Perps Trifecta February

Posted: January 31, 2023 in Latest News

February may be the shortest month, but this year it’s chock full o’ Jazz Perpetrator appearances. The Perps’ February triple play includes a mid-day Sunday brunch gig at the Blackwall Hitch in Eastport sandwiched in between a pair of Smashing Grapes appearances, one each at the kitchen + wine bar’s Annapolis and Gambrills locations.

Fri, Feb 17 (8-11pm): Smashing Grapes Kitchen + Wine Bar, Annapolis,177 Jennifer Road, Annapolis, MD 21401

Sun, Feb 19 (10am-2pm): Blackwall Hitch Restaurant,400 Sixth Street, Annapolis, MD 21403

Sat, Feb 25 (9pm – midnite): Smashing Grapes Kitchen + Wine Bar, Gambrills,2383 Brandermill Blvd, Gambrills, MD 21054

As per venue request, these gigs are all-instrumental shows. Come on out and beat the winter blues with some of that patented “high spirits, low volume” music The Perps are famous for.

See you soon!

The end of January is the beginning of another year of Jazz Perpetrator mania as the band starts a new year of public performances with an appearance at the Blackwall Hitch’s famous Sunday brunch this Sunday, January 29 (10am – 2pm).

The band’s patented “high spirits, low volume” music is perfectly suited to enhance the renown dining experience the restaurant is known for. As with all appearances at Blackwall Hitch, this will be an all-instrumental performance.

Blackwall Hitch is located at 400 Sixth Street in Eastport, just over the Spa Creek bridge near the Annapolis city dock. See you there!

Whee, it’s 2023!

Posted: January 2, 2023 in Latest News

This Saturday, January 7, the Jazz Perpetrators will be starting the new year off right with an evening of  smooth jazz and R&B tunes at the Gambrills location of  the Smashing Grapes Restaurant + Wine Bar. Like all of the band’s appearances at Smashing Grapes locations, this first gig of 2023 will be an all instrumental performance.

You can find the Smashing Grapes Gambrills location in the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre at 2383 Brandermill Blvd, Gambrills. The Perps will play from 9pm until midnight, so stop on by, kick back and relax to some great music as you get your year off to a smooth start. See you there!

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT SMASHING GRAPES

Posted: December 26, 2022 in Latest News

The Jazz Perpetrators will wrap up 2022 with a special New Year’s Eve performance at one of the band’s favorite spots, the Annapolis location of the Smashing Grapes Kitchen + Wine Bar.

The Perps will see out 2022 and ring in 2023 this Saturday, New Year’s Eve, performing from 9:30pm until 12:30 am. The Smashing Grapes Annapolis venue is conveniently  located at 177 Jennifer Road, Annapolis 21401, adjacent to the Annapolis Mall. Come on down and swing into 2023 in style!

See you there and happy holidays to all!

Come join The Jazz Perpetrators at Brian Boru Irish Pub in Severna Park this Sunday, December 11, from 3 to 6 pm. Brian Boru Irish Pub is conveniently located at 489 Ritchie Highway #103 in Severna Park.

As an extra special Christmas musical treat, the band will be joined by their singer extraordinaire, the one and only Sterling Dorn, aka the life of the party. When Sterling’s singing and the band’s swinging, you know you’re going to have a good time!

The following Friday, December 16, The Perps will continue their cycle of appearances at the Smashing Grapes Kitchen + Wine Bar, this time at the Gambrills location at the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre (2383 Brandermill Blvd, Gambrills, MD 21054). The band plays from 9 pm and to midnight.

BUT WAIT – THERE’S MORE!

In addition to the gigs above, The Perps can be found creating musical mischief two more times this month!

First – a special holiday appearance by The Perps trio (aka Perps Christmas Lites) at Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville this Saturday, December 10 from noon to 3 pm. The trio (no pa-rum-pa-pum-pum) will be providing holiday music to add a little sonic sparkle to customers’ shopping experience.

The other – and final 2022 performance – will be at the Annapolis Smashing Grapes Kitchen + Wine Bar on New Year’s Eve. This is one of the band’s favorite spots, so come on down and swing into 2023 in style!

So now you’ve got four opportunities to see Santa’s favorite swingsters in three different configurations. Pick your poison and come out and have a (snow)ball! Recap below:

  • Saturday, Dec 10, 12-3 pm, Homestead Gardens (trio)
  • Sunday, Dec 11, 3-6 pm, Brian Boru Irish Pub (band + vocalist Sterling Dorn)
  • Friday, Dec 16, 9-midnite, Smashing Grapes Kitchen + Wine Bar, Gambrills (Waugh Chapel Towne Centre)
  • Sat, Dec 31, 9:30 pm -12:30 am, Smashing Grapes Kitchen + Wine Bar, Annapolis

See you there and happy holidays to all!

Start Off December with The Perps

Posted: November 30, 2022 in Latest News

December, the month of blitzkrieg shopping and festive-izing , starts this week. Get things off on the right foot by stopping by the Annapolis location of the Smashing Grapes Kitchen + Wine Bar from 8 to 11pm this Friday, December 2, and let The Jazz Perpetrators’ “high spirits, low volume” music put you in the Christmas spirit. 

Sit back with a tasty beverage and soak up the band’s special combination of instrumental jazz and R&B favorites (plus some seasonal favorites) before you have to spend the rest of your weekend braving crowds at the mall or staying up all night cybershopping.

Like all of the band’s appearances at Smashing Grapes locations, this will be an all instrumental performance – see you there!

GIVING THANKS

Posted: November 23, 2022 in Latest News

This week is Thanksgiving week and it’s an especially meaningful one for The Perps. We are sad to announce that Marie Dorn, wife of our singer Sterling Dorn, passed away last week. Sterling and Marie enjoyed a long and fruitful marriage spanning many, many decades, and her absence will be felt deeply by all who knew her. Sterling’s signature song – and the one with which he always ended his performance – was What A Wonderful World. Before singing it he always took time to talk about the meaning of the song and how it encourages us to rise above the bad in life and focus on the goodness all around us. 

In that spirit, we look at this sad event and try to remember that, when faced with such a loss, we can find comfort in the adage “don’t be sorry it’s over, be glad it happened.”

We will keep Marie in our hearts and dedicate to her memory our next performance at Blackwall Hitch in Annapolis this coming Sunday, November 27, from 10am until 2pm. Let her passing remind us to give thanks for all the good people and things in our lives. Until then, have a blessed Thanksgiving.

This Friday, November 18, The Jazz Perpetrators will be dishing out an evening of  tasty jazz and R&B tunes at the Gambrills location of  the Smashing Grapes Kitchen + Wine Bar. Like all of the band’s appearances at Smashing Grapes locations, this pre-Thanksgiving appearance will be an all instrumental performance..

You can find the Smashing Grapes Gambrills location in the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre at 2383 Brandermill Blvd, Gambrills. The Perps will play from 9pm until midnight, so stop on by, kick back and relax to some great music as you get your weekend off to a smooth start. See you there!

This Friday, November 11, The Jazz Perpetrators will get things zipping once again at the Annapolis location of the Smashing Grapes restaurant + Wine Bar. Although the band’s motto is “high spirits, low volume,” we would be remiss if we didn’t mention that November 11 is also Veterans Day, a day when we honor all all veterans of the uniformed services who served or are still serving to protect our nation.

Like all of the band’s appearances at Smashing Grapes locations, this will be an all instrumental performance. The Perps will play from 8 to 11pm. So stop on by, sit back with a tasty beverage and soak up the band’s special combination of instrumental jazz and R&B favorites to get your holiday weekend off to a smooth start – see you there!

photo by Betsy Kehne

The Jazz Perpetrators will round out their October calendar with a performance at each of the two locations of  the Smashing Grapes Restaurant + Wine Bar. The Perps will play this Friday, October 14 (8-11pm) at the Annapolis location and then on the following Friday, October 21 (9pm-midnite) at the Smashing Grapes location in the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre in Gambrills.

The Annapolis Smashing Grapes kitchen + wine bar is located at 177 Jennifer Road, right off Rt. 50 and adjacent to the Annapolis Mall.

The address for the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre venue is 2383 Brandermill Blvd, Gambrills.

Stop on by, sit back with a tasty beverage and soak up the band’s patented “high spirits, low volume” delivery of instrumental jazz and R&B favorites as you relax into your weekends – see you there!