With back-to-back gigs this weekend, Perps fans will have two chances to see their favorite musical miscreants in two different formations in two different settings.

The Perps start the weekend off on Friday with a nine-to-midnight soiree at the Smashing Grapes Gambrills location situated in the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre on Rt 3/301 just south of Rt 97. As per house request, this will be an instrumental performance. Sit back with your favorite beverage (wine or other) and relax to the famous “high spirits low volume” delivery of The Perps as they ease you into the weekend.

Vocalist Sterling Dorn joins The Perps on Saturday as they provide the musical entertainment for one of their favorite causes, the Goshen Farm Preservation Society’s annual Wine Tasting & Raffle fund raising event. Cancelled during the pandemic, the event and the band return in full form in support of a very special cause. The event is now held at the Cape St. Claire Clubhouse at 1223 River Bay Road, Annapolis, MD 21409 and will run from 4 until 7 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at https://goshenfarm.org/events/wine-tasting-fundraiser/ for $25 or at the door for $30 (cash or check only).

See you this weekend!

Photo by John Ebersole

This entire week is going to be one big solar slam fest. After a weeklong string of temps in the 90s, we’re all going to feel like roasted chickens, but one way to beat the heat will be to head indoors to the Blackwall Hitch in Eastport for a great brunch and some cool tunes by The Jazz Perpetrators.

This Sunday, July 24, The Perps will once again provide musical entertainment for the Hitch’s renowned Sunday brunch with a performance in the bar/buffet area from 10am until 2pm. The food will be warm, but the musical vibe will definitely be cool as the band’s “high spirits, low volume” sounds provide the perfect laid-back setting for a fine dining experience.

Blackwall Hitch is located at 400 Sixth Street in Eastport, just over the Spa Creek bridge near the Annapolis city dock. Come on down and chill – see you there!

Come join The Jazz Perpetrators for some entertainment and relaxation at Brian Boru Irish Pub in Severna Park on Sunday, July 10th from 3 pm to 6 pm. Brian Boru Irish Pub is conveniently located right on 489 Ritchie Highway #103 in Severna Park. In addition to their famous “high spirits, low volume” groove, The Perps will also feature a special appearance 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!

On Friday, July 15, The Perps will continue their cycle of appearances at the Smashing Grapes venues, this time back again at the Annapolis location (177 Jennifer Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401) at restaurant row near the Annapolis Mall. The band starts earlier now, beginning at 8 pm and running to 11 pm, so don’t be late. See you there!

Photo by Betsy Kehne

Come join The Jazz Perpetrators for an early Father’s Day evening at Smashing Grapes in Gambrills this coming Friday night, June 17th!

The guys continue their cycle of appearances at the Smashing Grapes venues, this time at the Gambrills location, 2383 Brandermill Blvd, Gambrills, MD 21054 from 9 pm to 12 am. It is the perfect place to kick back, relax, have a drink, a snack and soak up the “high spirits, low volume” grove of The Perps!

Also, as a reminder, on Sunday, July 10th from 3 pm to 6 pm, The Perps will be returning to Brian Boru Irish Pub, Severna Park, 489 Ritchie Highway #103. So mark your calendars!

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Get your weekend off to a smooth start by catching The Jazz Perpetrators this Friday night, May 20, at the Annapolis location of the Smashing Grapes kitchen + wine bar.

Back by popular demand, this will be the band’s third appearance at the wine bar, which is the perfect setting for their “high spirits, low volume” delivery of jazz and R&B favorites. Sit back, have a sip and relax to music that will put you in the groove.

The venue is located at 177 Jennifer Road, right off Rt. 50 and adjacent to the Annapolis Mall; the music runs from 9pm to midnight. See you there!

(photo by Betsy Kehne)

Yes, that’s right, The Jazz Perpetrators will be purveying their “high spirited, low volume” jam at both Smashing Grapes venues — first on Saturday, April 9th at their Annapolis location and then the following weekend on Saturday, April 16th, at their Gambrills location! Both shows will be from 9 PM to 12 AM and The Perps will be in their quartet format for that extra percussion spice!

The Smashing Grapes locations are in Annapolis at 177 Jennifer Road, 21401 and Gambrills at 2383 Brandermill Blvd, 21054.

So, come on out and visit with the guys at either or BOTH locations to ring in this Spring and sample the fruit of the vine – you’ll be glad you did!

Yes, it is almost Spring and The Perps are on the move!

The Jazz Perpetrators are getting geared up for warmer weather, green grass and longer days by appearing in their trio format at Smashing Grapes in Gambrills this Saturday, March 12th, from 9 pm to 12 am. So, make an exception and come out past your bedtime to make merry with the guys and mellow out with some of their cool “high spirited, low volume” smoothness!

Smashing Grapes is located at 2383 Brandermill Blvd, Gambrills, MD 21054. The guys hope to see you there!

February’s a mess. It’s short, it’s cold, the days are gray and damp (lots of precipitation, liquid or solid – sometimes both in the same day), and, hey, have you taken down those Christmas lights yet? Generally not much to get excited about.

But when it comes to wine, women and song, Valentine’s Day and the Jazz Perpetrators are here to save the day. Keep the love light burning with a relaxing pre-Valentine’s Day outing this weekend (Feb. 13) at the Annapolis Blackwall Hitch’s popular Sunday brunch. The Perps and their patented “high spirits/low volume” music combine with the Hitch’s superb cuisine to create the perfect atmosphere to wrap up your weekend. The music starts at 10am and runs until 2pm. As with all previous performances at the Hitch, this will be an all-instrumental appearance.

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: https://www.blackwallhitchannapolis.com/

Here Come The Perps in 2022!

Posted: January 12, 2022 in Latest News

The Jazz Perpetrators wish all of their supporters a great 2022! The last couple of years have been tough on everyone, so here’s to a new year with all the possibilities of positive change!

To kick the year off right, The Perps, in their trio foot print, will be appearing at Smashing Grapes in Gambrills this Friday, January 14th, from 9 pm to 12 am. So grab a mask and make for Smashing Grapes this Friday to say “hey” to the guys and soak up some of their cool “high spirited, low volume” grooves.

Smashing Grapes is located at 2383 Brandermill Blvd, Gambrills, MD 21054. The guys hope to see you there!

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!