, mingle or chill to so fine Great American Songbook classics.
A great start to a wonderful weekend. Fun starts at 7:30. (Friday, Jan 14, 2011, 7:30-10:30PM, Luciano’s at Union Station, 2 Washington Square, Worcester MA.)


EASY PARKING, self validated, or valet. Park in the Union Station garage and you don’t even have go out in the cold. It’s a short trip from your warm vehicle to one of the swankiest restaurants in Worcester.

The band tonight features, Joe D’Angelo on bass and vocals, John Dollar on drums and Mauro DePasquale on vocals and piano.
Enjoy !

JAZZED UP returns this Friday to Luciano’s Cotton Club at Union Station

Our drummer Johnny has another gig with his pop band Final Approach so JAZZED UP will be live and on stage with drummer Will MacGilvary and also sax man Jimmy Russo joining Joe D’Angelo on bass and myself on piano.
It will be fun and fresh. Not only has this privilege of playing such beautiful music so much great fun, our listeners and the staff at the club are superb and simply really cool people to hang with.
Union Station starting at 7PM this Friday shine or especially rain, it’s a great primer to a top weekend.
Never a cover, free self validating parking, valet parking available, and great meal and cocktail prices, in a stunning location.

JAZZED UP at Union Station’s Luciano’s FRIDAY


Yes, starting at 7Pm. This Friday our special guest on sax is Jim Allard, soon to be breaking nationally with his latest CD project.
Jim has played with us many times in the past. This will be a real treat for everyone.
Luciano’s is running a three course meal special starting at $20. Cocktails start at only $5 we were told.
If you are looking to start your Labor Day weekend off swinging, then JAZZED UP is the band for you. At the beautiful Luciano’s Cotton Club, 2 Washington Square, UNION STATION, Worcester, MA


Looking For Live JAZZ this weekend and beyond?

Here is what you are looking for:

JAZZED UP aka Johnny Dollar Trio plays at the 1790 House, Rt 9 Boston Turnpike Road, Westboro, on Friday July 16th and 24th starting at 7PM , ( We will also be at LUCIANO’s UNION Station on July 23rd) For more visit JAZZED UP

PICO CANTO returns to FALZONE’s Restaurant , 306 Main Street Douglas, with more live jazz piano and guitar , on Saturday, July 17th , starting at 8PM . PICO CANTO will feature Peter DePasquale on guitar and Mauro DePasquale on piano. For more visit PICO CANTO

Hope to see you for more cool jazz for this hot summer.

PICO CANTO last night at Falzone’s

Last nights gig at Falzone’s was a great time. The duo, PICO CANTO, featuring Joe D’Angelo and myself, performed for a full house though to 11 PM. This was another one of those jewel performances I wished I had caught on tape (digital). We played such great tunes as “Pennies From Heaven”, “A Foggy Day”, “Rosetta”, “Let’s Get Lost”, “Georgia”, “I thought About You”, “My Romance”, “Besame Mucho”, ” What’ll I do”, “There’s A Small Hotel” , and many more, even a duet version of Joe’s arrangement for the Johnny Dollar Experiment band of Dylan’s “Times are a Changing “. A cool take for piano and guitar. Falzone’s , featuring great Italian food, asked PICO CANTO to return every other week. So if you dig our tune list, or looking for some elegant live light classic jazz to accompany great home cooked food, please come out to FALZONE’S Italian Restaurant and catch PICO CANTO at our next appearance. YES for this one. It was sweet.

PICO CANTO with Mauro and Joe at Falzone's pic by Tina Pasquale


Johnny Dollar Experiment wins WMA 2010 BEST JAZZ GROUP

That’s is correct. The Johnny Dollar Experiment won Pulse Magazine’s, Worcester Music Awards 2010 for the BEST JAZZ GROUP.

Thanks to all who voted for the band, and thanks to the Pulse Magazine and its staff for calling attention to Worcester’s vibrant music scene. Although it can look easy and fun, musicians / bands work very hard, to develop their skill, craft music, spend money on instruments and sound equipment, schlep equipment around, and all the rest of it, to entertain. Kudos to all involved including those nominated, the Lucky Dog for hosting the event last night.

If you haven’t heard The Johnny Dollar Experiment visit the band’s myspace site at myspace[dot]com[slash]johnnydollarex.

The band features Joe D’Angelo, John-Dollar-Murzycki, Vic Helenic, Mauro DePasquale. The boys also work in a more main stream venue called “JAZZED UP”
You can visit jazzedupmusic on myspace for that.

Thanks again. Now, BOOK THE BAND !!!