Friday, November 23, 2012

Carl Cafagna's December 2012 Gigs

Hey, folks,

Happy Holidays to everyone out there; I hope you all have a blessed and safe time with Family & Friends over the next month.  I also hope you'll consider coming to check out one of my public performances this month!  Again, I've got a bunch of private events, but there's a few that you can all enjoy; here goes:

1. Thursday, December 6, 7:30 p.m., FOX Theater, Detroit; I'll be performing in the Orchestra, for the 'Celtic Women' Christmas Show at the historic Fox Theater.  It's a 7:30 p.m. start, and tickets are available at, or at the FOX.  Should be a great show!

2. Wednesday, December 12, 6:00-9:00 p.m., Gus O'Conners Irish Pub; the 'Carl Cafagna & Friends' Jazz Trio will perform for 'Classic Cocktail Happy Hour' at Gus O'Conners Public House, 324 S. Main St., Rochester MI.  We'll play standards and swing-era favorites, celebrating the repeal of prohibition; this month, they'll be a small holiday twist too!  It'll be Shannon Wade, bass, Sven Anderson, keyboard and ME, saxophone/clarinet/vocals.  NO cover charge, Drink specials and good affordable eats!  21+ only.  Please call (248) 608-2537 for more info.

3. Saturday, December 15, 8:00 p.m., St. Dunstan's Theater; I'll be playing saxophone with award-winning singer/songwriter Stewart Francke, celebrating the release of his brand new CD "Love Implied" on which I appear.  The show is at the unique St. Dunstan's Theater, 400 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills MI, at 8:00 p.m., and tickets are $15., and can be purchased at  Must be 16 + to attend.  Please call 888-71-tickets for more info.

4. Monday, December 24 (yes, Christmas Eve), 11:00 a.m., Bestsellers; I'll be playing horns and singing with the 'Bayou River Band' at Bestsellers Bookstore & Cafe, 360 S. Jefferson, Mason MI.  We'll play our usual New Orleans-style jazz (like we do all summer on the Princess Riverboats), plus a good dose of Holiday tunes, from 11 a.m. til 1 p.m.  NO cover charge, and a special buffet lunch, and coffee specials.  ALL AGES.  Please call (517) 676-3944 for more info.

Well that's it, I really hope to see you out at one or more!  Keep love and music in your hearts this holiday season!

Carl Cafagna's November 2012 Gigs

Hey, Jazzers,

November 2012 features mostly Private Events for Me & Sweet Beat Productions, however there are a few public engagments.  Hope you'll be able to find your way to 1 or 2!:

- Wednesday, November 14, 5:00-8:00 p.m., Gus O'Conners Rochester (324 S. Main St., downtown Rochester MI).  'Carl Cafagna & Friends' will provide background swing-style jazz for a "Classic Cocktail Happy Hour", celebrating the Anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition in the 1930's.  No cover, and great drink specials.  Please call (248) 608-2537 for more info.  21+ only on this one.

- Tuesday, November 20, 8:00 p.m., Varner Recital Hall, Oakland University (Rochester MI).  I'm a college Vocal Jazz teacher, and my student jazz choir, the 'Oakland Jazz Singers' will perform in a FREE concert, in the beautiful Varner Hall Recital Hall, along with 2 instrumental jazz combos from OU as well.  Great college student vocal and instrumental jazz!

- Saturday, November 24, 6:00-7:00 p.m., Novi Town Center Square, Novi MI.  'Metro Jazz Voices' will sing Holiday favorites, acappella, for the annual lighting of the giant Novi Town Center Christmas Tree.  Event is FREE and open to the public.

Well, that's it for November; hope to see you, and stay tuned for LOTS of great gigs in December!
Keep music in your hearts,