The Jazz Perps Holiday Six Pack

Posted: November 26, 2021 in Latest News

The Jazz Perpetrators are going to be busy little boppers this holiday season, beginning with back-to-back performances this weekend. Chronologically, the dates are:

  • Saturday, November 27 (12 noon – 4pm). The Jazz Perps Lite (trio without pesky drums) will provide live holiday music at the Homestead Gardens‘ main location (743 West Central Avenue Davidsonville, MD 21035).
  • Sunday, November 28 (10am – 2pm) The Jazz Perps full combo delivers smooth jazz and R&B favorites at the Blackwall Hitch Annapolis location’s Sunday Brunch (400 Sixth Street, Eastport)
  • Sunday, December 5 (12 noon – 4pm). The Jazz Perps Lite back again at the Homestead Gardens’ main location (743 West Central Avenue Davidsonville, MD 21035).
  • Saturday, December 11 (9pm – 12 midnight). The Jazz Perps Lite provides jazz & cocktail music at Smashing Grapes Annapolis location (177 Jennifer Road, Annapolis, MD 21401).
  • Saturday, December 18 (12 noon – 4pm). The Jazz Perps Lite will provide live holiday music at Homestead Gardens‘ main location (743 West Central Avenue Davidsonville, MD 21035).
  • Friday, December 31 (9pm – 12 midnight). The Jazz Perps full combo helps ring in the new year with jazz and cocktail music at the Smashing Grapes Gambrills location (2383 Brandermill Blvd, Gambrills, MD 21054).

Let The Jazz Perpetrators put a little zip in your holiday season – see you soon!

September Song

Posted: September 23, 2021 in Latest News

Summer may be over but the combination of The Jazz Perpetrators’ “high spirits, low volume” smooth tunes and the excellent Sunday brunch at the Blackwall Hitch in Annapolis is still the hottest ticket in Naptown and the best way to wind up your weekend on a relaxing note. This Sunday (Sep 26) The Perps will provide an all-instrumental performance from 10 am until 2pm to enhance patrons’ dining experience.

Blackwall Hitch is located in Eastport, near the Annapolis city dock and just over the Spa Creek Bridge at 400 Sixth Street. For more information on the Blackwall Hitch, please see their website:

Photos By Betsy Kehne

Mark Your Perps Calendars!

Posted: July 13, 2021 in Uncategorized

To start off, The Jazz Perpetrators will be providing their patented casual background groove for their second jazz brunch appearance of the year at the Eastport Blackwall Hitch, located near the Annapolis City Dock at 400 Sixth Street on July 25th. As always, the Hitch’s well known Sunday brunch opens at 10 am, with The Perps performing until 2 pm.

And on August 1st, The Perps jazz up Brian Boru Irish Pub in Severna Park at 489 Ritchie Highway #103 from 3 to 6 pm for their inaugural performance at that location! Joining The Perps for the first time in over a year will be Sterling Dorn, their R&B and smooth jazz master vocalist to provide that extra special musical twist!

So if you’re eager for a bit of “low volume/high spirits” entertainment, with real people, in a real location, join The Perps in person on one, or both of these dates, you’ll be happy you did!

Photos By Betsy Kehne

The Perps Go Green!

Posted: June 29, 2021 in Uncategorized

Green as in Irish, that is. On Sunday, August 1, the Jazz Perpetrators will be providing music for indoor/outdoor dining at Brian Boru Irish Pub, located in Severna Park at 489 Ritchie Highway #103.

Known for its traditional Irish fare and lively atmosphere, Brian Boru is one of Severna Park’s most popular dining establishments. The Jazz Perpetrators will perform their famous “low volume/high spirits” music from 3 to 6pm. This will be the Perps’ debut at Brian Boru, so stop by and enjoy a relaxing meal with music to match. Life is fun again – see you there!

The Perps Are Back!

Posted: May 6, 2021 in Uncategorized

The Perps are back! After being pushed back behind the proverbial pickle barrel for most of last year, The Jazz Perpetrators are back to toot their own horn in celebration of the return of public music performance.

The Perpetrators will start off their 2021 schedule with a bi-monthly return to one of their favorite venues, the Blackwall Hitch, located in Eastport, near the Annapolis city dock and just over the Spa Creek bridge at 400 Sixth Street. The band will be providing all-instrumental music for the Hitch’s famous Sunday brunches (10am – 2pm) on the following dates:

  • May 23
  • July 25
  • September 26
  • November 28
Photo by Betsy Kehne

Come on down and enjoy an excellent repast combined with musical smoothness. It’s time to get out again – see you there!

IN with 2021 and OUT with 2020!

Posted: January 13, 2021 in Uncategorized

Good Riddance 2020!

The Jazz Perpetrators wish all of our fans and supporters a healthy and happy new year! 

With 2020 now past us, The Perps are looking forward to booking appearances in their favorite locations including Pirates Cove in Galesville MD, the Blackwall Hitch locations in Annapolis and Alexandria, Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville MD and other venues for private parties and nonprofit organizations. Appearances will be determined by pandemic regulations as they evolve throughout the year, but to be certain, The Perps will communicate to everyone when and where all appearances will occur!

Photo by Betsy Kehne

Keep an eye here on the web page and on your email for times, places and dates! And please contact The Perps directly if you know of a need for “high spirited low volume” entertainment!

Stay safe and stay cool! — The Jazz Perpetrators

As they have for the last several years, The Jazz Perpetrators are again supporting their friends at the Goshen Farm Preservation Society during their annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction event — with a twist!

Originally scheduled for the 15th of August as an in-person bash, the Society has decided to transform the fundraiser into an on-line PHANTOM event due to the concerns and regulations resulting from the pandemic. It all happens via Google Meets this Saturday, 22 August 2020 from 5 to 6PM. You provide the libations, the Society the chance, and The Perps the entertainment!

To purchase a raffle ticket, check out the Society’s website for detailed raffle and donation information at: the event can be found under the “Upcoming Events” pull-down. But be fast! All ticket purchases close on August 20th.
To view the event, use the URL “” for access, but only the first 100 people will be allowed in the event!

Stay home, be safe and they won’t see you on the 22nd!

Your favorite musical miscreants, The Jazz Perpetrators, will be doing their thing in a socially responsible way on the streets of Annapolis this coming Sunday, June 28. The exact location is 63 Maryland Avenue, the address of Galway Bay, Annapolis’ premier Irish pub.


The Perps will be performing from 4:30 until 8pm in front of the pub, providing their patented “high spirits low volume” approach that allows patrons to enjoy the music while dining and conversing without needing to revert to sign language or ear plugs. 


This will be the first Perps performance since the lockdown was instituted over three months ago, and they’re looking forward to seeing everyone once again in a safe and enjoyable  setting.  So grab your mask and step out for some excellent repast and refreshing music. See you there!


Keeping in mind the time-honored observation that “idle hands are the devil’s workshop,” the Jazz Perpetrators have been keeping their respective mitts busy working on some new tunes while sequestered separately at their respective abodes.

After weeks of working on their own, our musical miscreants recently assembled way out in the country at Stu’s agrarian hacienda musicale (socially distanced, of course) to put the pieces together and make a hell of a racket.

General consensus: sounds good. Stay tuned for more.

Photos by Betsy Kehne & John Ebersole


Posted: March 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

Due to the recent closures of restaurants and pubs throughout Maryland, The Jazz Perpetrators are sorry to announce that appearances at our normal venues have been suspended until further notice. We will continue to update our website and emails regarding our status as additional information becomes available.

We truly appreciate our fans’ support and wish each of you a safe, healthy and swift journey through this crisis.

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