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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.

        The Jazz Perpetrators       JP-Logo

Back to Brunch

Posted: March 10, 2020 in Uncategorized

Music may be, as the bard once said, the food of love, and when you put music and food together, what’s not to love? The music and food on the schedule this weekend are The Jazz Perpetrators and the Annapolis Blackwall Hitch’s Sunday brunch – it’s a combination that can’t be beat. 


The band’s patented “high spirits, low volume” approach is the perfect complement to the Hitch’s renown bountiful brunch. Music starts at 10am and runs until 2pm. As with all previous performances at the Hitch, this will be an all-instrumental appearance. 



Photo by Betsy Kehne

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:


In what is rapidly becoming a spring tradition, The Jazz Perpetrators will provide the musical half of the Goshen Farm Preservation Society’s annual Java & Jazz fundraiser this coming Sunday, March 8, from 3 until 5pm. The GFPS will serve up a selection of coffee and tea, as well specialty coffee drinks and wine plus an assortment of sweet and savory treats for patrons to enjoy as the Perps provide their patented “high spirits low volume” musical entertainment throughout the afternoon.

The event will be held at the Cape St. Claire Community Hall (1223 River Bay Road, Annapolis, MD 21409). For directions, click here . Admission is free, the coffee, tea and snacks are complimentary, and the specialty coffee is $5 and wine $4 by the glass. Donations are appreciated, and all proceeds benefit the restoration of the Farm.

So come on out and treat your tummy, your ears & toes while doing a little good in the world. See you Sunday!


Photo by John Ebersole

Perps Keep the Love Flowin’

Posted: February 10, 2020 in Uncategorized

Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, but the Jazz Perpetrators will help keep the love flowin’ when they perform at Pirates Cove that Sunday, February 16. Enjoy a trifecta of wine, women & song in the Cove’s bar as the Perps deliver their special “high spirits/low volume” blend of smooth jazz, Latin, and R&B favorites.


The Perps, featuring lead v2019-02-10-PC034ocalist/Life Of The Party, the one and only Sterling Dorn, will perform from 3 to 7pm and are guaranteed to provide a perfect afternoon of fun and relaxation.


Pirates Cove is located just minutes south of Annapolis at 4817 Riverside Drive in Galesville, so come out and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with the Perps in the friendly atmosphere of the Cove’s bar.

The Perps Welcome the New Year!

Posted: December 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

With the holidays all but behind us, the area’s coolest jazz combo, the Jazz Perpetrators, will be making a special appearance at Pirates Cove in Galesville on Wednesday, January 1, from 1 to 4 pm.

The Perps will be enhancing the brunch and luncheon experience with their signature “high spirits, low volume” approach creating just the right ambiance for a relaxed dining experience with this all-instrumental appearance.

So start your new year on a smooth note!

Pirates Cove is located just minutes south of Annapolis at 4817 Riverside Drive in Galesville, so come out and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with the Perps in the friendly atmosphere of the Cove’s bar.

Pirates Cove’s website is

This coming Saturday, October 26, marks the second performance of the Jazz Perpetrators at this year’s Homestead Gardens Fall Festival. The Festival was rained out last weekend, but we’re all hoping the weather holds out for the event’s final weekend so the Perps can swing-a-ding-ding one more time for all the 2- and 4-legged attendees. And by the way, 2019 marks the fourth year that the Perps have had the pleasure to perform at this popular event.

In addition to the band’s featured outdoor performance (noon-4pm), the festival will also include lots of family activities such as hay rides, pony rides, carnival games, a corn maze and a pumpkin patch (plus a beer garden near the bandstand for the grownups). Visitors can also get up close and personal with our barnyard friends, including goats, alpacas, ducks and chickens.

The annual event is held next to the store’s location at 743 West Central Avenue in Davidsonville, just south of Annapolis, so stop on by for your last chance to catch the Perps doing their thing in the great outdoors — it’s guaranteed to be a blast!

For further details and information on the Fall Festival:


Please join the Goshen Farm Preservation Society and The Jazz Perpetrators for an afternoon of wine, food and song! This year’s  annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, August 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. at 1504 Stacey Lane, Annapolis, MD 21409. Free parking for the event will be available behind Bay Area Insurance (818 E. College Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21409).

In addition to spirits, attendees will enjoy a variety of tasty treats provided by Chef Art Lewis, an amazing array of silent auction items, and music by the “low volume/high spirits” Jazz Perpetrators.  A $20 donation (tax deductible!) will get you through the gate, with all proceeds going to support Historic Goshen Farm.

So we hope to see you all on Saturday and we’ll try to remember to sip our wine from the proper glass!

More info about Goshen Farm can be found here.